October 10, 2018

We needed a lot more storage in our Master Bedroom re-do. But it's difficult to find a dresser with A LOT of drawers that doesn't become a focal piece in the room. Right? So the plan: create a lot of drawers with a dresser that will blend into the background. Here's what we did:

Ikea Malm 3 drawer dresser (HERE)

1. We removed the baseboard on this wall.

2. Slid three of these dressers together side by side.

3. Added the baseboard back onto the wall on the exposed sides only. 


Our result wa...

August 6, 2018

Our bed arrived over the weekend! We ordered it about 7 weeks ago, and now that it's finally here I don't think I've ever been so in love with one piece of furniture. Here she is in all her glory:

Ever since we finished the shiplap I've been at a standstill waiting for this bed. Unlike for others, where I can whip up an entire room design at once, for myself I can never seem to do that. I think the luxury of knowing you can change your mind at any time greatly affects the pace...

June 12, 2018

The shiplap has begun! Finished? Not quite. With the chop saw + air compressor + nail gun we can truly only work on this DIY when the babies aren't home (thank you grandparents!), which means we've worked on this shiplap literally twice in the past month. While a tutorial is still on my to-do list, here is the link to the shiplap boards we used since I get asked that quite often. They come in 8ft & 12ft lengths, we went with 12ft since our wall lengths are pretty long. Also, there are many...

May 18, 2018


We've finally come up with the plan for the Master Bedroom. It's been edited no less than 1000x, and I'm anticipating even more changes as we pull the trigger on each item. But at least the layout, lighting placement, and bones of the room have been established. Details still pending. As always.

Absolutes:

rug  |  nightstand  |  "kick it" prints  |  wave photography print

Here's the transition of the room so far with the wood flooring put in:

Next up is shiplap!

Stay tuned...

May 4, 2018

The wood floors are in! It's amazing how flooring can change a room so drastically. We lived out of our bedroom all of last summer when we were remodeling the kitchen and the carpet got so wrecked. We continued the flooring we have in the rest of the house into our room, it's by SLCC in their Milky Way Collection in color Venus. I just love the wide planks and rustic feel! Excited to have this first step down, because now it's time to roll up our sleeves! It's major DIY time. Here we go!

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Laura Helmick

 

Ex Interior Designer turned Mom of two boys. Firm believer that your home should just be a reflection of what you love; people often overthink it.   

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