If you're looking for info. on the Clickin Moms drawing, here it is.
If you'd given up hope that I'd ever show photos of Annie's room, read on...
I actually planned to post photos of Annie's room a long time ago, but kept holding off because it's not quite finished.
The baseboards still aren't nailed up, her closet and bedroom doors haven't been painted, I need to find some new drawer pulls, etc., but since I've already moved on to Courtney's room, I figured I might as well show you what I've got so far...
That's the view from the front door. (I tried to refinish the floors myself, but after busting a half-dozen sanding belts, I gave up and hired someone who knew what he was doing.)
I found the quilt at an old junk shop. (It's a little short, but its so cute, I couldn't pass it up.)
The pillow and the old Raggedy Ann are junk shop finds as well. (Much to my husband's dismay, I just buy stuff at junk shops/garage sales and store it until I find a place for it in the house.)
I made the bed out of old, solid-wood doors that I picked up for $35 each.
Basically, I made the headboard out of three panels of a door and the footboard out of two panels of a door and then I attached another full-sized door (to support the mattress) to the headboard and footboard with big, metal L-brackets.
Unfortunately, the whole frame would sway forward and backward whenever Annie crawled onto it, so I attached the headboard to the wall with screws to keep the whole bed in place.
I'm still looking for a cool metal letter 'A' to attach to the headboard.
I just lucked out finding the perfect sized wooden boxes to hold books between the mattress and the footboard.
I made the frame high enough to put another mattress underneath it. (I made it for sleep-overs with cousins and friends, but it also makes a really great fort.)
And I made the hanging hearts out of old books, patterned paper, cardstock and fishing line.
Basically, there is a front and a back side to each heart and I attached them to the fishing line (and then attached them to the ceiling with white tacks) using Hermafix tabs (Does anyone even use those anymore?) and glue. (So the fishing line is sandwhiched in between two paper hearts.)
I kind of did it the hard way (individually cutting out each heart only to find that I didn't cut them all perfectly so when I glued them back to back on the fishing line, they weren't exactly the same size, requiring me to do even more trimming), but that's just how I seem to learn best.
Of course, you could use a die-cut machine and whip this project out in no time, but if you don't have access to one of those, feel free to use the guide and instructions below:
1. Double-click on the heart image below.
2. Right-click on the heart image and select 'save as' and save the file to your computer.
3. Cut patterned paper to 8.5x11 inches and print this guide onto the back of the paper. (You may have to resize the guide to 8.5x11 inches before doing this.)
4. Place two pieces of patterned paper together with the patterned sides facing each other (so the back sides of the paper are facing out) and begin cutting out the hearts (You'll be cutting out two hearts at a time and since those hearts will be cut out exactly the same, those are the two hearts that you should attach back to back on the fishing line.)
5. Attach the hearts to the fishing fishing line using using adhesive (I used Hermafix tabs along the center of the hearts to initially hold the fishing line in place and glue along the rest of the heart) so the fishing line is sandwhiched in between the two hearts.
6. Tie the fishing line around the tip of a tack and then press the tack into the ceiling. (You may want to stick a glue dot to the underside of the tack to really make it stay in place well.)
On either side of the bed, there's six 10x10 prints, mounted onto white foam board. (I had these done at ScrapbookPictures.com, but they recently went out of business. Anyone know who else prints onto WHITE foam board? And the borders on the prints are some that I designed myself a long time ago.)
That calendar was a countdown calendar while Josh Downs was in Afghanistan. (He made one for each of us.)
Since the bed is so high, I put an old stool alongside the bed.
Found that old globe for $12.
I already had the lamp, but found the cute little shade for it at another junk shop.
Got that shelf from Target a few years back.
the wire baskets at the bottom are from Office Depot.
The suitcase and the top blanket are from junk shops and the white blanket is one of Annie's old baby blankets.
The magazine rack is from Office Depot, the Zebra was a present I picked up for Annie in London and the old-fashioned CD player was from Santa. (I heard he found it on Ebay, but I can't confirm that.)
The piggy bank is from target and most of those books were passed down from Ross.
I still need to change the knobs on that dresser (and I need to hide that ugly cord).
The old books were an Ebay find, the frame was from Target, the shoes and the orange canister where sent by Josh from Afghanistan and all the other stuff is junk store finds.
Got the old trays off of Ebay to use a magnetic boards. (I just drilled holes through them and attached them to the walls with screws.)
Found that old coat rack at a junk shop a few years ago. (I had been using it in the bathroom as a towel rack.)
Found the blue metal desk for $30 at a junk shop.
Have had the old mirror for awhile but decided to paint it white.
And the basket underneath the desk is for recycling. (Found it at a junk shop too.)
The apple is a timer from a local teachers shop (Class-E Professor), the canister holding the crayons was from a junk shop (but I see them all the time at Target) and the pencil holder is an old flower vase.
And just a few shots from different angles. (The wall color is called Pink Wink by Valspar and the trim color is Betsy's Linen also from Valspar.)
If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments section.