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Vote for Lily’s room on Apartment Therapy!

18 Sep

Guess what happened? I entered Lily’s room (in its old toddler-bed-form) in Apartment Therapy’s Room For Color contest and it was chosen! I was so thrilled when it popped up on the site on Monday.

apartment therapy lily

Remember when our living room was featured in this same contest a couple years ago? Maybe I’ll enter a different room every year!

apartment therapy living room

Would you be so kind to log onto Apartment Therapy and vote for Lily’s room? They’re giving away a $200 Sherwin Williams gift card and a $1000 Fab.com gift card to each division winner!

Just click the image below to get over to our entry and click on “Favorite”. THANKS!!!

room for color badge

To see more about Lily’s room including some updated pics, check out these posts:

House Tour: Lily’s Room Part 1 (the one where I introduce the room and show before and afters)

House Tour: Lily’s Room Part 2 (the full resource list. Disclosure: needs to be updated)

Instant Gratification: Two Quickies for the Pinterest Challenge (the one where I hang some new art)

A Name Plaque for Lily or How My 4 Year Old Taught Me a Lesson (the one where Lily makes some art)

A New Headboard for Lily (the one where I take a $6.99 thrift store headboard and turn it into something great!)

Thanks again for voting!


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Lily’s Book Nook Outtakes and Giveaway Winner

23 Nov

Today, I’m busy avoiding Black Friday (though I did take advantage of the 75% offer at Rugsusa.com on this overdyed baby!) but I wanted to finish up some business from last week’s book nook post.

Last week I prompted you to visit the I See Me! website to see my guest blog about Lily’s new book nook. I thought I’d share with you a few outtakes that didn’t run on their site.

If anyone is wondering why I put it so close to the door instead of centering it on the wall, there is a good reason. Lily will probably only be in her toddler bed for less than a year and this wall is the place where the headboard of her twin bed will go once we make the switch.  The room is pretty small so we don’t have a lot of options.

Now, I just need to rework those pictures on the wall. I stuck a few color copies in there over a year ago and never fixed it!

She loves it! She’ s already having a blast changing the display.

Want to see more pictures of Lily’s room? Check out these other Sue at Home posts:

For lots of before and after pics – House Tour: Lily’s Room (Part 1)

 For a full source list – House Tour: Lily’s Room (Part 2)

And now for the part you’ve been waiting for! The winners of the I See Me! book giveaway are…Tracy G and Kelli S! The winners were selected using random.org.

Congratulations Tracy and Kelli and thanks to all for entering!

I’ve got a lot more giveaways coming up so don’t forget to subscribe to Sue At Home for more chances to win.


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Lily’s New Book Nook and Personalized Book GIVEAWAY!!!

13 Nov

When Lily was born, my friend Alex sent her an I See Me personalized book called My Very Own Fairy Tale. For years, we’ve read it to both of the girls and they’ve always loved it. So, when the folks at I See Me asked me to write a guest blog for their site, I jumped at the chance. Click on over to this special link (Sue at Home guest blog at I See Me) to see the book nook that I created in Lily’s room. Here’s a little peek:

Not only were the peeps at I See Me nice enough to ask me to write a blog post, but there’s more: they’re giving away two I See Me books to my readers! So sweet, right?

Giveaway details:

Prize: One I See Me book of the winners choosing

Number of Winners: Two

How to enter: Leave a comment below telling me who you’d like to give your I See Me book to

Giveaway closes: November 20th at 9 pm

One entry per email address permitted. Winner will be chosen at random using random.org. Winner will be posted on Sue at Home.

Good luck!


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House Tour: Lily’s Room (Part 2)

19 Sep

I’ve already introduced you to Lily’s room, the space that underwent the biggest change in our house since we moved in. Before we take a look at the details that make up the room, let’s look again at that shocking before and after. Yikesy!


Paint – Benjamin Moore Shell Pink (trim is Cloud White)

Pom pomsParty Poms on Etsy

Custom “Lily” artMadeByGirl

Poster frameIkea

Toddler bed – it was a gift but you can find a similar one here

Duvet cover and striped pillow – Ikea (no longer available)

Polka Dot sheets and pillow – Pottery Barn Kids (no longer available)


Rocking chair – another gift (similar here)

I love how the pom poms look from below.

Elephant taxidermySquackdoodle on Etsy


Mickey Mouse chair – Toys R Us (similar here)

Lamp – Target (no longer available)

Heart mirror – Ikea (no longer available)

Reversible tissue box coverHead to Toe 2009 on Etsy

Ceiling medallionHome Depot

Light fixtureIkea (hung using this)

Curtains – Pottery Barn Teen (no longer available) Stay tuned for a curtain DIY. I need something more opaque and longer so I can move the rod higher up on the wall.

Dollhouse – Land of Nod (no longer available)

Dresser painted with the room’s wall and trim colors from Ikea (no longer available but similar here) with Ikea knobs (no longer available)

Laundry basket – Target (similar here)

Frames with Lily’s paintings – Ikea

Striped fabric – Ikea (no longer available)

Remember that hole in the wall that I showed you? To cover it up, I measured a piece of cardboard and cut it to fit in the hole. Then I just wrapped some fabric around it and taped it in the back. It’s a temporary fix but it’s working for now!

Bin – Lands’ End (similar here)

We repurposed the hooks that were hanging in Sophia’s room when we moved in.

Lily’s hair clips hang on a simple red ribbon.

Jacket by Crewcuts (no longer available) and purse from The Children’s Place.

Bins for books – Target (similar here)

Garbage can – Ikea


Lily’s birth announcementTinyprints

Custom “I Love” art – made for Lily by her Aunt Paola


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House Tour: Lily’s Room (part 1)

18 Sep

I’m so excited to share Lily’s room with you today because it’s one of the most dramatic before and afters in our whole house. To take a space from “office of an elderly man” to “room of a pre-school girl” is quite a change to begin with, but when you think about the fact that the room had brown plaid wallpaper and tan painted trim, you know we’re in for some drama. First up, the before:

Let’s get a closer look at that tan trimmed window frame. Yikes!

And check out this weird hole in the wall that’s big enough to fit an old-school TV. Purty.

And don’t forget about the floor to ceiling bookshelves, just right for any little girl looking to read about the Giants or Pavaroti.

When we first moved in, Lily was so excited to have her own room that she wanted to eat lunch in there. (She didn’t mind the plaid wallpaper!)

But the plaid survived barely a week – it was one of the first things to go thanks to my dad and brother who came down to visit and strip wallpaper in both girl’s rooms. And even big sister, Sophia, got in on the spackling action.

Then some friends of ours kindly offered to come and help us paint (!!) so about a week later, me and my friend Jules tackled Lily’s room, while Pablo and Jules’ husband Michael painted Sophia’s.

And finally, it was done!

Tomorrow, I’ll go into the details (including my temporary solution for covering that big hole in the wall!) and list all the resources used to make this sweet little girl’s room. (Update: Here’s the link to that resource list.) I think she likes it a little bit better than the plaid wallpaper!


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