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Chalk Painted Piano

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So I painted my piano…..AGAIN! I know it’s still white but what can I say? I love neutral things and this was no exception. I figured I still wanted it to be light and bright. I really tried to choose another color. I thought about other colors like pink, navy, black, and a few more. Ultimately, I landed back on white. This time a clean and modern white. No distressing or decals. Don’t get me wrong, it looked cute before I started. It was just time for a change. You can find the post on the first time painted this beauty here.


Ok, first the first thing I did was pop this decal off I had wood glued on the first time I updated the piano. Next, I took my painters tool ( or putty knife) to scrap over the distressed spots. This just helped get rid of any chipped paint. Once all that was wiped off, I filled all the distressed brown spots with spackle and let it dry.

After it dried I got to sanding all the spots smooth. It doesn’t have to be perfect. I have an electric sander but I ended up just using a sanding block and elbow grease. Some major arm muscle later I was ready to wipe it all clean from the dust. I used a little vacuum too. I taped the pedals and keys off with painters tape. Now comes the fun part. The first time I painted the piano I made my own chalk paint. This time I used some I had on hand from Chip & Joanna. Remember when they sent me that amazing package of their new chalk paint? Well, I put it to good use again.

The color is called “Shiplap” and it took two coats. This chalk paint has great coverage and low odor. I let the piano dry for 24 hours and started putting everything back together. I like to use what I got. I decided the abstract art canvas didn’t work with this room anymore. I got a little artsy and gave it a new look with new colors. Who knew I was so artistic? 😉 Sometimes I surprise myself, considering I have the handwriting of a kindergartner. I also put a $5 wood frame around it to finish it off. I used the same DIY frame method here.

A different rug from Home Dynamix really helped bring the room together. This sitting chair is a great affordable piece and comes in three colors. We played musical lights and took the light from the dining room and put it in here. The scalloped flush mount light that was in here got moved to the pantry (reveal coming soon). Okay and this green sofa. I am a little obsessed. So, what started as just painting my piano turned into a little room update. If you give a mouse a cookie…..well you know what happens. 🙂

The Burrow Sofa

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Do you know how hard it is to find an affordable sofa that also can handle three young kids? It has to be durable, comfortable, stylish, functional, etc. There is a long list of requirements for a sofa to be able to survive in this home. I was so excited to find Burrow and see all the amazing customization for a sofa they offer.

First of all, let me tell you how fast and easy the shipping process is with Burrow. Shipping is free (YAY!). I was able to bring in all the boxes and set up this sofa by MYSELF! That’s right friends. This super cool innovative designed sofa arrives in compact boxes. The sofa pieces fit together like an easy puzzle with no tools.

This sofa comes in five different fabrics and three different colors of leg options. I love that the cushions are made of comfy and supportive polyurethane foam that is stain-resistant that contains no formaldehyde, heavy metals, phenols, phthalates, or flame-retardant chemicals. Very important for this Mama and her little ones. The fabric is completely stain-resistant too and made of polypropylene, which is totally inert. It can also be cleaned with soap, water, and even bleach! Seriously? A dream fabric for moms. I want everything in my house made of this. 🙂

The coolest hidden feature about this sofa is the USB charger. In this day of technology, you really can’t get too far from a charger. This sofa has you covered while being inconspicuous and stylish. I love how handy this USB charger has been for those times when I don’t want to get up and search for my charger.

The most important aspect of this sofa for our family is the modular design. Our family is growing and the fact that this sofa can get smaller or bigger is perfect! This sofa can be customized to fit any amount of people or any space. Adding or removing seats is very important around our house. We are always on the move too. Having a sofa that can be transported easily and switched around from room to room is awesome. The cushions are also reversible. I know. Burrow really thought of everything.:)  This sofa has tufted cushions on one side and untufted on the other. I can change the style with just the flip of some cushions. This is also important to me because I can rotate them for wear and tear so my kids don’t wear out the same spot on the sofa.

A sofa that has all the things our family needs for our busy life with kids. The Burrow Sofa is also sustainably sourced from the U.S. Did I mention Burrow comes in a chaise, with an ottoman, loveseat, or an armchair too? So many good pieces to fit any stage of life for your home. I am loving all the possibilities of our new Burrow Sofa. This room has really come together and looks complete with our Burrow Sofa in Beige. You can see more of this sofa on my YouTube Channel.




The Perfect Chairs With Inspire Q

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How long have I been talking about my front sitting room? It has been way too long to admit. To put it in perspective, we have lived in this house for a year now. This room has come a long way but has been missing the final design piece. Sitting chairs! I have searched all over for chairs with style and affordability. I was starting to think those two things didn’t exist.

I knew I wanted wingback chairs that would flow with the tufted couch I already had in this room. A neutral fabric would be a necessity, as with all my other main furniture pieces. Sometimes we find what we are looking for when we least expect it. That is exactly what happened when I found these iNSPIRE Q Hayes Wingback Linen Chairs. I actually was drooling over the Kedric Gold Accent nightstands. Can we talk about these for a minute? Picture these white and gold beauties next to a tall tufted headboard with a cute task lamp. I definitely need these nightstands in my bedroom. There is even a five drawer matching chest. The modern and classic combo of this campaign furniture is perfection. They may or may not already be in my online shopping cart. When I finally got past all the styling ideas for the nightstands, I knew I had to have the Hayes Wingback Chairs. Aren’t they perfect? Check out those rolled arms and tall backs. They come in gray or beige linen. I chose the beige and it is the perfect neutral linen. One of my happy colors!

You probably have heard of or seen iNSPIRE Q furniture at some of my favorite retailers like Target and Overstock. They have a studio located in Chicago where they develop original home furnishings that are comfortable and livable. They have some awesome inspiration on their blog at and are even having a relaunch this winter. Inspire Q is such a unique brand that is sold exclusively online. Don’t worry, they take all the stress out of buying online with their YouTube Channel that has assembly videos as well product spot lights. I love that they accommodate so many different styles. The iQ Bold collection is fun, bright colored and unique pieces that allow you step outside your comfort decorating zone. iQ Modern is a great eclectic mix of furnishings. iQ Classic is a neutral blend of everyday pieces for the home. The iQ Artisan line has some industrial and rustic glam pieces that will make Joanna Gaines proud. They even have iQ Oasis for your outdoor retreat. The best part about all these different collections is how well they pair with each other. The iQ Artisan and iQ Classic collections are basically my house in nutshell. However, I also have touches of the iQ Modern line. Each piece is versatile and can be used with so many other pieces from each collection. On top of that, all of their furniture pieces come at such a great price point. When you browse their catalog, at times, you feel like you are looking at some overpriced high-end retailer. That is until you see the iQ price. iNSPIRE Q embodies high-end style with out the high-end price.

It is easy to see why I wanted to partner with iNSPIRE Q to complete my front living room. These wingback chairs are the high-end style look I wanted without the price tag. You can find a lot more dreamy furniture combinations and inspiration on the iNSPIRE Q Instagram and Pinterest. My new chairs pair so well with my blue rug. Remember to add the color to your home with decor, rugs, and pillows. I try to keep my big furniture pieces neutral so they can stand the test of time. I already have a plan to put these wingback beauties in my bedroom for the holidays. When the Christmas tree goes up in the front room, we play musical furniture. The versatility of these chairs comes in handy. They will look great with my white duvet, barn door, and tufted headboard too! In the meantime, my tufted couch finally has some friends across the room. Mr. Whitelane and I are pretty excited that we can finally sit in our sitting room.





The Perfect Rug With FLOR

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I have mentioned a few times about trying to find a rug for my front living room. It is the room right off the entry that has our piano and a sitting area. I have mostly jute rugs through the house. I love jute because it is neutral and easy to hide stains with kids.  I did not want to put jute in this front room because too much of good of thing is not good. It would be a little overkill. Also, this room is a little more formal. It needed a rug that was durable, different, and just the right amount of elegant. I was so excited when FLOR carpet tiles reached out to me. I knew exactly where I needed to put them (my front room).

I know what your thinking…..carpet tiles? Really? I was little hesitant at first too. Don’t worry, they are amazing. These eco-friendly and innovative carpet squares fit together to create beautiful rugs of any size. I needed a 10′ by 12′ for my front room and immediately started browsing the FLOR selections. They even have a cool custom design studio on their website. You can play with all the different options to build your own custom look. As I was browsing, I came across the Kensington Gardens rug system. I immediately fell in love with the vintage look of these carpet tiles. I knew this was the style I wanted for my front room.

I ended up ordering Kensington Blend in Flannel Blue. I stepped out of my neutral comfort zone with this blue rug. Let me tell you, it pays to branch out. The color was exactly like the picture online. The softest blue that is exactly what I was hoping for. The carpet squares came directly to my front door. The boxes were marked telling me which one to open first. The directions were so simple. Mr. Whitelane and I had the rug put together in no time.

A few super cool things about these carpet tiles: 1. You can put them together any way you want. Once we had them all laid out, we switched a few around to fit the flow/pattern better. 2. I ordered a 10′ by 12′ (42 tiles). However, when we got it put together, we actually ended up liking an 8′ 5″ by 13′ 5″ rug for this room. Because of the versatility of the squares, we were able to customize the rug to any size we wanted. 3. When my kids or pets get any part of the rug dirty, I can remove that one square to clean the dirt. I can wash the durable carpet tiles in my own sink.

I was worried that my rug was going to look like a bunch of individual squares next to each other. As you can see, it looks just like a normal rug. I could not be happier with how these carpet tiles turned out. I love the color, the look, and the durability. The perfect rug for my front living room.