• Family, Kids, Pets,  Kids,  Life & Family

    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!

     

  • Organization & Storage,  Room Makeovers

    7 Unbelievable Closet Transformations

    I’m always amazed at how people can transform spaces. However, I think it takes a special kind of visionary to take a closet space to the next level. Whether it be an update to make the space more functional or completely changing the use of the space to make it a tiny room (such as a craft room, home office, or nursery), there is just something really amazing about evolving such a small area. Check out these 7 Unbelievable Closet Transformations!

    7 Unbelievable Closet Transformations

    Home Office in a Closet by The Crazy Craft Lady

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    DIY Cedar Closet Makeover by The Shabby Creek Cottage

    cedar-closet-makeover-by-Gina-Luker

    Closet to Office by Elizabeth Joan Designs

    Office closet 3-6

    Turning a Closet Into a Nursery by Tidbits

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    Closet Makeover by Elizabeth Joan Designs

    Closet Makeover


    How I Squeezed a Craft Room Into a Closet
    by The House Down the Lane

    Closet to Craft Room

    Entryway Update by Elizabeth Joan Designs

    Entryway Updates

  • Home Decor

    Childhood Dresser Makeovers

    I am here today to tell you the story of my husband’s childhood dresser makeovers.That’s right, two times this dresser has received new looks. This furniture piece has moved to many apartments, across the country and back again, and into our home together. We decided that this storage item would make a great addition to our son’s bedroom. The only problem was that it didn’t match our decor plans for the room. So, me being the DIYer I am, I gave it a well deserved makeover.

    From Wood to White:
    The dresser started out with a dark wood stain. It just didn’t fit into the visual of our baby boy’s nursery of blue and white.

    Childhood Dresser Gets New Look

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    (Please excuse the bad photography here. This was before I took the Shoot Fly Shoot Photography class. FYI: This class really is amazing!)

    So, I primed it and gave it several coats of white paint. I also updated the chunky hardware to these basic silver pulls.

    Dresser Hardware Makeover

    I absolutely loved this dresser white. So clean looking.

    Dresser Makeover

    But as any DIYer can tell you, sometimes you just need to change things up.

    From White to Gray:

    As our son is getting older, he has been wanting a “big boy” room. (This is the vintage airplane themed room I have been working on.) Our color scheme has changed again and it was time to repaint the dresser.

    I mixed up some of my own gray-blue chalkboard paint and got to work.

    Painted Dresser

    After two coats, it had a new look. We doodled on it with some chalk then wiped our drawings away.The chalkboard paint gives it an old kinda beat up look.

    Childhood Dresser Makeover

    For this makeover, I spray painted the hardware with Rust-Oleum Oil Rubbed Bronze Paint and Primer.

    Rustolium Paint and Primer

    Oil Rubbed Bronze Hardware

    It amazes me that one piece can have so many different looks.

    Dresser Makeovers

    We would love to hear your thoughts! Are you a fan of the clean white? The vintage gray? Or maybe you prefer the original stain. Leave us a comment and let us know!

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  • Family, Kids, Pets,  Home Decor

    Vintage Airplane Room Update

    If you follow our blog regularly, first off THANK YOU. Secondly, you may have been wondering what’s happened with the “big boy” bedroom transformation I have been working on for my oldest son. Well, it’s not quite finished yet. (I know, I am taking forever.) But, I do have a vintage airplane room update to share with you of what we have done so far.

    Let’s go back to the beginning. Here is what the room looked like before we started.

    Vintage Airplane Room

    Our journey began with a new wall color. We had the paint color matched to Restoration Hardware’s Atmosphere Blue. My son helped me sand down each of the stripes that were part of his nursery and he also assisted with painting the walls. He really enjoys helping with any project.

    Bedroom Transformation

    Room Update

    One by one, we crossed projects off the list the desk, chalkboard and pin board, nightstand, headboard, and lighting.

    Image Map

    (See how to create a clickable image with multiple links.)

    Still to come…

    White is nice, but we were ready for a change with this dresser. It has a brand new color that I am hoping to unveil to everyone soon.

    Dresser Makeover

    This room needs some airplane accents. Stay tuned to see what I will be doing with this guy.

    Airplane accents

    As you can see, the closet needs a little TLC. We have big plans for this space and are hoping some day to find some time to work on them.

    Closet Makeover

    While there is still some work to do, I am extremely pleased with all we have finished so far and so is my son.

    DIY Reclaimed Wood Fence Headboard

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