Monday, May 4, 2020

New House Tour: Finley's Room

What better day to share Finley's Star Wars room than May 4th? If you aren't a Star Wars nerd, today is Star Wars day: May the Fourth be with you. Moving on :) Finley's room isn't much different than it was at our old house. We used all of the same decor but her room is laid out a little differently. To start, here's what her room looked like when we bought the house:

The room was the same color blue as painters tape. Literally. It was not going to work for us Here's what we did:
+ painted walls, trim, and closet doors 
+ new light fixture
+ had carpets cleaned
+ added curtain rods and window valences

And here's what it looks like now:

Here's what I still want to do in here:
+ eventually replace the carpet
+ caulk the chair rail and trim
+ paint the door
+ new blinds

I love how bright and girly her room is. And I love that she has a much bigger closet in this house :) 

+ Basket for stuffed animals & extra books: Target
+ Curtains: custom made from a sheet set by a family friend
+ Mobile: custom made by Little Bubba
+ Bedsheets: custom made
+ Star Wars prints: Etsy
+ Wookie & Porg air plant holders: Etsy
+ Clay Star Wars figures: custom made by a family friend
+ Death Star Globe: Etsy
+ Star Wars Dreamcatcher: custom made by my sister
+ Dresser/Changing Table: Target
+ Glider w/ ottoman: Target
+ Rug: Target
+ Light: Amazon
+ Bow Holder: Amazon

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

New House Tour: Master Bedroom

I didn't realize how much our bedroom had changed until I looked back at the pictures from when we bought it. All of the before photos have the old owner's furniture in them. Apparently I was too excited when we got the keys and didn't take any photos of the empty room. Oops.

What we did:
+ had carpets cleaned (hired out)
+ painted walls, trim, and closet doors
+ added curtains
+ added closet organizers in both closets
+ new light fixture

And here's what it looks like now:

What I still want to do:
+ some touch up paint 
+ paint bedroom door black
+ new carpet
+ black metal headboard (I think there's too much cream going on in there right now)
+ add some wall sconces or lamps on our nighstands

I love how much brighter the room is! By adding the closet organizers, not only did we get more hanging space, we were also able to get rid of our dressers, so we don't have a bunch of big furniture in the room, which makes it feel bigger. A couple of side-by-sides for comparison:

+ wall color: Wabi-Sabi by Behr
+ rug: Rugs USA (very similar)
+ curtains: DIY from drop cloths
+ curtain rods: Amazon
+ light fixture: Amazon
+ light bulbs: Amazon
+ closet organizers: ClosetMaid from Home Depot
+ closet organizer drawers: ClosetMaid from Home Depot
+ headboard: Wayfair

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

New House Tour: Finley's Playroom

I'm so thankful that we have an extra bedroom that we can use as Finley's playroom. Somewhere to keep all of her toys contained, because girl has wayyyy too many toys. This is what the room looked like when we bought it:

We haven't done a whole lot in here, just a basic update, but it's definitely brighter and more fun now:

Here's what we did:

+ had the carpet professionally cleaned
+ painted walls and trim
+ painted closet door
+ new light fixture

I haven't done much "decorating" in here, but this canvas poster from Photowall has been the perfect way to add some fun, girly decor to her playroom. I love the size and how playful it is when you see it up close. Photowall has all kinds of really fun wallpaper, posters, and prints. I had a hard time deciding what to get. They have been gracious enough to send me a discount code to share with all of you. Just use code: itsalongstory2020 at checkout to get a 25% discount on any product!

I still have some things I want to do in here:

+ paint the door and hang it back up (eventually)
+ paint and hang some shelves
+ paint my old toy box
+ add more wall decor
+ add area rug

And of course, here's the before & after:

+ wall color: Dolphin Fin Grey by Behr (same color I had in our old house)
+ picture ledges for books: Target
+ storage cube: Target
+ stackable wood storage bins: Target
+ curtains: Target
+ growth chart: Cairfully Crafted
+ canvas wall hanging: Photowall

Monday, March 30, 2020

New House Tour: Half Bath

I feel like this room is one of the most "dramatic" before and afters in our house. It's amazing what a little paint can do. Let's just get down to it. Here's what it looked like when we bought the house:

 So much pink. Sponge paint. Flower border. Blue blinds. Everything had to go.

Here's what we did:
- new floors (hired out)
- painted walls and trim
- new toilet
- new sink
- new fixtures (faucet, toilet paper holder, and towel holder)
- painted cabinets (hired out)
- new hardware & hinges on cabinets
- epoxy countertops
- new mirror
- new light fixture

And here's what it looks like now:

I LOVE this way this bathroom turned out, but I have a few things I still want to do:
- paint the door black
- touch up paint on window trim
- new blinds
- figure out decor for long wall

And of course, some before & after comparisons:

+ wall paint: Dolphin Fin by Behr
+ floors: LifeProof Vinyl Plank in Tupelo Oak from Home Depot
+ mirror: Target
+ rug: Walmart
+ light fixture: Amazon
+ Giani Countertop Paint Kit: Amazon
+ Giani Countertop Epoxy: Amazon