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My {{Beachy}} Laundry Room Reveal!!

21 Sep

  My Laundry Room is finished! 

I keep getting distracted with Halloween projects – LOL! Here’s what it looked like before: 
Here’s a messier. more recent picture: 
My Laundry Room is the darkest room in my home. It is situated right behind our garage, so it has a firewall on two sides of the room. The other wall in the room butts up against the family room and there is a bedroom above. I found out there was no way to install any natural light. The only light in the room was a flourescent light.
The first thing I did was installed Board & Batten treatment. Have you seen Shelley from House of Smith’s Bathroom? Well she inspired me to put some color in between the panels. I stenciled the walls using a wonderful stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. If you want some tips on Board & Batten tips and how to stencil the walls — I posted about it in my Laundry Room Quick Peek post.
The cabinets were a high quality maple, but the color wasn’t quite what I had in mind, so I painted them. I tried a couple of different techniques. I also decided to paint the bottom cabinets a darker color to ground the room. I painted the walls using Mythic Paint Aquarium Water. {{Mythic paint is a non-toxic, odor-free paint that is safe for children and pets.}} 
Then I went two shades darker for the cabinet color.  Here’s what I learned in painting the cabinets: 
  • Wash the cabinets with a cleaning agent.
  • Take the doors and cabinet fronts off to paint.
  • Prime all the cabinets first.
  • Use a small, foam roller and a small, angled paintbrush.
  • Paint the cabinets with a thin coat of paint. Let dry.
  • Then using a fine grade sandpaper. Lightly sand. Then wipe down.
  • Paint all cabinets and drawer fronts 3-4 coats of paint.
 Another big project in the room was making a cabinet underneath the counter for laundry baskets. And getting it in the room took a few tries – lol. 
 I also made some little plaques for the front of the laundry baskets with scrpabook paper, mod podge and vinyl. I hot glued them onto the front of the baskets.
 I found a vintage chandelier on Craigslist for $30 from an estate in New Hampshire and had them ship it to me. I love how rusted and old it looks. And my FANTASTIC Father in law came and installed 4 recessed lights. PLUS, he put the chandelier and the recessed lights on separate dimmer switches. So now I have mood lighting in my laundry room!!!!
I installed these sparkly knobs from Rockler – they dress up the cabinets and add a little sparkle to the room. 

The lockers are in an area of the room that used to be a closet. We took the doors off and drywalled the opening. Then I painted the lockers the same off-white as the top cabinets. I added a little vinyl lettering on the bottom drawers. 

 And I found some little frames at Michaels for .50 each. I added a little scrapbook paper behind the frames and then printed out some vinyl letters and put them on top of the glass. {I promise my children have names – they are not just numbers LOL}
I originally had a cork board in the room for school papers. I took the board, covered it with wrapping paper. Secured the paper with glue dots and then made some rolled fabric flowers to dress it up. Then I hung the bulletin board on the back of the door. This way there is still a place for papers, but they are not out in the middle of the room. 
{{And this project — FREE!!}}
Above the sink I added a magnet board. I had this board and it started out blue. I added a few coats of glossy off-white spray paint and voila — it matches my room now. I made a rolled flowers and attached them to magnets with a few dabs of regular Gorilla Glue.

One of the newest sponsors of the DIY Club is Design Divas Vinyl Lettering:
 They sent me a cute Laundry Room vinyl decal and I put it on this mirror that was in my bathroom. I spray painted it Heirloom White. I think the mirror mimics a window in the room.
 Whew!! I think that is everything!! 
Sorry for the long post. To wrap up — I am thrilled with my much lighter and brighter and more organized laundry room. I told my friend the other day, I need to install a comfy chair in here — it’s now my favorite room in  the house!!
 If you’ve made it to the end of this very long post — Thank You!!
Have a Terrific Day!!
XOXO


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My {{Beachy}} Laundry Room Reveal!!

21 Sep

  My Laundry Room is finished! 

I keep getting distracted with Halloween projects – LOL! Here’s what it looked like before: 
Here’s a messier. more recent picture: 
My Laundry Room is the darkest room in my home. It is situated right behind our garage, so it has a firewall on two sides of the room. The other wall in the room butts up against the family room and there is a bedroom above. I found out there was no way to install any natural light. The only light in the room was a flourescent light.
The first thing I did was installed Board & Batten treatment. Have you seen Shelley from House of Smith’s Bathroom? Well she inspired me to put some color in between the panels. I stenciled the walls using a wonderful stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. If you want some tips on Board & Batten tips and how to stencil the walls — I posted about it in my Laundry Room Quick Peek post.
The cabinets were a high quality maple, but the color wasn’t quite what I had in mind, so I painted them. I tried a couple of different techniques. I also decided to paint the bottom cabinets a darker color to ground the room. I painted the walls using Mythic Paint Aquarium Water. {{Mythic paint is a non-toxic, odor-free paint that is safe for children and pets.}} 
Then I went two shades darker for the cabinet color.  Here’s what I learned in painting the cabinets: 
  • Wash the cabinets with a cleaning agent.
  • Take the doors and cabinet fronts off to paint.
  • Prime all the cabinets first.
  • Use a small, foam roller and a small, angled paintbrush.
  • Paint the cabinets with a thin coat of paint. Let dry.
  • Then using a fine grade sandpaper. Lightly sand. Then wipe down.
  • Paint all cabinets and drawer fronts 3-4 coats of paint.
 Another big project in the room was making a cabinet underneath the counter for laundry baskets. And getting it in the room took a few tries – lol. 
 I also made some little plaques for the front of the laundry baskets with scrpabook paper, mod podge and vinyl. I hot glued them onto the front of the baskets.
 I found a vintage chandelier on Craigslist for $30 from an estate in New Hampshire and had them ship it to me. I love how rusted and old it looks. And my FANTASTIC Father in law came and installed 4 recessed lights. PLUS, he put the chandelier and the recessed lights on separate dimmer switches. So now I have mood lighting in my laundry room!!!!
I installed these sparkly knobs from Rockler – they dress up the cabinets and add a little sparkle to the room. 

The lockers are in an area of the room that used to be a closet. We took the doors off and drywalled the opening. Then I painted the lockers the same off-white as the top cabinets. I added a little vinyl lettering on the bottom drawers. 

 And I found some little frames at Michaels for .50 each. I added a little scrapbook paper behind the frames and then printed out some vinyl letters and put them on top of the glass. {I promise my children have names – they are not just numbers LOL}
I originally had a cork board in the room for school papers. I took the board, covered it with wrapping paper. Secured the paper with glue dots and then made some rolled fabric flowers to dress it up. Then I hung the bulletin board on the back of the door. This way there is still a place for papers, but they are not out in the middle of the room. 
{{And this project — FREE!!}}
Above the sink I added a magnet board. I had this board and it started out blue. I added a few coats of glossy off-white spray paint and voila — it matches my room now. I made a rolled flowers and attached them to magnets with a few dabs of regular Gorilla Glue.

One of the newest sponsors of the DIY Club is Design Divas Vinyl Lettering:
 They sent me a cute Laundry Room vinyl decal and I put it on this mirror that was in my bathroom. I spray painted it Heirloom White. I think the mirror mimics a window in the room.
 Whew!! I think that is everything!! 
Sorry for the long post. To wrap up — I am thrilled with my much lighter and brighter and more organized laundry room. I told my friend the other day, I need to install a comfy chair in here — it’s now my favorite room in  the house!!
 If you’ve made it to the end of this very long post — Thank You!!
Have a Terrific Day!!
XOXO


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Bathroom Redo Sneak Peek & Some Winners {Silhouette}

1 Jul
My bathroom is done – yay! I am so excited. I looked around everywhere for a chandelier and was really sad that all of the ones I found were over $100. So I finally put an add on Freecycle. The next day I had two people that had chandeliers for me for FREE! The one I ended up putting in the bathroom is vintage. The woman who gave it to me said that it’s from the 1940’s. She is remodeling the house and has two larger ones she is going to give me too! 
I also had the opportunity to try out milk paint on this project, which I had never tried before. I can’t wait to show you more!
And now — here’s the winners of a couple of giveaway!
    The winner of the Sparkle & metal Little XO Necklace is #12:
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I just liked sparkle and metal on fb! Real Life Reslers

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 And, the super great Silhouette deal ends on July1st. It will save you over $130!!


#1) AWESOME PROMO (running now through July 1st)
 If you buy the Silhouette between now and July 1st you will get the following:
 – $50 off the Silhouette Craft Cutter
– 2 rolls of vinyl (Valued at $15.98)
– 1 roll of transfer tape (Valued at $7.99)
– Scraper (Valued at $6.99)
– Home Décor CD (Valued at $50)
– $10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store
– Cutting Blade
– 2 Cutting Mats
All for $249.99
A Savings of $130.96
You will get so much crafting done with it!
#2) GOOD PROMO (running from July 2nd through July 7th)
 Buy a machine and receive the following:
 $50 off (receive for $249.99)
2 rolls of Heat transfer ($29.89 value)
$10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store
Cutting Blade
2 Cutting Mats
All for $249.99
A savings of $89.98
Remember to type in ‘Tater’ at checkout to receive these prices!

HERE is the link to the Silhouette site.

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me by Friday night at midnight, otherwise I will need to draw new winners.
XOXO

Bathroom Redo Sneak Peek & Some Winners {Silhouette}

1 Jul
My bathroom is done – yay! I am so excited. I looked around everywhere for a chandelier and was really sad that all of the ones I found were over $100. So I finally put an add on Freecycle. The next day I had two people that had chandeliers for me for FREE! The one I ended up putting in the bathroom is vintage. The woman who gave it to me said that it’s from the 1940’s. She is remodeling the house and has two larger ones she is going to give me too! 
I also had the opportunity to try out milk paint on this project, which I had never tried before. I can’t wait to show you more!
And now — here’s the winners of a couple of giveaway!
    The winner of the Sparkle & metal Little XO Necklace is #12:
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I just liked sparkle and metal on fb! Real Life Reslers

Ginny from Hey Gin
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 And, the super great Silhouette deal ends on July1st. It will save you over $130!!


#1) AWESOME PROMO (running now through July 1st)
 If you buy the Silhouette between now and July 1st you will get the following:
 – $50 off the Silhouette Craft Cutter
– 2 rolls of vinyl (Valued at $15.98)
– 1 roll of transfer tape (Valued at $7.99)
– Scraper (Valued at $6.99)
– Home Décor CD (Valued at $50)
– $10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store
– Cutting Blade
– 2 Cutting Mats
All for $249.99
A Savings of $130.96
You will get so much crafting done with it!
#2) GOOD PROMO (running from July 2nd through July 7th)
 Buy a machine and receive the following:
 $50 off (receive for $249.99)
2 rolls of Heat transfer ($29.89 value)
$10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Download Store
Cutting Blade
2 Cutting Mats
All for $249.99
A savings of $89.98
Remember to type in ‘Tater’ at checkout to receive these prices!

HERE is the link to the Silhouette site.

Congratulations ladies! Please contact me by Friday night at midnight, otherwise I will need to draw new winners.
XOXO

I want to Spotlight YOU!

18 Jun
Would you like to share an idea or tutorial on Tatertots & Jello?
I would love to spotlight YOU.
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I am working on some big decorating/remodeling projects this Summer and will be keeping you updated with those, but to fill in days when I am knee deep in paint or power tools, I am going to be featuring great ideas/projects! I love sharing new blogs and creative people with my readers. So this is your chance to show off your Craftiness!
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This is what I am looking for:
  • Original Projects with Tutorials
  • Great pictures

Plus you get a nifty little button – lol:

Here are the weeks I have open. I will fill the spots on a first come basis. You can always email me your post early if you want to do it ahead of time too.
  • June 28th (2 spots)
  • July 5th (3 spots)
  • July 12 (3 spots)
  • July 19th (3 spots)
  • July 26th (3 spots)
  • August 2nd (3 spots)
  • August 9th (3 spots)
  • August 16th (3 spots)
  • August 23rd (3 spots)
  • August 30th (2 spots)
I will be posting pictures of my projects as I work on them. Here’s the one I am currently working on:
My half bath. I have sanded it down and primed the cabinet. The next step is paint, then I am doing a Board & Batten treatment. I am painting the cabinet and board and batten: 
Heavy Cream = cabinet and board & batten wall treament
 
Blue Fir = Ceiling (squeal!) and accents
Arrowroot = wall above the wall treatment and accents!
I am hoping it turns out similar to these lovely rooms: 

Some other projects in the works for me this summer are:
  • Redoing my laundry room 
  • Repainting my kitchen island
  • Finishing up my Master Bedroom Redo (someday, right?)
  • More wall treatments (I’m a little addicted to wainscoting)
And that’s what I’m up to. Now back to the sanding for me. Oh, did I mention that the entire room is done with this river rock finish that I inherited when we bought the house 8 years ago? I have to sand the finish off before I can paint.
Leave me a comment or send me an email at jennifer@tatertotsandjello.com if you are interested in doing a tutorial so I can spotlight your blog! 
The Weekend Wrap Up Party starts tonight at 8 PM (MST). 
Come link up YOUR ideas so I can feature YOU!
XOXO

I ♥ the Dollar Store

15 Jun
I just love the Dollar Store.

There are so many potential projects inside! 
Some of my favorite Dollar Store projects I have made have been:
Tiered Dollar store Tray made out of Pizza Pans
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It’s the Dollar Store Challenge this week!

Heather from Dollar Store Crafts is the guest judge over at The CSI Project this week! 

Come link up your Dollar Store projects and you can win one of TWO $20 gift certificates to {shey}*b!
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And, come check out the Cupcake Carnival over at Attempting Creative! She’s having all sorts of fun cupcake crafts, recipes and giveaways!
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XOXO

More Great Ideas & Some Winners!

10 Jun
Holy cow – it’s Thursday already! 
How did this happen? I am having a ball with no school – time is just flying by! Here are more wonderful ideas that were shared in the Weekend Wrap Up Party!
I am in love with these spray painted Dollar Store Trays @ Joy’s Hope
 
Can you believe that this mirror project is partially made out of old cereal boxes? AMAZING! @ Under the Table and Dreaming
If I had a little boy, I would totally make one of these Car Initial Shirts (there’s a pocket for toy cars on the shirt) @ Dragonfly Designs
 Gorgeous Framed Burlap Sack @ Room to Inspire
Learn how to make these beautiful Ceramic-looking Flowers @ The Scrap Shoppe
I absolutely love this idea — make a Fabric Bike Bucket @  Noodlehead
How beautiful are these Beachy Dollar Store Hurricanes? @ Decor Chick
Such a cute little Tooth Fairy Pillow @ Not So Idle Hands
Learn how to make this Amazing Rope decoration @ Boogie Board Cottage
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Spruce up your pots with this Anthro-inspired Pot Tutorial @ Cute As A Button
I LOVE the colors and the lids she used in this Mason Jar Lid wreath from Jessica @ Lemon Tree Creations
Turn an old chair into a Super Cool Swing @ Peppertowne

 Wow – such detail in this Pottery Barn-inspired Table Runner @ Pretty ‘n Peach

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Such a fun Paris Room Redo {look at that pallet} @ This is How We Roll

 Make this little Rocker Tee for your little guy {with template}  @ Cute as a Fox
 Could this high chair be any cooler? Love this laminated fabric! @ Sew Can Do

And the winners of the  lilsteinstyles 4th of July Giveaway are:
Jessica @ A Few of My favorite Things — who showed us how to curl our hair with a straightener. So helpful!
 And the second winner is ————
Jami June 5, 2010 3:00 PM
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 of July Girls Red, White and Blue Ruffle Boy Beater Tank Size 12mo - 8
 And don’t forget to check out  lilsteinstyles for more adorable clothes and cute accessories for your kids!
A Couple more Winners! The winner of The Uppercase Living Wall Art Giveaway is:  #49
Amy May 31, 2010 2:32 PM
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For the photo I would use a wedding picture, too. 🙂 https://i0.wp.com/api.ning.com/files/GGYFPjIJey0UHvMKsvorD-Abw4C3d05ILMPFVU-EnYwj6eSw8Zky*H4yRLDQRl8Fh8pTjQLi-jMBzHEUQWIkv6Pb5ygooxMq/beautifulbaby.jpg If YOU would like to earn free vinyl products you can book a “Catalog Party”and Elizabeth @ Uppercase Living will work with you to set that up. And if you book a “Catalog Party” between now and July 12th, you can earn even more free items. You can also contact her about becoming a Uppercase Living consultant – it’s a great way to earn money while working primarily from home — there is also a great deal right now if you might be interested in becoming a consultant. HERE is Elizabeth’s website and you can contact her directly if you might be interested in doing that.

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 And the winner of the Mrs. Fields Father’s Day Cookie Giveaway is:  #113
Remember to check out Mrs. Field’s blog — Mrs. Field’s Secrets for great recipes and giveaways!
Congratulations ladies – send me an email!
Another fun tutorial is coming up tomorrow!
XOXO