Room Reveal: A quick little girls room redo.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I just finished up this quick room redo for a friend's little girl.
The room had a fresh coat of pink paint, and a pretty new bed. She asked if I could put together a few finishing touches for her.
We did some bedding, window treatments, and a little wall treatment and it turned out so sweet. 

Being 5 my little client wanted a butterfly room, but her mom wasn't too sure about that idea.
I chose to do some butterfly vinyl wall decals, when she's older and tired of them they can just peel off. 
Or when her mom gets tired of them.
Whichever comes first. 

It is a subtle way to have a kinda themey room that doesn't make you want to keel over every time you walk in the door.

I sewed up a quick faux roman balloon shade window treatment thingy. 
Very technical term.
The window treatment fabric I found at a local fabric shop on deep discount. It has some pretty embroidery detail. I really love it.

The bedding is a hodge podge as usual. The sheets and quilt are from Homegoods. The bedskirt is from the Shabby Chic line at Target. And the linen throw pillow is from Ikea. 

I whipped up this wood sign with the words to a favorite church song for some quick wall art.

At the end of the day this little room was done on a budget, we spent a total of $150. I think we got a lot of bang for our buck.

A little peek into our guest room.

Sunday, March 9, 2014
We had some visitors which inspired me to work on the guest room this last week. The antique atlas maps were in my house when we bought it, but the bottom was beige. Since the pages are indeed antiques I haven't built up the heart to take them down, even though I really wanted a far fresher feel.
What is more fresh than white?
I would say nothing. 
So, I basically unpainted the room and called it a day.
I still have window treatments to finish sewing, my machine decided to take a permanent vacation in the middle of the first panel sooooo… I will have to show you those later. 
The only hint I will give is… I really love ticking stripes.
Insert winking face.
If you follow me on Instagram you've seen these lamps, I kinda love them. One of them found a home in here.

The white ruched duvet is from Target
The sheet set is Ralph Lauren via TJ Maxx
The euros are West Elm via Downeast
and the geometric pillow is another Homegoods find. 

This old chippy ladder I found at at The Oldbrickhouse Market that they do monthly in historic downtown Mesa. 
I should hang it or something. 

The art above the bed is made by me, and the burlap bunny garland adds a little touch of spring, it is from Target. 

I kinda love that unpainting a room brightens it up SO much. I am so glad white is trendy because I love it, even on walls! 

A new accent chair &so much personality.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A lot of times I go to peoples houses, and their seating arrangements are 1/2 done. 
The concept of an accent chair kind of blows peoples minds because they think it has to "match."
Accent chairs are meant to accent, not coordinate.
It's a really simple way to add a big dose of character in whatever style you're going for. 
I recently added this chair to my family room arrangement.
It's a very classic channel back chair, in a timeless design & covering.


I like to keep it simple with main pieces in my home so I can change the other things out on whatever whim I want. 
It makes it easier on the budget, and easier to change the whole look without doing much.

Do you utilize accent chairs in your house? They really bring so much to a room, no matter what look or style you are going for. 

If you're looking for inspiration for accent chairs in your home, One Kings Lane has an excellent guide to figure out what style of chair is best for you, or help you figure out what style you already have. It makes it easier to keep your home coherent once you figure out the true styles you are attracted to. 

Table cloths as curtains, oh my!

Friday, January 17, 2014
I'm always on the lookout for great fabrics, and lets face it… great fabrics usually carry a great price tag.
Especially when you start talking multiple yards for multiple panels for a room with multiple windows.
A great trick for getting around this enormous price tags, rather than opting for Ikea drapes (though Ikea linen look panels will be forever a favorite) is to find other pre made textiles, such as table cloths, that could be used instead. You can also look for shower curtains with a pattern that would allow another strip of another fabric added to the bottom. The possibilities are endless really.
These ones I found at Target on clearance for $5 a panel… er, I mean per each rectangular table cloth. &they were 104" long which was AWESOME. I scooped up 4 for the windows in my family room for $22 bucks and called it a day.

The best part is I only had to hem the bottoms since I went with drapery clips for the tops.

This sofa was also an AMAZING deal. It's from the the Pottery Barn Cameron Collection &I found it at Downeast Home for less than 1/3 of the price if I were to buy it from Pottery Barn. The deals have been falling into my lap &I'm not complaining. 

End table from Target, lamp from Ikea.
Throw pillows & linen covers from Ikea.

I love the look of drapery ring clips, I grabbed some really inexpensive ones from Ikea the last time I was there. Some day I will beef up my curtain rods, but I had these ones already, and really they aren't bad for now.

What do you think about unconventional drapery panels? Makes you look at shopping for your home in an entirely new way when you use a little bit of imagination.

Snowflake party for a girl who is THREE!

Monday, December 23, 2013
My sweet baby is now THREE years old. I can't believe it, I don't even want to. 
When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday all she would tell me was cupcakes, friends and snowflakes. Well, we live in Arizona… so the chance of snowflakes of the real variety were slim to none. 
I decided to just do a snowflake themed party for her, which I was HAPPY to do because you know how easy it is to find snowflake decor in December? Yah, it was a cinch. 

You might as well count this as my Christmas decor post, because I highly doubt I'll get to posting about the rest of our Christmas home.

My favorite thing I did was a snowflake wall out of coffee filters. It turned out SO pretty, and anthropologie-esque. I never want to take it down. 

The photo booth wall, that I forgot to take pictures of the kids in front of. Oh well. I guess I could say it was the "welcome" wall because people saw it right when they walked in.
Yes, I plan on taking down that wrapping paper & wrapping christmas presents with it.
Economical I know.

The birthday girl got a teepee for christmas. I had a girl locally make it for me, and I absolutely love it! 

Babies breath looks like snow covered branches? Right? That's what I was going for.

Anyways, I think it was a success. The kids painted snowflake ornaments & it didn't turn into a disaster of epic proportions considering none were older than 4. 
Grace & her friends had a happy time so that's all that really matters.

A statement chalkboard wall.

Monday, December 16, 2013

I thought I would share the first project we built when we moved into our house. When I say WE I really mean my husband because he totally surprised me one day after I had mentioned a chalkboard wall to him. Turns out he listens when I talk, I know… I'm amazed too! 
A gigantic chalkboard, how trendy of me… I know. But I really love chalkboards for reasons beyond that they are in ultra trend at the moment.

1. They are changeable with EVERY season.
2. They are so easy to make festive.
3. I love the look of an erased seasoned chalkboard, I know… I'm weird.
4. It provides HOURS of entertainment for little monkeys that fill my house on a regular basis.
5. They are easy to make.
6. They make a huge statement, and are totally cost effective. 

I dressed it up with an evergreen garland from a local tree farm. I'm kind of obsessed with the way it drapes. So pretty. &it has made my house smell AMAZING too. I want a live tree next year.

Next week is my little girl's birthday. She requested a snowflake party. So the chalkboard is all ready for the big event. 

On another note,

I made the most DELICIOUS dark chocolate peppermint cookies, and there is clearly a cookie monster roaming around because there were multiple half eaten cookies when I walked by this afternoon. I think it's pretty hilarious really. Why are naughty things so cute?

A peek into our new house.

Sunday, December 1, 2013
The months since we moved in have flown by. I guess that's what happens when you have a 2 littles to take care of, and a crazy busy schedule. 
I have a LOT of projects planned to start after the holidays are over, but for now I thought I would share some snapshots captured via Instagram of our home as it is right now. 
Though it needs paint &other finishing touches [ah emm furniture] It is still pretty as it is right now.

Our family room where we spend nearly ALL our time. It's a great room with our kitchen & dining so pretty much where we ALWAYS are. My TV still needs mounted, I'm thinking a new piece under the TV and 2 really great chairs. 

My nursery as it stands today. I love it, just needs some paint. 

 Grace's room has a hodge podge of bedding right now. Some might stay some might go, I haven't fully decided yet. It also is going to be painted, I let Grace pick the color, I'll give you ONE guess what she chose. It'll be classy & pretty when it's all done.

Those are the most "done" rooms of the house right now. My office/guest room is in shambles &our front room doesn't have much more than an antique dresser & a wingback loveseat that's begging to be recovered. All in due time.