The Sentimental Dresser’s Comeback

The Sentimental Dresser’s Comeback

I have been anxiously awaiting for the rain to stop so I can get going on my side patio stencil. However, there hasn’t been a break long enough in the rain here to make any real progress. That hasn’t stopped my desire to get a project finished though.

Because I was stuck inside, I was stuck looking at an old dresser that I have had my whole life. In fact it was one of the first purchases my parents made when they got married. Its a simple, 6 drawer dresser. Straight, clean and minimal. I have never lived in a house that this wasn’t in my bedroom. I know that seems bizarre, but it is so simple and practical that it just keeps moving with us.

Which has created a sort of sentimental connection to it. Continue reading “The Sentimental Dresser’s Comeback”

Big Girl Room Makeover

Big Girl Room Makeover

We had discussed eventually separating our kids into their own bedrooms once we got settled into our new house. Initially I did not want to mess with their routine or disturb our school schedule. However,  we quickly realized our two year old needs about three less hours of sleep than everyone else in our house *insert big eye emoji*. I am going to take this opportunity to interject that we do have a bedtime routine and we are pretty diligent about sticking to it ( mainly for our own sanity). He is just a little more high energy than the rest of us and wakes up every morning on a mission. Most nights at bedtime we hear our daughter screaming for us to come upstairs and remove him from her bed. Or he kindly decides to body slam her first thing in the morning. All this being said, her room quickly moved to the top of the list of priority projects. Well, that and a set of black out curtains for our sons room.

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DIY or Buy Upholstered Headboard

DIY or Buy Upholstered Headboard

I have been aching for a simple project. One I could do on my own while at home with the kids. So no power tools, no paint or sanding. I have a lot of projects like that on my list right now!

I was doing online shopping and came across a shibori tapestry that was on clearance. It was all the motivation I needed to finally tackle my headboard. I am slowly refreshing this room, so this seemed like a great project to keep the ball rolling. All it was going to take were some scissors, fabric and my sewing machine. Easy enough. Continue reading “DIY or Buy Upholstered Headboard”

DIY or BUY: Tassel Blanket

DIY or BUY: Tassel Blanket

There is no shortage of amazing bed linens in this world. Sometimes on your daily trip to home goods a blanket will catch your eye. It screams for you to buy it.

So naturally I assume you do what I do. You scrounge up your hooligan children and hide all of the merchandise they have broken or opened. A sense of urgency befalls you because that lady two rows over just saw your long-lost blanket too. It’s impossible that she to is a kindred spirit to this blanket, but you still must run. Even if a child is sacrificed somehow. It will all be worth it in the end. Continue reading “DIY or BUY: Tassel Blanket”

Simple Decor Changes That Make A Big Difference

Simple Decor Changes That Make A Big Difference

Recently I have not even been able to step foot in my living room. Everything about it was making my stomach hurt. It felt like a mismatched collection of pieces from garage sales and free piles. Not really the look I am EVER going for. I know the room really isn’t that bad, but I was so sick of ALL of it. It needed an overhaul for my own mental health!  Continue reading “Simple Decor Changes That Make A Big Difference”