|the fab after shot|
|the room before|
I wanted to share some of the overall room photos with you in this post and then in the coming days I will be posting about each of the DIY projects separately so you can get the full download. And there were lots of them! Aside from the Yo Gabba Gabba toddler bedding, beds and the toys and books (available at your local Walmart store!), everything else in the room was a DIY project anyone can recreate in their own home.
The bedroom I made over is being shared by the two young girls. I was told by their mom that pink is their favorite color. I wanted to be sure to create something that lasted years for them and didn't feel in any way like a baby's room. After all, there is a 7 year old living in this room and she's almost a tween! So, I kept that goal in mind every single step of the way... from choosing the pattern we painted on the wall, creating the designs on the re-purposed vintage furniture, picking the fabric for the curtains and comforter on the twin bed and creating the groovy art adorning the walls.
|painted rug, groovy wall pattern, custom art! oh my!|
|sticker decoupage to the max on this playtable!|
|I wish I wasn't so rushed when styling items placed on this groovy decoupaged sticker shelf!|
It was a lot of work and a long day but seeing the big smiles on the kid's faces and tears of joy in their mom's eyes when we showed them what we did really made it all worthwhile. I experienced similar emotions after completing my Habitat build in Nepal earlier this year. Because that is truly what this project was all about! Oh, and I received the ultimate compliment from her 11 year old son when he saw the decoupaged shelf unit I created. He said "man, that's tight!"
|me and my new Gabba friends celebrating the room reveal!|
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the folks that were so kind to donate their products for the creation of this room!
Behr Paint - How fab of a color is POETIC PRINCESS?! The girls love pink and this shade delivered!
Frog Tape - The ultimate tape for any DIYer if you want great results when painting a cool design on your wall!
Color Services Photo Lab - See those big Hipstamatic photos above each bed??? I emailed photos taken on my Iphone and these guys printed them to 30" x 30" and did an AMAZING job!
Blick Art Materials - The guys at the Beverly Blvd store were kind enough to dry-mount the wall photos for me! They rock and if you live in LA, I highly recommend you visit their store on Beverly Blvd!
Hoffman Fabrics- The curtains and twin bedding you see in the photos were made using fabric by Hoffman Fabrics. It is their Gabba pink design. Such a great pattern for a kid of any age!
Vecco - The makers of the round painted rug I created for the girls. It's a new painted rug kit. Who knew??
Celebrate Express and Amscan provided the hundreds of stickers used in my extreme decoupaging projects
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles ReStore - They have all sorts of cool stuff in their stores and donated the cute wicker dresser I used in the room
And ANOTHER BIG THANK YOU to those that helped me so much in bringing this together!
My friend Alison was responsible for breaking out her machine and sewing the curtains, duvet and pillows with me and her daughter Maddy pitched in as well. Amy at Mod Podge Rocks was great about giving me technical directions on how to decoupage my furniture with stickers as I had never done it before! And Hanh, David, Nicole, and Anna, my new Yo Gabba Gabba family friends, who taped and painted and assembled furniture on installation day and did so much more working nonstop for hours and hours (14 to be exact!) with the best attitude and sense of fun! David provided the music for the day and he was a great deejay with his eclectic playlist which made time fly! And thank you to Sabrina, Kelly, Allie, and Erin and the other folks at Wildbrain for asking me to be involved in the first place and providing me with all the fabulous Yo Gabba Gabba products used to fill the room! And to Jo-An at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles great big thanks for all your help in coordinating this with the winning family!
Stay tuned for the first round of Yo Gabba Gabba DIY instructions soon!
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until next time...
the formerly almost 40 year old intern