Big Girl Bedroom

big girl bedroom

I can’t believe I’m writing a post about a big girl room! Feels like just yesterday I was posting about a Nursery and now here we are :) A lot of things are the same… gallery wall, most of the same furniture, rug… but yay for a new big girl bed!

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

This bed has a story too! I will save the story for the next post… the one where I write about how we restored the bed :) But trust me it’s a good story and the bed is now considered a family heirloom.

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

I had a little trouble with the layout of the new room once the bed was in here. I decided to keep the toy storage and the dresser on this wall so it made sense to keep the gallery wall the same. Not too sure about this rug in here now, it made much more sense in her nursery but I will keep it until I find something perfect.

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

I used the rolling cart (IKEA) to create a little book nook with her chair. Three years later and The Dot Wall is holing up perfectly! The wall art is from Hobby Lobby and Minted HERE.

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

This bedding. It’s basically my favorite thing… ever. It is from Biscuit in Houston and just love it so much haha! The big pillow is also Biscuit, and my friend monogrammed it :) Middle pillow is Wren and Rumor and the small pillow is Anna Joy French.

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

The Bee’s Farmers Market sign was painted by my sister @HandwrittenJane for Bee’s 2nd Birthday party and I couldn’t dream of throwing it away haha!

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

I played musical curtains in the house… moved the nursery curtains to the living room, living room went to the Playroom, these are new and I love them! They are from Overstock. I added a flower crown to one of her new animal friends on both sides of the windows. The unicorn is from Target and the Flamingo is from Hobby Lobby.

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Overall I love how it turned out! It’s a little whimsical and eclectic but also a little classic, I’m actually a little jealous of it :) Thankfully I know where she lives!

big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom big girl bedroom

big girl bedroom

DIY Bar Cart & How to Stock it

DIY Bar CartDIY Bar CartGuess what has been on my to do list forever… a Bar Cart! Of course we couldn’t just buy one, my husband is the king of “we can make that for less” and I just like to be crafty :) I showed him the picture of the one I liked and drew up some dimensions and he worked his magic. Before you get too jealous please note that my husband is a perfectionist so projects usually take time haha. But, he started this right before Bee’s Farmers Market Birthday Party (post coming soon!) so he actually had a deadline and we made it work. He used angle iron for the corners and connected the shelves together that way. He also picked the casters out himself… bonus points! The great thing about him building it is that I had some pretty specific dimensions because it needed to fit two different walls. There is a spot I had in mind to put it when we have people over and we are using it, then a spot that it will live and look cute. Both equally important ha!

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar CartHere it is in the Dining Room where it will live! Speaking of looking cute, after Bryan finished it and the paint was dry I was able to do my favorite thing… style the Bar Cart!  Uncommon Goods asked if they could send some stuff so I could pretty it up and of course I accepted because everything they have is so quirky and cool. Each product has a unique design story and most of their products are Made in the USA, always using sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Uncommon Goods carries unique jewelry, designer décor, tabletop items, and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment without harm to animals or people. I’m pretty much obsessed with everything I received, can you even handle the pineapple tumblers?! When I opened the box I actually gasped because the box and packaging were so pretty. Here in the south Pineapples stand for  hospitality and friendship… how cute would these be for a housewarming gift?!

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar CartI wanted the Bar Cart to be cute and functional but let’s be honest, I do have three kids running around our house. They are all pretty good about staying out of the “grown up rooms” but just incase I wanted to style it with mixers and bar tools vs. actual alcohol lying around. I added a pitcher, the pineapple tumblers, some copper mugs and a cocktail shaker then some fun mixers like Topo Chico and La Croix. You can’t forget some cute drink cocktail picks and shot glasses. I am a huge tequila fan and a super cold shot is the key… if you haven’t tried soapstone shot glasses you need to get on board, they actually hurt to hold for too long they are that cold! I love this little rustic holder.

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar CartDIY Bar CartI like to keep a basket filled with adorable cocktail napkins that I have collected out when we are using it for drinks but I can’t leave those out with my kids… the glass they totally ignore but the napkins they love… go figure haha! I have found a ton of cute ones at local party stores and I found these watermelons bed naps on Etsy.

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar CartUncommon Goods also sent me this fun Animal Tracks Art Print. It is so perfect above the bar cart, it ties the modern quirkiness of the cart with the Green Buffet on the other wall and my new table runner. I’m obsessed with the wooden rails and my kids are in love with it too because the animal tracks are actual size so they stand under it and compare :)

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar CartThe Watercolor Table Runner is everything! It’s not only perfect in this room but it’s across from the craft room so it’s just so me. My mom and sister came over and said I love this rummer with the paint can lids, which I can totally see. Either way its quirky and colorful and crafty so its made for us!

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar CartI love that this room is finally coming together, sometimes it just takes 3 years :)

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart

DIY Bar Cart

Mid Century Dresser Makeover

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We are still settling in to our newly remolded kitchen (follow along on instagram @taylormadecreates). So, in the meantime I have a few things I’ve been meaning to post. Like this dresser that I finished in January, at least I’m posting it in the same year right haha?! This dresser started out off-white with gold “speckles” on it, not really my style. But… I know good bones when I see them. I had been searching online for the perfect buffet with the right pop of color for our dining room. My dad had a friend getting rid of it and thought I might like it… he was right! I know it would be the perfect DIY for our space.

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I sanded it down a little and cleaned it but the real star of the show is the paint I used. I went with Luscious Green by Valspar that I got at Lowes. I also bought a decent brush which I don’t usually do. Here is a super non-glamourous cell phone progress pic. I did two good coats then touched up ares that needed it with a third coat. The paint was amazing and covered really well without having to use too much. This was my first time using this paint and- no this post isn’t sponsored by them at all, I just really liked this paint!

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I unscrewed the hardware and thought about replacing it but ended up spraying it gold and loving it! It didn’t take long to dry but I just left it in the garage overnight and then brought her in the next. She’s SO perfect for our dining room under the plate wall.

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mid century buffet makeover

mid century buffet makeover

mid century buffet makeover

I added a few things to style the top.

Lamp: Homegoods

Cloth Napkins: Vintage from my Mimo :)

8×10 Print: Minted

11×14 Print: Yang Yang Pan Etsy (LOVE this artist!)

Plant: IKEA

3 tier tower: Pick Your Plum

mid century buffet makeover

mid century dresser buffet

mid century dresser buffet

mid century dresser buffet

mid century dresser buffet

 

Boy and Girl Playroom

For almost two years now, the playroom was all about the boys! It’s been filled with super heroes, trucks and legos. It is still filled with all of those things but now we have a 7 month old baby girl who is making her way in there. The playroom is starting to see things that are pink :) We all love it but I wanted to give the room a little facelift! Now we have our new and improved Boy and Girl Playroom. playroom

This room is one of our bedrooms that shares a bathroom with another room. Instead of the boys having their own rooms, they share a bedroom and then it leaves more room for toys in here :) It works out great right now because they are 4 and 5 so they love sleeping together.

The room was mainly red before but things were getting old and ruined, which seems to be what boys do to things :) Also our toy storage was a big problem because it didn’t exist. So the room always looked like this…

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With a little organizing, some paint and a trip to IKEA, now it looks like this :)

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I went with the Kallax 4×4 shelving unit from Ikea because I have the 5×5 in my Craftroom and I love it. I also Bought enough boxes to fill half of the squares then filled the other squares with toys and games. I used some fabric scraps and ruffled them then used hot glue to dress up the boxes a little. Then I used my silhouette to label each box. And yes I still have the VHS TV in there for their viewing pleasure :) I cant bring myself to throw away all of our Disney moves.

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playroom

playroom

My oldest son helped me make the felt triangle bunting to go around the window, the curtains are white so I wanted a little pop. We also took down the little workbench because they were getting too old for it and I replaced it with the chalkboard/dry erase easel and a basket of our preschool stuff.

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I changed the slipcover to a green one so I gave the play market a little facelift too.

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playroom

Then my youngest son helped me repaint our Play Kitchen. It was scratched and dirty so we (not very perfectly) painted it aqua to match the blues and greens in the room. Don’t look too closely but while we were painting my son said “Mom… painting is BERY FUN!” :) I also added a new window pic, some curtains, a bunting and some fun paper jars. Hopefully little miss will love this as much as my boys did!

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playroom

playroom

So far, its been way more picked up. I try to remind them to only take down one box at a time so that rule helps! Also because this is a bedroom, there is a nice sized closet that holds books, board games, costumes, trucks and those lovely VHS tapes.

playroom

playroom

In my perfect world we could tear up this carpet and have hardwoods but my husband says legos are more cozy on carpet ;) Let me know in the comments if you have any questions about anything!

playroom

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