Tuesday, April 3, 2012

67 Ha! I Labeled a Wall Now Too....

Does my labeling madness ever end?  I wonder that often...

Here is the story of the labeled playroom wall...

I went thrifting and found this super fantastic sunburst mirror:


I know that the rustic-ness of it all may be appealing to most, but I couldn't wait to paint it.  Sorry, I know some of your are cringing...

This was WAY back when we were doing the bedroom moulding project... I thought I would paint the mirror and use it above the bed... maybe add some letters?


When the time came, it was a bit cheesy for me.  The word LOVE above our bed was adorable, but it looked like it belonged in a little girls room, we ended up just borrowing the living room mirror for a bit and loved that so much more.


What to do, what to do?

Then, I started working on our playroom.  I really want to add storage, add better seating and pull the whole space together and call it donzo!  We painted the entertainment center....


But something was still missing and I knew exactly what is was.  The letters!

The kids boo'd me about using the white "Love" letters.  So did the hubs.  And they were right.  It's a playroom after all.  And it's for little guys...

So, we brainstormed other word ideas, BOYS... TOYS... Toys!  Toys it was.  Because that is what the room is all about!


So out came the wood letters and spray paint:


Two coats later the color dried so nice!  Loved it!  {To spray paint the mirror, I just cut a piece of newspaper down to size and stuck it inside the ring of the mirror, a little paint got on the mirror, but it was easy to carefully scrape off with a razor blade once the paint was completely dry.}


We just used a level and some picture hanging command strips to pop those babies up on the wall.  Even renters can enjoy this fun project!


It adds such a fun element to the room!


The wooden letters are 12" and were found at JoAnn's for around $5.99 each {but the hubs and I each used a 40% off coupon!}

Making for a fantastically fun wall labeled before and after!

BEFORE:


 AFTER:

Have I gone too far?  What's the craziest thing that you have labeled?

67 comments:

  1. I love that! It looks wonderful.

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  2. So when I first read the blog post title I pictured little white label-er type labels on the wall and thought of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory because he labels everything in his apartment.

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    1. Lol this is exactly what I thought!!!

      I love what you've actually done though, looks so cute!

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  3. That is so cute Jen I love that idea and the color really does pop! And what a great thrift score, I'd love to find a great mirror like that at a great price:)

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  4. Love it! The green came out so well and looks great on the wall!

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  5. Super CUTE ~what an awesome way to make a room fun!

    Stacy
    http://creativemrssmith.blogspot.com/

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  6. The craziest thing I ever labeled was the clear egg container that is in our fridge that holds our eggs..yep, I labeled that baby EGGS even though it was completely see-through and it only holds eggs. My husband laughed but I told him the label was pretty and everything else in the fridge was labeled and that egg container looked plain and like it didn't fit and it needed a pretty label!

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  7. I love it! I wish I could find fun finds like that in my area!

    Tabitha
    http://tabadilly.blogspot.com

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  8. Several years ago my sister-in-law gave me a great label maker and she joked that the next time she would see my husband, he would have a label of "husband" across his forehead. :-)

    Love the project - its those things that make a house a home.

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  9. very cute! I love what it brings to the room! :)

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  10. Great idea! Love the color too :))

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  11. I don't think this is crazy at all and I think it looks great!

    The craziest labelling I ever did was two Christmases ago. I had my label maker at work because we were organizing our archives and my boss was off so I labelled everything on his desk. EVERYTHING. Some were normal but some were cheeky (I labelled all of his drawers as "snacks" and his headphones as "noise blockers" and his stuffed Dilbert as "my doll".) He kept finding new labels for days on end.

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    1. Hahaha! That is so funny, "my doll." I love it.

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  12. Jen, you are a genius. Now THAT is a clever and awesome use of the starburst mirror. Way to kick it up a notch! :)

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  13. Love the mirror painted. Also love my Silhouette SD. I'm way back in the stone ages and just about to try vinyl. I have 3 or 4 projects lined up: Silhouette of our terrier on his treat jar; Lower Stairway doing the "Family Established Initial," Paint and initial my lazy susan and Subway Art verses for my pantry (for me :P)

    Thanks so much for sharing your home and ideas with us!

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  14. Ha, you did label a wall. At least it's cute {and so are you. :)} Funny that your boys nixed LOVE. Too much testosterone for that.

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  15. bahahahaha!!!!! I have a "wall label" that says "FLY" [hubster is a pilot] and another that says "LOVE"

    We're so ocd I love it! Walls deserve a little organization too =) always!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

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  16. So brilliant! it looks great! You know, adds that je ne sais qua.

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  17. I love the mirror acting as the "O", very cute. I'm thinking of labeling our playroom wall with giant metal letters I found at a flea market, that spell P-L-A-Y.

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  18. It's crazy how that truly completes the wall. LOVE! Another great job:)

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  19. I bet all of these labeled spaces have helped your boys to read over the years. :-) Super cute! I love the green color that you picked. Using a starburst mirror for the "O" makes it decoratively fabulous.

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  20. As for labeling walls, I have a sign above my cooktop in my kitchen that says "EAT", a sign above my sons bed that says "ETHAN" and I recently made a rustic looking sign for my baby's room that says "CARTER". I am way in love with that sign. Even pinned it on pinterest if you want to peak.
    http://pinterest.com/pin/247627679481238293/

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  21. SO CUTE! Great job... thanks for sharing. Jalon

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  22. I love it, what a great idea!

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  23. I cringed just a little :) but it looks great green and on the wall. Good job!

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  24. My mother is a real labeling nut. Once she even labeled our lightswitch:

    http://brittanysbigsky.blogspot.com/2010/07/packing-is-party.html

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  25. Do you mind sharing the brand/name of the green you used? It's great, and greens are hard to get just right! Thanks.

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    1. Hi Laura!

      It's Rustoleum 2x Spray in Eden. I really like it!

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  26. You are amazingly creative!

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  27. Wow Jen! Looks really cute! I would've never thought of that idea. I label everything--the craziest thing I've labeled is probably my oldest child's art projects by date/school year--took forever and will probably never be appreciated :-)

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  28. I do like your typography wall art, but silly me, I was expecting to see wall art made out of labels from a label printer. Now my brain is in full gear trying to think of what type of label-maker art I should make, LOL.

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  29. I love it, needed some inspiration for my kids play room.
    Thanks for sharing

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  30. So fun!!

    & great thrifting find! I totally would have snagged that up too.

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  31. I love the sunburst mirror as part of a word- so clever! I can't wait for garage sale season here in Upstate NY- I am hoping I find some steals this year! Thanks for sharing your toy storage and decorating ideas!

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  32. That is so stinkin' CUTE!

    I never comment, as I usually just read your post in my email, but had to come to your blog and post today!

    Lisa

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  33. I personally think the sunburst mirror looks way better painted. It looks fabulous!
    Sharon B.

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  34. Just wanted to say "what a fantastic find!" :) Love that mirror! I did have to giggle though when you said your hubby used a coupoon too. Does your JoAnn's not let you use multiple coupons? Ours does, which is always nice! Anyways, great job as usual!

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  35. I love the green! You are so creative! :)

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  36. I labeled my label maker, but that's normal right?

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    1. That's hilarious. :) I want to get one now and label it.

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  37. Bahaha, I love that Laura labeled her label maker. I just wanted to share my story when my BFF opened my fridge and said, "So the label maker made it to the fridge," and we both just cracked up laughing. I got the idea from you to label bins for quesadillas and sandwiches.

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  38. I love to organize, but I rarely label anything. I think it is leftover from my days of being a preschool teacher. We were required to label everything in the room. Table, chair, floor, wall, you name it. Drove me nuts after a while.

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  39. LOVE this!! I never would have thought a word would look good up there, but it looks fabulous!

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  40. I so LOVE this!!!!! going to have inspiration from this for sure, mmmm....... what can I label??????? Am doing a MAJOR decluttering and it's taking sooo long but getting there. I once had 3 yes 3 households of STUFF here from MIL's estate, SIL to pick up my mum's stuff when she moved etc; finally nearly all gone and now youngest son decides to rent his house out and we now have HIS stuff, groan..............

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  41. LOVE it! SInce I often have my label maker out (I'm a prof. organizer, after all), I'm always having to make labels for my kids...they ask for them! Sometimes the dogs are labeled as well. Labels, labels, everywhere!!

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  42. Absolutely love it! Amazing what a difference it made in the room! So cozy.

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  43. Awesome, so cute!

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  44. I just had to let you know that last week, during all of the huge lottery business, I had all of the money spent already. And I said to myself, "And then after I buy my mom a new house, I'm going to get Jen from iheartorganizing to come and remodel my entire house and I'll pay her like $100,000 because she's just so amazing."

    Sadly, I didn't win anything other than $7. If you're willing to come remodel for $7, let me know! :P

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    1. I love your lottery plans! Just shoot me a note when you win, I would love to partner up ;)

      Seriously, THANK YOU for the super sweet comment! You made my heart smile big!

      xoxo,
      Jen

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  45. Love it! It actually makes the ceiling look higher too. Jen you have me addicted to organising. I'm currently stalking a few eBay listings trying to get a bargain label maker.

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  46. that looks awsome ! what a difference. I really love your blog, it has really inspired me in a few ways, thanks and keep it up !

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  47. I'm in mourning.....can't believe you went through with it. I seriously thought you were joking when you said you were going to paint it.
    :(

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  48. I LOVE it! I think it's great! And I love the color!

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  49. Love this idea! Am already thinking of ways to use this inspiration. Thanks so much.

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  50. Cute idea! I haven't labeled anything too strange yet (I think), but my husband jokes he better not sit still or he might get labeled too!

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  51. I've been wondering how you Labeled the toy baskets under the bench. I saw pictures but I wondered how ...are they picture frames? how did you fasten them?

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    1. Hi there!

      You can find all the details in this post here: http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/2012/05/playroom-progress-basket-labeling.html

      xo!
      Jen

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  52. How did you label the toy baskets under the playroom bench? Lovely, are they picture frames? How do you fasten them?

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