OH MY GOSH. IT”S FINALS WEEK!!!!!!!!!
I cannot believe how quickly this season has past. We’ve gone from 10 amazing crafters all the way down to two finalists. It’s been super-hard to say farewell to our other Season 16 contestantsÂ as we’ve moved forward, but I know they are all cheering on Hayley and Jessica today.
There was no theme for this week’s final project – the girls were allowed to showcase any project they liked. Interestingly, both chose home DIY projects. I don’t know if that will make it harder for you to select the winner or easier, but without any additional preamble let’s get to it!
Jessica, Cutesy Crafts
I’m so excited that I made it to the finale of So You Think You’re Crafty!Â For this final round, I decided to make something that has been on my to-do list for a really long time, an upholstered headboard.Â I wanted to add a little something extra to it, so I stenciled the fabric using a lace!
Home decor fabric can be so expensive, so I decided to try out using a canvas drop cloth instead.Â That’s right, the kind used for painting!Â It was actually surprisingly well made.Â I will definitely be using drop cloths again in the future!
Lay some lace over the top, spray paint, and…
…you’ve got yourself a cute print!Â I love the fact that it’s neutral but still pretty and unique.
This was my first furniture building experience, and I am so pleased with the results!Â The most difficult part was probably fitting the piece of wood into my minivan.Â Seriously, worst hardware store trip EVER!Â It was worth it though, because look what I made!
That’s it!Â I’m so happy to have spent the last ten weeks crafting with all of you!Â I’m gonna go take a nap in my new bed now. – Jessica
The Number Room
Hayley, Welcome to the Mouse House
Hey guys! Â I am SO excited to share my final project with you. Â I have even more photos on my blog for you to check out.
So here is the thing… I had a totally different idea in mind for the final week, but my 6 year old son Ethan wanted something specific, something BIG. Â This is a kid that has never asked for anything and he meant business. Â He wanted a “Number Room”. He has Autism and numbers are his thing…In fact, he calls himself “The Number King,” so when he suddenly expressed an opinion about his room and told us exactly what he wanted, I decided to listen.
Here is the best part… this was all a surprise for Ethan. He had NO idea that we were actually going to change his room. We did all of this while he was out of town with Grandma. Â Here is his Â room before (which I loved!).
I sat down with him and just asked him a few questions… favorite number, what colors, what he was thinking, and what he imagined.Â When he told me that he wanted bright green walls, blue accessories, and white, black, and gray everywhere else… I fell out of my chair. Â What???! Â How would I do this?
Okay, calm down Hayley, you can do this…So, I chose a green that I could deal with (thank goodness most of his walls were already white beadboard) and I started brainstorming the rest.
My absolute favorite part is the wall art I created above his bed.
It is a bunch of furring strips cut to various lengths, nailed to a board, and stained. Â I then added odd shaped numbers to it. Â Do you love it as much as I do?
Across from his bed, above his dresser, I framed numbers (I will have the printables on my blog soon). Â I also bought a vintage teaching clock and a few accessories for the shelves. Â The chair features a cute bicycle pillow I found at Home Goods.
You may be gasping, but Ethan requested white bedding. Â Yes, white. Â He is a man after my own heart. Â I bought him a white duvet cover that can be easily removed and washed.
Ethan told me that his favorite number is “7” so I appliqued a “7” onto a pillow. Â I spray painted his old red lamp navy blue, added some baskets and blankets, and of course hung the cool license plate book holder.
One of the main things he requested were clocks and a magnet board. Â I added some clocks to his shelves and then a magnet board to one wall. Â I found some vintage magnets for the board, which he immediately started playing with.
He was in love. Â And that means the world to me.
And that brings us to the end…Please vote for either the lace stenciled headboard or the number room. Voting will be open through Thursday, August 15, at 5 p.m. MST. The winner of Season 16 will be announced Friday, August 16.
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