Car Wall Art

Car Wall Art {Dolen Diaries}

The Dolens dig unusual artwork. We love having pieces that you aren’t going to find in the neighbor’s house and have a great story. This Car Wall Art is one of those pieces.

In 2010 a dear friend had a Soapbox Derby Race for his birthday party. It was SO much fun and the car building was really competitive. Micah made our car look like a vintage 2002 BMW {not the year 2002, the car model 2002} and we all loved it.  So much work went into this and after the race we weren’t sure what to do with it. We didn’t want to store the huge car but we also couldn’t stand the thought of getting rid of it. After a little brainstorming we decided to cut the profile out and make it into art.

So Micah measured 2.5″ front the edge all along one side of the car and he starting cutting.

Using a jig saw he cut all the way from the front to the back of the car.

And an amazing piece of car wall art was born!

The finishing touch was add a couple of the tires from the soapbox car. I know not everyone has a soapbox car hanging out in their garage to make car wall art out of but I hope this inspires you to look for unusual pieces that you can turn into art in your home!

Now onto more Boy Madness….

 Boy Mom Madness

Being Bianca 

 Beneath My Heart 

Blue i Style

Dixie Delights 

Dolen Diaries 

House of Rose

I Should Be Mopping the Floor

Southern State of Mind

 The Happy Housie



Kid Friendly Bathroom Storage Labels

Kid Friendly Bathroom Storage {Dolen Diaries}

I have spent many hours drooling over all of the beautiful bathroom storage on so many lovely blogs. While they were gorgeous they were expensive and I would be so uptight that my boys would ruin my catalog moment. Which is rather silly because it’s bathroom storage. The kids hands are most likely going to be filthy when they are in need of a bandage or really anything in there. My boys love to play outside and it’s dirty out there! Haha! SoI put my catalog moment aside and created incredibly inexpensive and highly functional Kid Friendly Bathroom Storage.

I divided all of our bathroom supplies into categories that would fit into plastic shoe box size Storage Boxes.  Honestly, I knew it would be a disaster to have too much in a larger basket. I didn’t want the kids to have to rifle through larger baskets to find what they needed, stuff would be everywhere!

With all of my boxes ready, I needed to label them!

Supplies for Kid Friendly Labels:

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Check your business card makers website and they should have a template for you. It’s SO easy you simply choose your font {I chose Janda Elegant}, type, and print!

Pop the perforated cards out and then place them inside of the Laminating Pouches 

Make sure you space the cards out so there is plenty of room around the cards for the plastic to seal them.

Carefully, load the Laminating Pouches   into the Laminator.

I used to laminate all of my labels in my classroom to protect them from little hands and I’m a little disappointed that it took me so long to come up with this idea at home!

Now my labels are totally wipe able!

Use strong, sharp Scissors to cut the cards apart grab some Mounting Tape and you’re ready to start adhering your labels!

Simply cut the Mounting Tape, peel the backing off, and center on the container.

Peel off the front sticker and press the label onto the Mounting Tape.

The kids mostly get into the tub with the bandages and it’s held up great! A few dirty fingerprints were no problem now that I have these lovely laminated labels!

Looking for more kid {especially boy} friendly organizing ideas!?! You have to check these out….