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Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
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How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
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DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
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Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II

Canvas I love DIY

Hello everyone,

I am glad you are reading another one of my “craft room status update” posts. If you read my last update, you know I promised to post about my latest DIY projects made specifically for my new craft room. All these projects were inexpensive and easy to do. I mean it, seriously, sometimes I have tried to replicate DIY projects I’ve seen online or in a magazine quoted “easy” and I’ve failed miserably. I promise you these ones are as easy as I describe them to be.

Before, showing you the DIY projects, I would love to share these pictures; a sneak peak of how the room is progressing.

This is a picture of some of my tools getting ready to go up on my pink peg board. Yesterday, I placed some of them on the board to get rid of the clutter on the desk but I’m still trying to figure out the best layout:

status of craft room

As you can see in the picture below, I have a ridiculous “pen, pencils and markers” collection stashed all over our bedroom, my son’s bedroom and at my parent’s house. Now, most of them are displayed in these lovely DIY jars:

 status of craft room

I want you to take a look at how the IKEA Billy bookcases are being transformed, in one of my future posts, I will tell you how I did this and why this wall is now the featured wall of the craft room:

DIY IKEA Billy makeover in pink

This is how the other side of the room is getting a transformation of it’s own. I haven’t finished yet, but most of the items I want to include on this corner are here; my mom’s sewing machine, easy access to brown craft paper and this simple to do DIY art:

 sewing corner craft room

I am very happy on how the craft room is being transformed

Let’s get back to the DIY projects:

I needed to store my pens, pencils and markers without spending money. So, this is what I choose to do: paint these mason jars I had in the kitchen with white latex paint used to paint our kitchen last October:

mason jars

jar ready for paint

 

With a spoon, put enough paint inside the mason jars, then move the jar around very slowly to get the paint everywhere inside the mason jar until the jar is fully coated with paint. Leave them to dry for at least an hour upside down.

paint mason jars with latex paint

After an hour, the excess paint within the jar should have flowed out, then you should flip it right side up and clean the edges of the jars with a wet wipe or cloth to remove the excess paint formed outside the jar:

 clean excess paint of the edge of the jar

This is how these three mason jars turned out, I like them a lot and they look pretty in the craft room:

painted mason jars in white

In the picture below, you can see the jars with some of my tools:

painted jars with white latex paint

When we went to Home Depot this week to get something for our house, I ended up looking at the samples of paint too. I liked this light shade of pink and decided to buy it, please see the outcome in the next pictures:

 pink jar DIY

Pink paint from Home Depot: $4.99

Voila, I got a pink mason jar to store more pens, it looks playful and fresh.

I have enough paint left to do more DIY projects like this one when I would have more empty mason jars.

DIY pink mason jar

 

This is another project I worked on: I framed the initials of my name “I”, “E” and “V”, using buttons bought at Walmart a couple of weeks ago of different colors and shapes by gluing them to the inside of each one of these black frames. I got these frames at a very low price a year ago at Costco (2 for $19.00) and then displayed them on top of this dark brown IKEA picture ledge (RIBBA). Not only they have helped me personalized my craft room but now I have some “art” in it too.  😉

Name initials framed with buttons 01

Name initials framed with buttons 02

Name initials framed with buttons 03

Continuing on with buttons, I bought these two white simple canvas at the dollar store for only $2.00 each and decorated them with these wooden letters bought at DeSerres a while ago. I then glued pink buttons to the letters and in less than 10 minutes; you have an instant piece to hang in your craft room that represents you:

This is a close up picture of the DIY project:

Canvas I love DIY

Canvas I love DIY

I’ve had this dollar store basket since last year and used it to store my craft tools, however it doesn’t fit with the new color scheme of my craft room, so with a $2.00 pink ribbon bought at the dollar store, I gave it a new fresh look:

pink ribbon DIY

 

pink ribbon diy project

pink ribbon diy

This is how the beige dollar store basket looks now:

pink ribbon DIY project

 

Hope you have enjoyed this update, as there is more to come!

The most challenging step of this process was staying on budget and improvising with things we already own. I am sure you have already guessed that I was not able to stay on budget 😉

The list of the expenses will be updated on my last “craft room” post and you will get to see how I did.

For the curious ones, next update will be about; Installing and Styling your Craft Room Pegboard 

Don’t forget these projects don’t need to look perfect, we were going for an “easy-crafty” look here, what’s important is that your space will now be personalized and you will be surrounded by pieces you created, you love and represent you.

Here is another sneak peak of other DIY projects I have worked on:

cupcaketray diy
craft room DIY projects

Thanks again for stopping by!

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  • Cul de Sac says:

    Me likey! Everything is looking awesome! Love pink!

    January 18, 2013 at 10:44 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you, I’m glad you liked it 🙂 the pink is so girly, I’m really liking it too, but I can’t believe it’s taking so long to get everything together and thanks again for stopping by 🙂

      January 18, 2013 at 10:58 am
      • Cul de Sac says:

        Glad i did 😉

        January 18, 2013 at 11:42 am
        • now at home mom says:

          Thank you Josée 🙂

          January 18, 2013 at 11:44 am
  • thatssojenn says:

    Love this! Such a colorful space and a great usage of Mason jars (my new obsession!)

    January 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you 🙂 I’m loving the pink too much! 🙂 just went and visit your blog, I really like it , thank you very much for stopping by !!!

      January 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Love the mason jars!! You should come update my office, haha.
    -JulieC

    January 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      thank you very much! I like the way they turned out too, on my last post of the craft room I will show you how they look in the bookcase! 😉 & Yeah, why not ! I can update your office too! ha!ha! 🙂

      January 18, 2013 at 8:26 pm
  • motherhoodisanart says:

    Oh, everything is looking so great! I really love how the jars look and adding the ribbon to the basket was perfect!

    January 19, 2013 at 5:19 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank yo very much Melissa, this was a last minute idea, I wanted to add more pink to the room without buying anything 😉

      January 20, 2013 at 11:52 pm
  • timewiththea says:

    OK! This blog is filled with inspiration!. What is even more awesome is how you are doing everything on a budget. I am in awe of your pen, pencil, marker collection as well as your button initials, and your updated dollar basket. This is the finest form of creativity and resourcefulness. Well done! ~Thea

    January 19, 2013 at 10:57 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! Thea! Thank you so much, this is very sweet of you to say 😉 thank you again! 😉 I have tried very hard to stay on budget by creating new things but I went over it by a bit 😉 thank you so much for your beautiful comment 🙂

      January 20, 2013 at 11:55 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Wow!! Everything looks fantastic! I love the shade of pink you went with 🙂

    January 20, 2013 at 6:26 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you Judy, I’m glad you are liking how this room is getting transformed and I love this pink too, it’s so bright and fresh and it makes me want to stay in this room a bit longer !!! 😉

      January 20, 2013 at 11:57 pm
  • Leah says:

    I seriously LOVE all of these “little” projects you’ve done. The mason jars look awesome and I especially love how you wove that basket with the pink ribbon. So creative!

    January 23, 2013 at 8:58 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thanks Leah! 🙂 Happy you love these little projects , they helped me decorate this space with pink accessories 🙂 Thanks again and thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment too, I appreciated it 🙂

      January 23, 2013 at 9:41 am
  • mtetar says:

    Sooooooo very nice! Thanks for sharing so many ideas. Mtetar

    January 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm
  • rhema3one7 says:

    Hi Ingrid ! I’m enjoying all of your DIY posts. I think I’m getting glued to this quite sometime and cant resist to do something on my own but I dont own a house now, this restricts my freedom 🙁

    January 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Oh! thank you very much, you are sweet and kind, thank you so much, I’m glad you like these posts and hope you will enjoy the final post of my craft room! Maybe you could do small DIY’s or keep your ideas in a notepad for when you get your own home you will be able to do them! Again thank you so much for kind comments.

      January 27, 2013 at 12:00 am
  • Amber says:

    What is the pink bord with the holes on it called? I old love to get one

    March 24, 2013 at 9:43 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Yes! it’s a pegboard; it’s very functional and you can find it at any hardware store! hope this helps!

      March 26, 2013 at 2:01 am
  • misswwfashion says:

    So pretty!!!

    Nice thing that your getting your own space to create and let your inspiration flow. You could watch this one episode… of design V.I.P where the designer created a special room for a girl who liked fashion designing…if you want some more ideas!!!

    Cant wait for the grand tour!!

    April 13, 2013 at 10:18 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 I’m really happy you liked this space! thanks for the tips, I will look into it! 🙂

      April 13, 2013 at 10:23 am

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