Thursday, January 31, 2013

BEAT CANCER playroom re-do!

 This project was very important for me to be part of.  This playroom belongs to a little 3rd grader from Lakeway, Torrence, who has been battling a brain tumor since she was 18 months old. She received some sad news after her brain scan this week. She is losing her eye sight. 
This room was the second part in a bedroom & playroom makeover for a special little girl.  After lots of fundraising/shopping/brainstorming we made a plan to help this little girl and her sister have a fun place to let their imagination run wild!  So glad to be a part of TEAM TORRENCE!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Armoire turned Home Office

This is my own personal workspace!  I do have to share the computer with the 3 men in my life, but they stay out of my office armoire.  This space is actually an open dining room right inside the front door (so I have to keep it clean ;)) and that room was never getting used.  I needed my own office and lots of desk space so I improvised.  Do you have an old TV or dresser armoire that isn't being used anymore?

I added fun fabric to make it appealing to look at inside.  And lets be honest, it makes me happy so that's all that matters!

The top left has shelves from container store and magazine holders to hold all my envelopes, invoices, labels, etc.  Oh and please notice my large pile (above the printer) of "to be filed".  I left it full on purpose to show that even the best organizers can hate part of their duties i.e. filing!!!  The top right is my lovely card drawer.  I buy those bulk card boxes at costco and whenever I need a birthday card or wedding card I already have it!  The bottom left are 2 small bins to corral small labels and ink.  My favorite is my inspiration board!  I put things on there that make me happy to look at.  Oh and any good organizer loves her coffee table books.  I am obsessed!  Hint... hint... in case you are shopping for a present for me ;)  The bottom right are the school memories boxes that I make and sell.  And the black boxes are all our files.  Now, for any of you who don't have much space or have to share with the hubby or kids, you too can make a little office of your own!

Laundry room turned art gallery!

This was such a fun project to do!  I loved seeing this space and knowing just what we could do with it.  It is so easy to have "big dreams" to re-do your whole space, but it is just as easy to make a few changes to totally transform the space.  All we did was:

 Take out the "drink" refrigerator and put it a few more steps to the garage,
 Added -another hanging bar
             - a folding area
             - a cute valance
             - a rug

I love these stackable laundry baskets from container store!  I added one for each kid and put a label on them.  I found this cute Laundry sign at Joann's Fabric.  I always add a small trash can and a "catch all" jar for anything found in pockets.  I also added 2 cute baskets for sunscreen and her extra candles.
The client really wanted a cute spot to show off her kid's artwork and hang the pool bag, the lake bag, etc. So her hubby built it for her!! It didn't take long and was super cheap!
I am so proud of this project it was a great "team effort"!!