Monday, February 29, 2016

Modern Industrial Boy Room Reveal

How did Monday get here so fast?  The weekend flew by.  It was 60 degrees and sunny here.  It was so nice to get out and enjoy the warm weather with the kids.

I finished my son's big boy room!  I love it and he loves it.  He was so happy when he first slept in his new bed.  He was outgrowing the crib so it was time to go bigger.  I kept the same color palette except I swapped light blue for navy blue and a few touches of green.  I'll quit talking and let the pictures do their thing.


I really wanted to keep the bed espresso.  I like the dark wood against the lighter gray wall.  I found this beadboard headboard at Big Lots.  It has the perfect lines and color.

I knew I wanted to add the metal letter above the bed.  It adds some industrial to the room.  I told you the first purchase for the new room was the bedding.  I think the navy stripes go so well with the gray walls.  I brought the H&M chevron pillow in from the loft.  It goes so much better in here anyway.

I love how much light his room get during the day.  It's so bright.

You can see I kept the ribbon trimmed light.  I still love it so it stayed.  Why get rid of a perfectly good light?



On one side of the room is the Trofast inherited from his sister and the DIY engineer print.  The Trofast is great storage and holds all those little pieces like legos and hot wheels cars.

On the other side of the room is his reading corner.  I decided to keep the Ikea chair since it is comfy and it gives him a place to sit and read his books.  The crates were kept from the nursery as well but I added words to the front with paint.

Across from his bed is his dresser topped with a fun gallery wall.  I removed the shelf that was there before which I dreaded because I knew I would have to patch those huge holes from the wall anchors.  I stayed with the color palette while still trying to add more industrial pieces.

It's a mix of framed prints, my DIY arrow, and painted letters and numbers.  It was easy to find prints.  I just googled free printables and a boatload came up.  I made the Be Brave, Don't Worry, and Car prints.  The Map and Arrows were found online.  I added in an orange K for his name, a green 2 since he's the second child, a small round mirror, and cardboard key painted to look like metal.

The corner shelf also stayed.  I added a few more things to it like the Hello Handsome print I made, my DIY sphere, and a truck canvas from TJ Maxx.

There you have it.  What do you think?  Do you love it as much as I do?

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Five

Well, we made it through another week my friends.  Here are some things that I've been liking lately. 

1. While browsing some food recipes, this doughnut recipe from The 36th Avenue had my mouth watering.  The way to my heart is food, especially sweets.

2. I came across this tutorial from Bless'er House for adding trim to your windows.  I would love to try this out in my house.

3. We are on the search for a new bed for my daughter and we are looking at the Hemnes Daybed from Ikea.  This hack from Honey Bear Lane looks relatively simple and makes the bed look so much more custom.  Anybody have one of these beds?  Do you like it?

4. I also would like to try building a headboard like this one from Home Depot's blog.  I love the shiplap and rounded top but with having to buy tools and wood, it may come out to be a lot more expensive.  It is pretty though.

5. I have been following the hashtag #hercuteroom on Instagram and have found so much girl room inspiration.  Since my daughter is getting a new bed, you know that means a whole room makeover must follow so I've been looking for ideas.  This bedroom from Christie Lewis Interiors really caught my eye.  The room is clean and simple and I love that upholstered headboard!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Just think, only about a month before spring is here.  So excited for that.  See you next week!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Raise your hand if you love Joanna Gaines and her love of shiplap.  Me. Me. Me.  Since the show Fixer Upper debuted two years ago, I have seen so many room makeovers using shiplap.  But who can blame people for using it.  It adds texture to a wall and an old feel to the roomSo what exactly is shiplap you ask?  According to Wikipedia, shiplap is a type of wooded board commonly used in the construction of barns, sheds, and outbuildings.

Here are some rooms where Joanna has used shiplap in her designs.

 I did a little searching and there are other homeowners that are just as smitten with shiplap as Joanna.







They all look great.  From reading so many of the steps in these projects, there are several ways of going about creating your own shiplap wall.  My husband and I had discussed doing this in our master bedroom last year.  I guess it's still a possibility.
What's your takeIs shiplap a hit or miss for you?
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Monday, February 22, 2016

DIY Engineering Print

As you may know I'm in the middle of re-decorating my son's big boy room.  You may remember this wall from the nursery.

Like I said before, one of the shelves came tumbling down when he was reaching for a book on the top shelf but pulling on a bottom shelf.  I knew this wasn't an ideal solution for books so I took it all down.  This wall become blank and needed something else in place of the shelves.  My son inherited the Trofast storage bin from his sister.  That still left a large blank space over it.  I started thinking maybe a map would be good for this space but since I was going for an industrial, rustic feel in his new room, I thought a blue print would be better.  I searched online for a car blue print since I was adding a loose cars theme.  I found one of an Audi R8.  The only thing is, it was in black and white.  I wanted it in blue and white to go with the colors in his room.  I loaded it into Photoshop and had my husband show me how to change the colors.  After I was done, it was perfect.

I wanted to try my hand at the engineering prints from Staples.  I loaded it online and had it printed in a 24x36.  Let me tell you, I am impressed with how well it turned out.  I read some other reviews saying it can be grainy or blurry but it was perfect.  A big tip here is make sure your original photo has a high resolution.  When I uploaded my picture, it wasn't exactly 24x36 and was a little short and would have had some white for me to trim off.  When I picked up my print, it fit the whole sheet and I asked about it.  The employee had resized it so the picture would fit the whole sheet of paper.  Doing that caused my picture to stretch a little lengthwise but I'm cool with it.

To hang it on the wall, I used this tutorial form Young House Love to make a wooden frame.

Doesn't it go so perfect in this spot?  The wood frame and blue print bring in the industrial elements and the blue background goes with the rest of the colors in the room.

I love how this project turned out.  My son loves it too.

To follow along with this room:
Big Boy Room Plans
Stained Wood Crates

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Friday, February 19, 2016

The Industrial Shop at Target

I was in Target recently and couldn't help but notice the new industrial home decor items.  Here are some of my favorites in the new line.

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Go take a look and see if any of these items become your favorite.  Items are 10% off until tomorrow! 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Get the Look: Eclectic Girls Bedroom

I love designing kids rooms.  Most of the time, kids like color and want their room to be fun.  The bright accent wall in this girls room caught my attention.  I think this room does that without going overboard.  I love the mix of gray and pink.

Here are some items I found to re-create this look.

zebra rug / daybed / gray runner / brass light / swivel chair /  
paint / comforter / dresser / stool / lamp

This is such a fun space for a tween girl. 

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Monday, February 15, 2016

jimmyCASE iPhone Wallet Case

I, like many others, love my iPhone.  I made the switch years ago and never looked back.  One of accessories I must have for it is a nice case.  I was using a plain silicone for my iPhone 6 for the past year and never had an issue.  Until I dropped it a few months ago and the screen shattered.  Yep, it was bad.  After the screen was replaced I went on a search for a case that protected and looked good.  I can't afford to keep replacing screens.  It's bound to get dropped again because I do have a 2 year old that likes to take pictures with my phone.

I was contacted by jimmyCASE to review one of their cases.  From just opening their website I already knew I would like them. They offer wallet cases for iPhones.  The case features a silicone bumper for edge protection, a wood back made from military grade mahogany, and an elastic band for holding cards and cash.  jimmyCASE is a United States based company out of California.

I chose an iPhone 6 wallet case with a black elastic band.  They do note that getting a bumper or band in a lighter color is more prone to getting dirty.  I'm not a flashy case person so the black was good for me.  They have many color combos to choose from whether you're choosing team colors or just your favorite colors.

One of the things I first noticed was that the company name was engraved on the bottom corner of the mahogany.  Also the wood smell right out of the packaging was quite nice.  It let me know it was real wood and I felt good that they used quality materials in the manufacturing of their product.  The wood is from a local aircraft supplier.  The elastic band makes this case a little different from others on the market.  It is designed to hold up to 6 cards and some cash without stretching out and losing elasticity.  As a woman I actually hate carrying a purse so this is a good option.  All I need is my phone and keys.  This would benefit a guy as well.  My husband carries a phone and wallet but really only needs a few cards when we go out so with this phone case, a wallet would be unnecessary.

The port holes were easy to get to and I had no problems plugging in my charger and headphones.  The case is cut specifically for the Apple cords.  Some reviews state that if you use larger third party chargers and accessories you may have a harder time plugging them in.  My camera lens also had plenty of space without obstructing the view.

One of the things I dis-like about the case the wood is not flush with the rest of the case.  I can see the edges of the wood getting worn and battered fast from constant use.

I had a little bit of a hard time getting my phone into the case.  It was made to really hug the phone so it fits snugly.  Don't expect to be taking this case on and off quickly.  The silicone bumper is flexible and offers some protection.  There is no statement or claim from the company that the case is meant to protect your phone from falls and breakage.  It's only made to look good.  The edges are ribbed so it gives good grip and you don't feel like it could slip from your hand.  The buttons are covered but indented in the silicone so you can still see where they are located.

Overall, I like the case.  It is a little bulkier than the case I am used to carrying but doesn't take up any more room in my purse.  The bulkiness actually feels good in my hand since the phone itself is slim.  The grippy sides give me some security that it's not going to slip from my hands.  I don't think this would be my everyday phone case seeing that it doesn't offer full drop protection for my phone.  I do tend to drop my phone often and I want to know that when I do, the screen isn't going to be shattered on impactThis case looks good and seems to be quality made.

*I received this product to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are my own.

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