It’s done! After a remarkably fast 4 weeks, the playroom has been significantly “refreshed” and I’m happy to report we’re all in love with it! I say we, because the space went from a catchall toy room that you could barely step foot in [the boys, included!]…to a freshly organized, bold and fun, family hangout space! Continue reading
My. Oh. My. I blinked and these last 6 weeks were gone. The 6 week One Room Challenge, that is!
After moving into our new home this summer, I couldn’t wait to have a space to makeover for the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge hosted by Calling It Home. There was a multitude of rooms to choose from. Only a few needed to be completely overhauled, while almost all needed some lovin’. I knew it wouldn’t be as easy as unpacking the boxes and putting out all of our belongings. The house needed to groomed and our collection of things needed to be curated, but ultimately, I wanted it to feel like us. Not a replica of our old house, but a new and improved version of the house we called home for 4 years. Our first home as a family of four. Continue reading
It pains me to even call it a big boy room. But it is and he is. He is four going on fourteen and I can’t slow him down. I can, however, only allow his bedroom space to age little-by-little. Today, I’m so excited to finally share our biggest’s new room. The space I coined the Curious Little Gentleman Big Boy Room when I first designed it here. My inspiration and design evolved into a bright, bold and graphic space that isn’t “too” grown-up, but rather, has qualities that teeter between toddler and a growing, changing, curious & inquisitive little man space. Continue reading
Ok, so these basement room reveals are slowly but surely going to start rising to the surface! I’ve shared a few sneak peeks with you all since we took on our basement project last Spring, but today I am so excited to show you the newly finished Basement Bathroom. Another completed space in the books!
I worked on this room little by little after sharing the basement bathroom progress post [I know…ages ago] by picking up a few things here and there and then finally took my camera down to shoot some photos. I truly love how it came together! T and I joke that it’s by far the nicest bathroom in the house and we really should be showering and getting ready down here. Buuuut instead, our guests have been able to use it as an alternative to the guest bathroom on the 2nd floor. If I had to pick, I’d be grabbing my gear and heading down!
I don’t really have any atrocious “before” photos to share since this was new construction, but this is what we were working with last summer… Continue reading
If you haven’t heard me say it before, then listen up! These curtains were a GAME CHANGER in our master bedroom!! I revealed Part I of our master bedroom refresh for the New Year, New Room Challenge, and today I’m finally sharing Part II! There is a tiny ounce of me that wishes I wouldn’t have shared anything until the curtains were up – it was THAT much of a transformation, but I was still so excited about where the room had gone. Continue reading
I truly can’t believe after nearly 4 years, I can finally say our master bedroom is complete! Well, just about (I’ll explain later on). I am so happy to have another room checked off THE LIST! Its decorated and looks and feels so good!! Such a great feeling! I’ve said it before, but I seriously had some major bedroom envy after finishing up the guestroom last spring for the One Room Challenge.
After I finished it, I’m all like and why did I decide to do the GUEST room before OUR room?!
I still don’t have the answer to that, but I do know our guests have enjoyed their stays in it 😉
This little refresh all began when Stephanie from Casa Watkins rallied the troops and 11 of us joined in on the fun. We were given 3 weeks to transform or at least somewhat transform or “refresh” any space of our choosing. Our master was instantly, like “pick me, pick me!!” It was just the push I needed to get this room movin’ in the right direction. So, a HUGE thank you to Stephanie for allowing me to participate. That little nudge was well worth it!
And now, for our newly refreshed space…
I am in love with the pillow combination and am enjoying the fresh flowers on the nightstands while they last. You can see my most recently styled bedside table here. I only switched it up a tiny bit from the last styling sesh.
And you know me. I HAVE to without a doubt have a gallery wall in every. single. room. around here. I had a lot of fun creating one around our TV. Love the view before falling asleep at night and then waking up to it in the morning.
The super cute Framebridge instagram was the perfect piece to put across from the floating shelves. simple & sweet. And that pink chair. I know, I can’t believe I put a hot pink chair in here either, but I love it! And the Mr. actually loves it, too! #whereelsecanisneaksomemorepink
Believe it or not, but there is actually a ton more I wasn’t able to share today. There were so many other angles and shots I wanted to take to share, but I am missing a huge component to the new room – the curtains! 2 of the walls in our room are window walls and well, with bare windows and soooo much light flooding in, I just wasn’t able to capture the rest. But don’t fear, my curtains are expected to be in mid-month and you best believe I will have them up the second the delivery man knocks at my door! MUST.HAVE.CURTAINS!
I hope you enjoyed what you saw so far and I will be back with more shots of the room (more wide angle / larger view), window treatment details, a couple tutorials + source list for everything you see!
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If you missed the rest of the Challenge, get caught up below:
Before you go too far, you definitely don’t want to miss the rest of these super stylish spaces…all different types of rooms & styles to pull inspiration from and pick up a tip or 2 as some of them revealed last week and are sharing tutorials and how-to projects this week!
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Spring One Room Challenge Finish line – check, CHECK! It’s time to shine the spotlight on the newest finished space in our home. Today is the Guestroom Reveal Day! Welcome back if you’ve been following along as I’ve plowed through the last 6 weeks working on our guestroom for the One Room Challenge with Calling it Home. If you’ve missed out on where we’ve been, have a peek below:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5
Creating this space was such a highly charged and inspirational process. The timeline, for starters, seemed quite lofty and the to-do list was miles long, which made for some highs and lows each working day in the room. The encouragement from readers and fellow participants was just what I needed to keep chugging along through those tough moments – so thank you! It was without a doubt, a CHALLENGE. no joke! This project pushed me creatively and it felt really, really good! I experimented with color, while sticking to what I like and know best: black, white and gold. I went a little wild with pattern play, crafted up a few eclectic gallery walls and took several personal design risks. Overall, it was seriously the coolest thing to be a part of! Thank you, Linda for hosting!
I will dish more on the finer details of everything you see today, including a source list & a few DIY tutorials in follow-up posts…
But now, let’s get to these photos, shall we?! Continue reading
I have to say, what a difference a little decluttering, paint (+ DIY accent wall w/ wrapping paper) and organization can make in an itty bitty space. Small, tucked away areas of our home, like closets & drawers, tend to take a hit when we are running around preparing for company or just doing a general tidying session. Our linen closet was no exception. It is upstairs on the 2nd floor so it luckily doesn’t receive the brunt of the chaos like a few spots on the main floor do. I swear I am going to tackle those guys next! In an effort to clear out the clutter at the beginning of the year, I decided to start with this particular closet since it is the one that our overnight guests utilize and really should be kept in good shape for their sake 🙂 Continue reading
Monday is here and so is a new post. Finally. I have been fighting a bad cold for the last 3 days and prior to that, was back in Iowa at my parents’ for a few days and then before that, I had my parents here along with my 2 aunts from Arizona. We spent a few days hanging out here and then headed down to the State Fair to spend time with my husband’s family. We overindulged in all things “fair” and went to a couple of concerts as well. So fun!! I’ll share more about our Illinois State Fair adventures in another post later in the week.
Now, let’s get right to it since I have a few long overdue project posts. You know, the ones I have been promising for weeks now. Gosh, I need to seriously kick that habit! The room I am sharing today is our tiny little main floor powder room. It has actually been completed for awhile now, so I guess you could say I enjoy keeping everyone on the edge of their seats…I am sure the anticipation is just killing you 😉 Well, if so, then today you are in luck! If your remember back to my mood board, then you know I was aiming for dark gray walls with pops of gold to add some glitz & glam to the space. The room ended up being a bit more on the blue side, but I just love it. The color is Valspar “Blindfold” from Lowes. There are plenty of pops of gold, but I decided I wanted there to be a sort of rustic feel as well, wood shelves, a wood frame, some twine, etc. I am calling the style of this room “Modern Rustic Glam“. Updating this room wasn’t on my master list of projects, but I am so glad that a little itch to paint inspired me to spruce it up. I mainly used things I already had; some I left as-is and others I gave a quick makeover to. It’s fun to do a little room refresh every now and then, especially when you don’t have to break the bank to do it. Continue reading
Happy Monday! I am a happy girl, too because I am finally sharing my new “happy” place with you all right here today! I guess that is the underlying theme of this series of posts, even though I didn’t plan for it to be that way. My outdoor pallet sign kind of sealed the deal though.
So, if you remember back, I don’t know, maybe 2 months ago, I started this little “Outdoor Oasis” project. Basically, what I wanted to do was make an ugly cement slab into something calm & inviting. I envisioned a relaxing little area to be able to have a glass of wine while dinner is on the grill and Henry is playing in the yard. We have entertained friends and family in our new outdoor space over the last several weeks including at Henry’s 2nd birthday party. It is the cool place to be at our house right now 🙂 Continue reading