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Hi there Idea Room fans! We’re simply thrilled to be a part of Amy’s new Fall Festival series and share our latest DIY Fall decor with you today:

Fall-Crafts

 

To introduce ourselves, we are Kelli & Kristi of Lolly Jane, an eclectic DIY blog chalk full of home decor tutorials, home improvement projects, crafts, free printables and even a tasty recipe or two. We would love for you to pop by sometime and say hi! Today we’re going to show you how to create a simple piece of art from an unused cabinet door in just a few steps. After designing a few autumn phrases, we cut in out in vinyl to use as a stencil, applied the paint in fall hues and distressed the heck out of the cabinet door, in true Lolly Jane style! Fall-Sign If you don’t have a cabinet door lying around in your decor closet collecting dust available, feel free to simply print our design and place in an 8×10 frame to spruce up your fall space! Fall-Decor Click HERE to download your own :) Free-Fall-Downloads We have learned it can be easy to make something from nothing. (Stay tuned next week to see our upcycled grapevine wreath Kristi pulled from the trash!) A big thanks to Amy for letting us be her guesties today! We hope we have inspired you to start decorating for fall in an inexpensive way. Take a peek at a few of our other fall projects:

Patterned pumpkins | Pumpkin Trio Blocks | Framed Pumpkin Wreath

For more holiday ideas be sure to visit our tutorials page, stop by our FB, Twitter or Pinterest boards. Happy Fall, ya’ll!

Thanks so much ladies. I just love this sign as it has all the things on there that I love about fall. So happy to have Kelli and Kristi here today sharing with us some of their great talents.  I wish I had an awesome twin to craft with :)!!  Be sure to stop on over to Lolly Jane and say hello!  –Amy

Vinyl Wall Decals

I am so excited to share with you this fun addition I recently added to my girls bathroom.  My husband and I recently updated this bathroom but still had several little projects within the bathroom we wanted to complete.  One of which was to add some fun decorative vinyl wall decals in boxes of our picture frame wainscoting wall boxes.  I really love how it turned out and how it adds just a little bit of femininity, interest and color to the room.

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It is a white vinyl decorative decal that I got from my friend Shelley from House of Smith’s, who also has a fun shop, House of Smith’s Designs, in which she sells a lot of her great home décor items.  We were able to take the measurements of my wall boxes and was able to design them to fit into my space.  We came up with a fun design that I knew would be perfect for my room. 

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I took this picture of me with my cell phone the day I went to her house to work on it with her.  Can you tell which room of hers I am standing in front of?  Haha!  I couldn’t resist getting a picture of me in front of her “famous landmark”.  And by the way, her house is just as fabulous in real life!  Some of you already saw this picture when I shared it with you on Facebook!

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I simply painted inside of the picture frame wainscoting the same color of paint we used on the bathroom walls.  The paint color is Upward by Sherwin Williams in a semi-gloss finish.  If you are interested in seeing how we made the picture frame wainscoting for these walls you can find the tutorial here:

Picture Frame Wainscoting Tutorial

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Then I simply peeled the vinyl off of the backing and had my husband help me line it up just right so that it fit perfectly into the box.  This was the hardest part.  We did not take any pictures since it took both of us and I did not want to get it on there crooked.  It did take the two of us too to make sure that we got it on there smoothly as well.

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We started smoothing it on in the middle and then pushed outwards and up with a little flat scraper so that any air bubbles would be pushed up and out to the top, bottom and sides.  Then after it was firmly attached, we peeled the backing off very carefully!

I am so happy with how it turned out.  The bathroom is so fresh and clean feeling.  Unfortunately right before I took this picture…I had to clean the big globs of toothpaste my girls had left in the sick this morning after brushing their teeth…*sigh*!  Please tell me I am not the only one whose kids do that!

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This large mirror was just a regular builder’s grade mirror that we framed in using some base boards.  Isn’t that one of the longest bathroom mirrors? Good thing I guess since three teenage girls will be “sharing” it here in a few years…{pray for me}!!! If you are interested in seeing how we did that you can find the tutorial I shared here:

Framing in a Builder’s Grade Mirror

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My husband and I also built the shelf that have hooks on it for the girl’s towels.  We had a towel bar in there….but with three girls…that was not working out well.  There was only room for 2 towels and for some reason the girls could never seem to hang the towels back up on the rack.  So this new system is working out pretty well for us!  For the Shelf Tutorial you can go here:

DIY Bathroom Shelf With Towel Hooks

We also painted the cabinets white.  I am so happy that we did.  It made such a difference in the overall appearance of the room.  The 35 year old cabinets were pretty beat up.  I will share some more on that at a later time.  There are a few more little updates I plan to make in there shortly before this room officially gets the “finished” approval.  And of course I will share them with you when I get to them.  Baby steps….right? Oh…and since I am sure SOMEONE is going to ask…the shower curtain was from Target online…and I LOVE it!

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