Thursday, May 1, 2014

ORC- DIY storage makeover

 Linda, from Calling it Home is the brainchild of this endeavor.
 Oh Linda! what a 5 weeks it has been! Thank you for hosting and giving everyone a chance to delve into the fun of the ORC.
As you are reading this I am whisking my artsy self to Charlotte, NC for the grand opening of Anne Neilson Fine Art. My commenting ability will be greatly reduced but I promise to read all of the fantastic ORC goodies over the weekend.

In order to corral my daughter's crap lotions and potions in an attractive way I tried to find an attractive solution. *sigh* After, much searching I decided that a cheapy storage cube was the answer since A.) I know she'll likely ruin it and B.) I could easily find the same fabric as the Etsy pillow I ordered and redo them. The girl likes matchy-matchy.

I purchased two of these from from the wonders of Wal-mart *double sigh* They took freakin' forever to arrive!

I marked out what I needed on the wrong side.

 The pattern was helpful to line up each edge.

Electric staple guns are highly recommended.

Bottom portion took about 30 minutes on each.

The top was not tough either.

Styling has not happened yet but I got rid of a giant bunch of clutter with these.
In other news, she had a birthday.
This is what a 17 year-old looks like when you sing "Happy Birthday" and try to take a video.

Smile! You're on mommy's blog!
That was cruel but I feel better now. Here is a sneak peek at the desk situation that the birthday girl has been using to create new work for her Etsy shop.

Just a few things to wrap up before next week's reveal.
  • Desk and chair situation resolved
  • Implement new color scheme
  • Find storage for records
  • Find storage for cosmetics
  • Create gallery wall
  • Accessorize within new color scheme
Head on back to Calling it Home to see all of the cool stuff going on in the other linking participant's rooms.

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Delia said...

Wow! I tackled a similar project...two very similar looking ottomans bought at Target :-) I love the bright colors. said...

My girls are 17 and have that same expression! Huh! Looking great Kerry, I love the fabric redo on the cubes. Good luck this week!

Improvement List said...

Cute picture! I still look at my mom like that on some days;) Love the storage solution. So easy and practical.

House@heart said...

The stools are beautiful, the sheepskin is nice and fluffy, but your daughter is GORGEOUS!!
And I can't wait for next week's reveal!!

Summer Hogan said...

I love those storage stools, great fabric! Looking forward to the reveal!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

I recovered the same storage cube last year! I got a pink and white stripe one from Target when I was pregnant with Wells and wanted to re-purpose it for Tagg's room when he was born. Such a genius move to store all of her lotions and such. I might just need to get another one and do the same thing!

And how gorgeous is your daughter!

Cathy Wall said...

HBD to your beautiful 17 year old! I think I have seen the exact same face on my 17 yr. old daughter!!! Love the recovered cubes and will likely steel that idea for a dorm room accessory. Enjoy the gallery opening!

Tiffany said...

Ha! My five year old makes that same face. I love the storage stools and the blend of colors and patterns!

Kathleen said...

Great job on the stools! It's a clever storage idea for the lotions. Teens tend to have a ton of scented lotions and whatnot, don't they? That may have just been my sisters and I though.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I love that little corner. Such great color, it just makes me happy. Have a great time this weekend!!

pam {simple details} said...

They look fabulous and will be perfect to hide the clutter! :) Ha, love that face (she's beautiful, btw)I'm forbidden to show my child on my blog!

My Notting Hill said...

They look great! (What is it with walmart and target and all that faux suede?) Happy B'day to your daughter!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Those ottomans look great! I never would have thought to recover them - (duh!) I'm inspired!

Sherry Calamia said...

I love your color scheme and those stools looks great! Your daughter is adorable... Happy Birthday to her!


What a great idea....great fabric. Love the "birthday face" be 17 again:)

Karena Albert said...

Kerry, Bravo, those storage cubes are exactly what my 14 year old granddaughter Isabella needs! How she has so much "Stuff" I cannot believe!

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Karena Albert said...

Oh Kerry where did you get the fabric?

Carrie @ Cosy Carolina Interiors said...

Happy birthday to her! The storage cubes look great! I'm excited to see what you do with her record collection! Have fun in Charlotte!

Krista @ Goodwill Glam said...

Oh my word! Sheer genius what you did covering those Walmart ottomans! Can't wait to see it all!


Shelia Dowd said...

Love the fabric you used for the storage bins!

aquahaus said...

Wow! Love the ottomans. Can't wait to see next week!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Looking fantastic my friend! Have a great opening and road trip. happy Birthday M! Have a great weekend. Where did you find that blue and white brush holder? I NEED that!,, xo Nancy

Vel Criste said...

Those stools got a great lease on life with the beautiful fabric you chose Kerry. And little Miss is so pretty too by the way, even with the subtle smile. :-)

tara martel said...

Love the stools! Way to think outside the box with the fabric (no pun intended) can't wait to see the finished product!

sarah sofia knepp said...

You're so creative! Those stools turned out fab! That mirror is gorgeous too! So excited to see how your daughter's room turns out! Gives me inspiration for my daughters in 15 plus years. :)Just a few more days, we can do it!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Awesome DIY on those stools. And as a mother of a soon to be 22 year old and and a soon to be 16 year old, I'm pretty sure I've seen that expression before. Excited to see the big reveal Thursday Kerry!!!