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Orian Rugs

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Finding a rug that works for our family is hard. There are a lot of requirements. I like light and neutral colored rugs. I also have three young kids (maybe a pet someday). Those two things usually do not go together very well. I need a light colored rug that is durable and can also handle kids. It would help if the rug was also comfortable. Does that even exist?

Well, don’t worry moms and neutral lovers. I found the rug for you! Meet the Jenna Natural Ivory Area Rug from Orian Rugs Boucle Collection. This rug meets all my requirements. The weave is so soft yet durable. It has held extremely well with all the kiddos. I am really impressed. The 100% Polypropylene fibers are virtually non-shedding and stain resistant. The indoor/outdoor versatility is also a bonus. The high low pile really lets the design stand out. I love the crisp dimension that creates such a rich character.

The rug pattern is similar to the Organic Cable Ivory rug that Orian Rugs offers. However, the quality of weave is much softer. It is perfect to use in a bedroom, living area, or even on a patio. I just love that I found a light colored rug I don’t have to worry about. I knew it would be just perfect for my daughter’s room. I mean look at that cute XO pattern in there too!

It is like a cozy cable-knit sweater rolled into a rug. 🙂 The design is truly a perfect fit for this bedroom. The Jenna Area Rug has finished off this room design just the way I envisioned. This rug covers up the dreaded carpet I despise until we can have the flooring replaced in the house. I have been looking to add as many rugs as I can to cover up the carpet that came in this house. Rug shopping can get to be overwhelming, especially online. Orian Rugs takes some of the stress out of that process by offering quality weaves you can count on.

I have a lot more rooms filled with kids that need rugs. I am excited to finally have a reliable source for durable rugs. You can go check out some of their amazing designs at Orian Rugs.

Simple Pink Swan Room

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We decided to sell my oldest little girl’s bedroom set when we moved into this house. It was a little too clunky for the space and she had outgrown the design. I worked with her on figuring out a new arrangement she would like for her room. I am so happy with how this simple swan room turned out and I think she is too.

My little one really wanted a bunk bed but it just wasn’t in the cards for this bedroom. I thought about a trundle bed to compromise but that really didn’t work in here either. After going back to the drawing board we ultimately decided on a simple headboard and nightstands. Her full-size bed worked best this way without having to downsize to a twin. After looking at few themes she ultimately decided on flamingos for her bedroom. I just added some simple touches of flamingos (actually they are pink swans) here and there. The pillow from Home Goods and the cute figurines from Target Dollar Spot.

The main focal point is these super cute Coral Watercolor Polka Dots from Urban Walls. I really wanted to make an accent wall. I thought about some sort of paint design or molding. Honestly, we have so many other projects going on in the house right now. Nobody has time for all that. These Polka Dots are amazing because they are vinyl and easy to put up. They look just like a custom paint job without the price tag and time. This whole wall took me less than ten minutes. No joke! I can’t believe how custom it looks for such little effort.

I am so happy to have another room finished. I love how easy it was to pull this bedroom look together and still have a stylish design. Urban Walls has so many amazing decals that can really make a statement. If you are looking for an easy way to add a ton of character to a room, be sure to check out Urban Walls.

Nursery Progress

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I am in full nesting mode around here. I just want to get projects done and the house looking good. We have started to get ideas and things rolling in this baby girl nursery. I knew I wanted some kind of trim work on the wall. We actually had a Saturday that allowed us the time to get to Home Depot. We got the wood cut and off we went home to get started.

If you follow along on Instagram, then you know what happened to my cell phone. My phone decided to die without warning and I lost everything that was on it. I know it is partly my fault for not backing it up regularly. Trust me, I learned a hard lesson. I had some really cool before photos of the room on that phone. So, just imagine a boring wall with no trim. 🙂  I really wanted to do squares of board and batten. I found this picture by Melissa Sabra on Pinterest. However, when I started laying out all of our boards, it seemed too busy for the smaller sized room.

Mr. Whitelane and I decided to keep it simple and just install vertical planks. We used primed MDF board in 4″ width for our top header piece. All the vertical boards are 3.5″ primed MDF board that meet up to the existing baseboard. We measured out all of our wall before going to Home Depot. They did all these straight cuts for us free of charge. We did have to do some tweaking on a few vertical planks with our jigsaw when we got home. Ceilings are never perfectly level. Due to this, some of the vertical boards were too long. We just shaved some off with our jigsaw. I love our Ryobi Airstrike cordless nail gun. We were able to have the boards up in no time. They sat nailed up for a few days before I decided to get busy caulking and filling all the nail holes.

I like Alex Fast Dry Caulk for my projects. It goes on and drys in 20 to 30 minutes. Now the secret to the perfect caulk lines in this little tool. When Mr. Whitelane introduced me to this, it changed my DIY life. I caulked trim work in an entire basement with this tool. It sort of becomes therapeutic. This tool created perfect lines and makes the process so much quicker. After I applied the caulk, I then used Dry Dex Spackle to fill all the nail holes. After everything was dry, I came back to sand the nail hole spackling smooth. I used 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around a sanding block. It makes the sand paper easier to hold and gives more control. 

Now all that is left to do is paint. I said this was nursery progress, not a reveal. 🙂  Baby steps in this room for now. I hope to have it painted and more progress to share soon. I am currently stuck on the bedding fabrics too. So many shades of pink!

Big Girl Room Reveal

We have been moved into our house since August. When we moved in, we decided our little girl was ready for a big girl bed. It took some adjusting for her to get used to a bigger bed. It also took me some adjusting to get around to decorating her room. I went with the same theme as her nursery decor. I am finally ready to share all the details.

So, the crib is actually convertible. We were able to use her crib as her full-size bed. All we had to do is buy the mattress and bedding. I was so happy to have found the perfect color pink bedding at Target. A lot of the decor I already had in her nursery was this peachy pink color. My mother-in-law had made all her crib bedding and curtains from fabrics we had found. I was afraid it would be hard to match for full-size bedding. Leave it to Target to have something perfect. The bedding came in a bag with a comforter, sheets, shams, and a small decorative pillow. The other pillows were made by my mother- in-law for the nursery, and we were able to use them again.

The gallery wall is one of my favorites. I collected a few frames from thrift stores. The majority of the frames came from my Mom. She had so many old frames that were ornate. I spray painted all of them and hung them until I liked the layout. The triangle banner was made by me. The name banner was made by mother-in-law. I decided to drape the banners at the bottom of the gallery. I really like the extra touch they add to the gallery.

Ok, can we talk about this amazing diaper cake? My mother-in-law made it for my baby shower. I could never take it apart. It is just too pretty. I have always used it as a decorative piece in my girl’s room. Even though this is her big girl room, I still think it looks pretty in here. No one really knows it is a diaper cake until I tell them. The side table the cake sits on is from IKEA. I have had it for years and decided to paint it to match the room.

The chandelier is actually a plug-in lamp from Hobby Lobby. The newspaper bows, above the bed, were another decoration my mother-in-law made for the baby shower. Again, too cute to get rid of. We still have a rocking chair in here as well. I am not ready to give up rocking and holding my baby girl just yet.

This room really has a shabby chic feel. My little girl calls it her princess room. I am pretty sure she is happy with how it turned out. I am glad another room is complete in our house. Now, we need to finish all the other rooms in our house.