I’m going to be real honest. I didn’t expect to be this excited about how the master bedroom is shaping up at the farm. When it comes to design, I’m usually not traditional at all. I mean, have you seen the 70’s Landing Pad? But with the farm house, I felt going more traditional, but…
*This post is sponsored by DISH, however all opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links may also be contained in this post. So I warned you that the design of my grandparent’s house that we’ll be living in part-time was going to be very different than what our 70’s Landing Pad looks like. I wasn’t kidding….
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SmithHonig, however all opinions are 100% mine. Affiliate links may be contained in this post. If there is one thing in the 70’s Landing Pad that everyone thought I was crazy for doing, it was painting the walls black. That move was also one that I’ve never thought twice…
I believe in making your home a reflection of yourself. If that means merging your love for good country music, black walls, the 70’s, a pop of red and The Rolling Stones into one space, then I say go for it. Own it. Fly that freak flag, baby. Sure, I might buy a little knick-knack…
I have been perusing the land of accent chairs recently to replace the two ghost chairs that are in our living room. From the time we moved in, I knew I wanted something more formal and upholstered in there instead of the ghost chairs. While the ghost chairs are great for occasional chairs to have…
I have a weakness for pillows. As I’m pillow shopping, I often sing to myself. “Go insane, go insane, throw some pillows, make it rain.” Yes, I do replace some song lyrics with home decor related terms and it makes perfect sense to me. It made perfect sense to you too, didn’t it? That’s why…
My Grannie was a teacher for 34 years. While I have sweet memories of dancing around the living room to country music with her and swinging on the hammock until I fell out and rolled down the hill, I still eat up every little snippet I hear about her from other people, especially her former…
Is part of your home sporting those 70’s wood paneled walls? Before you paint the paneling, give these ideas a try first! Keep reading to find out how to make wood paneling look modern – without painting it! You might just be surprised at the outcome!
Hanging heavy pictures, art pieces, mirrors and more can be difficult. What kind of anchor to use, how to install it, etc. Well, I’m here to help and show you how to hang a heavy picture easily and securely. This is absolutely the best way to hang heavy pictures that I’ve ever found. If you…
Trying to decide if Delta Champagne Bronze fixtures are right for your home? For our master bathroom remodel, they were the perfect choice! The timeless gold finish adds a modern touch, but will stand the test of time.
Popcorn ceilings don’t necessarily bother me too much. I mean they aren’t the prettiest thing in the world, but they’ve never been something I’ve stomped my feet about and lost sleep over. Also, they are not fun to remove. I tried it. I learned from it. And I’ll never do it again. When we got…
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by HomeAdvisor. However, all opinions and contractor nightmares are 100% mine. If you have ever done a renovation, I think you will agree it is one of the most stressful things you will ever take on in your life. They are stressful, time consuming, messy and dirty. If you can…
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m partial to lions. I find it hard to walk away from just about anything lion decor related. I have good reason for this though. Grunt Labor and I met while we were both teachers. Our school’s mascot was…
I have a thing for smalls. Not Smalls from The Sandlot (although I do love The Sandlot), but smalls as in home accessories. I actually have a whole big cabinet dedicated to smalls I don’t always use but never know when I might need them. There are brass horses, giraffes and multiple other varieties of brass…
My family is not a family who easily gets rid of things. When cars of those gone before us stop running, we park them on family land to serve as a sort of monument, a reminder of the soul before us who drove that truck and caused millions of tiny burn holes in the seat…
I make no bones about my love of the color green in decorating. I will fully own up to the fact that I use it often and maybe too much for some people. I don’t care though. I’m not a quitter. Meg from Green with Decor emailed me a couple months back and asked if I wanted…
Lately, I’ve been stalking thrift stores, Craigslist, Close5, Facebook yard sale pages and every other second-hand selling outlet known to mankind.
Ok, let’s be honest, I’m always stalking those places. But the 70’s Landing Pad has given me a more valid excuse to stalk and buy more. Yea, so there’s that. P.S. You can see some of my new purchases here.
Anywho, there tends to be a lot of crap out there that people want to get rid of – particularly on Craigslist. Now, I’m a believer in the “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure” motto, but really I just don’t need your passenger side car door from a 1997 Nissan Altima or your used hairbrush. Yep, I saw a hairbrush for sale on the Craigslist yesterday, folks. Now, I’m sure both the Altima car door and hairbrush could be very valuable to many people. However, I’m not one of them. While I would love to have enough time everyday to just scroll through all the newly listed for sale items on places like Craigslist, Facebook yard sale pages, etc., and find that little gem among all the other crap, I don’t. What I do have time for though is to search for specific keywords that help me find what I’m looking for – or what I suddenly realized I was looking for when I find it.
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve attempted to select a paint color and it has ended in either tears, drinking or both.
Throwing of hands in the air, slamming of fists on tables and/or walls is typical as well.
Obviously, buying sample pots of paint and testing those out on your walls is the way to go, but if I bought a sample pot of paint for every color I thought may work, I would have a closet full of sample paint pots.
One of my biggest challenges is often coordinating paint colors throughout my house – thus why there is a lot of black and white in my home.
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There are two things I’ve wanted to tear my hair out over with the renovation of the 70’s Landing Pad – the master bathroom renovation and lighting. Oh wait, I forgot about wallpaper removal. Make that three things. And then there was the paint color selections. Hell, let’s just go on and admit that this whole reno is going to send me to the looney bin sooner than I expected.
Anyway, this post is supposed to be about lighting. To date, I have bought one single light fixture for the 70’s Landing Pad – a lucite chandelier (just like this one) from a local antique store. You guys aided in that purchase by telling me to go ahead and just buy it when we were chatting about the kitchen plans. When I went to go buy it, it was marked down and I got an extra 10% off, so it ended up being $150. Thanks for enabling me, y’all. I am madly in love with it, but can’t decide the best place to put it. Entry? Dining Room? Kitchen?
And then I started looking for lighting for the rest of the house.
And that’s when I lost my shit and preceded to find the nearest corner to go into the fetal position and cry.
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I realize it’s been well over a month since I first showed you the masculine guest bedroom and office makeover – A.K.A. Bill’s room.
Essentially, Christmas threw up everywhere and this post kept getting pushed to the back burner.
This room is by far one of my favorites and really, I just pulled it together, Bill came up with the plan and he knocked it outta the park. We used a mix of new items with ones we already had, we DIYed a thing or two and of course, we mixed in a few yard sale and thrift store finds. Here’s the full source list for everything in the space – if something is no longer being made, I tried to find a similar version for ya.
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How many uses can you find for one average sized bedroom?
Well around here, we can find three.
Apparently, we like a challenge.
I thought that as kids got older, they liked to spend more time with their friends – away from the adults in their lives.
Apparently, I was wrong.
Or either Bill is the exception.
It seems the older he gets, the more he’s here.
I’m not complaining – I’ll take all the quality time I can get; he’s off to college next year.
In the meantime though, the room he was inhabiting was not very “Bill.”
While Elvis loved his jungle room, apparently Bill was not fond of a similar theme with the leopard print wall in his room.
I was also invading part of his space with my office area.
So I told him he could decide what he wanted to do with the room.
I know – I couldn’t believe I uttered those words myself.
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I am not a snuggler.
I can be a snuggler for about five minutes and then you need to get off of me.
Grunt Labor isn’t a snuggler either. This is good.
However, he does roll over in his sleep quite a bit and while doing so, his face sometimes becomes thisclose to mine and he breathes right on me.
And I hate that.
I do love him though, don’t get me wrong. He knows I can’t stand him breathing on me. Some nights I give him an elbow or kick to get him to roll back over. If I’m feeling nice and don’t, then I usually don’t sleep great or it takes me forever to get to sleep and then he feels terrible the next morning when he finds out I didn’t sleep because he was breathing on me.
We need a king sized bed.
The best sleep we get is when we stay in hotels with king sized beds. I love him, but I need him to be on his side of the bed. In his defense, he says there are some nights I get right up on him, although I don’t remember this, so I cannot attest to its validity. Maybe he needs me to be on my side of the bed as well though.
So we’re on the hunt for a king size headboard and/or bed that won’t cost a year’s worth of preschool.
Here’s what I’ve found so far…
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You don’t have to compromise style for comfort in your office! These stylish office chairs are pretty, but also comfortable and easy on the wallet!
It was love at first spray when I made the Kate Spade Inspired Lamp Makeover.
I had met my decorating color soulmate and there was no turning back.
Green and I went together as well as me and cheap beer.
Well, almost. Let’s face it – cheap beer will always have my heart. Oh, and Grunt Labor too.
I think one of the main reasons I love green so much is because it looks great with my second in line favorite colors.
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