Friday, October 3, 2014

A Check-Check Here & A Check-Check There

Buffalo checks. It’s the “theme” so to speak.

I finally found the perfect inspiration photo of what I had already been planning before I discovered it.

You see, I found this awesomely priced duvet cover from Ikea. Can you say 49.99?

ikea bedding

Then, I was making plans on how to buy an extra duvet cover to turn them into matching curtains. And then…I found this picture.

Buffalo check bedroom

Buffalo check bedroom 2

My heart skipped a beat when the blogger of Dixie Delight said that she bought the fabric from Ikea. Say what??? No need to cut up a duvet cover to get the look I wanted? I could just buy the fabric. Ah-MAZ-ING!

To make this bedroom a total hit, I’ve got to make a lot of changes, but if I start now maybe I can get it done in a couple of years. Sad, right? Teacher= P.O.O.R.

Here’s the list…

  • Headboard
  • Light fixture
  • Duvet and Duvet Cover from Ikea
  • White quilt
  • PB Sheets {like those above}….might just settle for plain white ones
  • Curtain fabric from Ikea
  • Lamps
  • Possibly switch nightstands from master bedroom to guest bedroom
  • Artwork on walls {might use Uncle Judd’s contributions}
  • Curtain rods
  • Dresser {possibly}
  • Desk set-up
  • Euro pillows and shams
  • Boyish, natural accessories
  • And paint! {shhh….don’t tell Colby! He’ll kill me}

Don’t worry about the toys….I’m sure we will be making plenty of room for them in his closet.

There you have it, folks! A big boy room in the making!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Big Boy in the Making


Y’all have no idea how fast Landry is growing up! Every day it’s a new word or a new “trick”. It’s so crazy how fast he picks up on things that we do. He learns it and runs with it. We are having to really mind our p’s and q’s around here. We want to be a good example for him after all.


Lately, I’ve been thinking about our guest bedroom. I’m sick of looking at all of the random stuff that has piled up in there. It’s really pathetic what the mess has turned in to. Burlap, paper lanterns, random paperwork, books…the list goes on.

One day, this room will be Landry’s big boy room. Don’t get any ideas though. Landry will be comfortable in his nursery for a few more years. In the mean time, I would like to start moving in the right direction, so I won’t be creating a nursery and a big boy room at the same time. Plus, I want to have a room that is comfortable for guests if some of our family or friends come from out of town and needs a place to stay.

I don’t think a pile of junk on the bed is exactly comfortable.

I’ve been looking for some inspiration rooms, and so far I’ve found that I’m fond of buffalo checks for his future space, and I would love for it to be a neutral type space.

Here is a look at what I’ve found so far…

buffalo check bedroom neutral

buffalo check bedroom green

neutral bedroom

buffalo check blue

 buffalo chek bedroom blue

 red buffalo check

Of course….those pictures are not my absolute favorites. I’ll share that tomorrow.

I want to be back to blogging. I am NEEDING this outlet to share about my family, my projects, my home, my struggles, and my life.

It’s real life here, folks. Don’t ever get the idea that it’s all sunshine and rainbows. That would be a false perception.

P.S. The links to all of these images can be found on my Pinterest board {link at the top of the page} under Cozy Bedrooms.