Yay! It’s time for another room makeover! My amazing friend, Melissa (everyone around here knows her as the creator of MilwaukeeHome), moved into a new house with her hubs and baby boy. The home is super cute, but they they had the dreaded statement red wall in the dining room…just like every Wisconsin home not been renovated since the 2000’s. She was using the space as a playroom, but really wanted somewhere to eat dinner as family. So we swooped in with some paint and gave the room a makeover, it’s amazing how a fresh coat can give a space a whole new life!
Can we talk about these chairs!?! I saw them at the Sauder showroom at Highpoint and became OBSESSED with finding a space to use them in. They are the perfect shade green, and the perfect matte finish. They are such a statement, I knew I wanted to keep the rest of the room a neutral palette.
Everyday dining will proooooobably not be as fancy as this setup, but we really wanted to do up the table for their little family. Sometimes it’s nice to go a little overboard for a new Mom 😉 The danger of decorating is I always end up buying an extra set for myself…ooops! So the speckled plates and matte black silverware might look familiar from pics of my house.
We put a shelving unit in a back closet area they were not using, and tuned it into a bar area. I LOVE this “You Are Here” sign (I bought one for my home too), that’s actually a framed tea towel that I found on a trip to Minnesota.
I am obsessed with the planter, and knew it would be perfect in the corner with a tree, to add a little height and greenery to the room.
I know you all have seen this art before in my bedroom, weeeelll the art I bought for the makeover did not arrive on time for the shoot, so I grabbed this one off my wall, and now it has a new home, ha! Guess it’s time to buy something new for my room #notcomplaining
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I’m back with another fun room makeover! This time we transition Lori’s nursery into a woodsy themed room for her son (remember his camp playroom? And Lori’s bedroom oasis?). Buffalo check is my current favorite, so I was jazzed when I saw that Lori had already purchase some plaid items for the room. I took that theme and ran with it! My favorite part of the room is the chalkboard wall and live edge desk. You should have seen how excited Liam was when we told him he could draw on the wall!
I have become quite the hoarder of live edge pieces of wood, and this one worked perfectly as a little desk. I sanded down the sharp corners and covered with 2 coats of a fast-drying polyurethane, then drilled shelf brackets into the studs and the bottom of the wood.
I debated painting the whole wall or just doing 3/4, and am super happy we left a little space and added the mountain range decals, it adds a little more fun to the room, no? Lori found this crazy cute tree book holder that created the perfect reading corner next to the oversized bead bag.
We upgraded Liam from a crib to bunkbeds (the ladder is in hiding until he is ready to safety climb)! I am in love with the blue, it’s the perfect shade!
I found some line drawings of a lantern and other woodsy things, and the plan was to get a projector, but they ended up being simple enough to freehand (the magic of chalk is that you can mess up as much as you want, and wipe it away!) Hope you like the room as much as Liam did!
SHOP THE ROOM:
Target Kids Industrial Chairs + Buffalo Plaid Sheets + Travel Wall Decals
Go Play Outside Print
Urban Outfitters Printed Rug
Art.com Bull Elk in Snow
Land of Nod Buffalo Check Bean Bag Chair
Babyletto Spuce Tree Bookcase
Donco Kids Blue Bunk bed
We are going to take a pause in home renovations, because I have been getting a bunch of requests for details on the headboard I made a few weeks back. We installed it in a room makeover I have been working on, and am so in love (I almost kept it for myself, ha!). Today we are going to take a peek at the room makeover and tomrw I will show you the step-by-step for the headboard…I promise it’s easier then it looks!
This is the second room we gave a little love to in Lori’s house (remember the playroom?). We started with a beige slate, and wanted to create a cozy room that worked for Lori and her husband. The idea for the design started with this wood wall in spotted in NYC. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to try to make a headboard with the same pattern, which set the color palette for the room. We started by painting the room a calming gray and replacing the furniture with with lighter, more rustic pieces that matched the vibe of the rest of the home. Next we piled in a whole bunch of textiles, including vibrant blue shibori pillows, black and white mud-cloth, and a textured rug to make the room more inviting. I added a few gold accents: gold pot, light fixture (I have been dying to use this one in a room) and globe sconces.
The is a lot of wood in the room (Lori had this great ladder that we pulled into the room), but I love the finish on the dresser and night stands, and how they tied everything together. Oh to be a horse, gallivanting in the snow…
The fabric for the bench was created from a triangle I drew, then took a photo of and send to this amazing company called WOVNS. It’s run by two sisters, and all their fabrics are woven in the USA. They can transform your designs into beautiful fabric that can be use for pillows or upholstery, I have more plans for this fabric, stay tuned!
The pillow situation might be a bit much, but we brought them all over and they looked so beautiful together, I could not bare to separate them, so Lori is the new owner of 101 pillows! Now that bed makes me want to lay down and take an epic nap! What do you all thing of the transformation? Check back tomrw for the headboard tutorial, and if you see something you like and I don’t list below, make sure to ask in the comments!
SHOP THE ROOM
DIY Headboard (tutorial coming!)
Urban Outfitters Adelphi 12″ Planter + Kevin Russ Winter Horses Art Print
Suader Dakota Pass Nightstands + Boone Mountain Bench + Dakota Pass Dresser +
Ellis Accent Chair
The Joinery Artisan Woven Rug
World Market Gold 8 Bulb light fixture + Glass Globe Sconces + Patchword Dhurrie Lumbar Pillow + Tie Dye Pillow + Bone & wood Picture Frame + Metallic Woven Rug + Globe (in stores)
Michael’s Mirror (in stores)
Konkada Mudcloth triangle pillow