3 Year old Toddler Bedroom Upgrade: Mood Board and Inspiration

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I can’t believe it’s finally happening! A little over 3 years ago I brought home a tiny little baby girl from the hospital and now she’s already ready for a big girl bedroom and a big girl bed.

In summer of 2019 I wrote about McFly’s nursery. Since then I’ve done so many DIYs and room transformations but to this day, that nursery is still one of my favorite spaces.

We put McFly’s new mattress on the floor to get her used to sleeping on a twin matress but it was time to finally take the crib and changing table out of her room. It’s already feels so unreal to me that her baby furniture is gone.

I’m excited to share the moodboard for her “new” big girl bedroom with you! As always, I want to make this as cost effective as possible. I’ll use some splurge items, some budget options, I plan to reuse some items she already has in the space, AND I plan to repurpose some items.

Spray paint is going to be my best friend in this room and I’m excited to share as much of the process with you as I can!

DIY Modern Dog House with Building Guide

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I never understood the special bond between a human and their pet until I got a dog. I’ve always loved animals but never had a dog of my own until I was 27 years old. Our dog is part of our family and I wanted him to have a special place in our home.

I first built this modern dog bed for our dog but I always wanted the opporutnity to build another one so that I could document and share my design with the DIY community. My sister recently mentioned she wanted to refresh her home decor and I knew that this dog house would be a perfect additon to her space.

In full transparecy, I’m not an architect or an engineer. I despise math, and I have a love/hate relationship with geometry. But despite all that, this is a SOLID and beautiful structure .

The information that I’m sharing with you should be used as a guide, not as a full tutorial. I am sharing all the lengths as well as a visual aid so that you can see how the pieces attach to make the dog house. You will probably need to take some liberty in how you assemble the structure.

This guide is created to fit the 20″ x 30″ Bedsure Home Orthopedic Foam Dog Bed in size Medium. This dog bed was gifted to me, however the reccomendation to use this product is solely my own. This is a perfect size for a small or medium size dog.

For this project you will need:

You have the liberty to use the best fastiners that you see fit for this project. My favorite screws are Spax wood screws with the star tip. For this project you will need 1-1/4″ screws and 2″ screws if you’re not using pocket holes.

If you plan to assemble using pocket holes, use the lengths your pocket hole jig reccomends for the wood thickness.

One Room Challenge – Weeks 2 and 3: Plywood Floors and Wallpaper

Last week time got away from me and I didn’t have a chance to get you an update on the One Room Challenge. So I figured today I would give you a full update!

Last week I spent the majority of my time focusing on the floors of the living room. After doing a TON of research on ceramic tile and vinyl tile I realized I didn’t want to drop a few hundred dollars on flooring. So instead of spending a majority of my laundry room budget on floors I opted for a cheap (yet beautiful) alternative.

I decided to use quarter inch plywood as my flooring! I visited my local Lowe’s Home Improvement store and had them rip plywood down to 6″ strips. I used a hammer and nails to attach the wood flooring to my underlayment, and in just a few hours I had beautiful flooring that only cost me $25!

In the coming weeks I plan on painting a checkerboard pattern on the floors and then sealing with polyurethane.

This week I spent the majority of my time doing a hand painted accent wall that gives a nod to herringbone wallpaper. To create the “wallpaper” I taped off the wall in 5″ increments and then used a paintbrush to brush on an alternating herringbone pattern. I pulled off the tape and “ta-da” — hand painted wallpaper!

My favorite part about this week’s addition is the peg rail with hanging laundry hamper! I hand made the pegs and attached the entire peg rail to the wall. I purchased these over the door hampers (that only cost $14 each) and hung them on the pegs. I’m excited about a laundry organization that gets our dirty towels off of the floor!

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