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LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring Performance

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by LifeProof Flooring. Read my full disclosure here.

As promised, I am back today talking all about how my new LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring from The Home Depot actually performs. I am answering all your questions about how this floor has held up for our family. Spoiler alert! It functions just as well as it looks. They say don’t judge a book by its cover. In this case, the beautiful design is every bit as durable too!

I will be honest, I wish this flooring was in my entire house now. It is just that good. Let me get into the details and you will see why we have fallen in love with this floor. First of all, the carpet in our bedrooms was awful. The pile and color left little to be desired. Anything would have been an upgrade from that carpet. However, we didn’t get just any flooring when we installed the LifeProof Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Planks. I mentioned in my last post that this flooring is completely waterproof, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. It is like the Swiss Army knife of flooring. We are prepared for any scenario these floors could face. In the short amount of time we have had the floors, they have seen their fair share of these scenarios. We have three kids that don’t slow down and these floors have kept up beautifully.

We really could have put this flooring everywhere too. This waterproof product can be installed above grade, on grade, or below grade. That is right friends, from bedrooms to bathrooms, this LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Flooring has it covered. I really considered putting it over the tile in our master bathroom too. The planks can actually be installed right over concrete, tile, vinyl, and wood. I still might even put it in the bathroom now. Who knows? The possibilities are endless.

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We have some heavy furniture in our master bedroom and daughter’s room. Those bunk beds are not light. One feature that really sold us on this particular floor is the durability. The multi-layer enhanced construction with fiber-glass in the core produces a strong dent-resistant plank. Although the planks are easy to install, they also resist telegraphing from imperfections in the subfloor. LifeProof really engineered this floor to keep up with any busy household. I am happy to report that even our heavy furniture has not made a scratch or dent on this floor. Cue the hallelujah chorus. 🙂

Before from the listing when we bought the house.

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My kids love to play in our sand playground. Normally sand is a nightmare to clean up. Especially when that sand gets wet. This made in the USA Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring is a lifesaver. From bathtime water to playtime in the sand. The floors clean up like brand new. The best part is that I don’t have to worry about the mess. If the water sits on the floor for a while before I find it, no worries! If the sand gets smashed across the floor, no worries! After all, the planks are scratch-resistant and waterproof. Super easy to clean and maintain.

I know we don’t have any pets but sometimes our favorite dog, Sadie, comes to visit. My kids love when Grandma and Grandpa’s dog gets to stay with us. I have a slightly different enthusiasm on the stay. I love Sadie to pieces but there always seems to be an incident. One stay she decided to use the bathroom all over the house. Another time she had a cyst explode everywhere. You get the reoccurring theme here. Sadie can be messy. Well, Sadie has a hard time messing up our new Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Planks. Her paws can’t scratch these floors and we are prepared to easily clean up any mess she throws at us or the floor.

Whether you have pets, kids, or just a busy life LifeProof  Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank flooring fromThe Home Depot can keep up. I am more than pleasantly surprised by the performance of this floor. Everything we wanted and more for our family. Not only is this flooring beautifully designed but it is durably constructed. They have held up to anything our family can throw their way. Genuinely a “LifeProof” flooring for our active family. The perfect flooring for our imperfect life!

LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by LifeProof Flooring. Read my full disclosure here.

I really thought this day would never come. The day when the last of the brown shag carpet is out of my house. To say I am thrilled would be an understatement. The bedrooms look so much more spacious and cleaner now that the new flooring is installed. As I was looking at options I came across LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring from The Home Depot. There were so many designs and features that made this flooring a no brainer for our family.

Today I want to talk all about the design of this beautiful Beacon Oak Light Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring. Can you believe how much better these rooms look? The bright oak design has so many beautiful colors of light grey with hints of beige. It really is the perfect neutral color that pulls cool or warm tones based on the furnishings in your room. I love how the grey lightens everything up but those subtle accents of beige really bring in the warmth that is needed. When I saw the pictures online I knew it would be perfect. I was even more ecstatic when the sample arrived. Yes, you can order samples of all the color options and have them sent to your front door. The Home Depot also has a large variety of samples and displays of the flooring in the store. I wanted this flooring to blend with a variety of colors and styles. Each of our bedrooms is unique and has different decor. Beacon Oak Light was the perfect option that fits right in with each bedroom theme.

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It almost looks like real wood. To be honest, it almost feels like the real deal too! This LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring has an embossed texture. Not ugly fake-looking stuff either. The textures are just the right amount to give the flooring that natural look. The colors and texture are accented by authentic graining that does not disappoint. The low gloss finish really seals the whole look together for a seamless design.

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I get the look of real wood with none of the upkeep or work that comes with the real stuff. This flooring is completely waterproof, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant. You don’t get that with real wood! It’s really a win-win in my design book. The width and size of the locking planks make installation easy while also making the flooring look natural. There is no acclimation required with LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring either. As soon as you are ready to install you can get right to work. Did I mention the pre-attached underlayment as well? I am telling you this flooring could not be easier and more beautiful to work with. I don’t know why we waited so long to tackle this project. If you are on the fence, head on over to The Home Depot and look at LifeProof Luxury Rigid Vinyl Plank Flooring. You can thank me later. 🙂

The flooring just got installed and I couldn’t wait to show you how it turned out. I am very impressed with the look and design. I wanted to share all the details about my first impressions and the aesthetics. I will be back with another blog post all about the performance too. What’s a pretty floor without knowing all the nitty-gritty about how it actually holds up? You won’t want to miss all the details about how our LifeProof flooring functions for our family and more styled shots of the bedrooms. If you have any specific questions you want me to address in that post, leave them in the comments below.

Star Wars Room Reveal With Filament Lighting

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My son has been asking for a ceiling fan in his room since we moved into this house a few months ago. In our last house, we had a ceiling fan in every single room. Mr. Whitelane loves to have moving air constantly circulating. We built our previous house, so it was an easy accommodation to have fans everywhere. I guess my little boy takes after his dad because he noticed there was not a ceiling fan in his new bedroom. You can see the before picture below of the room when we bought the house.

We have been so busy updating and making this new house feel like our own. From the kitchen, bathrooms, and basement we have been putting our touch everywhere. I had just finished my sons Star Wars theme room in our previous home. He loves it so I didn’t need to change much about the decor. However, he did get new curtains, a rod, and this awesome Fanimantion Hugh Ceiling Fan from Filament Lighting. The builder basic dome light was not a good fit for the overall aesthetic. We have been ridding this house of dome lights since the day we moved in. I am happy to announce only one more dome light remains. It is in our closet and it will not be there for long. 🙂

As I have said so many times in the past, lighting is a huge part of the design for a room. It can add so much character and style to a space. Choosing the right lighting can transform a room from boring to wow. I chose Filament Lighting for my son’s fan because of their quality and eye for design. Filament’s expertise in the lighting design industry is unmatched. They offer such an amazing variety of lighting pieces for any space. Filament also has a price match guarantee and free shipping. I wished I live closer to Minnesota to see their amazing showroom in Edina. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to the showroom either, you can find everything you need on their website. Also, Filament has a super fun blog that has so many good tips and trends for lighting to make your selection easier.

I really wanted a hugger fan for my son. We only have eight-foot ceilings on our upstairs level. Finding a fan that didn’t have a down rod was very important. I also wanted a ceiling fan that was modern but didn’t look like it came off a spaceship. 🙂 That is hard to find these days. Of course, Filament didn’t disappoint and I found this Hugh fan that fit my design perfectly.

I know people can get apprehensive about a three blade fan. To be honest, I was a little anxious to see how much air it put out as well. Don’t hesitate, friends, this fan is fantastic. I am blown away (literally 🙂 ) by how great the air circulation is on the Hugh. The three blades give it that modern edge while not sacrificing any functionality.

Let’s talk about color. This fan comes in a few options but I went with the dark bronze. It is the perfect dark masculine color. It fits the theme of this room and is just what I was hoping for. The LED light is great for this room and I love the wall control switch. I can adjust the fan speed and the light is dimmable from this panel. How sleek is this whole set up?

I am so happy to have found this Hugh hugger fan from Filament. There were so many other good options they had to offer as well. The selection and quality that Filament creates for their clients are top-notch. My son is loving his cool new fan. One more room is complete in this house thanks to Filament Lighting.

 

 

Beddy’s Beds Boy

The following post is sponsored by Beddy’s Beds and contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure here.

Ok, I love my son’s room. The Star Wars theme is just what he wanted. Everything is perfect, except his bedding. He has a duvet with a duvet cover. That is the first problem. The duvet is constantly sliding down inside the duvet cover. It is very annoying to have to try and reach down the cover to pull the duvet back up to the top. My little boy really can’t do this on his own properly. That is only half our problem.

The next fun part of his bedding situation is the attachment he has to minky blankets. He just loves sleeping with a minky blanket (or two). Every night I have to tuck him in with a minky blanket on top of him and then cover him with the sheet and duvet. As you can imagine, in the morning the bedding is like a heaping, twisted pile of blankets. When he tries to make up his bed, he mostly just pulls up the duvet cover (because the actual duvet slides down somewhere in the cover). My little one then tries to find the top sheet (that is usually crunched all the way down to the bottom of the bed) due to the minky blanket. By the time he is done (bless his heart) it looks like there is still a lumpy body in his bed. 🙂 You can get an idea from these before pictures.

 

This is where Beddy’s Beds comes to the rescue. It is a bedding set with the comforter, fitted sheet, and minky blanket (or all cotton options) all in one. The whole thing goes on like a fitted sheet and ZIPS up. SAY WHAT!?? Yes, it zips up like a sleeping bag on the sides to make your kid’s life easier in the morning. This is a game changer people. Not only will it look nice and neat but it is the kid-friendliest bedding you will ever find. My little boy can now make up his own bed and it actually looks nice. Not like a lumpy pile of blankets. The simplicity of this bedding set is EXACTLY what he and I both needed.

 

Ok, I know what you’re going to ask. Is it worth the money? Yes! A thousand times over. My little boy has been sleeping in his new bedding all week and just loves everything about it. He thinks it is too cool that it zips up and has the soft minky inside. My sweet little boy can also actually make up his bed successfully. I have friends that have Beddy’s and they have washed them over and over with the bedding still looking fabulous. They are a great high-quality fabric that will last for years to come. The best part is that Beddy’s saves us so much time in the morning.

They also make blankets like this cute Check Mate one on the end of his bed. These are so big, soft, and easy to grab. My little boy loves the minky on this blanket. We are always grabbing blankets to cuddle up around the house. This is just perfect because he can grab this right off the end of his bed without messing up his bedding. It is really is our go-to blanket now!

Did I mention how absolutely adorable the bedding is too? We ended up choosing this Game On set that fits seamlessly into his bedroom theme. Beddy’s also has so many other classic and trendy styles. I am already eyeing another cute Beddy’s set for my little girl now. The simplicity of Beddy’s is just too good. I want one for every room now. 🙂 If only everything in home styling could look this cute and be so easy.

 

 

 

Star Wars Bedroom

Sometimes I feel like we have got so much done in our new house. Other days, I feel like we will never be finished. I just love being in our house and I feel so blessed we were able to build a home. Each day a little more gets put away, organized, decorated, and furnished. Most recently, I finished my son’s room.

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He loves Star Wars and has been wanting his room themed like this for a while. I tried to incorporate some of the same decor he had in our townhouse. I ended up selling his headboard and getting a new bed. I really like the black metal bed. It was a good price and makes a statement. I used his same bedding and just added a Chewbacca pillow from Target.

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The nightstand was another Target find. I knew I wanted a cute task lap for the top and Ikea came through for the win. I found this wood crate at Wal-Mart unfinished to go under the nightstand. I put on a coat of Minwax Jacobean stain and it currently is holding a fish tank (don’t ask).

Ok, we got this bookcase for free when we were first married. It has been through more transformations than I can remember. It is such a good piece for my son’s room. It holds all his toys and books. It is not too big or small and fits perfectly in every room he has. It had red stripes and bins from his last room theme. I decided to paint over the red with gray. I found some new galvanized bins from Wal-Mart. It fits perfectly in his Star Wars room now.

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I knew I wanted some cute Star Wars patent prints for above the bed. I searched everywhere and finally came across some that I loved. Home James Art is fabulous. All of her prints are beautiful and perfectly done. I was so happy to have found her! Jo is just the sweetest lady you will ever meet. I love all her work and I am thrilled to use more of her prints (some beautiful botanicals) in my front room reveal (hopefully I can show that in a few weeks). Run over to her Facebook page and see her latest sale! I found these frames at Target.

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We also switched out the fan to this sleek black one. I love how the black pops against the white. My son was cute and grateful for his new room. I finished it while he was at school. When he came home, he was so excited. He told me he loved his Star Wars room at least twenty times that day. 🙂

 

United States of America Framed

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Hi there, I’m Kate. Welcome to White Lane Decor. Thanks for stopping by. I love neutral, bright, and airy spaces. I’m always looking for new ways to turn our house into a home. Have a look around and find inspiration for your next project.

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Ok, this was on of those projects where I got really excited to get finished and didn’t take very many “before” pictures. Sorry, but hopefully I will explain it all well. I ordered this United States of America metal artwork off eBay for my son’s room. I just loved the look of it made from old license plates.  When it arrived, it was much smaller than I thought it would be. It also had two holes at the top the size of a hole punch. It wasn’t quite what I expected. Instead of shipping it back and wasting time, I came up with a plan to make it work.

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First, I went to Hobby Lobby and found a nice large frame the size I wanted the piece to be. It was white, of course. However, the white just didn’t seem to fit with the style I was going for. So I took my Minwax jacobean stain and glazed the frame. Once it was all glazed I sanded a few areas to distress it very lightly.

This picture frame came with a cardboard piece between the glass, as most picture frames do. I needed some way to get the metal United States sign to stay. Since it already had two holes I decided I would use the cardboard it came with and gold brad fasteners to attach the sign. I spray painted the cardboard blue. Once that was nice and dry, I attached the metal sign to the cardboard. I just slipped the gold brad fasteners through the two holes the sign had and on through the cardboard. I was worried the sign would be too heavy to hold to the cardboard. This was not the case and it stayed perfectly.

Now that my white frame was all glazed, I still thought it needed a little more. I took some red paint I had on hand to add some racing stripes to the frame. I taped off a larger stripe and smaller stripe right next to each other using frog tape. I had to put on two coats of red paint for the stripes.

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Once my red racing stripes were dry, I put my sign and cardboard piece all back together in the frame. It was exactly what I wanted for my son’s room! It turned out to be the perfect size and colors I had hoped for. Even though I didn’t originally like the sign, my improvements made me fall in love with it.2

Kate

Hi there, I’m Kate. Welcome to White Lane Decor. Thanks for stopping by. I love neutral, bright, and airy spaces. I’m always looking for new ways to turn our house into a home. Have a look around and find inspiration for your next project.

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Some of my blog posts, ads, and banners contain "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate compensation. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and truly feel you will enjoy too! I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” White Lane Decor is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.

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