Master Bedroom Reveal

Well friends, the day is here! I am so beyond excited to share with you our master bedroom reveal! Never have we ever had a space to ourselves that has been this beautiful. I feel so very lucky indeed! Say hello to our new modern, but vintage-inspired get-away! So, way back when we first started taking this project on, I was SO inspired by this space by Schoolhouse Electric. It was everything I wanted in our new room: brass light fixtures, grey upholstered bed, playful patterns and pops of graphic black and whites. But with our own twist of course! Thanks to Wayfair, our dream makeover came true! We started with repainting our walls a bold and classic black, which we painted 3/4’s of the way up so the room didn’t feel smaller than it already was! I sewed curtains (yes, I sewed them!) with some amazing fabric I found at Ikea, which already improved the room substantially! I even sewed a matching pillow with the extra fabric…hey, why not?! Then the really fun part! We got to move in all our new pieces and style the space, which is my favorite of any makeover. Says everybody, I’m sure. Since we sold all our bedroom furniture before we moved, we really had absolutely nothing. I can’t tell you how nice it is to sleep on a REAL bed again! The mattress on the floor was just not working out all too well. I absolutely love the color palette we used for this space: black, white, light grey and pops of blue. It’s calming, soothing and perfect for resting one’s head....

Bedroom Makeover | Modern Walls

Ok guys, I’m back with the color reveal! If you haven’t guessed it already (or seen a few little pictures on Instagram), we picked Sherwin-Williams Tricorn Black for our walls!! Yes, it’s bold. It’s dark. It’s dramatic. But we wanted something that was a little risky and modern for our bedroom space.  In order to avoid our room feeling like a dark cave, we played around with some painting options (don’t mind my photoshop skills):  1. One solid black wall: this felt a little too safe for us, so we decided against. 2. Solid black wall + Diagonal: We wanted something a little edgier, but this felt almost too edgy! 3. 3/4 painted wall: It was modern, fresh and trendy. In the end, this was our final pick! It still allowed enough light to bounce off the ceiling and walls for that extra light and had that “wow” factor we were hoping for when you first walk in the room! I cannot tell you how good it feels to walk into our room and no longer seeing those bright pink walls! I already feel like it’s a retreat away from the rest of the house. Next week I’ll show you the complete room makeover with all our new furniture pieces and a few fun DIYs!  What do you think of the black? What would you have chosen? XOXO, Lidy...

Master Bedroom Makeover | Picking Paint

I’ve been absent most this week, but for good reasons! We’ve been working hard on our master bedroom makeover and getting closer to the big reveal! We initially had a tough time deciding on a color. We knew that this time around we didn’t want just all white. Although, that was very tempting. We narrowed it down to essentially blue, grey, pink and black. After much research and playing around with paint samples, we picked out the winning color! Yes, we got rid of the fuchsia and bubble gum pink walls!  I have been so lucky as to have the chance to team up with Sherwin-Williams once more on another makeover project – it wasn’t too long ago we redesigned our dining room!  I’ve grown to really love and admire their team of professionals and products. I don’t think I could go anywhere else, they’ve made everything so easy and the paint quality is phenomenal! I can’t wait to reveal the color we chose, but until then, I’ve had fun making a sneak peek video with my new camera!! It’s not professional by any means, but it’s a glimpse into our makeover process – enjoy!  XOXO,...

Muah! Vase

So, this year I’m going for a little more edgier Valentine’s Day! This way, these pieces can kind of stand the test of time in a way. Otherwise, we are busy packing up all that fun decor until next year, and that just won’t do! I’m trying to incorporate some pale/pastel pink in our living room decor upstairs and this Muah! Vase is the perfect addition!  Materials Vase Copper Foil Tape Scissors  Directions Simply start by cutting strips of copper foil tape. Begin by creating your letters, carefully as you can! This is fun and you can have complete freedom with the arrangements and style of your lettering. Once you’re done, plop your plant in the vase and enjoy!  You might be wondering why copper foil tape? Firstly, it’s so easy to remove in the event you get sick of your vase begging for that kiss. Secondly, it’s just a lot of fun to work with! I like to play around with the versatility of this material. If you prefer, you can always use paint or a sharpie for a more permanent solution!  It’s pink, it’s shiny and oh so pretty! What do you think?! XOXO,...

Eye Love You Poster

I’ve been so fascinated by the “eye” trend lately, I decided I had to incorporate it into my decor somehow! I especially LOVED this poster by Fine Little Day. I definitely got my inspiration from this gorgeous print, but put my own twist on it. I think it’s great for everyday, but even for this upcoming Valentine’s Day too!  Materials Paper Pencil Paint Brush Paint Directions Simply sketch out your poster using the pencil as a guide. Paint over the pencil. Let dry and frame! SO easy!!  It takes no time at all and you have a fun little poster to display in your home. I decided to go BIG! There’s just something about bold, black, graphic pieces that I just love! I got my frame from IKEA – they are cheap, but still sturdy. I’m thinking of painting smaller versions with a few pretty colors, like a pale pink, for gifts for fun!  What do you think of this eye trend?!  XOXO, Lidy  ...

Modern Pegboard Cross Stitched Heart

I’ve got hearts and shades of pink on the brain – maybe because Valentine’s is a month away. But honestly, now that the holidays are over I’m hungry for a little something fresh and playful! This Modern Pegboard Cross Stitch Heart is perfect, all year round. Materials Pegboard Yarn Pencil Scissors Directions Simply start by sketching out the design you would like with your pencil as a guide. Cut enough strands of yarn to cover your pattern. They should be about as long as your forearm. Taking two at a time, pull through the first hole and tie with a knot to prevent the yarn slipping back though. Repeat this step until all the holes of your design are complete. At this point, your design looks like a shaggy mess. Don’t worry! Working one group of yarn at a time, begin by taking the opposite ends of your yarn and placing them in another free hole. You can have complete freedom with this part! Play around and have fun creating a unique cross stitched design. If you don’t like it, try again until you have the look you want! You can secure the opposite end of the strand by simply making another knot. Display and enjoy! Pretty fun, right? This was such an easy project with big impact! I can’t wait to try some other designs and colors! What do you think friends?  XOXO,...

Master Bedroom Makeover: Before

Now that we are back into the swing of things, we have a lot of projects going on simultaneously in our house! We’ve managed to complete our dining room and partially the kitchen and living room, but I’m ready to keep going! Especially now that I have the energy!  If you’re anything like me, then you’ll know that the master bedroom is probably the one room that always gets neglected and looked after last. It’s the dumping ground for things you’re unsure of what to do with and certainly the farthest thing on your mind when it comes to decorating.  When we first bought the house, I remember seeing our room for the first time and all I saw was Pink. Pink and purple actually. In some cases, I think this can work. But for me, I felt completely overwhelmed and not at all relaxed and at peace like our previous master bedroom. My plan is to bring that calming atmosphere back into my life once more.  For now, I’m just showing you the before pictures so you can see what I’m talking about! I’m not exaggerating when I say this room has been neglected. It’s full of “stuff” we use to have displayed on our old industrial shelving. Now, we have no shelving and so it’s just piled on our dresser and closet. We sold our bed before we moved to save space in our moving trailer, so we sleep on a mattress on the floor. And of course, odd pieces here and there.  i cannot wait to get started – we are looking at paint samples and have picked...

Reclaimed Letter Box Credenza

Over the holidays I shared this reclaimed letter box credenza on Instagram, which we gave to my folks for Christmas. Today, I’m back and sharing a little more about this beautiful and unique piece!  About a year ago, my husband spotted two letter boxes (or post office boxes if you will) at Habitat Restore in Bakersfield. He texted me a picture and asked me if I thought we could use them for anything. And of course, I said yes! We paid $35 each I think, which wasn’t too shabby for a thrifted piece this size.  Basically, they sat in our garage for a year. We had plans for them, but with all the packing and moving ahead we never had the time. I originally planned on keeping one and gifting the other to my parents, but sadly we sold one because of the lack of room in our moving trailer. We held on to this one and vowed to work on it once we settled in Canada.  Joel was pretty much ready to throw this one out by the time we were ready to start working on it. And to his defense, it was pretty flimsy even though it looks quite sturdy. But I had to stick with my gut. I knew that it would be fabulous once it was completed. Thankfully, my husband listened to all my crazy talk and worked his magic! We decided to create a credenza of sorts with wood to accentuate the metal. Joel added laminated pieces of Oak to the top in order to match my parents existing furniture. He used industrial grade epoxy to...

Dowel Christmas Tree

It’s been a crazy week and I just know that next week will be more so, since Christmas is on Wednesday! Sadly, this will be my last post until next year – there’s a crazy thought! I’m going to be taking a much needed vacation celebrating the reason for the season and having a relaxing time with loved ones and close friends. I decided to share one more nontraditional Christmas tree option for you: how about this modern Dowel Christmas tree!  Materials Dowel (1 1/4″ and 1/2″) Pine Board Drill Sander Spray Paint Tape Cloth Directions Cut your 1/2″ dowel into various lengths – biggest about 2′ and smallest about 6″. Sand and wipe clean with cloth. With the 1 1/4″ dowel, start about 10-12″ from the bottom and start drilling holes about 2″ apart all the way to the top and from various angles. Sand and wipe clean with cloth. Cut a base out of pine board and drill a hole about 1 1/4″ to fit the center dowel in so it can stand. Sand and wipe clean with cloth. Spray paint the base white, as well as a portion of the mail dowel (1 1/4″) by taping off a section. You can choose to paint as much or as little as you would like. Let dry and then put your dowel tree together! Enjoy!  Thank you all for such an amazing year! You have been such faithful readers and I have gained some amazing relationships because of it. This blog just wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for your kind comments, all those times you feel the need to...
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