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SURPRISE! We’re Expecting: Pregnancy Week 18

Yup, you’ve read that right.  We are expecting baby #3 and I’m already 18 weeks along! If you are following along with me on Instagram, then you probably already know about our big news. However, I wanted to share some more of the details over here.

Pregnancy Announcement Pregnancy Week 18

HEALTH

Physically, it has been a pretty rough road so far. I’ve been dealing with extreme morning/all day sickness which has pretty much stopped me in my tracks for the past couple of months. I’m not surprised about that though since my previous pregnancies were very similar in that way. Luckily, it seems to be easing up just a bit!

FEEEEEEELINGS

There are so many feels going around during this pregnancy. To say that I’m not nervous, would be a lie. I’m a hot mess! I had some major end of pregnancy/birth complications during my last pregnancy with my son. (Pre-eclampsia/HELLP syndrome) So, naturally, I’m somewhat concerned about the outcome with this babe as well. Plus, I’m over 35 now which puts me in the “geriatric” maternal age range and raises the risks of genetic issues. All of that, plus the normal crazy pregnancy hormones raging through my body have made me pretty emotional this time around.

NURSERY

Not only will we be adding to our family, but we will also be trying to fit another small human into our already tight and cozy home. Since this is a home decor blog, I, of course, will be sharing our nursery plans, whatever those may end up being. We have yet to figure out the logistics of all of that, but there are some ideas rolling around in my brain. (Closet nursery possibly?)


So, that’s what’s been up with me/us for the past several months! We are so excited (and still a little anxious) for what is to come. I hope you will follow along!

 

$100 Room Challenge – Master Bedroom Final Reveal

A couple of months ago, I decided to take part in the $100 Room Challenge by redoing our master bedroom on a tight budget. To say that I dropped the ball on that is partially true. Yes, I took a super long blog/social media break (more on that in the next week), but we did actually finish the makeover back in August. Anyway, I’m here to share our Master Bedroom Final Reveal!

Master Bedroom $100 Makeover

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Doing a room makeover on a tight budget of just $100 can get pretty tricky.

before after master bedroom

We only made a couple of purchases for this space before all of our money was totally eaten up! So we had to come up with some creative ways to update this room using items we already owned!

Wood Turned Lamp Base

All of the money in our budget went towards these pretty turned wood lamp bases and shades, which we picked up from Target. Even though they were on sale (36.09 each for the bases and 18.99 each for the shades), we still went slightly over $100 when it all totaled up. However, I really like the look of the lamps and how they bring in some warmth to the stark white of the room, so it was definitely worth it!

Creative Unique Nightstand

In my last post about this room, I shared how my hubby and I fashioned this DIY barn wood headboard. It is so cool to have such a sentimental piece (the wood is actually an old barn door from my grandparents’ house)!

Dust Ruffle Bedskirt

Also, on this side of the room, we updated the knobs on the left dresser/nightstand with a little Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint. A few accessories from other parts of the house were also pulled in to help the space look more finished. Oh, and I can’t forget the addition of a dust ruffle to hide all of the items stored under our bed.

DIY Barn Wood Head Board

On the other side of the room, we really made an impact with paint! Lucky for us, there was plenty of leftover white paint from previous projects, so that did not affect our budget at all.

New Dresser Drop Pulls

The white dresser fits this room so much better and those drop pull knobs now pop against the white backdrop.

before after master bedroom 2

After removing the old tv and sending it to live in storage, it was time to bring in a few accessories to this space. To keep things simple and add a bit of color, I grabbed one of my ferns from the front porch. Yes, the scale is a bit off, but I didn’t want to clutter the dresser with knick-knacks. Plus, we already owned the fern, so it was a freebie addition to the bedroom.

Ikea Hemnes Dresser

I also chose to keep the spindle glass candlesticks because I liked how they emulated the lamps at the opposite end of the room. This is a lesson in working with what you’ve got!

Fern and Glass Candle Holders

Let’s check back on the to-do list to see how we did!

  • Buy/Replace the lamps
  • DIY a headboard for the bed
  • Add a few accessories to each side table
  • Put on the bed skirt that we’ve been too lazy/busy to add
  • Iron the duvet cover (also laziness)
  • Paint the doors/frames (window frames are already painted)
  • Relocate the TV
  • Accessorize the dresser
  • Paint the dresser

Yay! It looks like we were able to complete everything on the list and stayed pretty close to our $100 budget. (It came it at roughly $110 and change.)

Ikea Dresser Painted White

How do you think we did? Would you have taken a chance and spent all of your budget on just a couple of lamps? Or would you put your money to use on something different to makeover this space? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Neutral Fall Vignette and Fall Festival Blog Hop

Hello Friends! I’ve had a nice little break from the blog, but I’m back. And I’m so excited to be participating in the Fall Festival Blog hop, hosted by my friends Kendra (Joy In Our Home) and Lindsay (My Creative Days). There are so many fun themes/posts to hop through over the next week and you can check those out at the bottom of this post. I’m sharing a little neutral fall vignette that I whipped up for the occasion.

Neutral Fall Vignette

If you are stopping by from My Creative Days, WELCOME!

In my opinion, fall is best season and is so much fun to decorate for. I love all pumpkins, but the white ones are by far my favorites.

Mini White Pumpkins Decor

To create this little vignette, I pulled together random decor pieces from our home, keeping the color pallette simple. An old window anchors everything, while a white cake stand and a few books help group items together. I also added in some greenery to vary the height.

Fall Decor Books Succulent

This cute book page banner was so easy to make! Just type out your letters in a Word document and print out on a book page. Then cut them out in whatever shape you want and tape the backs to some string. Easy peasy!

Welcome Autumn Banner

Look at the cute curly green stem!

Curvy Green Pumpkin Stem

So what do you think of this neutral fall vignette?  I love how it came together, using just a few pumpkins and other pieces from our home. Seems like the perfect way to welcome autumn!

White Green Fall Decor

I hope you enjoyed this stop on our Fall Festival Blog Hop! Now it’s time to hop on over and check out the beautiful vignette from Jen at Noting Grace, as well as the rest of the awesome posts this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Vignettes on MondayMy Creative Days
Elizabeth Joan Designs
Noting Grace
2 Bees in a Pod
Belle Blue Interiors
Farmhouse On Elder Hill

Front Porches on Tuesday

Little Brags
Life Love Larson
Hood Creek Log Cabin
Poofing the Pillows 
White Arrows Home
Celebrate & Decorate 

Fall Recipes on Wednesday

 Joy In Our Home
With Two Spoons 
Honey n Hydrangea
Brooklyn Farm Girl
Crisp Collective
Calli Girl In A Southern World

Tablescapes on Thursday

Repurpose and Upcycle
Timeless Creations
Kingsbury Brook Farm
Back to Blueberry Hill
Dining Delight
Lemons To Lovelys

Mantles on Friday

Anderson + Grant
Personally Andrea 
Beesnburlap 
The Mountain View Cottage
Making it in the Mountains
Lemons, Lavender & Laundry

Master Bedroom/Bedroom Progress: Room by Room Summer Series Week Five

I’m so glad you are here to take a look into our Master Bedroom Progress! It’s the 5th week of the Room by Room Summer Challenge and we are wanting to you get cozy with us in the in the “Owner’s Suite”. Ha! Who am I kidding? This is barely even a master bedroom since it is only a couple of feet bigger than the rest of the bedrooms.

Master Bedroom Matters

We are currently working on giving this room a little bit of an update on a budget, but I wanted to share how our bedroom has changed since we’ve moved in.

BEFORE

Country House Home Tour Before Bedroom 3

Yikes! That carpet was pretty rough! Like the rest of our house, our bedroom floors were all updated by my handy hubby.  After a little bit of trim paint and new curtains, our bedroom was looking better, but it still needed some help.

DURING

Master Bedroom Before

We just added this new DIY barn wood headboard (below) and we love it! Since we are currently working on this room, I’m not going to go into detail about what we are planning to do in this post, but it is looking pretty good so far. (You can read all about the mini makeover here.)

Rustic Headboard Dust Ruffle

So, I missed last week’s Bedrooms post for the Room by Room Summer Series. Since I’m not getting too deep into our master bedroom details, I thought I would share a little bit about our other bedrooms.

Tween Daughter’s Room

Our daughter’s room was the first room with fixed up when we moved in. Redoing this room was also our first experience with the One Room Challenge and it definitely went from drab to fab!

BEFORE

Country House Home Tour Before Bedroom 2

AFTER

Our daughter loves her room now! However, there may be a few small tweaks in this room’s future.

One Room Challenge Tween Bedroom Reveal

We want to add some shelving to the wall for a bit more storage. And maybe some sort of book page art for our avid reader!

Tween Bedroom Desk/Dresser

Son’s Room

Once our Master Bedroom mini makeover is over, the next room on our to-do list is our son’s bedroom.

BEFORE

Country House Home Tour Before Bedroom 1

Thankfully, there won’t be a ton to do in here to get it finished. The little guy wants a shark themed room, so we will incorporate a few fun decor items and give it a bit of nautical feel. Hopefully, we can make that jive with the farmhouse look of the rest of the house. All of the furniture, except for a bookcase we purchase last year, is from his room in our previous house, as well as the bedding.

DURING

Boys Bedroom Oar

So that wraps up this week’s post about our bedrooms!

Did you miss a room in the series?  Click below to check out each room.

Entry | Kitchen | Living Room | Bedrooms

I hope you will click on over to see what is going on with the master bedrooms below!