Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Front Entry Reveal

I SO missed living in a house. After living in apartments for years I had forgotten how much fun a house is. All the nooks and small spaces that need a decorating touch. I have missed that the last 6 or 7 years that we have lived in apartments. I wanted to share one of those spaces with you today. I have a lovely little space at the entry of our home that I finally finished. Well, sort of finished. I think it still needs "something" but I haven't figured that out yet, or maybe I am just second guessing myself for some reason. For now I am liking how it is coming together. I will probably be adding to it like usual but here is what it looks like at the moment. 

One of the first things we bought is this adorable garden bench. Yep, it's supposed to be a bench for outside. My husband is actually the one who wanted to buy it. I was a little hesitant at first but he won me over and I'm so glad. It fits perfectly and we can put shoes in the bottom drawers! Genius! Who said you have to use pieces how they were originally intended? 

The wire deer head was a recent purchase from World Market. It was on sale plus and I had a $10 coupon so it was a great deal. I think it added a great dimension to the gallery wall. 

The heart art and home sign were both a DIY. The tray and wreath are from Target, the round rug is from World Market, and the pillow covers are from H&M. 

I love that this is the perfect little spot to put on or take off your shoes, or just sit and chat for a minute. It really is turning out nicely. What do you think of my cozy little entrance way? 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bedroom Reveal

It has been a busy busy last few weeks so I have not been able to blog much. My husband was getting ready to leave for PA school and we decided to take a trip to Ireland to celebrate our 10 year anniversary that is coming up next month since he will be gone. We had a wonderful time and I did not want to come back to reality! My husband left this week which has been hard (we will be doing long distance for a while) and to distract myself I am diving back into house projects.

Our master bedroom has sort of been in limbo since we moved in. I still need to finish a few things (*cough* barn door *cough*), but I will show you where I am at now. I shared our painted night stands on Instagram a few weeks ago and I will be sharing the how to on them soon. I am not so good at the writing part so lets just jump right into pictures!

I am still hunting down a bench for the end of the bed and a few small things. 

Ok so let me break it down. First of all I am not a fan person in general. It is so hard to find a nice looking fan! However the bedroom is upstairs and can get a little warm compared to the rest of the house. Add on that I sleep during the day (I work nights) and we have very large windows, we needed a fan. I finally settled on this one from Lowes. It matched pretty well and was a great price!

I also needed some cheap art for over the bed so I hunted around the internet and found these free botanical prints here which I love! I just printed them out on regular paper and framed them with ikea frames.

Bed frame- Overtsock
Bedspread- Ikea
Side tables- Craigslist that I DIY'd
Rug-Rugs USA

I will keep you updated on any changes that come but for now I am enjoying the space! I hope you all have a great weekend and don't forget to follow along on Instagram and Facebook with me!