Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Late Summer Living Room Tour 2019

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I know, I know...I should be blogging about fall decor and have a million of pumpkins around. Well, sorry not sorry, but I am soooo not ready to let go of summer. I am enjoying every last ounce. We had a crazy winter and spring. I feel like winter went into June this year. My kids were wearing winter jackets on 4th of July night...seriously! I feel like summer just barely started over here. And well, now the kids are back in school and I'm being thrust into seasons I'm not ready for. Ever feel that way? So, if you are with me, let me share with you my non-pumpkin filled living room one last time before all the crazy seasons and holidays take it over.

I wanted to share this space with you because there have been so many changes since I last shared it in spring. I also had a chance to borrow a difference camera..it shows some really good, wider angles of the space.

The biggest change to hit this room is a new rug! I had the other rug for going on 3 years. I absolutely loved that rug...so much so, I actually bought two! The other one has yet to be used, hopefully I will use it for another room soon. But, I wanted to brighten this space up a little bit, and of course change the decor up also.
Here's the rug and the room from spring:


I seriously thought I would keep that striped rug in here for forever. But, sometimes it's good to have a little change and excitement added back into a space.

Another new addition includes this amazing Moroccan style leather pouf.
I've been eyeing this thing for months now, and decided it was finally time to buy it! Plus, it transitions so easily into fall.

I also updated my curtains. Once again, I loved my tan and white buffalo check curtains, but I wanted to try something new. You can barely tell, but these have white pinstripes going down them.

I kept my mantel pretty close to my spring decor. Just changed out the leaves for some faux flower sprigs.
 Shiplap: Tutorial     Media Console: Tutorial      Builtin shelves: Tutorial






Some more updates are these pillows! I felt so out of place not having blue in my decor this year. I usually add some sort of blue for summer. I bought the striped blue pillows and these darker denim blue pillows and put them on my couch when I still had the old rug. It felt so off. I knew that replacing the rug would help things, and it did!

I also kept the pink blanket to add a little feminine flair to the space. I quickly realized how masculine it suddenly got with the leathers and blues.
The half white and half brown pillows in the back are knock-offs from some I found online. I wanted them so bad, but new it was an easy DIY! You can see the full tutorial on how I made them and what paint I used to get a really soft leather like finish on them here.

What do you think of my new additions? I am loving them! I really did love my living room the other way also. It was hard to change it, but I knew it would be a breath of fresh air having a few new pieces.

For your convenience, here are the links to some of the products mentioned above :)


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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Master Bedroom Before and Afters (10 Year Anniversary)

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Welcome! If you are just joining in, this week I have been sharing my main living areas over the past 10 years (links for other rooms at bottom of post). These years have gone by so quick, so it's great to see how much change has happened and really makes me realize what a process decorating is. Sometimes, a perfectly decorated space just happens and comes together quickly. Sometimes, it's totally a long process of figuring out what you want, and what your style is...with a lot of "what the hecks" in between :)


Today I'm sharing my master bedroom, and the crazy decorating that has happened in here over the years. I feel like my style has only shifted a little after the first couple of years. But, for awhile there it was pretty sketchy :) 


Here's how it looks today. As with most of my house, I err on the side of lots of white and neutrals. 

Bedroom sources at bottom of post
2009
And this is where it all started. Fresh out of my apartment. All my furniture in here were hand-me-downs. Even the mattress. We were just starting out, so it made sense. I was trying to work with what I had :)

 I soon grew tired of my headboard. Oh wait...did you even notice what was on that headboard? Yes, it's a sheet hanging over the middle and random flowers. Don't ask...because I can't give you an actual reason. :) I'm not sure what I was thinking.

As you can see from my other headboard, I apparently really wanted a brown one. So, I ditched the sheet and made a new headboard. This was under $20 to make and is still one of my most popular projects. 

 2010
This was the year that my creativity went crazy. Seriously, the amount of projects I did this year was kind of insane. One of them was making this "headband" for the headboard. Yes, and that's exactly what I call it :) ha! I also started gravitating towards a brighter pallet at this point. 

Later that year, I redid my headboard with the same technique but used white faux leather instead. I also made it super big. My ceiling in here is vaulted, so I was trying to balance the space. I also painted the side tables white and helped bring more balance to the room with larger lamps that I recovered. 

2012
This room didn't change much for over a year. The next change was changing out the curtains. I actually just sewed some blue silky fabric over the top of the original white curtains. I added some chairs to the foot of the bed. My bedroom is a decent size, so I was happy to get away with this.

2014

Another two years has gone by, and my bedroom stayed the same for the most part. I soon was becoming more obsessed with shabby chic and neutrals. I added a rug, the first one ever in here! I swapped at the bedding and wall art along with the chairs. 
This same year, I made a huge change to the space. I added my square board and batten along the back wall. I also switched out the bedding and rug and added a bench. 

I then updated the nightstands with these faux apothecary ones I made from Ikea chests. 



2015

For most of 2015, my decor stayed the same, just changing out with the season.

Slight bedding changes happen quite frequently in here from here on out, as you will soon see :)

2016


2017
My next big updated was switching the queen bed to a king platform bed. I was lost on what to do with the now empty space that my headboard used to take up. So, I created a gallery wall to draw the eye upward. 



As you can see, lots of bedding changes and random pillow swaps!

2018

Current
And again, here it is today! Well, not technically today. Today it is one huge mess with about 3 loads of laundry hanging off the bed and all over the floor. Probably some kids toys strewn about. But, hey, that's life! 



I seriously love going back on all of these rooms! Even if you don't have a blog, I urge you to take pictures of your home so you can look back. It brings back some great memories! I hope you all enjoyed this week's celebration! 10 years is so much and I thank you all for following along with me! It'll be crazy to see what another 10 years will bring!

Here are the sources for my current bedroom:

BEDDING:
White Ruffle Bedspread: Lush Decor -Amazon and Target.
Greyish/Taupe Coverlet: Inup Home -Check this link on Amazon frequently or Home Goods
Fringe Throw Pillow Cover: Hobby Lobby
Claude Monet Saying Pillow Cover: Living With Amanda
Ruffle Diamond Pillow Shams: Lush Decor -Amazon
Ruffle Pillows Shams: Crane and Canopy
Ruffle Euro Shams: Amazon

Storage Bench: Target (similar)
Striped Pillow on Bench: Kirlands
Sweater Pillow on Bench: Ikea
Rug: Home Depot

Here are some other picture links for a few other items:


Natural & White Fringe Pillow Cover Wood Slat Tray Set 
Wood Bead Garland with Tassels - Small
 Antique White Wood Planter with Metal Corners 








If you missed the tour of my front living room, you can click below to see it :) 
And for all the before and afters of my dining room, click below!
For my living room, click below!



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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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