Showing posts from July, 2015

DIY Wooden Arrow

My son's nursery is slowly changing.  I guess I shouldn't even call it a nursery anymore since he's two.  I don't really see him as a baby now since he's doing so many things on his own and talking non-stop.  We've removed the front rail from his crib and he gets in and out of bed like a big boy .  It kind of makes me sad to know he's the last baby we'll have. I want to start making changes to his room.  I still love the gray and orange palette.  I've been drawn to the rustic, industrial look and I think his room is the perfect space to add those elements.  The first project to begin this look is a wooden arrow. I started with a leftover poplar board from the board and batten project and a couple of large paint sticks. Using my miter box, I cut a triangle from the poplar board.  This will be the arrow point.  I cut two pieces from one of the paint sticks for the rear of the arrow.  I used another paint stick for the body.  I di

Rug Pad Giveaway

Hey there good people.  We're soaking up the last days of summer over here before school starts next week. We recently added another rug pad to our home.  I bought a new rug for the living room back in November of last year.  We rarely use this space but I was concerned the scratchy back of the rug would scratch our floors.  The good people over at RugPadUSA were kind enough to send us another one for this room.  I love the difference it makes.  The area is now padded and I don't have to worry about the kids hurting themselves now.  It feels softer to walk on and I know the hardwood is being protected. Like the previous rug pad , this one is a premium lock .  It's made of high performance recycled felt with a natural rubber bottom for grip.  Rug pads provide comfort when using your rug and protects the floor underneath.  They also prolong the life of your rug.  RugPadUSA offers many types of rug pads that can protect your carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, and

Look A Likes: Rockers

I know many of us that love this contemporary chair.  This classic chair, originally from Eames, has been making it's appearance everywhere.  Most people go with replicas since they are much cheaper than the authentic Eames.  Though I would love an original, my budget can't handle the price tag.  There are many versions out there that are more affordable. Eames Molded Plastic Rocker Lexmod Rocker Lounge Chair   Overstock Vinnie Small Cradle Chair You can also check Amazon for great prices as well.   You're reading Look A Likes: Rockers by Andrea, originally posted on Decorating Cents .  If you've enjoyed this post, be sure to follow Andrea on Facebook , Pinterest , Bloglovin , and Hometalk .

Friday Five

Happy Friday! This week I wanted to share some things that have caught my eye around blogland. 1) If you're looking for cheap wall art while making a big impact, try this tutorial .  I love the bold graphic print.   2) Megan posted on changing your blog from Blogger to Wordpress.  I found this interesting.  I've been wanting to switch mine over but I know there are so many challenges with doing so.  Her step by step makes it seem s o easy.   3) You know I love me some blue.  Erin over at House of Turquoise made over her patio and it's beautiful.  I love the mix of blues and greens and the view from the deck is breath taking! 4) Seems like every project Dana puts her hands to, it turns out great.  She and her husband built a waste bin enclosure.  No more looking at that plastic thing of an eyesore on the side of the house.   5) Since summer is in full swing, there are many of us that will host outdoor shindigs.  I always have trouble f

Master Bedroom Source List

Thanks for the kind comments about our bedroom makeover .  I was glad to finally show you guys the finished room.  A lot of things in the room are new, with the exception of the bed and dresser.  We pretty much started with a blank slate.  I've tried to list everything I used in the room.  If you see something I didn't post a source for, let me know. The mirror above the bed was a good find for me.  I refuse to spend hundreds of dollars on one.  I love the antique gold color and it looks nice against the gray wall. Mirror: Target To me the biggest dramatic difference is the gray accent wall and white pintuck bedding.  I saw a picture of a gray accent wall in my newsfeed one day and couldn't get it out of my head.  Initially I wanted to find an upholstered headboard but I never found one I truly loved and hubby wasn't ready to change it out.  I still love that our dark headboard contrasts with the mid-gray color.  The color is Behr Grayve Yard.  We still h

Master Bedroom Reveal

Yes, I know it has taken me 6 long months to complete this space.  Most of it has been done but it's the final little touches that stopped me.  I know most rooms are never done so this will not be the last time you see this room.  I'm excited I finally got a chance to take photos and show you.  Brace yourself, there are a lot.     The biggest changes in the room are probably changing the bedding to white , painting a gray accent wall behind the bed, and changing the wall art to a fabulous mirror.     This is hubby's side.  I was able to find a nightstand that went with the rest of our furniture.  I really wanted to find a matching nightstand to mine but it's hard finding just one nightstand.  I searched Craigslist and found one but no one ever responded.   On his nightstand is a recent photo of us.   In the corner between the nightstand and large window are some pictures from our wedding day.  Since this room is our r