Monday, September 26, 2011

Guest Designer LALA- PALOOZA with Madison and Week 16: Made It Myself Mondays

Welcome to You Had Me At Craft

My name is Madison and I am so excited to be the guest designer today at You Had Me at Craft!!  I am a 16 year-old crafter who has been designing and blogging for almost two years now.  My blog is  Funky Cards by Madison.  I love paper crafting, but I also enjoy painting, sewing, and creating altered item art projects.  I have been busy "re-doing" the rooms in our house one by one and I will be sharing my latest project with you today:)

My brother Aaron just left for college and I wanted to turn his room into a guest room (with his blessing).  It was Dodger Blue to start with and in need of a new paint job anyway.

Here is a before shot after the room was cleared of everything but the bed, desk, and TV.  You can see there was a chair rail separating the Dodger Blue and white paint.

The room appeared very dark with this color paint.  I really wanted to lighten up the room with a different color choice.

I chose a warm, tan color and painted the walls floor to ceiling.  It does look much lighter in person.  The shelves were also repainted but it is hard to tell in the photos. 

I made the curtains out of a sheet that I bought for $10 at Big Lots.  To get the panel effect at the top, fold the top edge over approximately 18" but sew together only at the top edge to make a casing for the curtain rod (at about 1", depending on the size of your curtain rod).

The frame over the TV was  purchased at Michael's with my 50% off coupon.  The piece is a collection of artwork made by my brothers and I when we were in elementary school.  My mom has folders of our artwork for each of us that I could pull from.  It is a great way to store children's artwork.  This took me just moments to create and it was really fun to do.  My mom loves it!!

These paintings are hanging over the bed.  I painted them with canvases I purchased at Michael's when they were on sale.  I found a painting online that looked just like this and I loved it.  I wanted to use it in the room.  I decided that for my painting, however, that I would paint it on three canvases instead.  I started this part of the project before Aaron left, but hid it in the closet!!

My dad and Aaron left on Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.  When my dad returned on Saturday night the room was finished.  He had no idea I was going to start it while he was gone!!  He didn't know the colors or anything that was happening in the room:)  He LOVED it!!  I love that my parents trust me to re-do the rooms in the house.  It is so much fun!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  If you want to see more of my work, please stop by my blog anytime at Funky Cards!  I would love to see you there.

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