Big Boy Room Reveal

Big Boy Room Reveal

This post has been a long time coming, but here is the Big Boy Room reveal – finally! (If you’d like more info on sources and the budgets, check out the breakdown here.) Looking towards the door, you can see the alphabet print I talked about here, the growth chart I found on Etsy here and the monogram button art I made here. The alphabet print is hung at toddler eye-level, and the subtle stripes on the wall in high-gloss white… View Post

DIY: How To Recover A Nursery Glider

DIY: How To Recover A Nursery Glider

I have a little confession: it’s not completely finished. But the back and bottom cushions are slip-covered and, since a lot of gliders don’t even have arm cushions, I’ll explain how I did these and then update this post when I do get the arms completed. Here’s how she’s looking at the moment… Even without arm cushions, it’s an improvement on the tired blue that is hiding underneath, am I right? You Will Need: – An ugly ass glider –… View Post

DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A …

DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A Bed

I recently upholstered a basic wooden bed frame from Ikea. It’s going to live in my little boy’s new bedroom – his first “big boy bed.” It’s a very budget-friendly and straightforward DIY – perfectly doable if you love the look of upholstered beds but not the price tag. UPDATE: Having lived with the upholstered Fjellse bed for over a year, there are a couple of minor things I would have done differently – read more about that here if… View Post

Mood Board | A Neutral Master Bedroom

Mood Board | A Neutral Master Bedroom

I want a neutral master bedroom. It’s the only real adult space in our house, and with a toddler and one on the way, I need somewhere that’s a bit of a retreat. Somewhere to chill. I’ve pulled together a neutral bedroom mood board (at the bottom of the post), with an emphasis on subtle pattern and layers of texture. While nothing is going to come from this in the near future, I do have plans for when we next… View Post

Mood Board(s) | A Baby Girl Nursery

Mood Board(s) | A Baby Girl Nursery

Even before baby number two was on the horizon (I’m due in five months), I started playing with ideas for a baby girl nursery. Now, I’ve been revisiting this for a long time, so there have been a few incarnations of the design. Partly because some things weren’t available any more, but also because I decided to tone it down a bit and keep the existing neutral paint colour. Mood Board #1 This is where the board started – using… View Post