5.5.15 – House Updates

5 May

If you are not interested in what our house looks like, you can skip this post. I love reading blogs that share interior design ideas and where to find items, so I thought I would share too. And I wanted to share with our family who might be curious about how we’ve been spending every spare minute of our time the past 5 months. 🙂

We moved into this house with a 3-month-old Laney a week before Christmas over 2 years ago. To say we just threw stuff up on the walls and into closets is an understatement. We love this house, but I have been trying to convince Kyle ever since that we need to make a few tweaks to make our house “ours.” I had put so much time and effort into making our first house a home before we moved to Philly, and I wanted to do the same for this one. I was really struggling with where to start. After a few failed attempts at configuring our main living space, we decided it would be our starting point. We also decided to call in some reinforcements.

Enter Kat from Studio Ryn Designs. If you are looking for some interior design help, she is amazing! She is fabulous at picking paint colors/accents, working within your budget, and answering billions of questions (from indecisive people like me). 😉 As soon as we started putting her design plan into action, Kyle was hooked. And I was happy. 🙂

(Disclaimer: I am not a residential photography expert, and these are unedited due to lack of spare time.)

Most of the accessories you see were purchased at Target, West Elm, Crate & Barrel, TJ Maxx and Hobby Lobby.

One of my favorite new additions is our Lovely People custom illustration.


I also found a place for my 365 days of Laney project.


We loved our new living space so much, we decided to make a few minor tweaks to the dining room. I am normally not a curtain person, but I love these!

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We went bold in the bathroom. The chevron stencil was not enjoyable to apply, but is fun to look at now that it is finished!

Finally, we added a few finishing touches to the kitchen/mudroom.

Be You Bravely | Prayer Sign | Baskets – Target | Picture Holder – IKEA

I have been excited to update Laney’s room to a “big girl” room for a long time. I knew I wanted it to a be a space that would last her well past her toddler years. I found the bedding first and went from there. We painted three of her walls and left her chalkboard wall – since Daddy put so much working into painting it. 😉 We had an old dresser that we wanted to repurpose, so we painted that using the same color as the walls on the drawers and a darker shade on the rest. I had trouble finding new knobs, but I think the ones we used turned out pretty good. The crate bookshelf was a bit of a labor of love (just don’t look too close at the paint job), but she loves having all of the compartments to rearrange and loves looking at the photos of her favorite people. The unfinished crates were purchased at Home Depot – I stained the outside and painted the insides. Just pretend the curtains are longer when you look at the pictures. 😉

Teepee Garland | You’re So Loved | Other Prints | Letters | Canvas – Hobby Lobby | Baskets – Target and Pottery Barn Kids

Frames – Kohls, Target, Gordmans, Hobby Lobby, IKEA

Well, that’s it! I get tired just looking at all of it. 🙂 Hope you’ve enjoyed a little peek at all of our projects!

2 Responses to “5.5.15 – House Updates”

  1. Tracy May 5, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    cute! But didn’t you forget the most important update…..the STUDIO!

    • jamiepott May 5, 2015 at 8:41 pm #

      True. It’s under construction again, so it wasn’t photo ready. 🙂

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