Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Come on In ... Kid's Rooms! And a Kitchen update :)

Hi all!!!  It's time again to link up with Andrea at Momfessionals for her Come On In Series.  Today it is all about our Kid's Rooms!  I have a very special place in my heart for our kiddo's rooms as I put quite a bit of love and time into planning the "look" of each room.

When we brought Natalie home we were living in a different home and preparing to put the house on the market.  I knew I couldn't do an over the top nursery (thinking about resale!) nor did I really want to since we didn't know if we were having a boy or girl.  So when we moved to our new home I really wanted to make sure Natalie had a fun girl room.  We left Chase's room unpainted for about 8 months after we moved in.  At move in time I wasn't pregnant (though we would be soon after!) and I wanted to make the room either very girly or very boy for our new baby. 
 
Natalie's room on the day we moved in
 
Putting the Grandpas to work removing the wallpaper border
 
Working on the chevron wall with my dad.  Taping the lines took FOREVER but it was so worth it!
Don't paint the sections with the tape pieces!!!  ;)
 
The finished product!!!  I have no idea why it looks like I used 3 different paint colors (though it looks like that in person too depending on the light) but the dark stripe is the same color as the other 3 walls.
 
As it looks today with all Natalie's special touches.  ;)
 
Lots of purple, pink and princesses! 
 
Her reading nook.  Natalie loves to read and look at all her books. 
Makes my heart happy that she shares my love of reading.


 
Chase is right next door to Natalie.
Both kiddos have wreaths on their doors that were used at their birthday parties.

I don't have a before picture for Chase's room but it was almost identical to Natalie's...just without the wallpaper border!
I wanted a very 'boy' room and a good contrast to Natalie's girly room. 
Looking in from the door.  Very green, blue and sports!

 
His toy corner.
 
I spent quite a bit of time searching for ideas on Pinterest and fell in love with this HGTV room.



Back in May, I linked up for kitchens and dining rooms.  Since then we have changed out our appliances and added backsplash. 
If you missed the original post check it out here.

I forgot that I had this before picture from the very first time we saw the house.
 
 
Before the new appliances and backsplash
 
 
After!
 
I love the new look!  Now I just need to figure out how (or if) I want to decorate the top cabinets.  Any suggestions?!?
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!


8 comments:

  1. Your kids rooms are GREAT buuuuut..... your kitchen totally stole the show :) Thanks so much for linking up!!!
    :) Andrea

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    1. Thanks Andrea! I am pretty excited about the changes too!

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  2. Love the kiddos rooms! And your kitchen looks great! Stopping by from the link up :)

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  3. OH wow! LOVE LOVE LOVE the kids accent walls. Props to you for getting them so perfect, that is no easy task!

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    1. Thanks LaTosha!!! Lucky for me my dad has an artistic background and helped with the chevron! If I did it on my own they would have been all crooked! :)

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  4. Love your daughters white furniture and especially that chevron wall!!! Love your sons paint colors!! And your kitchen is beautiful!! Great style in EVERY room!!

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    1. Thanks Ashley! The chevron wall is one of my favorite things in our entire home :)

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