IKEA Farmhouse Finds!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Please note that I am not sponsored in any way by Ikea. All thoughts and opinions are my own!

Not too long ago {R} and I visited Ikea on a mission for a Jute Rug. Well, anyone who has been to Ikea must know that it is nearly impossible to leave the store with just one thing (and without stopping for an ice cream cone on the way out). Since we recently went from two incomes to one we have definitely been on a tight budget so I really had to keep myself in check every time I wanted to throw something in the cart (it was hard). I did, however, make a wish list for future shopping trips. Then, I realized how fun it would be to share my favorite Ikea buys/finds with you with a twist! I've rounded up my top 20 favorite Ikea farmhouse finds!

Powder Room Reveal

Monday, July 17, 2017

It's time for some potty talk! That's right- it's powder room reveal day and I have never been so excited to spend time in a bathroom in my life 😜!

I am not sure why it took me so long to update this room because A. I have wanted to paint it since the day we moved in and B. It's a small space so there is no excuse as to why I wasn't able to find the time. Luckily, the previous owners of this home, who just so happened to build it, had great taste and chose a classic pedestal vanity and chrome light fixture that I didn't feel needed to be changed. However, I am just not a fan of the red paint on the walls. I feel like you either love red or you hate it (or maybe i'm just making stuff up). Either way, it was time to make a change! I challenged myself to makeover this room for less than $100 and I'm happy to report I was successful.

Woodland Nursery

Thursday, July 13, 2017

It is absolutely crazy how much can change in a year! My life has been turned completely upside down in the most amazing way! I think it's pretty obvious by the title of this post that {R} and I welcomed a new member to our family, a perfect baby boy named Hudson😊! I could write an entire post about how much Motherhood has changed my life in the most amazing way [and maybe I will!] but today is all about Hudson's nursery.

Powder Room Mood Board

Monday, July 10, 2017

Well, hello there! I'm baaaack! I know, I know... I've said that too many times to count but this time I hope it's for real. Let's just call this past year my 'maternity leave' πŸ˜† It's true that I did have a baby this past March (that is a post for another day) but it is no excuse for being gone so long. Without a long drawn out explanation, priorities shifted and I didn't feel that I had the time to commit to anything other than baby preparation. Anyway, I'm jumping right back in!

I was hoping to come back with a beautiful nursery tour but I have not had the LO's room in photo ready condition since before he was born (I know, I know- I should have done the photo shoot when I had the chance and I promise that I will share a nursery tour as soon as I can find the time to photograph it). Instead, I am going to take baby steps (pun intended) back into this whole 'blogging' thing and start with a mood board. 

Since moving into our new house there have been a few minor changes I've wanted to make. Painting our main floor powder room was first on my list. Fast forward to today- nearly a year and a half later- and the powder room is exactly as it was when we moved in. Well, the time has come to get rid of this red room of pain (pain to my eyes at least πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). See below for my 'mood board', or in laymen's terms- an inspiration board, for everything I am looking to do. Oh, major kicker here- I am hoping to keep this make-over under $100! 😁

Confessions of a Home Decor Trend Follower

Thursday, May 26, 2016

I know I am not the only one who follows trends. I mean, helllloooo, isn't that the reason we have trend setters (and Instagram)? I am here to tell you you're not alone!

Semi-DIY Cinema Marquee Sign

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hi there! So excited to share a recent project that we completed for our theater room (still can't believe I can say that...). I call this semi-DIY because I realize that I didn't actually create the individual marquee letters- but I had the idea to turn them into a 'Cinema' sign! I am also giving a tutorial on hanging letters (or anything) on the wall without making a bunch of holes (although that did accidentally happen to me...keep reading to find out).

Splurge vs. Steal

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It has been a little over a month since moving into our new home and my shopping wish list continues to grow. My goal is to allow myself one big purchase a month. Unfortunately, my budget for the next couple of months was eaten up by an unexpected purchase of a new sump pump and all new carpet for the basement (sad face). You see, last Thursday our sump pump simply stopped working and after a heavy rain our entire basement flooded (ugly cry face). More on that debacle later.

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