10 Ways to Add Color To Your Entry

So, if you’re ever read any of my posts, you’ll notice that I love color.  Let me try that again…..I actually NEED color.  I have tried to mimic the adorable black and white “farmhouse look”, and have attempted to live with the sophisticated “neutrals” look – but I just can’t do it!! 

Color does personally affect my mood, and changes the way I feel – every. single. day!!  If you are one of those same kind of people, or just really want to try “color” out, then keep reading!  10 Ways to Add Color To Your Entry (Foyer).

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Lumbar Pillow (white with blue circles), Yellow Striped Throw Blanket


10 WAYS TO ADD COLOR TO YOUR ENTRY 

Here is the list of 10 items that I recommend for adding some color to your entryway this year.  Don’t be afraid – lol!!  Try out a couple of items first, and see how adding color makes you feel

You can always add more if want to go bold, or you can use lighter colors if you want a softer look.  Just remember, it’s your home so have some fun with it!

Just because we have all been living with neutral gray rooms and neutral beige rooms, doesn’t meant we can’t inject color into these existing color palettes.

***TIP***  You can use these tips to add color to any neutral room or monochromatic room in your house.  They are affordable, will help incorporate “pops of color,” and are easy ways to add color without painting!!  Even Better!

LIST:  

  1.  Throw Pillows
  2.  Throw Blankets
  3.  Benches
  4.  Console Tables
  5.  Flowers/Wreaths
  6.  Baskets
  7.  Wall Decor
  8.  Lamps/Lamp Shades
  9.  Rugs
  10.  Decor Accessories/Accents

10 WAYS TO ADD COLOR TO YOUR ENTRY 

#1 – THROW PILLOWS

Adding throw pillows is the easiest way to incorporate color into your entry.  Toss the pillows onto a bench, tuck them in a basket, display them under a console table, or even use them as a welcome message. 

Stick with 2 to 3 colors for a clean look, or use an assortment of colors (with same depth) for a boho look.

Click here for:  White with blue circles Lumbar Pillow, Aloha Pineapple Pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for:  White with blue circles Lumbar Pillow, Aloha Pineapple Pillow


#2 – THROW BLANKETS

Using throw blankets is another easy way to add a splash of color to your foyer.  Drape them onto an entry bench, tuck them into a basket under a console, or display them on a farmhouse ladder. 

Throw blankets are easy to change out from season to season, are budget-friendly, and add a little “warmth” (texture) to your vignette.

Click here for yellow stripe throw blanket.

The last picture (below) is from our living room.  To see more of that post click Opening Up Kitchen Walls to Living Room.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click here for: Yellow Stripe Throw Blanket.


#3 – BENCHES

Use an upholstered bench or painted wooden bench to add color to your entryway.  Who doesn’t love a cute bench these days – right?  They are basically now a staple in home decorating because of their versatility and functionality.

Add toss pillows or throw blankets (like already mentioned), put baskets underneath it for storage, or buy a storage bench – that has hidden storage built-in. 

I’m showing 4 ways to use the entry bench –  layering on the color one step at a time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for:  Lumbar Pillow (white with blue circles), Aloha Pineapple Pillow, Yellow Striped Throw Blanket


#4 – CONSOLE TABLES

Paint an existing console table ( my tutorial click here ) a neutral shade to blend with other hues in the same color scheme, or go bold if you want the entry table to be a feature piece. 

I painted my entry table a deep smoky blue color with gray undertones to keep it more neutral, and to add depth/dimension to my color palette.   This helps me to decorate with a monochromatic blue color scheme, while using yellow as my accent color.

***TIP***  Use a white or black console table as “your color” in the entry as well.  These 2 colors will also help with adding contrast to other colors (even though they read as neutrals).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


#5 – FLOWERS/WREATHS

I absolutely LOVE flowers, especially at spring and summer time!!  So, I tend to go a LITTLE overboard – lol!! 

I know in the past the big thing was to go with “fresh flowers”- but they tend to get expensive- quickly.  Silk flowers have come a long way in the last 5 years or so.  It’s very difficult now to tell the difference between fresh and artificial flowers.

Add large or long stems for big impact, and use smaller blooms or bushels for soft accents.  Put flowers in vases, hang them in mason jars on the wall, or use wreaths. 

You can also tuck them in baskets or let the petals casually fall on a tray…..let your creativity go wild.  If it makes you happy – then it’s ok!!

The last 2 pictures are from our 1) fall foyer – click Fall Home Tour 2018 and 2) Easter decor – click My Easter Tablescape:  Blue & Yellow if you want to read more about those posts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#6 – BASKETS

Adding baskets is a great way to incorporate color, pattern, texture and function!!  Win- win!!  Use neutral shades to ground your color palette, or punch up your color a notch by using colored baskets.

***TIP***  Even a straw-colored “neutral” basket actually reads like a color.  It will pick up tans, yellows, wheat-color, or even gold tones.  And the farmhouse baskets….they have gray undertones.  So they can read as blues, grays, charcoal, or greige.

***TIP*** If you have some older baskets at home that you no longer care for, or they have gotten a little worn out – paint them!!  I painted the basket under the blue console table (below) white to hide some of the areas that had faded.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here for:  Lumbar Pillow (white with blue circles), Aloha Pineapple Pillow, Yellow Striped Throw Blanket


#7 – WALL DECOR

Use wall art to add pops of color to your entry, and to add interest.  It’s kind of like the chicken before the egg thing – do you pick your wall decor first, and then find coordinating accents colors.  Or do you find your accent colors first, and then hope to find similar colors in your art piece.

Normally, you would pick your artwork first, and then pull colors out of the piece to work with.  But if you like to use two main colors (like blue and white) with one accent pop of color (yellow), then you can find artwork in either of these colors.

***TIP***  Use a mirror to showcase something on the opposite wall, as your accent color (see 3rd picture below).  The bottom black mirror is at a perfect angle to see my throw pillows on our bench.

The last picture is from our master bedroom.  Click Home Tour:  Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom to see that post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#8 – LAMPS/LAMP SHADES

I know that lamps and lamp shades are not the first items that come to mind when thinking of adding color to your entry vignette.  But they are one of the easiest ways to add contrast to an existing color palette, or to actually add the “pop” of color to a more neutral color palette.

I personally have a love affair with lamps, so I do go a little cra-zee with them.  I don’t really follow any rules (or trends) too much with lamps/ shades either.  If I like it – I use it 🙂

My favorite lamp bases tend to have antique shapes, and my lamp shades tend to be bold.  Just gotta roll with who you are, and use things that make you smile!!

Related posts for pictures below:  Fall Home Tour 2018, Setting a Fall Table, Opening up Kitchen Walls, Master Bed Frame Makeover – Painted White.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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# 9 – RUGS

Adding rugs (with color) is definitely one of my absolute favorite ways to add personality to an entryway.  Rugs actually set the tone of your home, and give your guests an idea of how your home life runs.   Are you more formal, casual, or playful?

I tend to choose rugs that are a color + white:  1) blue and white, 2) gray and white, 3) seafoam and white are some of mine.  This style of colorful rug choice, helps me to “pop” other accent colors out without too much effort.

This style also allows me to play with the accent hues:  1) bright yellow vs. mustard yellow, 2) dark teal blue vs. sea glass blue, 3) deep coral pink vs. rose pink.

The last 2 pictures are from other posts:  Click Hurricane Harvey Flooded House Makeover or My House Paint Colors:  House of Blues to read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#10 – DECOR ACCESSORIES/ACCENTS

Using decorative accents is of course the most obvious way to add color to your entry.  You can try colorful vases, books, trays, candles/candle sticks,  fill lanterns with colorful items, picture frames, or your favorite accessories (like my pineapple – lol)!!  And yes, I know that it is white – but it “pops” off my blue console table…..so it reads as a color.

***TIP*** Try to use home decor accents that are in one or 2 colors only .  This helps create a more unified or cohesive”look,” and keeps your console table from looking busy.

***TIP*** Don’t forget to incorporate items that represent you and your family.  Remember that your home tells YOUR story, shares YOUR memories, welcomes YOUR guests. 🙂

The last picture is from another post.  Click  Fall To Christmas Decorating:  3 Easy Tips to read more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hope you found some new inspiration, and will try out a couple of the ways to add some color to your home.  If you had to pick a favorite from the list, which one would it be? 

Here are my favorites:  Lumbar Pillow (white with blue circles), Aloha Pineapple Pillow, Yellow Striped Throw Blanket

Shoot me some pictures of your new colorful entry – I’d love to see how it turns out!

Happy Spring and Summer Everyone!!

Love & Colorful Hugs 🙂

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33 Stunning Outdoor Seating Inspirations

So you’re looking to do a backyard makeover this year, but need a little inspiration to figure out the patio layout.  You have some ideas in your mind of what you want to do, and you have saved a ton of outdoor patio pins.  But now it’s time to narrow the choices down to the best options that suit your needs.  And that’s where I come in with:  33 Stunning Outdoor Seating Inspirations to help make your decision easy….well or eas-i-er!!! LOL!!

If you want to see more of the incredible work of these designers and bloggers, click on the link provided under each picture (unless they are mine 😉 ).  Prepare to be amazed!!  They are all so talented!!

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Looking for more backyard inspiration,  and outdoor entertaining tips click 9 Affordable Ways to Update Your Outdoor Living Space, 10 Ultimate Outdoor Summer Party Essentials, or follow me on pinterest: OUTDOOR patio love to get the latest pins.

If you’re looking to shop patio seating or get more information on specific items, check out 33 Best Outdoor Seating Options:  ALL Under $500. It is made as a follow-up (or part 2) to this post.


33 STUNNING OUTDOOR SEATING INSPIRATIONS

CATEGORIES:

  1. WICKER
  2. WOOD
  3. SECTIONALS
  4. CHAISE LOUNGE
  5. CHAIR SETS
  6. DAYBEDS & FUN CHAIRS

33 STUNNING OUTDOOR SEATING INSPIRATIONS

WICKER

 

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If you’re looking to shop patio seating or get more information on specific items, check out 33 Best Outdoor Seating Options:  ALL Under $500.


WOOD

 

source: theglitterguide.com (Cindi McCloud)

 

source: hejdoll.com

 

source: thenester.com

 

source: stylemepretty.com (pencil & paper co)

 

source: blackbanddesign.com

 

source: hgtv.com

SECTIONALS

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If you’re looking to shop patio seating or get more information on specific items, check out 33 Best Outdoor Seating Options:  ALL Under $500.


CHAISE LOUNGE CHAIRS

 

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source: private (designing beautifully)

 

source: instagram (hampton house)

 

source: houseandhome.com (Allison Wiilson)

 

source: instagram.com (Tharon Anderson Design)

 

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CHAIR SETS

 

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If you’re looking to shop patio seating or get more information on specific items, check out 33 Best Outdoor Seating Options:  ALL Under $500.


DAYBEDS & FUN CHAIRS

 

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So, did you find some inspiration?  Maybe a couple of things to get you fired up about spring and summer entertaining?

If you’re looking to shop patio seating or get more information on specific items, check out 33 Best Outdoor Seating Options:  ALL Under $500.  

Looking for more backyard inspiration or outdoor entertaining tips,  click 9 Affordable Ways to Update Your Outdoor Living Space, 10 Ultimate Outdoor Summer Party Essentials, or follow me on pinterest: OUTDOOR patio love to get the latest pins.

Looking for more spring and summer decorating inspiration, try Spring Home Tour 2019, DIY Painted Flower Pot Tutorial:  Blue Top, Painting Garage Doors Tutorial, and 14 Easy Patriotic & Memorial Day Decorating Ideas.

 Have an Awesome Spring and Summer!!  

Love & Hugs 🙂

 

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Trend Alert: 41 Reasons Buffalo Check is Still Going Strong

If you’re joining in from 10 Ways to Add Buffalo Check (without breaking the bank), welcome!!  If you haven’t had the chance to view it, go ahead – it’ll be worth your time!  It provides the inspirations you need to incorporate buffalo check decor into your home, and this new post will help you “get the look.”  So, who is ready for Trend Alert:  41 Reasons Buffalo Check is Still Going Strong.

Want more inspiration, follow me on pinterest:  BUFFALO check love to get all of the latest pins.  I am constantly adding pins to this board.

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Trend Alert:  41 Reasons Buffalo Check is Still Going Strong

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Fun Facts: #1) My post 10 Ways To Add Buffalo Check is one of my MOST popular posts.  #2) One of the pins (from that post) remains in my TOP 10 pins of all times.  Yep – just sayin’……

So, why is buffalo check so popular?

Like I mentioned in my post (mentioned above), buffalo check is a timeless pattern.  It’s been around forever, and can mix well with any other pattern.  In fact, it actually grounds other color palettes  – causing it to act as a neutral!!  Awesome!!  Plus, you can buy buffalo plaid basically in any color you want- which makes incorporating it into your previous home decor even that much easier.  Yes, please!!

And the biggest reason it’s so popular……wait for it….. buffalo check is just so stinkin’ cute!!  For some CRAZY reason – those big checks just make you smile – right?  Or maybe you prefer the smaller checks, like gingham.  Either way, the check pattern is bold enough to stand alone.  And it makes the perfect backdrop to make any other accent color “pop!!”  Are you ready to try it out yet?

If you’re still on the fence, here are 41 reasons buffalo check is still going strong!


Trend Alert:  41 Reasons Buffalo Check is Still Going Strong

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41 REASONS:

  1.   THROW PILLOWS – INDOOR/OUTDOOR
  2.   PILLOW COVERS
  3.   TABLE RUNNERS
  4.   TABLE COVERS
  5.   CURTAIN VALANCE
  6.   CURTAIN TIE-UP SHADES
  7.   CAFE CURTAINS
  8.   CURTAIN PANELS
  9.   ROMAN SHADES
  10.   ACCENT CHAIRS – CLUB STYLE
  11.   TUFTED ACCENT CHAIRS
  12.   SLOPED ARM ACCENT CHAIR
  13.   DINING ROOM CHAIRS
  14.   CHAIR CUSHIONS – BIG CHECK
  15.   CHAIR CUSHIONS – SMALL CHECK
  16.   BAR STOOLS
  17.   LAMPS
  18.   LAMPS SHADES – BELL SHAPED
  19.   LAMP SHADES – DRUM SHAPED
  20.   LIGHT PENDANT
  21.   POUFS

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  22.   STORAGE BENCHES
  23.   OTTOMANS – LARGE
  24.   OTTOMANS – SMALL
  25.   NAPKINS
  26.   APRONS
  27.   PLACEMATS
  28.   DISH TOWELS
  29.   POT HOLDERS
  30.   OVEN MITTS
  31.   INDOOR RUGS
  32.   OUTDOOR RUGS
  33.   DUVET COVERS
  34.   BEDDING SETS
  35.   QUILT SETS
  36.   EURO SHAMS
  37.   PILLOW CASES
  38.   STANDARD SHAMS
  39.   BED SKIRTS, DUST RUFFLES
  40.   REMOVABLE WALLPAPER
  41.   WALLPAPER

That enough reasons for you??  LOL!!  Just kidding.  If you want to get a little more information or ready to buy some buffalo check goodies, see items below.  Happy Hunting!!


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4TH Emotion Farmhouse Decor Black and White Buffalo Checkers Plaids Cotton Linen Throw Pillow Cover Cushion Case Home Decorative for Sofa 18 x 18 Inch, Set of 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Pillow Covers                                                                                                                    4. OUTDOOR Pillows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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***Shop Curtains & Valances***

1- Valance (brown, blue)                                                                                               2.  Tie-Up Shade (6 colors)

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 – Big Check Cafe Curtain (gray, blue)                                                           4 – Big Check Tie Up (gray, blue)

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Big Check Panels, Small Check                                                                                             6.  Roman Shade                                                                                                                                                                                                      Buffalo Check Curtains image

Cordless Buffalo Check Roman Window Shade 35x64, Black/White

 

 

 

 

 

 


***Shop Chairs & Cushions***

1 – Black Check Chair,   Blue                                                                                     2.    Big Check Black Tufted                                                                                                                                  Louna Armchair

Chas Black Buffalo Check Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Black Sloped Arm, Gray, Navy                                                               4.   Dining ChairOption 2, Option 3

Gullo Armchair

Bricker Upholstered Chair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Indoor Cushions, Yellow                                                                           6. Small Check Cushions (5 Colors)

Dining Chair Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.  Bar Stools, (Black, Gray, Brown)


***Shop Lamps & Lampshades***

1 – Lamp                                                                                                                                            2. Shade Only                                                                                                                                                                    Creative Co-Op DA9105 White & Gold Ceramic Lamp with Checked Linen Shade

Home Collection by Raghu Heritage House Check Candle Clip Lampshade 6", Black

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Large Shade ONLY                                                                                                            4. Light Pendant

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***Shop Benches, Ottomans, Poufs***

1 – Pouf                                                                                                                2.  Ottoman Storage Bench, Small

 

Colby Fabric Storage Ottoman Bench, Black/White Checkers

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Ottoman                                                                                                                         4. Ottoman (Black, Green)

Design 59 Buffalo Check Ottoman, Black and White Plaid

 

 

 

 

 

 


***Shop Placemats & Napkins***

1.  Napkins (8 colors)                                                                                                                    2.  Apron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Placemats, Dish Towels                                                                                         4.  Pot Holders, Oven Mitts

 

 

 

 

 

 


***Shop Rugs***

1 – Indoor/Outdoor Rug, Option 2                                                                                                  2.  Woven Rug

Wiest Gingham Check Black/Ivory Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

Ukeler 100% Cotton Plaid Rugs Black/White Hand-Woven Checkered Door Mat Washable Rag Throw Rugs, 23.5''x35.4'', Black and White Plaid Rug

 

 

 

 

 

 


***Shop Bedding***

1 – Duvet Cover (only), Bedding SET                                                                         2. Quilt SET

Woolrich Buffalo Check Gray Year Round Oversized Cotton Printed Quilt 3-Piece Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Euro Shams (3 colors), Red                                                                               4. Pillow Cases (3 colors), Red

Annie Buffalo Check Euro Sham

Annie Buffalo Check Pillow Case Set of 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Pillow Sham (3 colors), Red                                                                              6.  Quilt, Red – Bedskirt, Red

Annie Buffalo Check Sham

Annie Buffalo Check Bed Skirt

 

 

 

 

 

 


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1 – Removable Wallpaper -Black                                                                        2.  Navy Check, Blue Check

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Bar Stool Metal Foot Rest Tutorial (Hack)

So, we did our research for the perfect bar stools to complete our kitchen makeover …..and we found them!!   They were just the right size to tuck under the new kitchen island overhang, and were upholstered with thick cushions to comfort our tushies while eating.  And the faux leather is just what we needed to wipe off some of the “accidental” kiddo beverage and adult beverage – (cough cough) spills)!! LOL!  They were just missing one little thing……a foot rest protector.  So, I added some!!  Who’s ready to see the DIY Bar Stool Metal Foot Rest Tutorial (Hack)?

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DIY BAR STOOL METAL FOOT REST TUTORIAL (HACK)

***DISCLAIMER***  This tutorial worked for our bar stools, but we do not take responsibility for the actions performed on your bar stools.  Our bar stools are made from MDF wood (soft wood), so just double check your furniture specs.  Okay just wanted to get that out there 🙂


DIY BAR STOOL METAL FOOT REST TUTORIAL (HACK)

So, before we get to the tutorial portion, let’s go over the supplies that you will need for this project.  Pictures of the items are shown at the end of the post if you need some visuals.

***The supply amounts are based on using 4 bar stools (just wanted to clarify).

***Note that you will be using a hack saw that could cause harm, so PLEASE be careful when using this item!! ***

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DIY BAR STOOL METAL FOOT REST TUTORIAL (HACK)

THE PROBLEM:  So, how did this all begin anyway?

Well before we flooded, we had these beautiful upholstered bar stools that worked perfectly with our bar height counter top (pictured below).  They were soft, very comfortable, and came with the metal foot plate (protector).

I knew that the metal plate saved the foot rest from scratches, shoe scuff marks, and wearing down of the wood .  Since it was a necessity for our old bar stools, I knew that our new bars stools would need the metal foot plate also.  Plus I liked that the nickel finish gave the farmhouse stools a little more modern feel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SOLUTION:  I knew it was time to find something DIY style!!

So I headed off to Home Depot, told a very friendly worker (a woman – of course!!!) what I needed, and she directed me to these.   They are carpet and floor, transition molding pieces.  Go Home Depot Customer Service!!

So, I dug around until I found what I wanted.   FINISH NOSING – SILVER!!  Perfect!  And the love story begins……LOL!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I just wanted to show you how long the piece is (72’L x 3/4″), and that it has the holes on the top and the side edges.  The holes are a must-have, so we can attach the nosing to the wood 😉

Yes, these pictures are taken at Home Depot.  Somehow…..I can’t find my original pictures for this project -ugh!!  Oh well – hopefully these still work!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


***THE TUTORIAL***

5 STEPS:

  1.  Measure the length of foot rest needed
  2.  Mark where to cut
  3.  Cut the finish nosing with the hacksaw
  4.  Tap nails to mark foot rest
  5.  Attach screws to finish nosing  

STEP 1:   MEASURE

Measure your wooden foot rest from side to side (width).  Make sure it is the foot rest you will be using (front versus the side).  My bar stools have 4 foot rests, but I only attached the metal foot plate to the front side. ***TIP*** If you want to do more, then make sure you buy extra nosing pieces.

Picture on left:  You can see that the width of mine is 14 1/2″ long.  The metal piece will go on the top and front portion, but I couldn’t get a picture with the tape measure – just a fyi.

Picture on Right:  The height (front part) of mine is a little over 1 inch.  That is why the 72″L x 3/4″ nosing works (because it is shorter than the 1+ inch height.  Does that make sense?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***TIP***  The measurement is important because this is how I knew that my 72″L nosing would make 4 foot rests:

14.5 inches x 4 bar stools = 58 inches.


STEP 2:  MARK AREAS

Now, this is a little tricky…..so I’ll explain it first.   This particular finish nosing piece has holes on top and front portions (that is how it is made).  So, basically your foot rest will have 2 holes on the top (to attach screws) and ONE hole in the front (LEFT ALONE).

Here are some large pictures so you can really see how this will look up close.

 

 

You will mark your nosing piece at 14 3/8″ with your black marker or pen.  The marked nosing piece should have 2 holes on top, and one in the front.   Double Check.

FYI:  3/8 is between 1/4 and 1/2)…..  (Just so that it is a little less than the orginal 14 1/2 ” measurement).

***TIP***Make sure the MIDDLE hole is in the CENTER of your marking….you will have to cut off excess nosing to make this look centered.  Trust me……double check this each time.

***MOST IMPORTANT PART***

After you mark the 1st piece  at 14 3/8″ using the TOP 2 holes as reference, you will now use the THE FRONT 2 holes as reference for the 2nd piece

In other words, you will have to FLIP from using the top portion AND the front portion to make FOUR foot rests with 2 holes on top.  Otherwise, you will end up needing 2 finish nosing pieces. 

Just play around for a couple of minutes, and it will make sense.


STEP 3:  CUT WITH HACKSAW

After you mark your nosing, it is time to cut each of the pieces.  Again, please be careful with the hacksaw.  You can use the miter box shown to help keep the nosing straight and to protect your cutting surface.  Or you can always use saw horses or a work table to cut.

***TIP***  Cut just inside your marked area if using a marker (just so you don’t have to try to clean marker/pen mark after cutting).  These cut metal pieces are SHARP – PLEASE BE CAREFUL!! 🙂

Pictures below:  Sorry again that I lost my original photos, but here is a recreation using some leftover pieces to give you an idea.  You would have your LONG full piece in the miter box.

 

In the picture below, I wanted to show that I cut my piece just inside the “marked” area.

Cut all 4 pieces with 2 holes on top, one in middle front.  (You will have leftover pieces if done correctly).


STEP 4:  TAP NAIL HOLES

Next, line up your piece on the TOP portion of the foot rest and center it.  While holding your piece down, use a pencil to mark where the 2 screws will go on top.

I did not use a drill for this because the screws are so short.  I used a medium sized nail and tapped a small hole with a hammer.  You can take off the metal nosing while tapping the nail to make it easier.

***TIP***  Do not tap with too much POWER, or you will knock your foot rest off of the legs!!!  Gently tap the hammer enough to make a small hole with the top portion (mouth) a little wider.  I always kind of tap my nail at different angles to make the hole a little wider.

***NOTE***  I did break a couple of screws off, while trying this out.  So, make sure you make a wide enough hole to allow the screw threads to grab onto the wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 5:  ATTACH SCREWS

Attach 2 screws to top portions of each foot rest.  Go slow and do not force screw in.  If the screw begins to feel like it is going to snap…….go back with your nail and make the hole a little deeper.  Otherwise, you’ll have some broken screws like mine – ugh!!  Live and Learn – right??

I did not add the middle screw to the front portion because the 2 top screws held enough support.  So, that is up to you.

I love how the foot rests turned out!!  We have been using the stools now for about 8 months, and they are still working out great!!

YOU ARE DONE – YOU DID IT!!  WOOHOO!!

 

 

Let me know if you have any questions, and shoot me a picture if you try it out!!  I’d love to see your foot rests!  If you are a visual person, pictures of the supplies needed are down below.  Thanks for checking out my DIY project!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!

LOVE & HUGS 🙂

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TrafficMASTER Silver 3/4 in. x 72 in. Finish Nosing

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 in. High-Tension Hack Saw with Mini Hack Saw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Best 15 Kitchen Solutions: Get The Look

If you’re joining in from 15 Easy Solutions:  Kitchen Organization or 12 Kitchen Upgrades (You Can’t Live Without), welcome!  Happy to have you!!  So you’ve seen all of the incredible kitchen inspiration pictures, and now you’re ready to close the deal.  Or maybe you just want to get a little bit more information on a couple of items before you shop.  You’re in the right place.  Here are my recommendations for the Best 15 Kitchen Solutions:  Get the Look.

This post provides links to the items in your favorite kitchens…..to help you achieve a more organized workspace.  Click on the pictures (or links below) to get more information.

Check out Get House Organized:  Top Ten List or follow me on pinterest: kitchen organization love for more inspiration and ideas.

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BEST 15 KITCHEN SOLUTIONS:  GET THE LOOK

CATEGORIES:

1 – MEMO STATION

2- SPICE DRAWER

3 – TUPPERWARE (STORAGE BINS)

4 – PAPER/WRAP ORGANIZER

5 – TRASH PULL OUT

6 – WIRE ORGANIZER

7 – DISHES

8 –  SPONGES

9 – UTILITY CLOSET

10 – WATER BOTTLES

11 – CUTTING BOARDS

12 – COOKING UTENSILS

13 – POTS, PANS, LIDS

14 – UNDER SINK STORAGE

15 – FLATWARE ORGANIZER



BEST 15 KITCHEN SOLUTIONS:  GET THE LOOK

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1 – MEMO STATION

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LARGE                                                                                                                                                    CALENDAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2- SPICE DRAWER

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Plastic Expandable Spice Holder                                                                                                                    SPICE JARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3 – TUPPERWARE (STORAGE BINS)

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4- PAPER/WRAP ORGANIZER

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Grayline 40232 Deluxe Wrap Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


5 –  TRASH PULL OUT

SHOP TRASH CAN PULL OUTS:

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6 – WIRE ORGANIZER

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7 – DISHES

SHOP WOODEN PARTITIONS: 

WOODEN PARTITIONS  (SAME ITEM 2 DIFFERENT PICTURES – SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


8 –  SPONGES

SHOP UNDER SINK HINGES, CONTAINERS, & SETS:

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HINGES ONLY                                                                                                                                                SPONGE HOLDER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


9 – UTILITY CLOSET

SHOP UTILITY HOLDERS: 

STORAGE HOOKS                                                                                                                                   HOLDER W/SHELF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


10 – WATER BOTTLES

SHOP BOTTLE ORGANIZERS:

PLASTIC BOTTLE HOLDER                                                                                                                METAL BOTTLE HOLDER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


11 – CUTTING BOARDS

SHOP WIRE RACKS:

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12 – COOKING UTENSILS

SHOP UTENSIL HOLDERS:

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13 – POTS, PANS, LIDS

SHOP POTS/PANS/LIDS ORGANIZERS:

POTS/PANS ORGANIZER                                                                                                                               LIDS ORGANIZER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


14 – UNDER SINK STORAGE

SHOP UNDER SINK STORAGE:

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15 – FLATWARE ORGANIZER

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Have a GREAT Weekend!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

 

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28 Best Barn Doors: Get The Look

You have looked forever for the perfect barn door style, and now are ready to close the deal.  Or…. maybe you are almost ready, but just want a little bit more information before you make the commitment.   28 Best Barn Doors:  Get The Look

Either way, I know a lot of research and time goes into making a decision like this.   I have hunted down the highest quality products at the most affordable prices.  If you need any help or have any questions, shoot me a comment.  I’ll try to assist you any way I can. 

So, here are my picks for the best barn doors to help you get the look you’re going for.  28 Best Barn Doors:  Get The Look.

If you are joining in from 55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas:  Not Just For Farmhouse Style, welcome.  I’m so happy you’re here!

***UPDATED MAY 29, 2019***

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28 BEST BARN DOORS:  GET THE LOOK

I wanted to start off this post with a couple of pictures from the barn doors that we have in our home.   Our doors were custom made due to the irregular sizes of our openings and due to availability (or lack of, I should say). 

There was zero availability during Hurricane Harvey ….(when we flooded).  And since we added the craftman style trim around all of our doorways and windows – we created irregular-sized openings  So, needless to say – custom it was!!

source:  thetarnishedjewelblog.com

 

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We have a double barn door set in our office/piano room (entry) and a single barn door in our master bedroom opening to our master bath.   I absolutely love them & highly recommend them.

Let’s Get to the Styles!!


28 BEST BARN DOORS:  GET THE LOOK

11 STYLES/CATEGORIES TO CHOOSE FROM:

  1.  X-Shaped
  2.  Z-Shaped/Z-Shaped 2
  3.  Paneled
  4.  Half-Paneled
  5.  Herringbone/Chevron/Arrow
  6.  Geometric/Patterns
  7.  W/Chalkboard
  8.  W/Mirrors
  9.  W/Glass
  10.  Plank/Shutter/Shiplap
  11.  On Furniture/TV Covers/Window Treatments

*** If you want more information on the styles or need more visual inspiration, click 55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas.  ***

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#1 – x-shaped triple                                                                                 #2 – double x (assembly required)

 

Contemporary Barn Door, 7'x3'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#3 – z-bar, option 2, option 3                                                                    #4 – z-bar 2 (2 colors), option 2

Continental MDF Engineered Wood 1 Panel Interior Barn Door

Chalet 37 in Barn Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#5 – double z-bar, double x-shaped                                                                            #6 – double z-bar 2

 

MMI Door 72 in. x 84 in. Primed Z-Plank MDF Barn Door with Sliding Door Hardware KitNatural Core Knotty Pine Solid Wood Panelled Slab Interior Barn Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#7 – triple paneled (shaker)                                                                      #8 – double paneledoption 2

Shaker Hollow Panelled MDF Interior Barn Door

PVC Millbrooke Paneled Barndoor with Hardware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#9 – craftsman 1craftsman 2 , option 2 & option 3 (4 colors)                        #10 –  5-panel, 6-panel

Craftsman Solid Wood Panelled Interior Barn Door

Manufactured Wood Rockport Paneled Barn Door without Hardware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#11 – herringbone (5 colors), option 2, option 3                                       #12 – geometric, (15 colors)

Herringbone Solid Panel Wood Slab Interior Barn DoorVeryCustom 36 in. x 84 in. Hollywood Caribbean Wood Sliding Barn Door with Hardware Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#13 – chalkboard with x                                                                                     14 – with mirror

X Blackboard MDF Panel Interior Barn Door

Modern Mirror Barn Door, 7'x3'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#15 – 5-panel glass                                                                     #16 – 3-panel glass doors (2 colors) 

Manufactured Wood Paneled Barn Door with Hardware

Continental Glass Barn Door with Installation Hardware Kit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#17 – one panel glass (2 colors), z bar 2 glass                               #18 – multi- glass, multi -(option 2) 

Continental MDF Engineered Wood 1 Panel Interior Barn Door

Artisan Hardware French Panel Barn Door, 3'x7', Black, Frosted Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#19 – white plank, blue plank, black                                            #20 – reclaimed wood plank, natural

Craftsman Horizontal Panel Door, 7'x3'

Horizontal Panel Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#21 – reclaimed wood gray, wood z-bar                           #22 – honey, double, gray, double, milk, double 

Reclaimed Panel Barn Door, Reclaimed Lumber, 84"x36"

 

Sliding Barn Door 36 x 80 & 6.6FT Rail| Planum 0010 Honey Ash|

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#23 – x-shaped console (4 colors), option 2                                                         #24 – window shutters

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Bluestone TV Stand for TVs up to 60"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#25 – hiding tv (over fireplace)                                                           #26 – bookcase, option 2, option 3

Pacific Entries 24 in. x 36 in. TV Prefinished White Wood Interior Barn Door with Oil Rubbed Bronze HardwareWood Farmhouse Barn Door Bookcase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#27 – plank console (5 colors)                                                           #28 – plank entertainment center

Laursen TV Stand for TVs up to 60"Parker House Chesapeake 4-Piece Sliding Door Entertainment Wall in White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • This is the hardware that I used for both of my barn doors (single – 6.6 ft. and double -10 ft. doors), and I  love them.  The guys who installed the double office doors had to cut down the rails (for custom sizing), but they work great.  The handles are very nice and heavy, and look stunning.  I used brushed nickel/stainless for mine, but the black are beautiful also.

 

  • TIP – make sure to read carefully for sliding door hardware for single or double doors and door sizes (EX:  one 48″w SINGLE door VERSUS two DOUBLE 24″w doors = 48″W).  It gets very confusing, so just triple check yourself!!

 

 

#29 –  handle black, stainless                                                  #30 –  sliding door hardware 6.6 ft, 10 ft

SMARTSTANDARD Heavy Duty 12" Pull and Flush Barn Door Handle Set, Large Rustic Two-Side Design, for Gates Garages Sheds Furniture, Black Powder Coated Finish, Round

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Want more barn door inspiration try 55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas or follow me on pinterest barn door love.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!   

LOVE & HUGS 🙂

 

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Opening Up Kitchen Wall to Living Room

Out of all the changes that we have made to our home, opening up the kitchen wall to the living room was the best decision for us.  Now, it wasn’t our first choice (thank you Hurricane Harvey flood), but it definitely was the right choice!!  We had already opened up the kitchen wall to the dining room about 5 years ago, and then shortly after we had our kitchen cabinets painted whiteAND then we flooded – UGH!!  So…..needless to say, this was the perfect time to Open Up the Kitchen Wall To the Living Room.


OPENING UP KITCHEN WALL TO LIVING ROOM

So, where did it all begin?  From dark cabinets with 2 arches, to white cabinets, to flooded home, to open concept living area.  What a journey -right???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And Now…..

 

AND YES!!  I know my green lamp shades and pillows are supposed to be in the summer dining room – but we have our Easter Tablescape set up right now.  So, the green decor got a new home for a couple of months.  What do you think – do you like it?

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OPENING UP KITCHEN WALL TO LIVING ROOM

PROBLEMS WITH KITCHEN LAYOUT:

So, just like our kitchen wall to the dining room, we had similar problems with the kitchen walls to the living room.

  • PROBLEM #1:  Walls Blocked Natural Light
  • PROBLEM #2:  Limited Traffic Flow Into Kitchen
  • PROBLEM #3:  Limited Number of Guests for Entertaining
  • PROBLEM #4:  Angled Room

PROBLEM #1: Walls Blocked Natural Light

You can see from the pictures below, that both of the arched walls block off the natural light coming in from the kitchen.  And since both of these walls provided some sort of function, we had to figure out  what we could live without more.

The raised bar top provided extra counter top space, extra cabinet storage, and extra seating for guests.  The built-in bookshelf provided a mini “mudroom” space to store backpacks, shoes, and dog accessories.  In the end, you just have to decide what is more important for you and your family.

We chose more light – lol!!

***These are the last pictures taken from our home before we flooded.  The sheetrock is cut up to 4 feet, in case you are wondering why it looks like that.***

BEFORE PICTURES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PROBLEM #2: Limited Traffic Flow Into Kitchen

This problem ties in a little with problem #1.  The only way we could enter the kitchen (from the living room) is through the larger arched opening .

In fact, we always had to push the living room furniture (sectional) into the corner so that it wouldn’t block that entrance.   You can see that it is still kind of hanging out into that opening.

On a personal note…..it does bring tears to my eyes to see our “former” living room.  Home is home – ya know – no matter what it looks like?  OK…..let ‘s get back to it 😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PROBLEM #3:  Limited Number Of Guests for Entertaining

The layout of our former kitchen was great for setting up a buffet-style type of party, but limited the amount of guests we could have in one area.  We could put roaster ovens on the counter tops and keep hamburgers, or brisket, etc…. warm, and let our family and friends just move down the line.  But the angled cabinet/counter top design caused a traffic jam because you could only serve from ONE side, and you would bump into the island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now don’t get me wrong, this kitchen layout definitely served it’s purpose over the years.  But once open concept living started to take off in popularity, we (well – I) began to dream of a new kitchen design.


PROBLEM #4:  Angled Room

In the pictures below,  you can see that our kitchen/living room space is designed with this unusual angled  layout.  The home builder must have “bumped” this part out to enlarge the kitchen dimensions, but in doing so shrunk the living room dimensions.

This angled cabinet/counter top/ceiling structure created challenges for the living room furniture placement because the bar stools crept into the living room area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We couldn’t put the two club chairs closer to the hall entrance (by the clock) because we had to keep the walkway to the kitchen open (back to problem #2).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REMOVAL OF CABINETS 

As soon as the workers cleared out all of the lower cabinets (due to the flood), we could finally begin visualizing the space.  I sketched drawings of the existing cabinets, and replaced them with 3 new cabinet layout options (so that I knew where that column would join the new island).

***NOTE***  I’ll do a separate post on kitchen cabinets – coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is amazing to see our kitchen like this because it looks so much bigger with the cabinets out – right?  Plus you can tell exactly where the cabinet bases sat, so it helped with the existing spacing needed.

We were not planning to move our plumbing or gas lines (to save money), and had to work around them when planning out the new design.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REASON WE KEPT THE ONE COLUMN & BEAMS

We decided to keep the (one) column, and do the (two) beams installation due to money – period.  We were quoted ~ $5,000 for this option, but to remove both beams and support column (FULL open concept) we were  quoted~$20,000 – $25,0000.  HUGE difference in money!!    So, yeppers – the decision was pretty easy for us!!

I also knew that I could work around the beams and column, and try to make them “disappear” as much as I could.  And I haven’t regretted keeping them not once!!

***NOTE***  These prices were just what we were quoted, so it may be different in your area.


INSTALLING THE BEAMS

Now that the cabinets were out, it was time for the installation of the beams.  They used these framing boards to actually hold the second floor from falling down – really!!  Amaizng!  In fact, the workers asked that we did not stand under the framing or too close – in case something happened.  Safety first!!

Just a little FYI.  The left side of the wall was not load bearing, but the right side was.  So, we chose to do the left beam just like the right beam, so that they would look exactly the same.

Do you like the toilet (picture to the right)- haha!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture below right – the area to the left side (the half wall) was originally going to be a pony wall that had a small bookshelf in it.  Since we already had that small “mudroom” cabinet there before, I felt like we still needed something for backpacks, shoes, etc.

But once they cleared out the original framing, all I could picture was ONE large area.  Plus, the pony wall columns were done incorrectly anyway (and they would have had to be redone)!!  ARGHHH – the contractor STORY is a whole other post!!  Trust me!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


WRAPPING BEAMS WITH WOOD

There was never a question in my mind that the beams and column would be wrapped with wood.  The contractor wanted to cover the 2 support beams with sheetrock and then paint them…..and I knew that was not going to look good.  So happy I stuck to my guns – right??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS

***Our trim, cabinets, and ceilings paint color is SW Snowbound 7004 – just a FYI***

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SOLUTION #1:  Let in More Natural Light

By removing both of the walls to the living room, we now get a ton of light into this entire space.  We get all of the light from the kitchen breakfast area, as well from the kitchen island side.

Since our house faces west, we receive the best light in the evening through our dining room.  That is why we decided to open up that wall several years ago.

 

 

 


SOLUTION #2:  Better Traffic Flow Into Kitchen

Opening up both walls into the kitchen really helped with traffic flow from the former bar side of the kitchen.  We love this entrance!!  It is so much easier to go grab a snack from the pantry or grab a drink from the fridge because of this opening.  Plus, now we can use all four bar stools (instead of just 2) because the tv is viewable from all angles.  And if you have kiddos, you know how important this is!!

 

 

 

***Shop: Bar Stools, Island Light Pendants, Breakfast Light Pendant***


SOLUTION #3:  Increased Number of Guests In Kitchen for Entertaining

Now, guests can move around to the dining room, to the kitchen breakfast nook, to the outdoor patio, and to the living room……while still feeling like they are all together.  We can now serve from both sides of the L-shaped island, and also have guests sit at the island for extra seating as well.  Win-Win!!

 

 

***Shop: Bar Stools, Island Light Pendants, Breakfast Light Pendant***


SOLUTION #4:  Able to Move Furniture into Middle of Room

Now that we don’t have to worry about the angled living room, our furniture can be moved away from that corner.  We still have to keep the walkway open from the foyer to the kitchen, but at least the couch is in a better central position.

 

If you want more information on the shiplap accent wall, white brick fireplace, or shiplap built-in  click Adding a Shiplap Feature Wall to Living Room.

 

 

 

So, what do ya think?  Was it the right decison?  Let me know!!

 

If you have any questions about anything, shoot me a comment.  I’d love to help with anything I can!

Have an Awesome Weekend!! 

Love & Hugs 🙂

 

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33 Best Outdoor Seating Options: ALL Under $500

Happy Spring Everyone!!  In honor of celebrating the first day of spring this week (woohoo!!), I thought it would be the perfect time to share all of the best outdoor patio furniture finds with you.  And by finds – I mean the best deals to get the most bang from your buck.  Like you, we are always on a tight budget around here at the Prothro house.  With 2 kids and their activities, planning for college, saving for cars, etc….,  budget is pretty much #1 on our list – at all times!!  And outdoor decorating falls under that same, small budget as well!!  So, who is ready to see the 33 Best Outdoor Seating Options:  ALL Under $500?

***Looking to do a outdoor patio makeover, need outdoor entertaining tips, or just want some backyard inspiration, check out 33 Stunning Outdoor Seating Inspirations, 9 Affordable Ways to Update Your Outdoor Living Space, and 10 Ultimate Outdoor Summer Party Essentials. ***

Or follow my pinterest board Outdoor Patio love to get all of the the latest pins. 

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33 BEST OUTDOOR SEATING OPTIONS:  ALL UNDER $500

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FIRST THINGS FIRST:  Always remember to measure, measure again, and then measure again (LOL) your patio or outdoor living area for furniture placement.  It’s the worst feeling ever to fall in love with your adorable outdoor sectional, only to find out that it’s too big for your space.  Trust me – been there, done that!!

SECOND:  Tape off your patio furniture measurements so you can visualize the space.  For one this will help you plan your fabulous outdoor oasis, and two, it will triple check your measurements (haha).

THIRD:  Make sure to think about the function of your outdoor space, not only the looks.  For example:  What are you planning to do with your space, or how do you want your outdoor living space to feel?  Do you want:  a relaxing retreat with 4 chairs cozied up to an outdoor fireplace or firepit, a backyard oasis with outdoor entertaining in mind for your family and friends, or a comfy patio with a small corner outdoor sectional?

If you want to see more of our home, click Home Tour:  Summer Dining Room, Home Tour:  Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom, or Master Bath Remodel:  Hardware Accessories.

 


33 BEST OUTDOOR SEATING OPTIONS:  ALL UNDER $500

Since I am a visual person, inspiration pictures are a must-have to get the creative decorating juices flowing!!

***NOTE – UPDATE***  These inspirational photos are now on a new post (all together).  Click here 33 Stunning Outdoor Seating Inspirations to see those.

As you scroll through the pictures, mark down your favorites.  What is similar in all of the pictures?  This will be your clue – into what you’re looking for in outdoor style and function.

Ok – Lets get to the good stuff!!


SHOP 33 OUTDOOR SEATING OPTIONS:  UNDER $500

This post is divided into 6 style sections with shopping options at the end of each section.  ***NOTE***The prices are marked as of 3/25/19, so some prices may change.  Just wanted to let y’all know :).

STYLES:

  1. Wicker Sets 
  2. Wood Sets 
  3. Sectionals 
  4. Chaise Lounge Chairs 
  5. Chair Sets 
  6. Daybeds & Fun Chairs 


***SHOP 33 OUTDOOR SEATING OPTIONS:  UNDER $500***

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WICKER SETS

MALTA -Buy Sets Outdoor Sofas, Chairs & Sectionals Under $500 Online at Overstock | Our Best Patio Furniture Deals
1 – Malta – $349.00
CANCUN -Buy Sets Outdoor Sofas, Chairs & Sectionals Under $500 Online at Overstock | Our Best Patio Furniture Deals
2 – Cancun – $429.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rawtenstall 4 Piece Sofa Set with Cushions
3 – Rawtenstall – $490.99
Bakke 4 Piece Rattan Sofa Set with Cushions
4 –  Bakke – $470.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Belva 4 Piece Rattan Sofa Set with Cushions
5 – Belva – $473.99
Alfonso 4 Piece Rattan Conversation Sofa Set with Cushions
6 – Alfonso – $358.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charmain Sofa Set with Cushions
7 – Charmain – $373.99
Bayside 4 Piece Rattan Sofa Seating Group with Cushions
8 – Bayside – $322.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP WICKER SETS:

Malta, Cancun, Rawstenstall, Bakke, Belva, Alfonso, Charmain, Bayside


WOOD SETS

ALDA - Shop Safavieh Outdoor Living Black/ White 4 Pc Set With Accent Pillows - On Sale - Free Shipping Today - Overstock - 15907472
9 – Alda – $386.32

 

Safira 4 Piece Sofa Seating Group with Cushions
10 – Safira – $380.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop for Safavieh Outdoor Living Fontana Grey Wash/ Beige 4-piece Patio Set. Get free delivery at Overstock - Your Online Garden & Patio Shop! Get 5% in rewards with Club O! - 11002123
11 – Fontana – $328.04
Medora 4 Piece Sofa Seating Group With Cushions
12 – Medora – $334.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juno 4 Piece Sofa Seating Group with Cushions
13 – Juno – $493.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP WOOD SETS:

Alda, Safira, Fontana, Medora, Juno


SECTIONALS

 

Burruss 4 Piece Patio Sectional With Cushions
15 – Burruss – $453.99
Hazen 5 Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions
14 – Hazen – $418.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnett 6 Piece Rattan Sectional Set
16 – Barnett – $451.99
Arlington 3 Piece Sectional Seating Group with Cushions
17 – Arlington – $483.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 SHOP SECTIONALS:

HazenBurruss, Barnett, Arlington


CHAISE LOUNGE CHAIRS

 

Belton Reclining Chaise Lounge with Cushion
18 – Belton – $222.59
Cranesville Reclining Chaise Lounge with Cushion
19 – Cranesville – $250.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crispin Chaise Lounge
20 – Crispin – $356.85

 

Sol 72 Outdoor Beacon 5 Piece Conversation Set with Cushions & Reviews | Wayfair
21 – Beacon – $412.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazen 3 Piece Conversation Set with Cushions
22 – Hazen – $437.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP CHAISE LOUNGE CHAIRS:

Belton, Cranesville, Crispin, Beacon, Hazen,


CHAIR SETS

 

Collingswood 3 Piece 2 Person Seating Group with Cushions
23 – Collingswood – $345.99
Shop Corvus Sarcelles Woven Wicker Patio Chairs (Set of 2) - On Sale - Free Shipping Today - Overstock - 17805619
24 – Corvus – $200.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Lucca Outdoor Acacia Wood 3-piece Rocking Chair Set with Cushion by Christopher Knight Home - Free Shipping Today - Overstock - 12075230
25 – Lucca – $260.99
Shop Puerta Outdoor 3-piece Wicker Seating Set with Cushions by Christopher Knight Home - On Sale - Free Shipping Today - Overstock - 15631273
26 – Puerta – $400.94

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wolfhurst Patio Chair with Cushion
27 – Wolfhurst – $369.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP CHAIR SETS:

Collingswood, Corvus, Lucca, Puerta, Wolfhurst


DAYBEDS & FUN CHAIRS

 

Aubrie Canopy Daybed with Pillows
28 – Aubrie – $496.99
29 – E Everking – $57.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 – Royal Garden – $399.99
31 – Langley – $322.82

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33 – Southport – $399.99
32 – Latigo Swivel – $279.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOP DAYBEDS & FUN CHAIRS:

Aubrie Daybed, E Everking Hanging Rope Chair, Royal Garden Hanging Egg Chair, Langley Teardrop Chair, Latigo Swivel Egg Chair, Southport Egg Chair

If you have any questions, or need help finding something……let me know 🙂


Have a Very HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE!!

LOVE & SPRING HUGS 🙂

Did you find some inspiration for your outdoor oasis?  Which outdoor seating option under $500 is your favorite?  Let me know – I’d love to hear from you!!

***Looking to do a outdoor patio makeover, need outdoor entertaining tips, or just want some backyard inspiration, check out 33 Stunning Outdoor Seating Inspirations, 9 Affordable Ways to Update Your Outdoor Living Space, and 10 Ultimate Outdoor Summer Party Essentials. ***

 

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Painting 101: White-Washed Dresser Tutorial

Now, that I have posted our Home Tour:  Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom, it is time to share Painting 101:  White-washed dresser Tutorial with you – woohoo!!   It’s about time – right?   I know lots of you have been wanting to learn how to white-wash furniture, so this tutorial will give you everything you need to know (or should – lol!!!) 

It is the same process as the Master Bed Frame Makeover (tutorial), but sometimes it just helps to see it on the furniture piece that you want to try it on.  So, let’s get to updating that dresser!!  Painting 101:  White-Washed Dresser Tutorial.


PAINTING 101:  WHITE-WASHED DRESSER TUTORIAL 

What is the white-washed technique?

I get asked quite often about different painting techniques, waxing, sanding, etc. that I use when painting furniture.  But the one method that comes up the most in discussion is how to get the white-washed “look.”  So, what is the white-washed technique anyway?

It’s basically a painting method that allows you to see part of the furniture peeking through (like you “wiped” something off with a rag, but the rag left some of the liquid behind).  This leftover “residue” would be “streaked” because of the motion of the rag (washed), giving it a “dulled or milky” appearance.  Does that make sense?

2 WAYS TO GET THE WHITE-WASHED LOOK:

  1. White-Washed Method.  In this method, the paint is diluted with water to make it runnier;  therfore, making it easier to wipe off with a rag.  The paint mixture is usually 3 parts paint to 1 part water ratio (3:1 ratio).   This technique works best when you are trying to “barely” change the color of the wood.  It will basically “lighten” the existing wood tone.  The more coats you put on, the less wood that shows through.  The cons of this method is that it is VERY messy, and also VERY time consuming if not done correctly.  Thus….. alternate method #2 – dry-brushing.
  1. Dry-Brushed Method.  This is the method that I use most often to get the white-washed look.  In this method, you will not dilute the paint with water but you will use a rag to get the excess paint off of your brush.  Basically, you are working with a “DRY-BRUSH” (one with little paint on it) – get it?  HUH?  You dip your paint into the paint can, get a SMALL amount of paint onto the brush, then WIPE OFF the excess paint each time.  This dry-brush (with little paint on it) allows the paint to come out in “streaks.”  ***I will explain more below when you can see the pictures, but I just wanted to give you a brief description.***

***NOTE***This post contains affiliate links which means that I will receive a small compensation if you purchase something from these links.  See my privacy and disclosure policies below for more info.  Thanks for your support.***

If you want to see my white-washed bed click Master Bed Frame Makeover:  Painted White or glazed white nightstands click Nightstands Makeover:  Painted White with Black Top.


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8 STEPS:  WHITE-WASH PAINTING TUTORIAL

  1. Prep Dresser & Area
  2. Prime Dresser
  3. Paint Dresser – 2 coats
  4. Spray Paint Hardware
  5. Wax Dresser
  6. Distress Dresser (optional)
  7. Wax Dresser Again
  8. Put Hardware Back On

PAINTING 101:  WHITE-WASHED DRESSER TUTORIAL

So, here it is again – before…..


STEP 1:  PREP DRESSER & PAINTING AREA

Remove all of the hardware from your dresser, and wipe down dresser with a rag.  Make sure to wipe down all of the drawers and inside the dresser also.    Set up your canvas or plastic drop cloth, and make sure you are in a well ventilated area (like outside or in your garage). Prop your dresser up onto wooden blocks or paint cans to lift it off of the ground.  You do not want it sitting directly on your painting surface.

Obviously……I needed to put down something in my garage -picture above – but I’ve painted so many pieces that I got lazy.  DON’T BE ME – lol!!

NOTE – I did not sand this piece down (prior to painting) because my primer bonds really well to the furniture surface.  You can sand it down first if you choose…but why do the extra step if you don’t need to -haha!!  If you just feel like you need to sand it down, then I would recommend sanding down the top part only.


STEP 2:  PRIMING

Put a small amount of primer onto your paint brush, wipe off excess onto rag and begin gently brushing your primer onto your dresser.  You will need several rags for this process, as the paint will begin to soak through. ***TIP***The less paint you put onto the brush, the less messy it will be.  HINT-HINT!

See pictures below.  Here is what the priming stage looks like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***TIP***  Use long, quick brush strokes and make sure to gently brush the primer on.  You will not want to fully cover your piece – should look streaked like these pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULLY PRIMED

 

FULLY PRIMED CLOSEUP

 

Why am I showing so many pictures?  LOL!!  Once you get this priming stage done, the painting steps are much easier.  Plus I just wanted to stress that you are “not fully” covering your piece with paint – just streaks of paint.

***LET DRY OVERNIGHT***


STEP 3:  PAINTING (2 COATS)

Now you will do the exact same method, but just using your white paint.  I used Behr Swiss Coffee from Home Depot for my white paint color.

Dip your brush into the paint, wipe off excess with rag, then gently brush on.  You will do TWO coats of this method.

***LET DRY OVERNIGHT – BETWEEN 2 COATS***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here it is with the primed picture compared to the painted (2 coats) picture.  I just wanted you to be able to see the difference.

***LET DRY OVERNIGHT***


STEP 4 – PAINTING THE HARDWARE PULLS

While you are waiting for the dresser to dry, go ahead and prep area to paint your hardware.  Put plastic down on the ground, and lie your hardware onto wooden blocks or cardboard.  I always use wooden pieces from leftover projects (can you tell – lol) for mine, but just use something to lift them above the plastic.

Spray your hardware making sure to get the inside areas as well.  Wait at least 30 mins then flip them over and spray the back side.  Once again, make sure to get “all” areas of the hardware.

***TIP***  I spray all sides from the left, then spray from the top, then spray from the right, and then from the bottom.  This way, I make sure I don’t miss any of the spots.  Trust me, it is the worst feeling EVER!! to finally think you have finished your painted dresser, ONLY to realize that 2 or 3 of the hardware pulls did not fully get covered – ugh!!  Out comes the plastic, spray paint, clean up, and TIME – all again.  Make your life easier by just doing it right the first time!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some closeup pictures so you can see the brass color of the original hardware (left below) and then the oil-rubbed bronze color after it is spray painted.

***TIP***  If you have brass hardware and spray them with either bronze or black paint, you can gently sand down the edges of the pulls to get an antiqued look (the brass peaks through).  This turns out REALLY pretty!!  I’ve done it many, many times – I just wasn’t going for that “antique-y” look on this particular piece.  Give it a try if that’s what you’re going for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip them over one more time (top side up), and gently spray again.  This will ensure that ALL sides are covered.

***LET DRY OVERNIGHT***


STEP 5 – WAXING DRESSER

Put the 1st coat of wax on with the sponge that’s included (or rag), let sit at least 15 minutes, and wipe off to buff.  This stage is always where the magic happens – am I right?  It’s like the wax joins everything together, and makes it look a-ma-zing!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***LET DRY OVERNIGHT***


***STEP 6 – GENTLY SAND (DISTRESS) DRESSER (OPTIONAL)***

Use the 150-grit sandpaper to lightly distress areas of the dresser where normal wear and tear would occur naturally over time.  I distressed my dresser on random places at the feet, on edges of some of the drawers,  and on the top section and edge(rim).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STEP 7 – WAX AGAIN

Repeat the same process again with the wax for the entire dresser.  Let dry overnight.

***Then put ONE more coat of wax on the TOP portion only. ***  So the entire dresser will have 2 coats total, and the TOP portion will have 3 coats total.

***LET DRY 2 DAYS BEFORE PUTTING DECOR ON TOP***


STEP 8 – PUT HARDWARE ON

AND YOU ARE DONE!!  WOOHOO!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


***LET DRY 2 DAYS BEFORE PUTTING DECOR ON TOP***

 

To see more of our master bedroom makeover and master bathroom makeover click Home Tour: Coastal Master Bedroom and Master Bath Remodel:  Hardware Accessories.

 

  • Have any questions?  Let me know – I’d love to help out any way I can.
  • Will you paint your bedroom furniture or try another piece to white-wash?  Let me know – I can’t wait to see the pictures of how beautiful it turns out!!

Have a Great Weekend!!

Love & Hugs 🙂 

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Home Tour: Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom

Today, I am finally getting to share our master bedroom home tour – woohoo!  This room is still not completely finished, but it is getting closer day by day.  Of course when that happens, I will probably be ready to change it again – lol, but for now it is working for us.  If you love all things farmhouse, and your heart beats coastal cottage, then you are at the right place.  Here it is!  Home Tour:  Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom.

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HOME TOUR:  COASTAL FARMHOUSE MASTER BEDROOM

So far, I have done a couple of posts on our master bed frame makeover:  painted white and our diy nightstand makeover:  painted white with dark top, to show you one side of our room.  And now, I can finally show you the rest of our bedroom.

I know there are some things that need to be tweaked, but at least it’s starting to feel more like home again.   I will finish the bedroom tour with the painted dresser tutorial – coming soon!!  So, stay tuned!!

Accent wall Sherwin-Williams Naval – SW 6244 and the side walls are Silver Strand  – SW 7057.


HOME TOUR:  COASTAL FARMHOUSE MASTER BEDROOM

So, what is coastal farmhouse style anyway?  Coastal farmhouse style is really a “feeling” rather than a “look.”  Huh?  What does that mean?  It is the feeling you get when you walk into a room versus what the room actually looks like.

So, your coastal farmhouse bedroom will look a little different than mine.  It might look similar, but feel different. What’s the secret then?  Use the 10 elements below to make it personal.

10 ELEMENTS OF COASTAL FARMHOUSE STYLE:

  • Relaxed, calming vibe
  • Antique, vintage furniture or accessories
  • Shades of blue, gray, or tan
  • White painted items, white-washed items
  • Lots of pillows, throws blankets, and fluffy bedding
  • Coastal Accessories: items with rope, coral or seashells, sea glass decor
  • Mementos:  items that evoke precious memories
  • Woven baskets
  • Tropical plants or natural greenery floral accents

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HOME TOUR:  COASTAL FARMHOUSE MASTER BEDROOM

BEFORE, DURING & AFTER PICTURES:

Before we begin the tour, I wanted to show you a couple of pictures of what our bedroom used to looked like before the flood (last day before we evacuated), during the cleanup process (2nd set of pics), and after (now).

GOOD  NEWS:  The furniture was solid wood and we were able to save it.

SAD NEWS:  The water covered and damaged the feet, so we had to paint it.

END RESULT:  It was a blessing in disguise – we should have painted that furniture a long time ago!!

You can see more of our house remodel by clicking Hurricane Harvey – The Destruction (part 1) and clicking Hurricane Harvey:  House Makeover (part 2).  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


HOME TOUR:  COASTAL FARMHOUSE MASTER BEDROOM

MASTER BEDROOM TOUR:  

So, who’s ready to begin the tour?  Let’s first start off with the obvious – the painted furniture.

It always amazes me what a fresh coat of paint can do – right?  The painted bed and painted nightstands completely transform the dark furniture, and give the room an updated, fresh look.  Plus, the white really pops off of the navy accent wall.

But I do understand that not everyone enjoys painting nor wants to take on the challenge of painting furniture.  If this is you, scroll down to the end of the post for more information on bedroom furniture ideas.

If you want more info on the white-washed bed click here, or more info on the nightstands click here.

Picture Below.  This is my first time sharing our painted dresser (making it’s official DEBUT – lol) in the master bedroom, and I will post the white-wash tutorial on that soon.  Do you like it?

The white-washing technique gives it a beach-y, more casual feel and lightens up the darker furniture.  Plus, the original color of the dark furniture blended into the color of the hardwoods, giving it zero contrast -yikes!!

When we first moved into this house (14 years ago), we had carpet in here so the dark furniture looked great.  Yep, that’s right – we’ve had that furniture for 14 years now.  So, needless to say the darker dresser was waaaaay overdo for a LITTLE update anyway- lol!!

SNEAK PREVIEW FOR DRESSER TUTORIAL:  COMING SOON

Do you think I maybe should have been using a drop cloth all of these years when painting furniture – hahaha!!!   But I have an idea for painting the floor in the garage soon – wink wink!!

In the picture below, this is the other side of our bedroom.  And I will admit, this is the stage it is in right now….. I have not finished decorating it yet.

The master bedroom is always the last one to get done – am I right??  It comes right after volleyball lessons, teenage girls’ beauty items (don’t even get me started with that – lol!!), and well…. life.  Just keeping it real ladies!!

Above:  I did paint that floor length mirror blue (~ 8 years ago), but do not have pictures of the process – sorry!!  It’s a water-color painting technique – that I love.  I will try to figure out a way to show you the technique because it really turned out so beautiful.

More pictures of the bed and bedding…..

All of my comforter selections tend to lean botanical, floral, or boho style.  This way, I can stay within my coastal style (botanical or boho) and farmhouse style (floral) no matter which one I choose.

This blue botanical  bedding is Ralph Lauren, and has reversible stripes on the back side (which I love).  This allows me to change things around when I get a little tired of it without having to buy something new.  Win-Win!!

And of course – I’m a color gal – so it’s gotta have some punch to it!!  Scroll to the end of the post to shop bedding – I could not find this exact bedding, but found some similar choices that are equal in style.

 

Closeup picture of the nightstand and farmhouse lamp.  It is no longer around either, but scroll down to the end of the post for similar options.

 

The little white basket on the floor was painted also….but again I do not have pictures. What??  Another one with no pictures.  I know. I know.  UGH!!   It is on my to-do list for the blog though.  It was so easy to paint, and gave it new life.  What do you think – is it a winner?

 

This bench is definitely a life-saver.  It hides the tv cable “junk” (my husband wants to mount the tv on that wall above the bench – ?? – maybe ?? – we’ll see), and those 2 baskets store my girls’ swimsuits and favorite beach towels.

They like to just come in and quickly grab what they need to head to the pool.  But I am thinking it’s about time they could store their own stuff!!  It’s the little things – right??

 

Here is another picture of the blue mirror and white basket.  For now the mirror is leaning against the wall because we don’t know if the tv wall mount is a sure thing yet – hahaha!!

The floor length mirror is a must for our bedroom though, so that we have somewhere to check ourselves out!!  Plus, I really love that it bounces so much light around the room.

See Picture Below.

This picture shows the left side of the room, leading to our master bath.  If you want to see the complete transformation of the master bathroom makeover click Master Bath Remodel:  Hardware Accessories.  It is by far one of the biggest changes made to our entire house – besides the kitchen.  Everyone who has seen it in person has given us a ton of compliments – so I’m kind of proud!!  Check it out if you have time.

 

See pictures below.

And my must-have barn door…..that almost didn’t happen!!  That’s another whole story – but at least we got it!!  If you want to see more barn door inspiration click 55 Incredible Ideas:  Not Just For Farmhouse Style.

Our other entry door to the bath was a double door system, and blocked off the left side of the wall where the dresser sits.  We always had to push the dresser down so that it barely even fit on the wall.  Then if you wanted to get something out of the drawer, it bumped into our other furniture.

Here is the picture before the dresser made its debut…..

We had the barn door installed to slide right because it was a space we never used (in that corner).

***TIP*** Just a little head up…..remember that it’s more difficult (not impossible though) to hang something on the wall where the door slides.  So, just make sure you hang your barn door to slide to an unused area of your room, or unused/less functional wall area.

And my favorite t-bar barn door handles….I kinda have a thang for these.  They are my go-to hardware all over the house.  But I especially liked this one because it is a heavier, sturdier handle.

 

Plus, I knew we needed an inside way to get out of the bath -ha!!  See below.

Inside the master bath – handle……

 

Better view where you can see the limited amount of wall space on the left side of the doorway.  It might also be that our dresser is bigger than it should be for the space…..but who wants to admit that?

 

 

This celadon glazed pitcher has been with us for AWHILE….to say the least.  I bought it at Home Goods ~8 years ago (or longer) and it just gets moved from room to room as I need it.

There is just something about the soft color, and that rusted handle that calms my nerves and reminds me of home.  And who doesn’t want their master bedroom to be a calming and serene retreat?

 

This “love pillow” is another favorite of mine that gets moved from room to room.  I also have a “home pillow” that is slightly more blue-gray than this blue-aqua color.

The shabby, ruffled edges and  roped letters add the perfect amount of texture to complete the coastal farmhouse style.

 

And who doesn’t love throw blankets??  Can a girl ever really have too many blankets or throw pillows?  No….I don’t think so!!

In here, I like that one throw is more sophisticated in color (bed- spa blue) and the other one is more fun (basket -mint colored).  These 2 colors together add a little dimension against the navy and cobalt blue bedding and pillows.

Which throw do you like more?  The one on the bed, or the one in the basket?  Let me know?

 

 

Thanks for stopping by our

Home Tour:  Coastal Farmhouse Master Bedroom!!

Hope you found a ton of inspiration to get your coastal farmhouse master bedroom makeover underway.  I’d love to see some pictures of what you do!!

*** Looking  to shop items from our bedroom?  Scroll down below.  If you have any questions, shoot me a comment. ***

Have a Great Week!!  Love & Hugs 🙂

Recommended Posts:

Master Bed Frame Makeover:  Painted White

DIY Nightstand Makeover:  Painted White with Dark Top

Master Bath Remodel:  Hardware Accessories

55 Incredible Barn Door Ideas:  Not Just for Farmhouse Style

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BED – Arched, Panel, 4 Poster                                                                                       Shutter 1, Shutter 2

Trenton Arched Panel Headboard & Reviews | Birch LaneShop for Summer House Oyster White Cottage Low Poster Bed. Get free shipping at Overstock - Your Online Furniture Outlet Store! Get 5% in rewards with Club O! - 12027320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nightstand, Option 2                                                                                                       Dresser, Option 2

Trenton 3 Drawer Nightstand

McGregor 9 Drawer Dresser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RugOption 2                                                                                                  Bedding, Option 2 , Option 3

Elise 100% Cotton Comforter Set by Laura Ashley Ho

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lamp, Option 2                                                                                                                 Option 3, Option 4

Courtland 22" Table Lamp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White coverlet                                                                                               Euro sham, Option 2, Option 3

Comfy Bedding 3-Piece Bedspread Coverlet Set Oversized and Prewashed Lantern Ogee Quilted, King/Cal King WhiteHarbor House Ocean Stripe European Pillow Sham in Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aqua Pillow                                                                                                                       Gold Dot Pillow

Safavieh Chy 18-inch Aqua Blue Decorative Throw Pillow (Set of 2)

 

Nadia Dot Metallic Gold Embroidery Oblong Pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bench, Option 2                                                                                                              Floor Length Mirror

Letellier Upholstered Bench

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barn Door, Hardware, Handles                                                                                           Aqua Pitcher 

Shaker Hollow Panelled MDF Interior Barn Door

Orono Large Pitcher Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teal Throw, Option 2                                                                                                  Aqua Throw, Option 2

Parma Teal Throw

Guillaume Oversized Double Sided Faux Fur Throw Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pillow – Love , Home, Family                                                                           White Distressed Tray Set

Lismond Love Script Rope Decorative Pillow by Thro by Marlo Lorenz

 

Hargrave 2 Piece Serving Tray Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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