4.16.2015

Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! 

So glad you can join me today!  I have a fun group of posts to share for this week's Frugal Round-up.  
First up, I'm loving the spring dining room shared by Vintage Finds.  It's so very pretty!



Next, Love Grows Wild shared a pretty picture-frame-turned-tray.  It would be a great addition to a spring table!



Read more after the break....

One Room Challenge - Week 3 - Teen Girl's Room Details~

Welcome to week 3 of the One Room Challenge.




As you may recall from posts 1 and 2, I am working to create a bedroom for my 12-year-old daughter.  

She LOVES the color mint, so with that as a jumping off point, we have come up with a main color scheme of mint and navy as illustrated by this duvet cover that we purchased from Pottery Barn Teen (it arrived this week and it's ADORABLE!)



This week I ran across the perfect side table for her space at Target.  Don't you just love their Threshold line of home decor?  The thing I love about this table is the fact that it's got a bit of contemporary flair.  The majority of the furniture in her space is quite traditional, so I absolutely love the idea of bringing in a piece or two with more a more modern feeling.



My other exciting find for this week is a lighting fixture.  This is the Beaded Elegance Ceiling Fixture from Shades of Light.  I adore it!  It's got a definite feminine flair and as the name states  - elegance.  It's going to go a long way toward adding sophistication to the space.  Because although I want the space to feel youthful and fun, I don't want it to be too juvenile.

Read more after the break...

4.13.2015

Clever Space-Saving Desk in My Little Boys' Room~


Perhaps you recall a few months ago when I posted about the built-in bunk beds in my little boys' bedroom.  One of the things that I was hoping to accomplish with the built-ins was to create a room with space-saving solutions so that if feels bigger than it actually is.  The bunk bed went a long way toward accomplishing that.  But I also wanted to create a work area, and adding a desk to the end of the bunk beds was the perfect way to do that.





You may also recall from that post, that I got my inspiration from this photo that I had saved from Better Homes and Gardens several years ago.  

Photo via Better Homes and Gardens

Well, I shared the photo with my friend Tim from Millworks Woodworking who created the perfect desk for me.  




We even added a cord pass-through so that I could add the cute lamp above the work desk (and perhaps a laptop or something down the road.)


I'm so happy with how this cute little desk turned out.  I just know that my boys' will get years of use out of it!

Sources:

Wall Lamp:  IKEA
Globe:  Vintage
Paper Mache "B":  Hobby Lobby
Stool:  Purchased from a Model Home Sale