October 29, 2014

The building of the bunk beds

Joshua (our oldest) has been wanting bunk beds in his room for quite some time. I really wanted to buy some and surprise him for his birthday last month but my husband said he wanted to build him some so we took off to Home Depot one day and bought all of the wood and supplies we needed.
We are using Ana White's plans here.
The bunks are taking a while to build because of time. My husband has been working on them on weekends or after work but it's quite a process. He cut all of the wood one day and I helped him sand.
We worked hard this past Sunday. My husband stained the bunks and I worked on painting Joshua's room. We used the same stain as our farmhouse table and planked wall.
We knew we wanted to paint Joshua's room a shade of gray so we went into 
Home Depot and picked Pencil Sketch by Behr. I am loving it! 
Hopefully we can have the bunks finished and installed next week before the mattresses come in. We ordered them last week and it will take 2-4 weeks to arrive which gives me plenty of time to figure out what I'm gonna hang on the walls and work on some diy projects for his room. 
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October 23, 2014

Joshua's Outdoorsy Bedroom Design Board

Bunks, Rug, Art, Garland + Some Accessories are from Land of Nod

As you may or may not know my husband is currently building bunk beds for our son Joshua's room. They are coming a long great! We still have to assemble and stain them. I ordered the mattresses online yesterday and it looks like it will take 2-4 weeks for them to arrive so we have some time before we completely finish his room. I created a design board for his room so I can get an idea of what I would like it to look like. I don't think I will stick to it 100% because most of these items are pricey but I am sure I can DIY some or find a cheaper alternative. The sheets above I already have because I found them on clearance at Target a couple weeks ago. We also already purchased the paint which is pencil sketch by Behr. Hopefully we can get started on the painting this weekend. This is what Joshua's room currently looks like...
and here is what it looked like last year...
I took all the posters down and tried to keep it more clean and simple but this room has been on my to-do list for some time now and I'm excited to finally get my hands on it. You can follow along on instagram for sneak peeks that I will be sharing along the way. It will take some time but hopefully it will be completed by next month! We'll see...
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October 21, 2014

Our Master Bathroom Currently


FINALLY! Here is the bathroom update I promised. As most of you know we started our master  bathroom remodel process this summer. I shared the before photos here. It's taken us WAY longer than I thought but at least most of the big stuff is done and we can actually use the shower again. There are still a couple details left and they require money so we are waiting to save a little more to completely finish it. One of the main things we still have to do is this little area next to our shower...
We plan to make this into a small vanity but we still have to grout the floors and fix the walls. 
The mirrors and lighting are all done but we still need to update our countertop and cabinets. I am so ready to see those pink cabinets gone! We already purchased the hardware for the doors but haven't had a chance to paint the cabinets just yet. Here is a list of things we still have to do in order to finish this restroom:

- fix walls
- grout the tile in the vanity space
- buy rain shower
- install new baseboards
- paint cabinets
- install cabinet hardware
- get new granite countertop
- install vanity mirror

I think that is pretty much it. I hope we can finish it soon but it doesn't look like it because as you may have seen on instagram. We have already started on another project. My husband is building bunk beds for Joshua's room so it looks like his bedroom will be done before our bathroom is. That's ok as long as we keep working on the house, a little bit here and a little bit there. 
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October 15, 2014

My Browsing Real Estate Addiction

One of my favorite apps is the Realtor app. I love browsing through it finding beautiful homes I cannot afford. I'm weird like that. Are you weird like that too? I can't help it, I love looking at homes! I recently found a home I fell in love with. I love it so much I would convince my husband to sell our home and move if we had the money. My favorite style of homes are both craftsman and ranch style. This is a ranch style home that has been renovated beautifully! Take a look...
Isn't it perfect? It's got everything I would want right down to the large backyard. If we ever buy some land I would want to build a house just like this. I will be so sad the day that little "pending" banner appears on this house! I've got a list of homes in "my saved real estate" folder in the app and I get sad each time one of them sells. I'm weird like that, tell me I'm not alone! Do you like browsing through real estate? It's an addiction! Kinda like Pinterest!
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October 13, 2014

Exterior Updates


I've taken a break from blogging but the home updates haven't stopped. I shared a photo of our new painted front door on instagram this summer but I hadn't blogged about it. We also finally fixed the rotten siding that the termites left behind. This is what the exterior looked like before...
We still have to paint all of the siding in our home but at least things are looking a little better with the new door and siding. My in laws stayed with us for a whole month this Summer so my father in law helped us paint the front door with some leftover paint we had from Joshua's room. I am loving my new blue door!
Isn't it great how a little paint can make a big change? You can see the before an after of the door here. From boring to BAM!
I will be sharing our current bathroom remodel state later this week so make sure to check back on that. I am also thinking about doing another AS IS HOME TOUR soon! Would you all be interested in joining me? If you don't know what I'm talking about, check out this post from last year or look through my AS IS HOME TOUR label here. Our home has changed from last year so I would love to share what our home currently looks like and I would love to see what your homes look like as well. It really is very motivating to see the changes made in a year, from home upgrades to little decor changes. It's all fun! :)

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September 30, 2014

Getting Back To Blogging + Fall Photos

Hello! Remember me? Still following me? I haven't blogged in forever it seems! I have been busy but not only that I think I forgot how to blog. Seriously! Like what do I even write about? I have so much going on right now that I don't even know where to start. I am thinking I should write up a post to let you all know about our bathroom renovation process which I will do so soon because I'm sure you've been wondering. 

But today I just want to share these photos of my cuties! My sister took these last week and I love them! We actually took them on the first day of Fall and guess what? The weather was awesome that day! It's like a switch flipped and suddenly the intense heat was gone... for a couple days at least. Texas weather is unpredictable but we have been enjoying the cooler temps. We took the kids to a nearby park and got some good shots. 
Levi was not interested in photos and ran all around the park exploring. Thankfully though we were able to capture a few photos with him in them like this one...
So school is back in session. Both Josh and Sarah are in school and I am just enjoying my time with Levi here at home. He keeps me plenty busy and I have actually been working with a few customers on design work which has kept me busy as well. I don't promise I will blog daily or even weekly at that but I promise to try harder. I do miss blogging I just don't miss the time it takes to do it. If you are still following me... thank you! I have been mini blogging on instagram though so if you aren't already following me you can do it  here
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September 4, 2014

DIY Framed Art + Free Printable


I've been on a bloggy break and it's been good but I missed blogging. I missed being creative and sharing it with you all. Did you miss me? I hope so! I've got a couple things I would like to blog about but today I want to share a super simple DIY that I did a couple weeks ago for Levi + Sarah's room. I asked a couple weeks ago on instagram + facebook for your help in choosing a new print...
...most of you chose three so I went with the majority. I actually liked number one the best but I'm glad you all chose three because it came out quite nice. For this DIY you will need just three items...
1. The printable below (just click + save) 2. A frame with matting (I like IKEA RIBBA) 3. Sharpie gold pens
All I did was freehand some polka dots on the matting...
and voila! Here is the new art hanging in the room...
You can also download the alphabet art printable pictured above for FREE on my blog HERE
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