Wednesday, April 17, 2013

When HOBBY Meets HOME

Hello Family, Friends, Followers & Fellow Crafters!!!!

I believe when you start this hobby called scrapbooking, you have no idea where it will take you.  I also believe the longer you do it, the more uses you find for it, other than the reason you started in the first place.  When we purchased our first home, my husband painted several rooms.  One room on our initial paint list, never got painted.  Why? (1) I felt like he might have been tired of painting and (2) everyone who came over said why change the room, it matches the comforter set he already has.  That room was my son's tiny bedroom.  Although we purchased the blue paint initially, I decided not to push the issue.

I was asking my son what he wanted for his 9th Birthday and all he could come up with was a cell phone.  Yeah, right baby, try again.  Before he left for a week vacation, he decided on a room makeover (imitating what his big sister got for her 10th bday).  I was excited but didn't know how to pull it off in such a short time, especially since hubby was headed out of town for the weekend.  In the two days prior to the kids returning, hubby and  I pulled this off.  Of course we're still waiting on a bed and a lamp, but my son was so pleased and didn't care that it was 100% complete.

Initial Room Colors:  2 walls green, 2 walls blue


First layer of cream going on. (I know it looks white, but it's cream)


Hubby surprised me by adding the orange the same night.  I went to bed at midnight and thought he was coming to bed after eating a snack, but he painted instead.

While he was busy painting, I was in the Cafe cutting vinyl.  I hadn't quite figured out how I was going to place these, but I knew it was on the middle strip around the room.



My son's only request was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I nearly choked since he's only started watching cartoons in the last year.  I wanted an entertainment theme, and he almost derailed me.  LOL!!!


The hooks on the dresser will go on the wall, so he can hang his bathrobe and clothes for the following day.





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9 comments:

  1. The room turned out great, Cassie! Can you and DH come by 17107 and make over DS's and DD's room. We'll hire you!! LOL.

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    1. Nothing like a good 'ol fashion paint party. Then we kick the guys out and craft the walls, LOL!!

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  2. Too handsome!! I know Cam loved it!! When you leave Lisa's, come on down to your southern home and do something with your nephew's room! LOL He is still asking me to "finish" it. LOL..

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    1. Still asking you to finish... now you know that made me giggle. We were almost coming down the first week of July, but MIL has her class reunion, so we opted out since she'll be so busy.

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  3. Wow...what a transformation! You're right, you never know where this hobby will take you!

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  4. Thanks ladies. I think this project was enough to kick start me crafting again. Ok, that and the fact that my Cameo should be arriving any day now. LOL!

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  5. I love the room and colors. I bet he loved it and of course all moms rock!!

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  6. Hi Cassie, You know I love you and your work, therefore I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Go over to my blog http://www.stillyoungandcroppin.blogspot.com to see the details!

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