How to design and build the lumberjack bedroom bunk beds + FREE PLANS

February 3rd, 2015

Hi everyone! Mr. Project here. I don’t usually post here, in fact, I usually just work in the background or on the sidelines. You could say I’m something of the 6th man or mascot of the project girl. She’s the REAL awesome here. You can check out the other post I wrote about how to get started building kitchen cabinets.

Jen Allyson got invited to remake a room for the circuit design space star contest and she came up with the idea to re-do the boys room at our home (you can find a tour of the room here) And you can VOTE for the room (it only takes 2 seconds) here.

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Jen knew that she wanted unique bunk beds in the room, she put together a basic sketch of her idea and then created a line drawing in adobe illustrator. I used that to create a 3D rendering of the design in Google Sketchup, so that I could make sure all my dimensions were correct and figure out the construction of the beds.

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You can download the free bunkbed plan in Sketchup HERE  – you’ll need a free copy of Google Sketchup to open them

There were a few things we wanted to accomplish with the bunk beds including -

1. Create something unique and interesting looking

2. Create a reading space for the boys

3. Make everything “knock down” so we can take the beds with us if we ever decided to move, while at the same time . . .

4. Make it look build in, and custom.

Step 1 – Create your plans.

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Geometric Banner using Cricut Explore

January 31st, 2015

Welcome to my blog, The Project Girl! I recently decorated my son’s room in a lumberjack theme, and this is one of my many projects that I created using my Cricut Explore. This room design is part of a competition, and if you love my 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!

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One of my favorite projects from the Lumberjack Room I designed, was this geometric banner. It’s just a great 3-dimensional piece.

Supplies:

Cricut Explore

Score Stylus

Paper

Ad tech Glue Runner

Bone Folder

To create this banner, I started by cutting AND SCORING the diamond shapes with my cricut explore.

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Then I folded all my scored tabs and lines using a bone folder to get nice crisp lines. A bone folder is one of my favorite craft tools.

theprojectgirl-geometricbanner-2I did this for all the diamond boxes I wanted to create, and then I used my Ad tech glue runner to glue the boxes together. I also ran the string through the boxes  while glueing them so that I wouldn’t have to attempt to string them together afterwards. This way the string goes through the middle of the boxes as well. 
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And here’s the final product, a lovely geometric banner!

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The Project Girl + Little Sun Hat – Limited Edition Collection + Giveaway

January 30th, 2015

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I am beyond excited about this partnership! Little Sun Hat is using a selection of my fabrics to create an exclusive limited edition valentine collection! Their bonnets and caps are beyond cute, mix in some reds, pinks, and white, and I am practically giddy at how cute they turned out.

Now I just need a baby girl! But since that isn’t going to happen for who knows how long, I’ll have to settle for hoarding these adorable little sun hats!

To purchase one of these hats visit The Little Sun Hat shop. I recommend signing up for their email list to get a 10% off coupon.

We are also hosting a giveaway starting today 1/30-2/2 on each of our instagram accounts. To enter, follow Little Sun Hat & The Project Girl and then leave a comment on the image that you see below. In your comment you’ll need to tag two friends. We will EACH pick a winner from our comments on the morning on 2/3. So that means that you have 2 chances of winning if you comment on both of our accounts!

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I know that some of you aren’t on instagram, so I am going to have a little giveaway for commenters here as well. Just leave a comment below telling me which of the valentine bonnet or caps is your favorite, and I’ll choose one random winner on tuesday (2/3) to win that hat.