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August 20, 2014

18 Clever Bedroom Storage Ideas

When we set about making an extra room into an exercise/office/storage/play/guest room - it was a project. I chronicled our journey to a made over guest room from messy pile of crap to much more organized space that achieved the 5 rooms in 1 we had been looking for! Part of this success was because of a genius corner bed situation. I found the idea in a Pottery Barn catalog (but couldn't afford), so I set about making my own. 

We started with this: 


And got this:



We LOVE the look, and all of the storage. Not only do we have the storage you see below the bed, but the other sides of the bed have the same storage and the middle table part is a HUGE box - that we can hide all of the large, annoying stuffed animals that come along :)

Now, as we move on to other rooms in the home, I want the same amount of storage... think it is possible? I created a Bedroom Storage Ideas board on Hometalk to keep track of my storage ideas - and I think I have found some really good ideas that I am excited to share with you!


You can follow me on Hometalk - to see all of the new projects coming from Delight Creative Designs and all of the fun ideas I am clipping to my boards from other bloggers!

June 20, 2014

Happy 4th of July! {Repost}

My birthday is the 4th of July - yes, as most people respond 'YOU ARE A FIRECRACKER!' I have to share my birthday with a national holiday and it took me quite a few years to realize the fireworks were not just for me, good play parents ;)

Holiday Printables - July 4th

 Here is the 4th of July printable... Happy Independence Day all! I hope you enjoy friends, family, watermelon, fireworks and more!


Want to remove the watermark? NOW you can buy this printable ($5 USD) and I will send you a file without the watermark and ready to print!

All earnings are going towards our adoption fund - thank you so much for your support! 


Like all the rest, or in case you are new - print and cut off the white. If your printer does it right (ha!) - you should be able to make it fit in an 8x10" frame perfectly. 




This printable is intended for in home, private use. Under no circumstances may you this image and/or document for any type of mass production. You must give credit and link to DelightCreativeDesigns.com anywhere this image and/or document is posted online. You may not resell any images and/or documents found on this site as they are or altered in any way. You may not use this image and/or document to raise funds, make profit, or otherwise receive money from the use of this image. If you would like to use the image for anything outside of these terms, please feel free to contact me at naomi@delightcreativedesigns.com.


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June 18, 2014

The (kind of) NEW Kitchen

I have learned getting projects done with a baby in tow is a little bit harder than it used to be. However, we still have projects that we want to get done. We are planning quite a few updates in the kitchen and I am excited to share what will be coming to the blog soon!


Affordable Kitchen Updates

Countertops
Our kitchen counters have already been DIYed more than once. First I tried plain countertop paint, it was too flat (ha, but seriously, no dimension to the color made it bland), then we tried a sponge paint concoction, which gave depth, but it scratched easily. THEN, we found our favorite - ENCORE Concrete Countertops. We are using the ENCORE Countertop Solution again - this time in a much lighter color. You can purchase the solution for under $200 on their website or Amazon. 

Faucet
A faucet is an easy way to change the entire look of your countertop space. They can be modern, traditional, short, tall, etc. We were looking for something shorter than what we had. Faucets can be as cheap as $60-70 and go all the way up to $500-$600. Of course, I would recommend something in your range of affordability. We are excited to be updating our faucet to something more traditional in style. 

Cabinets
This one is still up in the air - I am thinking painting. But not sure on the color. We are receiving swatches in the mail today, so hopefully I can find something I like. I was especially excited to find this easy to use solution from Nuvo Cabinet Paint, and will be using it if we indeed decide to paint. You can purchase Nuvo paint from their website for $69.95 for the entire kit. 

Knobs and Pulls
We already changed these out last time, it completely changes the look of the room - and it keeps grimy hands off of the cabinets to save the finish. I am thinking of changing them again this time - if we do, I will definitely be headed to D Lawless hardware. They have so many options for knobs and pulls, and great pricing!

So keep watching for the updates - we are so excited for some modern changes in the kitchen!

June 13, 2014

Bible Verse Printable - Trust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. -Proverbs 3:5

Bible Verse Printable - Trust



I know, I said I would stick with the top 100 searched verses from BibleGateway - and I am - just more slowly than planned! 

Sometimes we all need a reminder to trust God. In our journey to pick up our son - there were MANY "opportunities" for me to lean on God, because there was nothing else I could do. I needed HIM to get me through each step of the way. 


Want to remove the watermark? NOW you can buy this printable ($5 USD) and I will send you a file without the watermark and ready to print!

All earnings are going towards our adoption fund - thank you so much for your support! 



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June 6, 2014

Inspiration Post: Kitchen

Now that I am working from home - I am getting tired of some of the rooms in my house. If I am spending all day every day here, I might need to make some changes!

 For now - I head to pinterest to find inspiration for some updates in the kitchen.



When we moved in, I knew I wanted to change the kitchen - but I didn't know if I should paint the cabinets or stain the cabinets. I went with a dark gel stain and actually really like the look. But - many of the other changes in the kitchen were pretty budget - like the wainscoting back-splash and the vinyl floor tiles.

Maybe you can help me decide on the new look?

Backsplash - colored mosaic or white subway tiles?



Countertop - we actually really like the concrete, but might change the color... go lighter or is the  dark ok? 

Image from: Paradise Remodeling and Building



That's all the decisions I can deal with today - maybe next week we will tackle some more changes :)


May 30, 2014

Inspiration Post: Built-In's

We LOVE our built-ins, but we are finding there is too much display space and not enough HIDE THE CRAP FROM THE PEOPLE VISITING space... so, a new project, re-work the built-ins. Why? Because I need some things to do around here!



So - without further delay - here is what I am loving for built-in inspiration:

The drama of floor to ceiling

A White, yet colorful built-in + counter space!
This amazing lite-up version
This gorgeous grey Built-In

Ok, there is my inspiration - any that stick out to you? Or new ideas you can provide? 

May 7, 2014

Bible Verse Printable - Strength

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Bible Verse Printable - Strength



Want to remove the watermark? NOW you can buy this printable ($5 USD) and I will send you a file without the watermark and ready to print!

All earnings are going towards our adoption fund - thank you so much for your support! 


Like all the rest, or in case you are new - print and cut off the white. If your printer does it right (ha!) - you should be able to make it fit in an 8x10" frame perfectly. 




This printable is intended for in home, private use. Under no circumstances may you this image and/or document for any type of mass production. You must give credit and link to DelightCreativeDesigns.com anywhere this image and/or document is posted online. You may not resell any images and/or documents found on this site as they are or altered in any way. You may not use this image and/or document to raise funds, make profit, or otherwise receive money from the use of this image. If you would like to use the image for anything outside of these terms, please feel free to contact me at naomi@delightcreativedesigns.com.


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April 30, 2014

Free Printable - Called

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28

My goal was design my way through the 100 most read bible verses at Bible Gateway, so week #3 and one more printable! Thanks so much for following my blog :)

Free Printable - Called


You click here to download a much higher quality file of this printable. Cut off the white and it fits in an 8x10 frame. You can also use it online - just make sure to give me credit! :)

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The background photo came from FreeImages.com

This printable is intended for in home, private use. Under no circumstances may you this image and/or document for any type of mass production. You must give credit and link to DelightCreativeDesigns.com anywhere this image and/or document is posted online. You may not resell any images and/or documents found on this site as they are or altered in any way. You may not use this image and/or document to raise funds, make profit, or otherwise receive money from the use of this image. If you would like to use the image for anything outside of these terms, please feel free to contact me at naomi@delightcreativedesigns.com.



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