DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

Remember the DIY bed I upholstered for the little man back last year? Well, when we moved, I had to take bits of it apart so we could get it through the doorways. It was an easy process – I just pulled out the staples and peeled the fabric back around the corners so that I could get to the screws (and around the middle of the foot board, because that’s where the support beam is attached).   It had… View Post

Mood Board | Exploring Nursery Paint Colours

Mood Board | Exploring Nursery Paint Colours

Before we moved into our current loft, I drafted a mood board for our baby daughter. Today I’m exploring paint colours for her new nursery. My original design plans got interrupted because, when she was three months old, we had to move unexpectedly. Fortunately, it was to another condo in the same building – just down the hall, in fact. Still, the upheaval meant that even though baby girl is seven months old, I still haven’t finished the nursery. But… View Post

Room Reveal | An Industrial Loft Toddler Boy Bedroom

Room Reveal | An Industrial Loft Toddler Boy Bedroom

This post has been a long time coming, but here is the my little man’s toddler bedroom reveal, finally! We live in a loft, and two of the three bedrooms – including this one – don’t have exterior windows. My goal was to create as bright and happy a space as possible given the lack of natural light. I was also on a very tight budget, so there are a few DIYs and a lot of Ikea furniture! Sources are… View Post

DIY | How To Make Nursery Glider Slipcovers

DIY | How To Make Nursery Glider Slipcovers

The once-tired glider/rocker from the nursery is looking a little bit fresher after I reupholstered it with some new fabric. I put this project off for ages. I don’t know how to sew and it was thoroughly intimidating, but it really wasn’t that hard once I got going. If I can do this, anyone can do this. So here’s a simple tutorial for DIY glider slipcovers if you want to have a go yourself. You Will Need An ugly ass… View Post

DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

I’ve been on the hunt for very budget-friendly DIY wall art ideas for the Big Boy bedroom, and this little button monogram fits the bill. What You Need Assorted buttons (I got mine from JoAnns) Fabric (I used burlap) A solid frame (mine was a charity shop find) Needle & thread Cardboard Printer Cost: from $5 Time: Under four hours DIY Monogram Wall Art: How To I started by printing a big old letter S, my Little Man’s first initial,… 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(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

Mood Board | A Colourful Toddler Bedroom

Mood Board | A Colourful Toddler Bedroom

For the new “big boy” toddler bedroom, I’m embracing bright colours, pattern and kid-friendly design with a focus on lots of the little man’s favorite things (mostly trucks). The budget is tight, so I’m using furniture that we already own, then I’ll bring it all together with fun accessories and a few little DIYs. Kids rooms – nurseries and toddler bedrooms in particular – don’t need to be designed for longevity (aww shucks they just grow up so fast). So… View Post

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