This one is for you Leigh Anne!
Last May I moved in with Emily. She has the cutest house EVER and I really really REALLY love living there. We thought we’d test out the summer, see if we enjoyed living together and then decide if this roomie thing would work out.
and thus began my nesting into my Tyler home.
With four years at Baylor (THREE of which were spent in the dorms) a year living in the Forge apartments and summers scattered between Pine Cove and home, my furniture, decor and storage had a distinctly collegiate vibe. Rubbermaid tubs, plastic drawers, command strips and hooks… I mean, I was ready to pack it up and hit the road in the blink of an eye.
Well, a year and some change later my room is finally complete!
Apparently, you can’t change the photo size for a gallery. Lame. Click for a bigger photo!
Welcome! So, my original bedding actually matched the room pretty well. But I wanted things to be a little more light and airy. Time for a change!
annnd BOOM! Same wall… but things moved around and decorated. My lovely parents came one weekend and helped me paint it “November Sky” blue.
ahhhh….. much thanks to momma melinder for the dresser. It’s gorgeous, yall.
Momma is talented, folks. And that clock? My friend Andrew makes them. Since I can’t link in galleries, I’ll have a little link festival at the bottom of this post.
I love all the things on the dresser top so much. Each has significance in some way. The red “secure” frame was a gift a the end of the Forge. A great reminder of something to remember, and not forget. Framed fisherman was a gift to my grandfather in highschool (he was a outdoorsman), but it was returned to me when he passed away. The women pictured are dear, cherished sisters who still influence me every day even though we are scattered throughout the earth.
the view from the other side… please excuse the lamesauce darkness going on here.
A perfect spot for my bed. One day I’ll be a grown up and get a full or a queen size bed… but for now I really like my day bed. This quilt is my summer bedspread, my heavier one is SO pretty, but SO HOT.
This was a Pinterest risk and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. You see, those are toilet paper roll tubes cut into 1in. wide slices, pinched and hot glued together. I’m still working on some tiny book page blossoms to add, but overall I don’t think it looks like a recycle project! #win
This corner is my favorite. It has all sorts of sweet finds. The shutter was found as I pulled out of a flea market with no treasures in hand. I immediately turned off the car and ran to snag that beauty. Yellow chest was a Gresham barn sale score… and praise the Lord I saw it four minutes before Abbie did, because she wanted it too. Orange wingback is the ultimate prize. $35 at Canton. The upholstery needs a perk, but I LOVE the color and can’t imagine recovering it.
My dear friend Allison made this for me to remind me of a lesson in Israel that I don’t want to forget. It goes so perfectly there.
This was one of my first Pinterest projects and I’m so happy with how it turned out, so I made two!
Here are the two “antiqued” canvases next to a refinished frame from momma. I took the the frame with twine and a staple gun to make a photo display.
~sigh~ honestly, this rug is the inspiration for this post… the finishing piece! Also the bookcase was repainted by Mom. Please come over and sit on my rug with me.
View out to the rest of the house, pre-makeover
The wall between door and closet after makeover… I had a bunch of random things and photos to frame and couldn’t figure out how to make it work. But Jesse did!
A little trip into my bathroom. Again, an old frame from mom turned into something useful. Burlap stapled into the back so earrings can hook right on the fabric.
I searched and searched and SEARCHED the internet for ways to store headbands and just didn’t like anything I found. Then I found this beauty at Canton. Mason jars to hold head scarves and random accessories, hooks for headbands I wear often and bed springs from an antique shop for clips and plastic headbands.
I have like, 45 of those green clips scattered everywhere I go. My car, my office, living room, boyfriend’s car… they are EVERYWHERE. This gives a few of them a place to land and wrangles those headbands that hurt my head.
a little haven. I’m so thrilled with the way it turned out. Cozy and filled with reminders of the people and things I love.
Sic ’em Bears
DIY and purchase links:
Pallet Wood Wall Clock- Field Treasure Designs
Distressed Canvases- Delia Creates
TP Flower Project- Imperfectly Perfect
Okay, your turn! What are some of your favorite pieces and touches in your home?