Thursday, September 24, 2020

Our Rainbow Unicorn Bedroom Makeover

Ahh, I love room reveals, don't you?

So let's get right to it:

We did this Princess Elena room for our friends back in 2018, but little Ellie was ready for a new theme. Her favorite thing now is UNICORNS, so I was happy to go all-in.

And here it is finished!

::trumpet fanfare::

We kept the existing wall paint since it's only a few years old, and just covered up the flowers we painted last time:

On to newer and more rainbow-y things.

We used the new bedspread as a color guide, and bought sample-sizes of these three colors for the rainbow:


This toy elephant seemed to approve:


Here's the view from the door:

Monday, September 21, 2020

This $10 Planter DIY Makes Incredible Custom Toy Storage!

Earlier this month I did a roundup of ways to store/display plush toys I'd found while researching for a kid's room - but wouldn't you know it, NOT ONE of them seemed right for the space John and I were working on. They either hid the toys completely or displayed the toys completely, when we wanted a little of both. We also wanted it kid-accessible, but off the floor and out of the way.
 
I thought about hanging toy buckets on the wall, but all the large baskets/buckets/canvas bags I found were too expensive or the wrong shape. Then we checked the garden department at Home Depot for metal wall planters, but they were all sold out.

That's when I spotted it. Our cheap, easy, durable solution.

CUE THE HEAVENLY CHORUS


LAAAAAAAA!

(That's my attempt at a heavenly chorus.)

Yep, this $10 plastic planter was the answer to all our plushie problems.




Ready to see how?

CUE THE JAZZY TUTORIAL MUSIC!