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Weekend Update with The Jenkinsons

27 May

Happy Memorial Day!!!

I have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time…mainly because I took off some time from work (week and half) for some… down time? I wouldn’t really call it “down” time because I have been going non-stop but that was in the plans. Chris and I stayed home all weekend and have been working on home projects. Look forward to the new bathroom reveal this week (Chris is working on it as we speak!).

I have been off work since last Thursday so I have had some fun, quality time with my favorite little lady!

I was able to put pigtails on Kyler for the first time!

Just cooking away in her kitchen!

Thursday night, we went over to Merritt Island to celebrate Kyler’s cousin Reid’s 2nd Birthday!

I told you she loves her glasses! Safety First 🙂

Kyler and the cousins (minus Miller and Easton)!

On Friday, Chris and I took advantage of Kyler being at school and went to a double feature with some friends. We saw Fast 6 and Hangover 3. Both were good, however, I think I may have enjoyed Fast 6 just a tad better.

We have been at Home Depot twice already this week and made a trip to Lowe’s as well.

On Saturday, my co-worker’s daughter turned 3 and we went to Gymboree to help celebrate! Kyler seemed to have fun!

Blurry because she’s bouncing 🙂

Peek-a-boo!

Kyler and I played in the “pool” on Sunday!

My little model ❤

We found a little lady bug!

Isn’t she just the cutest?!?!?

Grocery shopping at Publix. Her first time in the race car cart and she loved it!

Today, we had a Memorial Day BBQ with the Gilbertson’s! Kyler was festive and had some corn on the cob.

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!!!

DIY Play Kitchen

30 Jan

After a long couple of months (mainly more for my dad), the play kitchen is now open!

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Let’s start with the beginning. I knew I wanted a kitchen for Kyler because I LOVED mine as a kid but I wasn’t finding the exact color scheme I wanted. I saw this corner kitchen from Kid Kraft and loved the green but I simply did not have room for it.

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The more I searched and searched the internet, the more DIY kitchens I came across. I called Daddy-O up and asked if he wanted a new project. His response was “Sure, I am always looking for a project.” I whipped something up on CAD and sent it his way. This was in mid November and my only goal was to have it done by her birthday as this was going to be her “big” gift.

This is my first draft.

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I wasn’t in love with it so I tweaked a few things and ended up with this:

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I would like to think of myself as the Architect/Designer, Chris as the Engineer (he put everything to scale for me and made my CAD drawing actually work), and my dad as the General Contractor. The three of us tackled the playroom and we were going to tackle the play kitchen next.

After a good month of sitting on the project, my dad got to work. Within a few days he had this… amazing right?

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One Sunday, Chris and I headed over and did the first round of paint.

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Later that week…

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Add some tile back splash and finish it up and ta-da! I can’t get over how talented my dad is. Everything is top-notch and just looks amazing.

Couple of answers to some questions you may have:

  • Yes, that is stainless steel. It is a contact paper and actually has the brush strokes in it like a real fridge.
  • The fridge is magnetic.
  • We used a dog bowl as a sink and found a cheap bar facet.
  • Yes, that is real tile back splash.
  • The hood is made out of metal. One of the perks of your dad owning an Air Conditioning business and sheet metal shop 🙂
  • The lime green paint is called Japanese Fern by Behr.
  • I made the microwave “buttons” on the computer and printed them out on computer paper. I then used Mod Podge to glue and seal them on!
  • And although it was DIY, it was not cheap (thanks Dad!).

**UPDATED**

I have gotten a lot of questions about the dimensions of this kitchen. See below!

  • Total Length: 55″
  • Height of the fridge: 36.5″
  • Max Height: 40.5″
  • Height of Countertop: 20″
  • Depth: 13″

Kyler’s birthday rolled around and we gave her the new kitchen! She loved it!

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Since then, we have added all of the fun play food and accessories she got for her birthday! It makes a great addition to her playroom and I hope she likes it for years to come! A HUGE thank you to my Dad (and Mom) for helping and taking the lead on the kitchen.

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Our Bright and Fun Playroom: The Details

8 Nov

Now that you have been introduced to the playroom, time to go over some items in the room!

***Update***

Check-Out the play kitchen we designed and made for the playroom too!

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Bookcase, Storage Benches, and Library Cart:

I love looking on Landofnod.com and fell in love with a bookcase they sell but at $800 bucks for 2, it was time to call my daddy-o up and bat my eyes one more time (He had been looking for a wood project to do and it’s for his granddaughter so it didn’t take much convincing). He found a fabulous website (Ana-White.com) that had the exact plans of the bookcase so you could make it yourself and it worked out great!  He made it 6 inches taller to gain some more space and made some storage benches for the sides. They look great together!

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In progress 🙂

That website also had plans for a library cart so Kyler got one of those too 🙂

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THANK YOU DAD!

TV Stand:

Chris decided to make this after a trip to Ikea. I had something specific in mind and the cheapest I could find it was for $350 and we knew he could make it for less! I told him what I wanted and he sketched it out and wala! We have a TV stand 🙂

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THANK YOU CHRIS!

Chalk Table:

We had an old coffee table we really weren’t using and the finish was coming off so we decided to refinish it. I loved this table from the Land of Nod (shocker) and took my friend’s suggestion to make it a chalk table instead. We sanded it down, painted it red, and now we have a fun play table!

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This is what our garage looked like for a few weeks:

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Poufs:

I loved the idea of putting poufs around the chalk table but at $80-$150 a pop I knew there was no way. So of course in my mind I said “I can make those” and off I was scowering the interent for ideas and plans. Thanks to this awesome post, I modified the pattern to make them smaller and I was on my way. One problem, I didn’t even know how to use a sewing machine! Mom showed me how to thread it and I was on my way. They take a ton of stuffing, 5 lbs each to be exact, but they are so much fun!

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Cutting out my pieces!

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Window Cornices:

I knew I wanted to make these instantly! I found some awesome fabric online, had my pops whip up 2 window cornices for me and I had them done in a night! Easy as can be and makes a great impact in the room!

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Putting them together!

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Crayon Art:

This is so much fun to make!

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Buy a canvas and a bunch of crayons. Lay your crayons out in whatever order you want. Hot glue the crayons on the canvas.

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Get your blow dryer and dry from the top! They start melting pretty fast but note: it can be messy! Make sure you have your floors and wall protected around it.

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Super simple! It dries super fast and you have a fun new piece of art!

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We created 5 areas in her playroom:

Create: 

This is the “art” corner of the playroom! These lines from Ikea are great for hanging art! We also bought the little hanging storage bins from there as well.

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Read:

Kyler’s cousins, Parks and Emma, were so kind to give Kyler this little chair! My Aunt Bunny had this little blue chair at her house for them when they were little but Emma said it was okay that Kyler use it for a while. I love the forward facing book shelves (home-made with scrap wood in the garage)! They instant add decor to the room but also serve a purpose!

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Imagine:

There isn’t much in this space yet but this is where her play kitchen will go! I loved my play kitchen growing up and I hope she will love hers!

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***Update***

Here is the play kitchen in the space!

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Play:

I know it’s obvious but this is where all her toys go!

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Explore:

The World Map is the last “area” of the room. I love traveling and learning about other areas of the world and I hope she will share the same interest.

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Hope everyone enjoys it! Let me know if you have any questions!

Room List:

  • Orange Paint: Autumn Glaze, Valspar
  • Large Map: Lulukuku Designs on Etsy
  • Red paint for table: La Fonda Fireberry, Valspar
  • Fabric for windows: Rainbow Chevron by Riley Blake
  • Fabric for poufs/pillows: Gotcha print by Premier Prints in: Corn Yellow, Chartreuse, Candy Purple, Girly Blue
  • Fabric for benches: Corn Yellow by Premier Prints
  • Fabric for small striped pillows: Bungalow by Michael Miller
  • Rug: Lusy Blom, Ikea
  • Storage for benches: Branas, Ikea
  • Storage on bookshelf: Y Weave, Target
  • Playroom Rules: Free printable!
  • Clock: Target
  • Red Frame, Orange Chevron Frame, Rainbow Frame: Hobby Lobby
  • Painted storage blocks: Hobby Lobby
  • Trains: Hobby Lobby
  • Easel: Ikea
  • Table and chairs: Bright Nantucket set by Kid Kraft
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