Details in Jules’ Room

I began accumulating items for Jules’ room in December and I feel like I have come far enough to post about where we are today.

Here was where I started with the inspiration.

I am not sure why I had the pink in there nor why I was so on the fence about changing it to a teal.  I was set enough to start purchasing the teal as I was making that inspiration board!  Jeez girl.

**All of the pink went to Jane.  Jules only ended up with the pink as she found this blanket, that I had stored for Jane, and claimed it for herself……cuz it is crazy soft.  but not to worry – that teal blanket below is just as soft. 

We kept all the art from her Montana room.

She is super jazzed that everything is up on the walls and that her fairy lights are up.  The room is very small but it is the only one with a closet and that’s what was most important to her.

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Jules’ Room Part Deux

I updated Jules’ room before we left Montana and she was very sad to leave it behind.  See Jules’ Room in the Montana House Tour.  Now that we are getting settled into the Prairie Victorian I have been pulling together some images of what I would like to do for her room here.

Jules' Room Part Deux

 

 

The most striking item is the giant wall clock.  It remains to be seen as to whether Jules would actually say yes to it – but it a super cool feature in this proposal.  also that super cute furry bone bunny is just such an out of the ordinary piece…I had to add it in.  Our family loves Halloween, its just a slight nod.  I might also switch out the pink for a teal.
Jules liked the artwork in her previous room, so I will start with those and build from there.  This is what I had in her room before

Sometimes I think to myself – my poor family, they have to put up with constant changes in the house, me always asking if they are ok with how their rooms look…secretly crossing my fingers that there is something that they want to change.  And if they don’t want to change anything, me thinking up a reason to surprise them with something new.  Does that make me a lunatic?  Probably.  I am surprised Dave hasn’t lost it, especially when he comes home from a work trip and opens a drawer in the kitchen to find hand towels instead of our silverware or has to search for the plates for the umpteenth time in our marriage.

They must really love me.  🙂

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I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with those that you love.

Jules and Jane wrote incredibly sweet notes for everyone.  **sniff**

In house news, the stairs to the chicken coop are complete.  At the end of the last post we still had a few things to finish up in order to call this done for the winter.

the happy crazy house chicken coop

The final stair is in and the bush under the window has been moved.

the happy crazy house chicken coop

A layer of concrete has been installed upon the upper tier.  We have had snow since this picture and let me tell you…..what a relief to be able to make it to the chickens without worrying about slipping down the hill.  clutz

I will be focusing on the basement for the next few months – bathroom and family room.  I need to settle on furniture placement and art before I can say I am done with the family room.

the happy crazy house basement

Here are some inspiration shots:

I am all over the board with this.  hahaha   wish me luck.  🙂

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Movement happening on some of our home projects. Yeah!  I will be updating the House Tour tab with the pictures below.

Jules asked to make some changes in her room.  When Jules and Jane split rooms, this is what it looked like:

the happy crazy house little girl room red black and white

Jules picked out the bedding and pillows herself, but a few years down the line, she was not happy spending time in her room.

Here is where we are right now.  Still a work in progress, but Jules is much happier.

the happy crazy house Jules young girls room shabby chic floral

  • Toy chest went from a bright red to a denim blue.
  • Bedding changed  from the red and white polka dot to a shabby chic floral.
  • Art changed to reflect the new colors.

the happy crazy house little girls room

The one thing we are not sure about is her Art Cart.  All of her art supplies are housed here – but it is very awkward.  It does not really fit anywhere in the room.  This will probably change in the future.  hahahaha – silly me.  everything changes in this house.

New Artwork:

the happy crazy house art

the happy crazy house art

Both prints were instant downloads from Etsy

Our walkway from the driveway to the house has also been improved.  Here is the before:

the happy crazy house exterior

Winter is coming.  hehe  I did not want to have another winter where I needed to pick my way through the rocks to my front door, so Dave made it a priority.  Goal – get it done before the first snow flies.  We loaded up and headed to Home Depot to get our supplies.

the happy crazy house front walkway supplies

End result:

the happy crazy house front walkway

Archer photobomb

We are still working on the finishing touches.  If you look in the above photo the first stair needs to be completed and trimmed out.  Outside of those small details –  the Goal was met.  Snow came this week:

the happy crazy house

Have a great weekend Peeps!

Details in the *new* White Kitchen – Using Contact Paper

As seen in my previous post (click here), I painted my lowers white.  I am working on the long game for the kitchen and narrowing down my design choices for its future.  I have a lot of ideas swirling in my head and quite frankly its hard to get a grasp on all the things I want to do.  Fancy stove, restaurant style reach-in fridge, island with drink fridge, new pantry….the list is long and funds will definitely not stretch that far.  I think I should distract myself from the long game…don’t you?

Yeah!  Distraction time.

I had some left over chalkboard contact paper from the Bathroom project and I decided to use it on the inside of one upper cabinet.

turned into this

As you can see, I had a rough time cutting off the bottom edge but otherwise it was an easy install.  I then used some command hooks to secure my measuring cups.

Another contact paper project – was just your standard lining of our drawers and cabinets.

More pretty distraction!

The contact paper was an easy and quick project that really cleaned up the kitchen.  Our cabinets are the old 1979/1980 dark wood style that seems to suck the light away from you…so getting those insides painted out and lined really helped lighten everything up.  I kept the chalkboard contact paper on the inside of only one door so I did not negate all the good the other contact paper did.

 

*new* White Kitchen

Dave and I have a long term plan for our kitchen and the work that we have put into it till now, is prep for the remodel/gut job.  One of the things that we recently decided on was the choice of a white kitchen.  In order to confirm this choice, I painted our lowers to match our white uppers.

Before:

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Current:

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Here are some inspiration shots:

 

Love the floors and the slick fronts of the cupboards

This one is very close to what I like….just a few tweaks to my taste

This plywood and white kitchen is amazing….and gives me so many ideas.

 Our plan is to extend real wood floors throughout the entire top floor.  Hopefully, the flooring will be reclaimed flooring from the farm.  With the flooring comes the opportunity to take out the L shaped wall where our pass through is and make it a true island.  Since we are doing all that work, we would like new cupboards.  I am happy with the all white, as it brightens the whole kitchen AND dining room.  It is going to be an act of extreme effort on my part to narrow down my likes and preferences into one cohesive design and get it in…without changing my mind a few hundred times before and after it is completed.
What do you think of the white?  And which parts of the inspiration picture do you like?

Chalkboards all over this house

I always like reading the graffiti in public toilet stalls…secretly of course…cause writing on stalls is not kosher.   There is usually something that makes me laugh.  I was thinking that I should create something for my bathroom that would give me the same ha-ha laugh.  Without the graffiti guilt.

I took a piece of flat wood that was apart of the old vanity that we demo’d from our master bathroom and covered it in chalkboard contact paper.

making a chalkboard

There were some bubbles that needed to be smoothed out.

make a chalkboard

Dave helped out by making my 2 sided frame.

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I sanded and poly’d to protect the wood.

bathroom chalkboard

Oh My Gosh….have I enjoyed having this.  The girls leave me notes, visiting friends have taken advantage and I laugh every-time I see something new.  (the most popular items are Doctor Who quotes)

The bathroom chalkboard inspired the girls so much that they were spending time in the bathroom just to draw, so I purchased each of them a chalkboard for their rooms.

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Such a good idea.