Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dawson’s Bedroom Reveal

OH MY WORD…… I’m so glad this room is finally done!

Sporty, Rustic & Industrial Boys Bedroom

It really is one of my favorite rooms that I’ve ever put together.  I love it because it fits my son perfectly.  It’s sporty, has his favorite colors and it also has some very industrial and rustic elements.

There were a lot of different projects that I did in this room so I’ll give you all the details on how I did them.

(Also, be sure to check out Parts 1 & 2 of Dawson’s Bedroom Redo)

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Coffee Table Makeover on Fruitful Vine Wife

It’s been a busy week… We’ve been out of town at a family reunion so I have a lot of catching up to do!

BUT….I’m so excited to have my DIY Coffee Table Makeover featured on Fruitful Vine Wife‘s website!  A big thanks to Katie for letting me share this project on her Summer Blog Share.  If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, you can see the project here.  Oh, and don’t forget to pin it too!!

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Dawson’s bedroom redo {part 2}

Phew!  What a crazy weekend!  I finished painting Dawson’s room, stained his furniture, hung shelves and organized all of his junk…. but there were a few set backs along the way and we had an unexpected visitor drop by  (I’ll post some pictures….SO GROSS!!)

After all the grey paint had dried, I started taping off the room for the orange stripe.  I measured up 5 ft from the floor and then did an 18″ stripe all the way around the room.   To get the cleanest line possible, I first painted along the edge of the tape in the same color as the wall.  This seals the edge and will give you the cleanest line.dawson room painting stripes

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Dawson’s Bedroom Redo {Part 1}

So it’s been a long time coming to redo my son Dawson’s room. He’s 11 years old and he’s had the same bedding/decor since he was 2!

He’s always loved sports and while I think his old bedding was cute, it’s a little too juvenile for him now.

Here’s what his room looked like before:
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Now I really want to try to give my kids rooms that they want…but it’s so hard to find that balance between what they want and what I WANT! If you know my family, you know that we are big University of Tennessee fans. We lived in Knoxville for 2 years and my husband and my son LOVE the Vols. Well, their color is orange. So guess what my son wanted? You guessed it…an orange room. Now, that’s a tough one for me. Orange is a pretty bold color and isn’t exactly my favorite.  But it’s what he wants and he also wants to have kind of a basketball theme so I guess it goes with that.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad {with poppy seed dressing}

strawberry spinach saladThis is one of my FAVORITE salad recipes of all time.  I got this recipe from a family friend and it has been my go-to recipe for years.  In fact I make it so much that I’m always getting requests to bring it to things and it’s been nicknamed the “MarKay Salad” (wish I could take credit for it!)  The dressing is out of this world yummy (don’t let the green onion scare you!) It’s perfect for a summer BBQ…. or really anything!

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{Pottery Barn Inspired} Beachy Summer Mantle

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I am so excited to share this with you!  I love the whole beachy/coastal/nautical theme going on right now at Pottery Barn, West Elm, Target etc.  When I walked into Pottery Barn last month I was in awe and I wanted to buy everything in the store (but unfortunately my wallet’s not that thick…) SO I of course did some improvising and came up with some of my own ways to recreate the look.

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