I found these great black storage benches at Walmart. They were $60 each. They hold so much stuff and I could definitely use all the storage space I can get! They were very plain looking so I made some cushions for the back of them. I wrapped batting and fabric around foam core board. I used upholstery pins to make them tufted. I hot glued buttons over the upholstery pins.
Project #2 - Stools!
I spray painted paint buckets and lids then made simple cushions by wrapping batting and fabric over foam core board. I added a little ruffle and ribbon to spice them up! I love that I can store stuff inside of them. I was SO happy with these until one of my little darlings saw them and said, "Look! She even made matching trash cans!" :)
Project #3 - Lamp!
I just covered a plain lamp shade with some leftover fabric and added a ruffle to the bottom. This was a really simple project, but it really adds to the room!
Project #4 - Shelves!
I bought these plain wooden shelves at Joann's. I took off the hooks and spray painted them. I hot glued ribbon on them and then screwed the hooks back on. This is perfect for hanging the headphones at my listening center. I have made a couple more shelves like this, but left the hooks off. I have many of these little book characters. They did not all fit on one shelf, so I had to add more. They look a lot cuter spread out a bit.
I LOVE doing crafty DIY projects! These are just a few of the things that I am finished with. I have several more projects in the works! Thanks for reading about my room makeover. This is only the beginning!