Hey friends… it’s me again! I’m the girl with ideas flowing out of me like lava, remember? Some days I feel inspired & I especially feel inspired when the weather starts to clear up and the crisp and bright sun shines through my windows. It’s pure vitamin D that has me today and I’m totally okay with that. I wont lie and tell you that I’m not tired, because I am, deathly. But I’m also inspired, so it’s all good.
Since moving in to our new home our two little boys have been sleeping on their floor. You might ask why we didn’t bring their house bed bunk bed with us when we moved? Well, man…. that thing was a beast. Not only was it built in place, but also had like, 4 layers of paint on it. So once we took it apart, it would of needed more paint and sanding and oy…. no thank you! Plus, the boys desperately wanting “big boys beds” so they could see each other at night. I know [ awwwwwww, cue in all the cuteness ]. They are pretty cute if I must say.
Their room is a pretty blank slate right now. I’ve done literally zero decorating in their room. Their walls are a gross poo brown & they need a bit of touching up as the previous owners left some holes.. but I’m excited to get some pretty white & grungy art up in their room. I already have a ton of ideas for their room.
As you can tell in previous photos I’ve taken, their room is probably the tiniest ever. I mean, it’s tiny for one person and somehow there are two little persons in here. But still, they begged fro big boy beds. I knew I wanted to build them some minimalistic beds, but then these adorable DIY Pottery Barn Beds came across my feed and I knew I had to build them. Not only are they ultra cheap to build, but aren’t super time consuming.
I’m actually a little bit surprised that their bedding has stood the test of time this last year. Last year The Land Of Nod sponsored the boys room, see here & they sent us that light fixture, the duvets, sheets, tree pillows and some gorgeous fabric bins. You can find the rug here ( It’s washable too, win win ) & that dresser was one of my Nanas dressers.. I knew I had to have it in my home so I could have her near.
I stained these beds in our custom beachwood stain mix, click here to find out how to mix it. It always reminds me of a Restoration Hardware stain and looks so pretty.
If you haven’t already noticed or seen, we own our own rustic furniture company.. so at nights or weekends we tend to build ourselves a few pieces here and there. Mostly all of our furniture in our home besides upholstered furniture, we’ve made.
It’s funny, I normally don’t post two DIY’s back to back, but lately we have been super busy in our little modern farmhouse. Like how I call our home that even though it’s a 5 year old home and nothing like a farmhouse?
I’ve come to the realization in the last week that I think I need counselling. I’ve personally been through some trying times in the last 10 years and then with loosing Nolan, even though I don’t feel sad anymore, I have been closing myself off from the world. Maybe it’s because we’ve been so busy with work and literally at night I just want to hang out at home in my PJ’s.. but I feel a bit of a disconnect. I don’t want to go out with people anymore, I’ve lost that part of me. I’m not longer who I used to be. Maybe this is okay, but I don’t think therapy ever hurt anyone. Am I right?
If wanting to build the above beds, head on over to Shanty2Chic to grab the plans and cut list. It’s easy guys & you will save hundreds.
Thanks for hoping on the blog today! Hope y’all are having an amazing day!