Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sneak Peek - Lexi's Room Re-do & "L" Project

We are working away on Lexi's room re-do. We put up a new white ceiling fan this weekend and painted baseboards and the windowsill white.

I painted these shelves.
These were the shelves I had used when I was into my country decorating and they had just been up on the walls and not in use. I could not find a hot pink spray paint anywhere in our town so I hand-painted a zillion coats of paint on these shelves.....okay maybe not a zillion but about three coats plus touch ups here and there. A lot of work, but oh it was worth it.

Lexi's room is going to be black and white with pink trims and accent pieces. We put black/white scrapbook paper behind each of the hearts.

These shelves now house all of her Webkinz, Ty beanie babies and any other little stuffed critter she has picked up. When she takes down some of her animals to play with the shelves look so cute with the black/white paper showing through.

Yes, the shelves are up near the ceiling.....you will see why when we get her room all finished and revealed.......

I couldn't resist showing you the quilt and sham that we have ordered. Zebra stripe with the hot pink trimming. Isn't this whole room beautiful in the catalogue? We have a couple of pieces of furniture ordered which should be here Wednesday. I really want to get the whole room together with mistreatments and everything before I show you much more so please stay tuned. It is really turning out cute.

And last but not least, Joy posted a project titled Under Five Bucks & Under Five Minutes! Well, we have all been flattering her and doing our own projects from her tutorial. My plaque cost .97 and my letter was from a yard sale for .50. I had everything else. Can you tell who's room this "L" will be in?

44 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hey Darlene,
Your Joy project looks great. I wanted to do one, but we don't have the letters here in our Walmart...at least I haven't found them!

Lexi's room is going to be adorable!
Diane

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Love the colors...Lexi's room is going to be so great when it is finished.
That bed spread is too cute for words!

Wendy said...

Cute plaque! I love the idea of the scrapbook paper peeking through the hearts in the shelves.

a day in the life of bella said...

I love EVERYTHING! Your L came out so pretty!!! I can't wait to see her room :) I don't have any girls, so it's fun for me to see the girls' rooms in blogland :)

Bella

Marie said...

Love the idea of the scrapbook paper peeking out of the 'holes' in the shelves! Great idea! Black, white and hot pink were the colors on my daugher's bedding too. So I love it...I'm partial, though. lol Your letter project is great!

Dawn said...

Your color scheme is lovely!! I really like the pink with the black and white. The shelf came out great. I'm sure Lexi is very excited about her room redo.

I love what you did with the L. It came out beautifully!!!

take care,
Dawn

Gretchen said...

Lexi's room is going to be so cute and worthy of a Princess. That shelf really looks great and I love the scrapbook paper behind the hearts. Your $1.00 project really turned out great too.

Gretchen

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Darlene, how cute. Love the shelf too, it turned out great. Hey my daughter's room is pink and black, and we love it. We live in a small town and there is no hot pink spray here either! Oh my!
Blessings, Debbie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I know Lexi is gonna love that girly room, so cute! and I love that rooser you found. He looks great with the others. Have a great day! Jackie

Joy said...

Both of the projects for your daughter's room turned out wonderful. I love that girly, girl pink! I remember when my daughter had a pink room. Now she's all grown up. Enjoy every minute with your sweet daughter, cuz they really do grow up too fast!

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene:
Your blog is delightful....I love it! You are very creative. Your daughter's room is a young girl's dream room...I would have loved a room like this when I was a young~thing. Pink is one of my favorite colors and you choose a good one for sure.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind and warm comments. Creative souls unite...don't you just love that when it happens?!

Smiles ~ Ramona

Katie said...

Hi there! Thanks for your visit to my blog! Well I think the paper behind the hearts qualifies for the nifty idea of the week in blogland! I'm enjoying my visit here! Thanks for sharing!

chelle said...

This looks great! I can't wait to see the finished room.

Love your yard sale items...If I leave you my address will you just mail those pumpkins to me...I'll pay the shipping :)

The Berry's Patch said...

Lexi's room is looking good Darlene! That plaque is just perfect.

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love the color combo of the room. I can't wait to see it all finished.

Hugs,
Joanne

thestonerabbit said...

Oh, my! YOU have been busy! That little pink shelf looks great in Lexi's room. I love the L plaque, too, especially since you were so thrifty with creating such a jewel! Your yard sale finds are great--as are your rusty pumpkins! Oh, I wish you were closer, cause I'd drag YOU to see Mamma Mia, too! Have a great day. Dana

Heather said...

You did a great job with Joy's inspirational project idea! Lovely!

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the idea of the scrap paper showing through the cutouts...very clever. I also think you did a SUPERB job on your project from Joy. Very nicely executed!

Strawberry Blonde said...

Great idea! I can't wait to see the end result. Maybe it will be enough motivation to get moving on my daughter's room.

:) Brandi

Shannon said...

This is coming together so great! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Very cool! I love seeing all the versions of this project!

And One More Makes Four said...

Ooooh, lovin' the black and pink! Too cute!

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Darlene,
How cool that you were able to reuse your country wood shelves, they look great painted pink and the scrapbook paper behind the hearts was simply brilliant! Such a clever idea... Can't wait till the reveal *smiles*

Nancy said...

OH, How exciting...Can't wait much longer..Darlene! Please hurry..LOL:) Nancy

Lady Dorothy said...

Fabulous room!

The shelves and the plaque are beautiful! Love those little papered hearts!

Girly Stuff said...

great zebra motif! I like the plaque you guys made!

Jan said...

Really cute and fun Darlene. That is what I call a girls room and using things right. Love the webkinz too. :)

Chris said...

Oh my! I love both of those projects! That letter is just adorable!!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

The hot pink shelves will look fantastic with the new bedding.

Congratulations on the new living room furniture too!

~ Sarah

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Cute.....so girly and fun. I bet Lexi is thrilled with her big girl room. Your monogram came out cute too. cherry

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That shelf is just too cute with the black and white paper peeking through. I love it!!
-Carrie

mollyandmarshal said...

I can't wait to see what Lexi's room is going to look like!! Hurry, hurry!

Dana said...

The room is going to be darling. Very chic for a young lady. :)

Bella's momma said...

This is looking so good!

Ame... said...

Love that color pink:) Can't wait to see the room!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Thank you Darlene for the special birthday wishes.
Robin :)

Susie Harris said...

I had some just like that back in the 80's hehe. I have no idea where they are today. Gosh I wish I would have saved them cause yours looks so cute painted. I cant wait till you show us the whole room... you tease!
Thanks for asking about Jesse. We went back to the Dr. today. Bloodwork still shows mono but it is getting better. If he feels up to it he can go back to school on Monday.. Horayyyyy!!!!

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Nancy said...

Darlene, I have an award for you so stop by a pick it up...:) Nancy

Kimba said...

I love a black/white/pink combo! This looks great so far. I can't wait to see the rest. Come on! Show us! :-)

Cathy said...

Looking great!! I love the "L" project!! Really cute!

duchess said...

I'll have to show my daughter this post - she is a Webkinz fanatic.
Very cute way to display them.
Love the black & white in the hearts.

HeathahLee said...

Love those shelves! If I find any more around my house I might have to just "mistreat" the back of them instead of the front! : )

Her room will look so cute!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh how cute! I have a Lexi also and I am seeing from so many blogs that Spray Paint is a gem of a product....New to the blogger scene so hope to meet some new friends....