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Hunter Fan Company

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Hunter Fan Co. Read my full disclosure here.

There are two things Mr. Whitelane requires in a house. A fan in the master bedroom and a fan in the living room. I guess it’s a guy thing? He really can’t sleep at night unless he has a ceiling fan circulating the air. Mr. Whitelane also loves to have a fan in the living room to circulate air as well. I swear he would have one in the kitchen too if I didn’t care. Luckily our new house had a ceiling fan in both of the mandatory places. However, both of the fans were builder basic, drab, and not very stylish. You can see what I mean in the picture below.

I knew those fans had to be swapped out and where to find new ones. We had a few Hunter fans in our previous home and I just loved them. Hunter Fan Company is one of my favorite sources for ceiling fans. I am telling you they put style and function into one of the best fans you will use. I was browsing itsaHunter.com and I found so many fans I wanted. There really is a ceiling fan for just about any style or room design you can think of. In fact, I am now wanting to put a fan in all the kid’s bedrooms as well.

The Dempsey was so great in our last house that I decided to use it again for our living room. I wanted to take it up a level and go with the low profile Dempsey this time. We only have nine-foot ceilings and it fits perfectly in this room. By the way, it has a remote and the light is dimmable! We have a baby and I love being able to dim the light when it is getting close to bedtime. Also, Mr. Whitelane is on cloud nine walking around with the remote to control the fan. He loves how easy and convenient that feature has been.

The master bedroom got its own little piece of ceiling jewelry with the Symphony. The simple modern lines were calling my name as soon as I saw it. I wanted something that blended in with the aesthetic of the room and didn’t look like a heavy piece of equipment hanging from the ceiling. The advocate met all my criteria and it is a Wi-Fi enabled smart fan. That’s all I had to say to Mr.Whitelane and he was sold.

The Symphony is part of Hunter’s line of SimpleConnect smart fans that is so easy to use. It even pairs with our Alexa device. I love laying in bed and controlling the fan and light from an app on my phone. It has saved me many trips to the light switch. The Symphony also comes with a remote. It is so convenient to have access to control the fan right from my phone or the remote.

 

Both ceiling fans have been so much quieter too. The previous builder basic fan made quite a bit of noise and drew a lot of the wrong kind of attention. 🙂 Mr. Whitelane proudly tells people #itsahunter when they ask about our new ceiling fans now. I can’t help but laugh. At least he has his two requirements for this house. Hunter has made ceiling fans a stylish feature that leaves me wanting one of their fun designs in every room. Don’t even get me started on how cute their outdoor line is. Mr. Whitelane may be getting more of what he likes in every single room!

Master Bedroom Plan

Today I am giving you a sneak peek into the master bedroom at the new house. I thought it would be fun to show you some of the plans we have for the space. There is a short list and a long-term list for this room as well as the rest of the house. To be honest, I am not sure this room is even on the shortlist. 🙂 I will probably start on the main floor and work my way up with projects. Nonetheless, I am sharing our big and small plans for our master bedroom.

The main thing I love about our bedroom is the size and natural light. Look at all those windows! Well, they are great for photographing but not so much for sleeping. Definitely going to need some blackout curtains. All the natural light flowing in makes this room feel bright, big, and open. It also helps that the size of the room is pretty large to start with. In fact, I believe it is the largest master we have ever had in our marriage. A ton of space to work with.

All these photos of the bedroom are from the previous owners with their furniture. Bear with me on my doodles and preliminary design ideas. They are very rough and just a fun doodle to give you the gist. I know, I know….I should have been an artist. 🙂 The shortlist for this room begins with easy updates. I will be swapping out the fan for a lower profile fixture that is neutral and fits my color scheme. Next, I will get my large tufted bed centered between those two small windows. Beneath the windows, I will be putting large nightstands that fit the width of the wall better. All the windows will be getting curtain rods and curtains. Then a large area rug will go beneath the bed and extend out under a large bench at the foot of the bed. I am also thinking a large full-length mirror leaned against the wall by the door. The other wall not shown in the pictures will have a dresser. That same wall has the entrance to the master bathroom.

The long list includes getting rid of this carpet. Someday I would like to replace it all with a luxury vinyl plank flooring (way down the road). Carpet and kids just don’t mix at my house. I would also love to swap out the blind for shutters or custom roller shades. Finally, fill all those walls with a lot of trim work.

Most of the changes are cosmetic and easy. Once the short list items are finished, I think that will have the biggest impact. Furniture and lighting can have a huge effect on a room. Lucky me, the walls are already white! Can’t wait to show you more soon.

 

 

Summer…

I feel like the last two weeks of school are chaos. Every single activity you can think of is jam-packed into the last two weeks of school. WHY!? I guess you have to go out with a bang, right? Well, we are surviving and school is almost out! Somehow, I think that is when the real chaos will begins. 🙂

Amongst all the programs, dances, competitions, soccer games, and performances, the nursery is almost done. I have the full reveal coming up July 10th. I know it is a little bit of a wait BUT it is for a good reason. I am teaming up with some other cute blogger moms to bring you a handful of nursery reveals. That is right, baby room mania for your viewing pleasure. Get ready for some of the cutest rooms you have ever seen!

While you wait for all the baby cuteness, you can check out the Joyful Summer Home Tour starting May 31st. Myself along with eight other bloggers are letting you inside our homes to see our summer style.  You don’t want to miss this!

In the meantime (like there is any left), Mr. Whitelane and I have been designing our yard (phase 1) and finishing up a few projects. We got the hallway shiplap finished and decided not to stop there. We kept going in our master bedroom. We got a whopping two boards up before the landscape planning took over. Who knows? Maybe I am starting a new trend. The barely started, unfinished, shiplap wall look. It’s going to be a thing….you just wait and see. 🙂   I will have a full tutorial up about both shiplap walls soon. I just have to finish our master bedroom first. I also have a secret about my new favorite place to buy shiplap. It is so affordable and looks amazing!

Hopefully your last weeks before summer are not as crazy town as ours. I am so ready for the summer to be here. Off to another end of school activity, I go….

Joyful Spring Home Tour

The following post contains affiliate links and sponsored by Hayneedle. Read my full disclosure here.

Today I am joining in on the Joyful Spring home tour, sponsored by hayneedle.com, along with 14 other amazing bloggers. If you are coming from The Porch Light Cottage or Delightfully Noted, welcome! Be sure to follow the schedule at the bottom of the post to check out all the spring tours. Also, there is an awesome hayneedle.com giveaway at the bottom of this post.  I love blog hopping and you will not be disappointed by these talented ladies.

Spring officially starts in a week. Considering it snowed last week, I am beyond excited for it to start warming up! I always get excited to decorate for Spring. It means that we are finally getting past the cold and ready to start fresh. Don’t get me wrong, I love having all four seasons in Utah. It is so fun to experience each new season.

One of my favorite spots to decorate is my World Market Everett Table. Easter and Spring are when I venture out and add some color around the house. I picked up this egg garland and grass bunnies at Michael’s. The wreath was a Home Goods find. My husband refers to this as the hallway of shiplap. I just love the character that shiplap gives our entry.

I haven’t shown much of this front room, right off the entry. It has been a work in progress. We have our piano and a sofa in here. I am still loving this DIY framed botanical gallery to go above the sofa. The perfect rug for this room is still out there. I just need to find it and bring it home.

My living room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other. I love open concept spaces. It just feels like there is more room. I can also be a part of all the action going on in the other areas while cooking in the kitchen.

This adorable mad hatter hat, egg garland, and big bunny (on the coffee table) are from Michael’s.

 

This rolling pin was actually at the Target Dollar Spot for Valentine’s Day. I thought it carried over to Easter perfectly too.  My kids just love turning on this marquee bunny from Michael’s. The poor mini chicks have also taken quite the beating from my little ones. I don’t know if they will survive another Eater around here. 🙂


Ok, let me tell you about the best shopping experience ever, hayneedle.com. It is like Home Goods, T.J. Maxx, and Target all combined but better! Way cuter selection and the prices are AMAZING! The best part is that I get to do all my shopping while wearing my pajamas in bed. I don’t have to drag my kids in and out of a million stores to find one thing I am looking for. I had the hardest time trying to decide what I wanted to order for this spring tour. There may, or may not, be a whole cart full items still waiting to be purchased. 🙂 Hayneedle was so kind to send me this duvet set and bench for my master bedroom spring refresh. I have been searching for the perfect duvet for this bedroom since we moved in. I am in love with the look and feel of this duvet. It is like sleeping in luxury hotel bedding. Since the name is Luxury Hotel Microfiber Set, totally makes sense now!  Mr. Whitelane even thinks it feels super comfy.

A bench is a necessity in our bedroom. Mr. Whitelane wakes up way earlier than me. Every time he puts on his shoes, he sits on the end of the bed. I am a light sleeper and I would always wake up. Not anymore. This bench has saved me many minutes of sleep. I love the black metal base that ties into our barn door. Best of all, it was so easy to assemble and came right to my front door. It has also withstood the kid superhero test. Many jumps later, still going strong. It was my first time ordering with hayneedle.com and I am definitely hooked! Hayneedle is also giving away a $250 shopping spree to one of you! Click HERE to enter your email and follow @hayneedle on Instagram. Contest runs until March 20th. Good luck!

Don’t worry, the tour doesn’t stop here. Go check out these other awesome ladies in the schedule below. We have loved putting the Joyful Spring Home Tour together. It has been such fun showing you our spring decor and working with hayneedle.com. Tomorrow is the final day of the tour. So, don’t miss out! Make sure you visit all the blogs from earlier this week as well.

Tour Schedule

Monday March 13

Monday

Maison de Pax | Lemons to Lovelys | TIDBITS | Belle Amour Blog

Tuesday March 14

Tuesday

The Mountain View Cottage | Kim Power Style | Meaningful Spaces | My Vintage Porch

Wednesday March 15

Wednesday

The Porch Light Cottage | White Lane Decor | Delightfully Noted

March 16

Thursday

JorDecor | Farmhouse On Boone | A House With Books

Barn Door

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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Our builder wanted to charge us a couple hundred dollars to have a door from our master bedroom to the bathroom. Otherwise, it would just be an opening. There was no way I was paying to have another basic door like the rest of the house. Having a door open into the bathroom from the bedroom would be a waste of space too. I opted to leave it as an opening and I would add my own barn door later. The barn door would save space and be way cuter!

(Don’t laugh at my bathroom mirror. We are in the middle of putting shiplap on the wall behind the mirror. So for now, it is just sitting there.)

I started looking for barn doors and hardware. I could not decide what style I wanted, from the door to the hardware. I looked for months trying to find the perfect style and price. Well, I found pieces of what I wanted here and there but they were way over priced. Then one day I was at my second home, Home Depot. Strolling the aisles I came across their selection of barn doors. I found this Masonite Knotty Alder “Z” barn door. It needed some adjustments but I knew I could make it work. At $499 for the door and hardware, I was sold! Plus, I had a coupon. We loaded up this bad boy and brought it home to get to work. I loved the planks and face of the door. I didn’t love the knotty alder wood. The door comes unfinished so you can paint or stain it. I knew I wanted it white. Shocker! I did not want all the knots to show up so I filled them with wood filler. One side at a time. Once it was dry, I sanded them down smooth. Now, we had a nice smooth wood surface to paint.

I got out my favorite spray can primer, KILZ. I attached my spray gun nozzle (so my finger wouldn’t die) and started spraying. I used the same method as in my video tutorial. After the primer dried, I gave it a fine sanding with 180 grit sandpaper. I flipped the door over and did the same thing to the other side. I used a compressor to blow off all the dust from sanding. I also took a clean rag and wiped down both sides really well. Now I was ready to paint.

I really wanted to use Krylon spray paint for the door too. It is just so easy and quick to use. However, I decided to match the paint with the other doors and trim. Sherwin Williams was having their big 40% off paint sale. Talk about good timing. I grabbed a gallon of semi-gloss “High Reflective White.” I do have a paint sprayer but I hardly ever use it. It is a lot of work and sometimes just a pain. It had to be done, so I busted it out. I even made a little video, just for fun.

I got a 1x4 solid wood primed header piece to attach the hardware and door to the wall. I sprayed the header while I was spraying the door. I did not love the handle that came with the door. I found this one at Lowe’s that matched our house better.  Our awesome contractor hung the door for us and I am loving it!

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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Master Bedroom Ceiling Idea

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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I am so excited I finally found what I want for the master bedroom ceiling. I was really bummed that the ceiling is not vaulted….I know??? What’s up with that? There was a tray ceiling but we took it out. It had a weird jog and I didn’t like it. So that left us with a clean slate to work with. There is a ceiling fan and two speakers to work around. Not a ton of stuff and I think it will be easy to make it work and look good.

At first, I thought I would do some simple board and batten on the ceiling and call it good. I started to looking for ideas. Planking was another idea I thought about. I liked both of these ideas but nothing was really sticking out to me. Then one day I was browsing Pinterest and came across this picture below. Cassity, over at Remodelholic, snapped this picture at a home show. I was sold on this for our ceiling! I love the planks with the thin overlay “beams”.

beautiful-diagonal-planked-shiplap-ceiling-design-via-remodelaholic.
I also found this image over at Sawdust Girl. Then I was really excited. Now stay with me for this confusing explanation. 🙂 Ok. So, I love the beams in the picture making an “X” but not how thick they are. I also don’t love the beadboard behind the “X” beams. Remodelholic’s picture is great because the beams are low profile but they make a “T”. I think I like the “X” better but I would have them in low profile beams. I also like the planks in Remodelholic’s picture. The planks are going at an angle between the beams. I wonder if the planks going at an angle with an “X” beam overlay will be too busy? I thought that I would do a low profile “X” beam with planks going vertically across the sections. Does that make sense? I will take what I like from each picture and make it work for our bedroom. Who knows? Maybe I will get crazy and do the planks on an angle with a low profile “X” beam. 🙂 I really am indecisive! diy_box_beam_ceiling

The master bedroom needs something on the ceiling to set it apart and jazz it up. I am excited to see how my idea pans out. I guess we will find out in four weeks.

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.

Disclosure

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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