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A Jersey Girl turned Northern Virginia Girl.

This "blog" is a collection of useless things including, but not limited to:

• Pictures of my dog Macho
• Pictures of my other dog Beamer
• Things I try to DIY
• Races I run
• Tales of Love + Marriage
• Beautifying our Home Sweet Home
• Our sweet baby girl Ellie

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Posts tagged "Home Decor"

It’s finally complete! I’m so in love with how it came out! Now all we’re waiting on is her…

View of the room from the hallway.

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Crib wall featuring my DIY ladder blanket holder, Cherry Blossom Birdies Canvas Print, Owlivia the Owl Rocker and, obviously, the crib—Million Dollar Baby Louis Crib in Avon Grey!

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Mini gallery wall featuring the Mini Harper Painted Letter from Pottery Barn KidsSweet One print by Stephanie Ryan Art (found via Tumblr, so thanks to whoever posted it!), LOVE Block Letter Print from TheWheatfield, and an adorable soft bird bookend I found in HomeGoods.

And by total coincidence, the fabric on Owlivia’s chest is the same exact fabric that’s on the bird’s wing!

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Loving the Good Read Book Caddy from Land of Nod!

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Age Blocks from Jodyaleavitt.

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The other side of the room…

Gorgeous curtain panels that match the bedding (photo below) made by a sorority sister in Amy Butler’s Soul Blossom Peacock Feathers in Blush, the most comfy glider on the face of the earth—Best Home Furnishings Beckner in Chalk, a handmade pouf cover knitted by my friend Allison (co-owner of The Knotty Sisters), framed scrapbook paper in the coordinating color scheme, Santa Ana Striped Green Rug from RugsUSA, and the Lunette Garden Stool from Wayfair. I should also note the paint is Behr Adriatic Mist.

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The dresser that Eric and I refinished to match the bedding, with Liberty Victorian Glass Knobs and Pulls. The glass knobs coordinate with the finials on the curtain rod (Royal Velvet Avery Curtain Rod in Brushed Nickel), the ceiling fan pull chains (below) and the lamp on the dresser (below).

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Westinghouse Acrylic Diamond Pulls, purchased at Home Depot.

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Chandelier Table Lamp in Diamond from Target.

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Repurposed Wood Growth Chart from TheVintageBeach.

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And last but not least… tied with the painting for my favorite thing in the room… is the Fabric Pom Pom Mobile by MarigoldPoms.

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That about wraps it up! I had so much fun putting this room together and am over the moon about how it turned out! I hope Baby P enjoys it as much as I do!

Baby Room Sneak Peak #3!

Grabbed a rustic ladder this weekend at an antique shop, cleaned it up and gave it a very light/rough coat of off-white chalk paint and voila! Baby blanket holder!

P.S. Thanks lifebyliz for the idea!

OK, Tumblrs. I need your help making this very important decision.

My sorority sister is making me custom bedding for the nursery. Leave it to me to not find anything I like on the entire internet. Anyway, I saw this photo on Pinterest and fell in love with the pillow fabric (Amy Butler Peacock Feathers in Blush) so I asked her to use it for the mattress bumper.

My question is, which coordinating fabric should the crib skirt be—aqua/tangerine dots or aqua/green dots?

She noted that the size of the dots in each fabric are the same (and way smaller looking in real life). Here is a picture of the Peacock Feather + Tangerine Dots fabrics next to each other. Unfortunately I can’t find one like that with the green/aqua so you’ll have to use your imagination.

ETA: Just noticed that in the link above where it says “this photo” the green dot fabric is right next to the Peacock Feather fabric in the quilt!

OR… should I have her make the crib skirt out of the Peacock Feather fabric and have the bumper be one of the dotted fabrics? That might give the print more exposure since the skirt is bigger than the bumper.

I should also let you know that I’d like to paint the walls a very light aqua color, similar to my inspiration photo, so I am trying to make sure there is an equal mix of pinks/oranges/corals to blues/greens/aquas.

Well??

Continuing the nursery decor hunt (because once I start something I am unstoppable until a decision has been made)…

I’ve been looking for an off-white glider. Of course, loved the PBK one but it’s $$$$. And believe it or not, there aren’t a ton of copycat chairs out there. I specifically want an off-white color and decided, just for the hell of it, to see if Ballard had any. Didn’t think they would because they don’t really have baby items, but I was WAY wrong as I came across the Howard and Larkin. Plus, they are both 20% off through the 13th putting them within our price range!

My in-laws have graciously offered to buy us either a glider or a dresser for the nursery so their contribution will cover a good chunk of these, though we will have to chip in as well which is fine!

I love Ballard and these chairs are JUST what I was looking for… now to decide which one.

can you tell me some more about that ladder shelf in the corner?!

Yes, I can! Luckily I blog about every mundane detail of my life so questions such as yours can be properly addressed, almost two years later!

I purchased the ladder from “A Rustic Garden”, though back in 2012 it only cost $39.95 as opposed to the $59.95 price tag that it currently wears.

If you have any shabby chic, antiquey stores around you I would suggest looking there first. These kind of rustic ladders are not uncommon.

Another great DIY upholstered headboard post.

(via 4 Men 1 Lady: DIY Upholstered Headboard w/ “damn-it” tacks..)

So my smarty-pants, super-motivated, CPA husband got accepted to Virginia Tech’s Master of Information Technology program last week. He’s still weighing the pros and cons and hasn’t made a decision as to whether or not he’ll actually do it.
My biggest argument as to why he SHOULD do it is so that he gets another degree and we’ll finally have some symmetry up there on the wall.

So my smarty-pants, super-motivated, CPA husband got accepted to Virginia Tech’s Master of Information Technology program last week. He’s still weighing the pros and cons and hasn’t made a decision as to whether or not he’ll actually do it.

My biggest argument as to why he SHOULD do it is so that he gets another degree and we’ll finally have some symmetry up there on the wall.