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Sophia’s Tween Room Update

16 Mar

I know I’ve been missing in action for more than a few months but rather than discuss all the very boring reasons I haven’t been around (like less projects happening and less time to report on the few I have been doing), let’s just get to it, okay?

Sophia recently turned 10 (how did THAT happen??) and her big gift for her birthday was a bedroom update. She got a new headboard, bedding, a recycled rug (we got a new one for the living room and moved the old living room rug into her room), plus a full closet makeover. I also made a no-cost bulletin board for her with some old stuff we had around the house. Let’s see how it came out:

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Her new white velvet headboard is from Amazon, the chevron shams and white studded pillow are PB Teen, the pillow cases (and matching sheets) and the turquoise pillow are from Target, and the pink cashmere one is an old one we had from Ann Taylor. The furry blanket on the end of the bed was a cheap Marshalls find.

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Sophia also recently made some washi tape updates: some stripes on her nightstand, a “framed” jewelry display and some decorations on her lightswitch.

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Her curtains and her corner shelf are the same.

sophs room 086sophs room 083I can’t remember if she had the turquoise marquee heart when I last shard her room. It’s from Target but I don’t think they carry it anymore. Sorry! You can find a similar one here.

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She wanted a bulletin board so I took an old one I had in the attic and spray painted the frame gold. Then I covered the cork with some old wallpaper that I’ve had in the attic for years. (See? Hording craft supplies does pay off!)

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I love that she put up a mix of photos, some pages from the Crewcuts catalog, and pictures of her favorite stars (like Taylor Swift and Meghan Trainor) that she cut out of M magazine. (I love that my little big girl loves magazines as much as I do!)

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Her desk/vanity looks pretty much the same. I think it’s her favorite thing in her room!

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But her closet is totally new! I’m hoping to write a post with all the details of the makeover soon.

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I love how the rug pulls the room together.

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It’s been a gradual evolution over the last four years but hopefully it’ll stay like this for awhile.  (Knowing Sophia, it won’t. I wonder where she gets that need to make changes all the time?)

Here are all the other posts I’ve written about her room if you want to see the changes.

A New Old Desk by “Sophia at Home” (the one where Sophia remodels a deks for her room)

Sophia’s Room Update (the one where she gets a new mattress and we rearange the layout)

House Tour: Sophia’s Room Part Two (the one with all the resources)

House Tour: Sophia’s Room Part One (the one with the inspiration pictures and ideas)

I’ll be back soon with all the details about her closet remodel. (You will not believe the before and afters!)

In the meantime, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @sue_erneta for the day-to-day updates!

XO

Sue at Home

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House Tour: Living Room

10 Mar

This is another one of those posts where I’m like, “What? I didn’t write that post yet?”. I mean, I’ve talked about our living room’s gallery wall and pink chair plus every detail of our foyer (which is part of our living room), but I’ve never talked about the living room itself. It’s even been featured on Apartment Therapy and yet I haven’t given you a full tour of the room! So, since I’m sure you’ve been dying to know where I got every last bit of it, here is the full tour and resource list. (And of course a beige-tastic “before” photo to start things off!)

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Paint: Benjamin Moore Teal

Rug: RugsUSA

Frames: Kohls

Manhattan Map: These Are Things

NYC area art: Aaron Straup Cope from 20×200

Canvas prints: Shutterfly

More detailed info about the gallery wall can be found here.

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Media Console (we have two pushed together):  CB2

Copper balls: Design Within Reach Annex (read their interesting history here and here)

Apple Bookends: Happy Chic by Jonathan Adler

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Woven rag bench: Threshold at Target

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Chair: PB Teen with my custom dye job (no longer available at PB Teen so try this one instead)

Je T’aime pillow: Atsuyo et Akiko

Garden stool: Home Goods

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Roman shades: Handmade by the former owner. They came with the house!

Arc lamp: CB2

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Brass candlesticks: Unique Thrift store (about $2 a piece!)

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Coffee Table:  old one from Pottery Barn (similar here)

Couch:  really old one from Macy’s (similar here)

Pillows: printed on left (Country Lanes via Etsy), Monglian lamb (Pier 1, similar here), printed in middle (Nora Jane via Etsy), velvet (Crate and Barrel, similar here), printed on right (Eleen via Etsy)

Pink cashmere throw: Ann Taylor (Yup, you read that right! It was from a few years ago.)

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Lucite Tray:  Jonathan Adler

Brass bowl: Nate Berkus for Target (no longer available)

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Foyer table:  Serena and Lily (Scored for less than $100! Read the story here.)

Lamp: Target base and shade

Chevron bowl:  Jayes via One Kings Lane

Runner:  Ballard Designs

Mirror:  it was my grandma’s :)

Hi letters:  Land of Nod with Krylon Metallic Spray Paint (read the tutorial here)

Orange frame:  C. Wonder

Brass bowl:  Nate Berkus for Target (no longer available)

More about the foyer in these posts: the inspiration, the decorations, the table, and the reveal.

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Dining Room and Hallway Paint: Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray

Antique chest:  My parents bought it at a neighbor’s yard sale over 20 years ago!

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Map:  Future Map

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Snake tray – Furbish

Skull box – a gift

Brass bunny – Antiques and Collectibles Too (read about where I found him here)

Turquoise vessel – TJ Maxx

Chevron urn – Nate Berkus for Target (no longer available)

Hope you enjoyed the Living Room tour. It sure is a lot more colorful than it used to be!

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Check out more House Tour posts here.

XO

Sue at Home

House Tour: Master Bedroom

4 Jan

If you feel like you’ve already seen our master bedroom, you’re right. But you see, I realized when I was writing about all the Urban Outfitters stuff in our house that even though I wrote a lot of posts about our master bedroom (8 in total!), I never gave a proper piece-by-piece room tour with resource listings. (Bad blogger!) So, here it is.

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Headboard – found in the garbage room of my first apartment about 20 years ago!

White sheets and white pillow casesLands’ End

Duvet cover – Lands’ End (No longer available. Similar available…well,nowhere!! Read all about my hunt for it here.)

Bed skirt – JC Penney (No longer available)

Shams – Urban Outfitters (No longer available. Similar here.)

Chevron pillow – Lands’ End (No longer available. Similar here.)

Linen PillowAtsuyo et Akiko (I’ve now moved it to my living room where it sits in the pink chair.)

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 RugUrban Outfitters

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Nightstands – Pottery Barn (No longer available. Similar here.)

Lamps on Nightstands – Martha Stewart  from way back – before the Macy’s & Home Depot lines – when she carried stuff like this on her website. (Similar here.)

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Pill-shaped carafe and glassJonathan Adler

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Printed curtains – Urban Outfitters  (No longer available. Similar here.) Find out how I magically lengthened them here.

Black curtain rodsIkea

White curtains – Ikea (No longer available. Similar here.)

Hidden curtain rodHome Depot (A genius solution when you want two curtains. Check out the price!)

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Vintage dresser – Craigslist

FramesPottery Barn

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Lucite tray – Home Goods (similar here)

Square Bowl – gift so I don’t have a resource (similar here)

Footed bowl – I had this for so long, I can’t remember where I got it! (similar here)

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DresserIkea

For Like Ever posterSuper-Rural

Poster frameTarget

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Frame with necklacesPottery Barn (I spray painted it black)

Wrapping paper in frame – Old Navy (no longer available)

Black lacquered boxContainer Store

Red metallic pigDaytrip Jr.

It’s still a work in progress (I mean, why would you ever want to STOP decorating?) but it’s come a long way from the bland creamy cream room it once was, huh?

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For more posts about our master bedroom, check out these links:

Master Bedroom Inspiration: Olatz Schnabel

The Hunt for Master Bedroom Bedding

DIY: Lengthening our Master Bedroom Curtains

I Will Love This Poster For Like Ever

Jewelry Storage: A Work in Progress

Jewelry Storage: Phase 2

DIY: Quick and Easy Jewelry Display

 What’s Wrong With My Bedroom

XO

Sue at Home

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!

XO

Sue at Home

House Tour: Sophia’s Room

12 Sep

(Update: I wrote this post last summer but today I’m linking it up to Emily A. Clark’s Kids Spaces link up party. I love love love Emily and want to say thanks to everyone who visited from her site! Click the photo links in the sidebar for more pics of my house. And thanks for stopping by!)

I’m excited to give you a tour of one of my favorite rooms in the house.  It’s so pretty and girly and colorful and full of lots of character – just like it’s inhabitant, our 8-year-old daughter, Sophia. Before we moved in, I knew that the girls would have their own rooms and I was trying to figure out how the rooms could both be super girly but also different. And it didn’t help that both girls were asking for pink. Lucky for me, Lily was also asking for red and Sophia was open to lavender…as long as she also got pink, of course.

I was stumped how to make a lavender and pink room for her and then I saw this picture on Design Sponge and it all became clear.

Even though I knew I didn’t want to use wallpaper (having to remove it from nearly every room in the house will kinda turn a person off to the stuff), I figured we could use this as inspiration. It was feminine and fun with antique accents but a modern feel. So, I focused on a palette of pale lavender with super bright hot pink and lots of white details.

Now, here’s a peak at what the room looked like when we first saw the house. Don’t adjust your monitor, it really was that beige.

And the walls aren’t just beigey paint, it’s a textured wallpaper…..zzzzz…….oh, sorry. I just fell asleep because that room was so boring.

It’s much happier now! We added a vintage bed, a bargain chandi, homemade art, and floor to ceiling curtains.

We reused lots of things we already had, like that corner bookshelf and side table (we’ve had both for 12 years!) and I even repainted an old mirror bright pink. Plus, we added something every little girl needs – stuffed animal taxidermy!

One wall is filled with art and photographs, plus her dresser which holds her many, many accessories.

Next, I’ll take you for a full tour of the room with resources so you can see how I put it all together for under $700. (Update: Click here for the resource list.) It’s enough to make you want to jump for joy!

Again, thanks for visiting but make sure you click back over to Emily A Clark to see all the other awesome rooms. And don’t forget to enter her $500 Pottery Barn Kids gift card giveaway. I know I will!

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XO

Sue at Home

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