Girl Bedroom Update

Every bedroom in our home needs to be painted and since we are a DIY painting family, the task seems quite daunting. I decided back in October to create in accent wall in my daughter’s bedroom to start and then would finish by painting the rest of the room. Then I found out I was pregnant, and well… I was super sick, so the wall was half wallpapered for 7 months. 

We finally finished it this past weekend and I was able to create a hanging branch with embroidery hoops to add to the space above her bed. 

The wallpaper is the Shiplap NuWallpaper by Wallpops, and I love it! It’s so easy to install and looks great in this space! 

I bought the branch at Homegoods and sanded it down to be natural. The Embroidery hoops are from Hobby Lobby. The faux greenery and twine are from Amazon. 

Here are the before pics:

Wall Pops

September 27,2016

I love wallpaper but haven’t had the courage to try and put it up! Lucky for me we ran across a company on Instagram that has a new line called Nuwallpaper. Instead of the traditional wallpaper this wallpaper is peel and stick!
Check out Wall Pops website! I am addicted. So easy to put up.

Check them out! http://www.wallpops.com

First part done. I used wall pops tools to smooth out all the bubbles and cut the paper! I would definitely suggest getting them when ordering the paper.


Getting the second part lined up wasn’t hard at all. You can’t even see the crease between the two!

The final product! So excited about how it looks. This is the wall that you see when you come in from my garage! I didn’t tell my husband I was doing this. He was a bit shocked but pleased!

Can’t stop staring at this wall!


Materials used

1 roll of. Wall pops Kensington Damask blue Nuwallpaper

Smoother and Utility Knife installation kit (I am not one that uses tools and such for my projects but this was a must)!

Directions

The company has simple step by step directions. Again I am not one to follow directions but I did since this Nuwallpaper was new to me. It was 3 easy steps that were right on the box! I went from top to bottom when putting up the paper. Then smoothed all the bubbles out. I can’t say enough how easy this was to put up.

I am about to order some Nuwallpaper for my dining room ceiling! So excited.

DIY Shiplap

Ever since we discovered Fixer Upper and Joanna Gaines, we’ve been positively giddy about “shiplap!” A year ago, I had never heard this term and now I would love to shiplap every wall in my house. Like seriously.

My three year old talks about shiplap as if it’s just an every day vocabulary word and my sweet husband just rolls his eyes as I tell him all of my shiplapping plans for the future. My guess is that there are many others out there that have also had their worlds rocked by the beautiful possibility of shiplap, but need some help with getting started.

Well, we’ve got you covered! We have two ways for you to get the shiplap look in DIY style and on a friendly budget. I’m sharing my method in this post and Christine will share her’s in another.  Happy Shiplapping friends!

Method One:

Our master bedroom is big and I wanted an accent wall to give it some farmhouse character. Michael set off to Home Depot for our supplies and I prepped the room. 

 

Michael bought Sande Birch Plywood from Home Depot. He had them cut the boards into 6 inch planks. (Warning- the boards were less than clean cuts so if you can do it yourself, it’s better)

Once he arrived home, we sanded the boards with fine grit sandpaper. We just did the edges and it didn’t take long.

This is me (Becca) taking the boards upstairs.

We started at the top of the wall and did our best to level the boards. We used a nail gun to make it faster but you can do this job with just a hammer (it might take a bit longer).

Progress on the wall…

Once we finished nailing the wood to the wall, it was time to prime and paint. We used Sherwin Williams primer and Alabaster paint. We opted not to fill the nail holes with wood filler because I wanted the rustic look.

Here is the finished wall. I absolutely love how it brightened our master bedroom!

Let me know if you need help or advice. I will just be at home shiplapping.

Tween Room

My daughter just turned the big 10! Double digits. As she would say best birthday EVER! We have lived in our current house for 5 years. Since moving in I have only put up new curtains  in her rooms!

She has always wanted a pink room. I personally loved her lime green room. So I had just painted my youngest sons birthday green and my daughter mentioned how awesome it would be to have a pink room. Well if you know me you know I love to paint. My husband goes to work and usually comes home to something painted.

To begin with I had gotten a wrought iron bed from a consignment store and spray painted it hot pink. Her curtains are pink with green in them. All of this wasn’t going to changed so I needed to work around that!

The first thing I did was paint the chalkboard wall so that had 2 days to dry good!

Like many of you do it yourself people I have my set stores and paints! Ace Hardware is my store for small projects and Home Depot is my go to for fun!!

So off I went to Home Depot for paint. I am a creature of habit and buy Behr paint. Well this certain day the sales rep for Gliden was there. He was all over me helping with everything. I new what I wanted but didn’t want him to feel bad so I switched paint brands this time. I cringed but ordered the paint and took it home. Still questioning my decision the next day. But everything turned out fine. I didn’t see a big difference in the paint brand choices. The only difference that I found was the Gliden Diamond paint dries faster so I could do two coats in one day !

The paint color we chose is Pink Pinwheel. Same family as cotton candy pink or as I like to call it pepto pink. Either way she loves it.

I ordered the Gold Vinyl dots off the website wallsneedlove.com. They are 2 inch dots! 75 dots came with one order for $16. My daughter wanted them placed in the corner and spacing out the further out they got. She and my 4 year old decorated the wall.

I got her desk from my basement which I found at goodwill. Painted it turquoise. Peg board came from Home Depot. I didn’t have to do anything to it just hang it!! Then the buckets and pencil holders came from the Dollar Store. I still need to put her name above the bed and hang a few more pictures up! All in all this project was fun and has started my daughters year off right! She has her own quiet space to do her homework and to just be a girl!

Below is the before picture. I failed to take one before I started taking down stuff and moving it around. I did keep her ceiling blue. I wasn’t in the mood to tackle that monster. I actually like having it blue it looks really good with the pink walls.

Of course with 6 kids running around one always wants to help or play right in the middle of the area! I love to have them help. It may take twice as long but it is a good time to chat and catch up on life.

Once more look. Before I could get a good picture of her chalkboard wall she already started decorating it! My daughter has an obsession with figurines. She now has a organizer right next to her white desk which isn’t pictured below but really helps keep the little tiny pieces out of my vacuum.