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The Lady Room Project

My house is my favorite hobby, and the last six months I’ve been at work on my “Lady Room.” 

One of the bedrooms is very small, and previously we used it as a guest room with a twin bed. I think we had two house guests in the three years we lived there, so it really didn’t get used very much. Pinterest inspired me to display my wedding dress, which led to the idea to turn the spare bedroom into a walk-in closet. 

And it’s FINALLY finished! 

Here’s a before shot. (Yes, that is golf wallpaper border. Ugh). 

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And here are my after photos:

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I thrifted almost everything in the room. Here’s my grand total:

  • Paint Supplies: $25
  • Shelf Wood and Hardware: $35
  • Baskets: $25 (for all three — 60% off at JoAnn’s!)
  • Vanity Table: $20 at Goodwill (refinished with paint and supplies that were on hand)
  • Vanity Chair: Free from a friend
  • Dress form: $25 on Craigslist
  • Mirror: $40 at Walmart
  • Shoe Curio Cabinet: $100 on Craigslist 
  • Chair: $45 from local consignment shop
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$315 Grand Total

I love this room so much. It is nice to start the day getting ready in my own space with no dude stuff in the way! And I love getting to see my wedding gown everyday. It’s so much nicer than stuffing it in a closet for all eternity. I have couple more small things to add — some hooks for inside the small closet (not pictured) to hang bags and belts. I may add a few small pieces of artwork to the walls, but I really enjoy the clutter-free look, so that’s only if I find something I can’t live without. 

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Crock Pot Lasagna Fail

Crock Pot Lasagna Fail

Epic Fail.

I loved the idea of making lasagna in your crock pot when I saw it on Pinterest. It turns out, you can’t. At least not the way I want to do it.

I tested this out over night so dinner would not be ruined if it didn’t work out. I was very suspicious it was not going to work. I woke up to mushy noodles and burnt.

If you want to attempt this yourself, brave souls, I suggest you try it on a weekend when you are home and have a couple of hours to watch it (but then what’s the point?). This is not a “set it and forget it” thing. I put my crock pot on the lowest 10 hour setting and this was my result at 6:30 a.m.

So, you heard it here, kids. Crock pot lasagna is not a thing. 🙂

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Today I did a project from my Pinterest board, a River Stone Trivet. I bought a bag of rocks from the dollar store and two black felt sheets from Walmart.

I used one of my pots to outline a circle on the felt, and then cut it out and hot glued the stones to the felt. The whole thing took about 30 minutes and I spent a grand total $1.46 in supplies.

I think they have a certain rustic charm, and it gave me something to do on a Sunday afternoon.