Friday, November 21, 2014

A School-Age Bedroom Makeover | Part I

We've been saying that Kennedy needed a bedroom makeover for well...almost a year now.  Okay, I know what you're thinking..."get on that already!"  Finally we're tackling her space and transforming her toddler room to a school-agers sanctuary.

I've been in love with the Letter Cottage's reading room in their old house since the first time I laid eyes on it and it's been in the back of my mind for Kennedy's room.



Here is her setup now.  We will be building her a daybed similar to the one above with "cubbies" for storage...she's super excited.  I can't wait to complete this room, it's been in the making for too long now.


I will be back to share our progress on this space.  And if you follow us on Instagram we've already shared some sneak peeks there.



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Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Salvaged Door | Part II


As promised last week, I'm revealing the final look of our barn door today.  It was definitely a tedious project, but well worth it.  Like I mentioned in this post, we had to remove the vinyl lettering, window tinting, fill cracks in the wood with wood filler, sand and re-stain, and I even sanded and cleaned the hardware once I realized that under all of the grime was copper...such a nice surprise!


I found a bath decal from Etsy which added a nice touch to the door for only $8.00...score!  I also added window frosting for privacy, but I'm not loving it.  I can see imperfections, so my plan is to hire a professional to install window film in the near future.  I will share more details on that later.

But for now she is complete, so here she is in all of her glory...






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Friday, November 14, 2014

A Salvaged Door | Part I

I can't believe that it has been three months since I scored my salvaged door and I'm just now doing something with it.  I've been dying to hang some barn doors in our house and I never quite found the right door for the right price.  Since we were looking for something older with character, there is always a chance of lead and I wanted to stay away from something with peeling paint and wanted to find a solid wood door.  I found a few at a local shop called Caravati's, but most of them were in the $200-300 range; and if you know anything about my husband you would know that was out of the question!

One day on my lunch break I saw this door sitting by the dumpster at Carrabba's.  They were in the middle of a renovation, so I knew it wasn't going to be reused and I had to have it.  I didn't care if they thought I was a crazy lady, so I went in, asked for a Manager and before I knew it they were loading it in the back of my truck.  A beautiful door for FREE...that's what I'm talking about!


I started looking for some hardware and found these.  You can't beat the price!  Here is a up close look at the rollers.  Aren't they lovely?!


I decided that I wanted to hang this door at our guest bathroom upstairs, but eventually all of our bathrooms will have barn doors.  Here's what our bathroom looked like before....


Before we could even think about hanging the door, the vinyl letters had to be removed; along with the window tinting.  This was a process...a long process!




Next time I will share more about refinishing the door and getting it hung.

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