Welcome to Harley’s world…or rather a semi used room intended for Harley at some point in her life She may be my third child but I still fell head first into the “everything must be done before she’s born” nesting phase.
This room originally started going in the floral direction then quickly made a u turn and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. My vision was to create a sweet earthy boho room. I was so exhausted during her pregnancy that I couldn’t fathom painting her room. So it’s still the same color it was when Brody was in there. The rocking chair also stayed with the room.
The “major” changes we made were switching the light fixture in the bay (one of my favorite parts of the room), new babyletto crib and adding curtain panels. Although I’ll let you in on a little secret, those panels are actually two shower curtains split down the middle. Adding those really softened the room.
The crib sheet from spearmintlove was my inspiration, I just loved the colors so I worked around that. It usually takes one inspirational piece or characteristic of a room for my vision to unfold. Although it took me two rugs before I landed on the one that I really worked. The carved mango wood changing table/dresser was one of the pricier pieces but I’m hoping it grows with her through the years. And before you fall over at the price, I used some cc points to pay for it I also went for a changing basket from Ollie and Ella instead of a pad this time around and hope I’ll find another use for the basket when she’s no longer using it.
The art when you walk into the room is a quote from Alice in Wonderland that says ‘do you suppose she’s a wildflower’? I found it on etsy and thought it really fit the vibe of the room. The frames are my go-to from amazon. Although that wall/area when you walk in still needs a little something. I’m thinking I’ll eventually put a bench there. The beautiful macrame hanging piece over the crib is also from etsy.
I wanted a reading area where the books could be on display and ended up finding the perfect size shelves on amazon. Now if Brody would stop taking the books from her room
I added some accordion racks on the longer wall to hold her already impressive collection of bonnets and bows. I wanted something functional that fit the style of the room. I may eventually add something else to that wall.
I love sharing little areas of my home, if you like seeing it let me know and I’ll do more room tours!
I’m so excited to finally share this little facelift we gave to our guest bathroom. For starters, here’s the before (YIKES):
This bathroom is in the bedroom in the back of our house. I absolutely love this room. It’s spacious, has doormer windows and gets really nice lighting. If ever there were a multi-purpose room this is it.
We use this room as a guest bedroom, playroom, office and all around catch all space. The bonus and what makes it such a special guest bedroom is that it has it’s own bathroom.
The bathroom, as you can see above, left little to be desired. We finally decided to give it a little makeover and I could not be happier with the way it turned out. We were super lucky that although the tile is very old and original to the house, it’s in ok shape and black and white. I can work with that!
Before I tell you what we did, I want to make a note about working with what you have. If our tile had been blue but our time and budget wouldn’t allow for new tile I would have either painted it (YES, you can do that!) or I would have put tile stickers on it (YES, those are a thing!). Sometimes you just have to get a little creative.
Here’s what we did
1// Removed the wallpaper…I mean…c’mon wall paper on the ceiling?!
2// Painted- Sherwin Williams Alabaster (basically the color of our entire house)
3// Replaced the vanity- Home Depot
4// Replaced the mirror- Amazon
5// Added pendant lights- this is the little touch that I believe sets the bathroom apart. It’s a tiny little thing but makes all the difference in making it look designed and high end. Wayfair
7// New Shower Curtain- Target
8// New faucet- Amazon (you guys this faucet is AWESOME and the price is sick!)
That’s it! I still plan on hanging a shelf above the toilet so I have a place for oils and a few air plants. My amazing husband did all the labor, I did the cleaning so we only paid for the additions and I’d say we spent a little over $1000 on this makeover.
Do you have a cruddy bathroom you want to makeover but don’t know where to start? Talk to us about it in the comments, I’d love to help!