Welcome to my blog, The Project Girl! This room design is part of a competition! If you love my son’s lumberjack room, I am hoping that you will take a second to go and vote for me on the Cricut Facebook Page (you don’t need a Facebook account). Thanks so much for your help, every vote is greatly appreciated!
The big day is here!!! 6 Weeks ago I was given my Cricut Design Star Challenge FINAL round assignment. The 5 finalists were to re-decorate a room with the help of the cricut explore, $1000 budget, and $500 in Cricut supplies. Off to the races through Christmas, and New Years, and CHA, and ALT! It’s been a really busy 6 weeks for me, but all the late-nights have paid off and I’m soooo excited to reveal my room makeover to you! I have 2 boys and I was just loving this plaid/lumberjack craze so much, that I created a lumberjack themed kids room! With bunk beds!
Cricut also asked me to create a video to go with the room reveal. Check it out here (disable pop-up blocker to see):
(this is totally my first video and I edited it and everything. scary!):
It’s still airy and bright, but so much more pazazz and I love how all the white and black make all the plaid and buffalo check just pop. I also want to take this moment to point out that I designed the duvet covers and used black iron-on to create the patterns on them. They totally MAKE the room, but so many people I’ve show them to think that I bought them!
The desk area is so great. I actually had purchased the desk a few weeks prior to this assignment, and was so incredibly happy that I picked the right color! The brackets I had ordered 6 months ago from West Elm clearance. This room was totally meant to be!
One of the biggest reasons I wanted to do a bunk bed was for the loft space beneath. The perfect place for a little cozy reading of all our favorite baby lit books. My boys love it so much already.
I created what feels like a million projects for this room using my Cricut (I definitely put it through it’s paces). One of my favorites is this log pillow. I ironed on the wood grain, made some end circles, and hoped for the best. My sewing skills are somewhat lacking, but after all these contoured pillows, I think I have a whole new skill!
My boys’ favorite is the saw (easy to throw!).
And my favorite is this stump, complete with Mr. Project and my initials <3
I sewed A LOT of pillows. This last one, I couldn’t believe that the Cricut would cut (neither did my instagram followers). I found this incredibly thick white fur at the fabric store. As I was working on my projects, I thought I would just try to make a bison out of the fur. I didn’t think it would really work, it was just a test (I’m always trying to find something I CAN’T cut on the Cricut). But it totally cut! Amazing I tell you!
And such a cool project too! I’ll post more details this coming week.
I used regular vinyl for a lot of projects too. The Tree is stuck right to the wall. The LOVE is on a birch cut I found at Michaels, and the LUM BER JACK is red vinyl on a small square frame (right on the glass). I also used the pen feature on the explore and had it draw the awesome “Wander For A Bit” art (available in the design space). I found the bison print on Etsy and just had to have it.
I used vinyl on a frame to create this geometric bison (on the glass) with buffalo check fabric (under the glass). And the cricut drew the mountain print below.
To create the clipboard, I mod-podged paper that I printed with my design, and then accented it with a vinyl cut scallop not he bottom. The clouds I cut by hand (thick cork is the only thing I have found that won’t cut, it’s too thick to go in the rollers, so I can’t really blame the machine) and painted white.
I really wanted to create an art piece with a big piece of a trunk. This is about 18″ around and it took a bit of work to get it looking like this! I’ll post more about that later, the white is vinyl and a design that I created because my son’s name is Oliver.
I found these adorable Axe Hooks at West elm and just had to have them for the room. I wanted to ground all the white with a bold vinyl saying and “be brave” seemed simple and poignant for my little boys growing up in this scary world.
And one more REALLY big vinyl to finish off the room. It seems so much bigger in real life, and I love the whimsical stars (from the Cricut Design Space) That make it so sweet.
And speaking of stars. I cut a bunch out of white window cling and placed them on this mason jar Pendant that I made for the reading area. They are super easy to pull off and put back on, maybe we’ll change them out for each holiday .
And here’s the room again. It’s such a fun fun space for my boys to play and learn. And I really am dying about those white/black buffalo check curtains (that I sewed! Don’t be too impressed, I haven’t hemmed them yet).
Thanks so much for getting this far on my lumberjack room tour. This contest is now open for voting so click over and vote for my room! For more updates sign up for my newsletter, follow me on instagram, and join my Facebook page.
I’d also like to quickly thank Cricut for this great opportunity, it’s been a lot of work, but super fun and challenging.
Fabric for curtains: $60
Fabric for pillows etc.: $70
Duvet covers: $60
Bison Art: $30
Bed Hardware: $60
Flannel Sheets: $120
Red Shams: $70
Diamond Rug: $100
White Rug: $30
Pendant Kit: $30
White Desk Lamp: $24
Total Room Budget: $910
Mr. Project built the beds out of wood that we had lying around. And A lot of items were repurposed or things we had already!