The nursery…

I’m 39 weeks today and the nursery is finally finished! We’ve had most of the must-haves ready for a while but now we feel that it is fully finished and ready to meet this baby boy!

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The crib is Lindsey’s from childhood and we had it painted white and updated a few safety standards. I love the character of this 1980’s Jenny Lind style crib! 

Darren built the frame for the changing pad and stained it to match perfectly!

Beautiful Moses basket bassinet for when he’s newborn and sleeping in our room.

Details…

  • Wall color – Sherwin Williams – Repose Gray
  • Crib, dresser & bookshelf – antiques
  • Crib bedding, skirt & blanket – Pottery Barn Kids
  • Changing table diaper caddy (wicker basket) – Pottery Barn Kids: Sabrina diaper caddy
  • Elephant rocker – Pottery Barn Kids: Plush elephant rocker
  • Window curtains & double curtain rod – Pottery Barn Kids
  • “You are our greatest adventure” artwork – Hobby Lobby
  • World map – Michael’s craft store
  • Rocker – Babies R Us: Sutton Upholstered Swivel Glider in Linen
  • Moses basket & stand/rocker – Restoration Hardware Baby
  • Rug, arrow lamp, side table & ottoman pouf – World Market
  • Diaper pail – Ubbi diaper pail – steel gray

Love,

Love, Lindsey & Darren

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Home improvements…

We were recently looking through photos of the house from when Darren first bought it in 2012 and realized these before & after pictures are family-blog worthy! The “before” pictures are from the real estate listing in 2012.

Living room before & after… Just a little wall paint and re-decorating and it looks like a completely different house!

Living room panorama: (yes, dog beds are a part of our style)

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Kitchen before… (Check out that lighthouse mosaic and stellar wall paper!)

Kitchen after… (A little tile paint and wa-lah! Lighthouses be gone.)

New kitchen lighting! (you know you’re old when you get excited about a light fixture)

Dining room before & after… (a chandelier make-over is in the near future)

Master bedroom… (This one doesn’t even look like the same room!)

Guest bedroom before…

Guest bedroom after…

Office/bedroom before & after…

Office panorama…

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Guest bathroom before & after… (We don’t have a listing picture from before but here it is before we re-decorated… (featuring Bailey)! New paint, hardware, light fixture, mirror, shower curtain & towels!)

Deck space before & after…

Projects to come…We are currently working on the bonus room downstairs (aka. Darren’s man-cave) and plan to give the master bathroom a face-lift similar to the guest bathroom!

Paint colors: Our style is definitely neutrals/grays! Sherwin Williams – Sea Salt (in the living room, dining room & hallways) & Sherwin Williams – Repose Gray (in the bedrooms)

Happy, happy, happy!

Love, Lindsey & Darren

Adventures in furniture painting… 

I don’t know why I (Lindsey) love this coffee table so much. Maybe it’s because my parents bought it when they got married in ’77… Maybe it’s because it has traveled with me from townhouse to apartment to house to apartment and back again in my 20’s… Maybe it’s because it has been in my living room my entire life. No matter my attachment to this piece of furniture; it needed a make over. Big time.

I have painted a few small things over the last year but this was my first time staining. My project space was is the garage which is a good thing because I kicked over the can of stain the first time I used it… Whoops.

first coat of stain on the top

 

second coat of stain and distressed base (all waxed and complete!)

final product in our living room!

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And now I love it even more! It goes well with the style of our home and makes the living room feel complete!

past projects: dining room

past projects: guest bedroom mirror

Products used (coffee table):

  • Base:
  • Annie Sloan chalk paint: old white
  • Annie Sloan: clear wax & dark wax
  • Top:
  • Minwax espresso stain (oil based)
  • Minwax polyurethane (clear)

Love,

Love, Lindsey & Darren