I’m your 5th stop on a Parade of Homes blog tour!

Yay for virtual Parade of Homes! How fun is this? “Poppies at Play” is hosting a week long Parade of Homes! Want to get nosey and peek through my windows and see what my home looks like! Well pull up a lawn chair and gaze in my windows becasue I knew you were coming and I clean up! I’m the 5th stop on the tour so be sure to visit “Poppies at Play” for a full rundown of tours and don’t forget to check the next happy home waiting for you to come by for a visit! You can Find her link at the end of this post!

Shall we get started?

Room #1
“A tiny Nursery for a girl named Charlie!”

This room soon became my favorite room in our home! It was a labor of love with plenty of hunting for the perfect accessories and tiny touches to make it feel special. My design attitude shines in our little girls nursery. I believe anyone can have a stylish room on any budget! Many of my favorite features in this room were thrift store finds, clearance section deals and “DIY” projects. Jaw dropping design tricks fool everyone who comes to see where my “Charlie Bug” snuggles in for the night. This tiny nursery has big effect without feeling too cramped with over styled detail.


The entire room was centered around the Window Treatment! I fell in love with the Print and color pallet the moment I saw it and would you believe it’s a simple Table Runner I found at Pier 1 Imports!It’s my first example of creative decorating! Re purposing things that you would have never imagined using in a room is my specialty! I simply sewed on ribbon and tied them to Iron Medallions I spray painted red!

Also while cruising the Table lined section in Pier 1 I came across coordinating Cloth Napkins marked down to .78 cents each! I snagged as many as I could and set out to create the Crib Dust Ruffle and Throw pillow I used on the Rocking chair. I love how the fray detail on the napkins adds texture to the dust ruffle and Pillow!

The yellow Book Case was a fun and easy project. We picked up the Book Case at a local Thrift store for $8. We loved its interesting shelves! I painted it with one of my “Oop’s Paints” called “February Gold” by Behr that I had on hand that I picked up at Home Depo for $1. Oops Paint is paint a store will sell at a discount because it was wrongly tinted or returned!! It’s a great way to save money! I distressed the Book Case with my favorite Raulph Lauren Glaze treatment in Tobacco. Check out this link for my furniture refinishing tutorial with all my best tricks and tips found HERE! You’ll notice that I also used those Cloth Napkins to make simple Curtains! Spring loaded Curtain Rods make this treatment super simple!

The dresser in the room is a crowning jewel! I found it at my favorite local Consignment store “Home Again” in Midvale, UT! It’s the most expensive Piece in this room and a steal for only $175! It’s a beautiful Antique with original hardware and charm. If you look close, Lime Green paint peeks through in it’s crackle finish! I’m a frequent shopper at Consignment stores! Treasures await you and a single find may inspire an entire rooms theme! The adorable blue cabinet that sits behind the rocker is also a “Home Again” find.

Charlies Crib is a family hand me down form her two other sisters! I can’t bare to let her go! The fitted sheet in Teal Gingham was bought at Target. I kept it simple and didn’t bother with a bumper. I didn’t want it to make the room feel heavy. The green rug was picked up on clearance from Target as well! A $7 punch of color!

The Shadow boxes were picked up as an unfinished three pack from Roberts Craft Store. I spray painted them a soft yellow and lined them with Scrapbook paper. The best thing about this project is that I adhered them to the wall using 3M Command strips. I use these things as often as I can when it comes to hanging light weight frames and art work. They eliminate nails in the walls and it makes spacing a breeze!



Small accessories pepper the room! A refinished crate! My $4 retro Resin Framed Mirror from a Thrift Store! Childrens books and my favorite tiny detail…a photo of my mom as a baby! Each add color and sentiment!

Room #2
“The Sisters slumber within these walls!”
My two oldest girls share a room! This was the very first room we finished when we first moved into our home and I completely designed this entire room around this Antique print My husbands Grandfather gave me! It’s a treasured gift and I’m so glad I was able to use it in such a special room.


You’ll notice this photo of mother gets around! I like to share her!

The dresser I picked up off of a local online classified site! $20 later she was all mine! You’ll also notice the fun Faux Tuft Button Wall I painted. I’m proud to say I did it all myself and love how it turned out! I really need to share a how to now don’t I?!
A Trundle bed was a must for this small space! You would be surprised what JCPenny.com has to offer!

I sewed the duvet and found the fun floral throw pillow at a consignment store.





Some more small details around the room! The vintage hankies I tied together and draped across the wall that the bead rest upon. I didn’t want shelves or anything that could fall on them! I even scored two hankies with an “M” monogrammed on them! Tiny details that put a smile on my face and made my heart sing when I found them! I found out that they came from an estate sale from a sweet old lady named Marge! Fun huh?

I filled an entire wall with $8 worth of paper fans! Fun and easy ans super cheap to make! It’s a great way to fill a space and add pops of color! Find out how to make these simple accents HERE!



Lastly I disassembled a small wall shelf I found on clearance for $2. The detailed scrolling section of it was too charming not to hold onto and it worked perfectly as an added touch just above the closet. I have it securely in place with oodles of ticky tack!

Room #3
“A crafty corner for ME!”

Ok! So my older girls room was the first room we finished when we first moved in but this was the first room we painted! I knew I wanted to do the button wall in their room and I needed a place to practice so there you go! No! Not every room in my home has fake buttons on the walls! Just two of them!

I’m lucky to have a tiny corner of the house all to myself and even if it is only a 9′x9′ space I’ll take what I can get!

The large “Elephant” in the room is definitely the large Dresser and Hutch I made over to house my fabric collection! Two miss matched thrift store pieces worked out perfectly to become the new display piece in this space! I have to tell you how inspiring it is to have all of my beautiful fabric on display! I love being surrounded by the bold colors and fun prints!



I needed even more fabric storage!

I love to have everything on display so I can walk in, see what I need and get to work! Two large bookcases make this possible and I can have everything in arms reach. The antique dresser was given to me and had become a treasure! It housed all my card making, stamps, silk flowers and other odds and ends!






I LOVE my craft room! I’m a lucky lucky girl! I have a large table that sits right outside this room that I do all of my sewing on. So this is where the magic happens my friends! Can you see why I love to create!

Thanks for taking a look at where I live! I’m proud of the home I’m creating. It’s always evolving! I believe you can decorate your home within your home by rotating items and mixing it up! I hope I’ve inspired you just a little to create a space you love on a budget and with sentiment in mind! Decorate with what you love and what means something to you! Love the space you abide in!

Now jump on over and check out your next spot on the tour! Click the #6 button below.

Find out how you can become a guest poster HERE!
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  1. 1
    Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    I loved peering into your rooms! And I could definitely use someplace neat to store my fabric instead of a boring old plastic bin.

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    Your house is one of those that you would see in a magazine…it's pretty much perfect. I just wish that I could have a craft/sewing room like yours.

  3. 3

    Great post – I'm so glad that you participated.. getting to snoop through your house makes me feel as if I have been by for a visit! Everything is so cheery and colorful, what a beautiful home!

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    [email protected] says:

    i used to have the same dresser that is in you girls room. the one you got for $20 with the door – it is from target.

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    Andy Porter says:

    Wow! Your house is so cute! I love your style! You'll definitely have to give a tutorial on how you did that wall. Very cool! Thanks so much for putting such a lovely post together! You are such a wonderful addition to the parade!!!

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    Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    am drooling over that craft room! And love he vintage look of the nursery!

  7. 7
    Loose Sparrow Arts N Crafts says:

    Thought I'd stop by for a minute, then i was almost late for work because I was so enthralled with your darling house. I love the table runner window treatment and the button tuft walls! Your craftroom is so neat even though you have everything in sight. I need to take a lesson!

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    MaryJanes and Galoshes says:

    Your craft room is really amazing. I've never seen a faux tuffted wall before! Please share the how to!

  9. 9

    Wow, your crafty corner is just awesome and I LOVE the nursery!

  10. 10
    Annie @ The House That Jade Built says:

    Hi Becca! Thanks for stopping by my house #4 and the sweet comments. I came by earlier, but didn't get to check it out like I really wanted to! I am loving your use of color & that nursey is too cute! The prints in the older girls' rooms I adore as well – my little girl has that kind of stuff in her room too :) I also am soooo envious of that craft room! I'm a fellow fabric lover so we'd have a great time in there creating pretties!!

  11. 11

    thanks so much for the tour!! I epecially love your craft room!!

    lauren :)

  12. 12
    Kami @ Sweet Charli... says:

    Very cute house! What a fun idea this is!!

  13. 13
    HoosierHomemade says:

    What fun! I didn't know this Parade of Homes was going on! Glad I stopped by!
    Your craft room is to DIE for! Can you come to my house???
    ~Liz

  14. 14
    ♥Amber Filkins♥ says:

    Thanks for stopping by my home tour! I loved snooping around your home. :)

    Your craft space is amazing! I wish I was as organized as you with my craft stuff. But…it's all a mess.

    I lost a baby last year, and her name was Charlie. So when I read your baby's name is Charlie, it made me smile. :)

    Have a great day!

    Amber
    Silver Lining

  15. 15

    Your daughters' rooms are so beautiful. I love all the little touches. So cute! And your craft room is to.die.for. LOVE it! :)

  16. 16

    Thanks for showing your home off for us! Your kids rooms are so cute and creative and I'm green with envy over your craft room! Your organization blows me away!

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    [email protected] Stories of A to Z says:

    Hey girl, I'm #3 coming over to visit today's crew. Love the idea of putting paper fans on the wall and your craft room is to die for! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

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    Orange Peanut says:

    Thanks for sharing! Where did you find the wire 12×12 paper sorter?

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    Britney Jean says:

    i LOVE all these rooms! I got some great ideas for the nursery i'm beginning to plan–though mine is for a little boy.

    and i'm SOOOO jealous of your craft room. it's so organized. one day i will have one that cute and organized. seriously. :)

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    Traci@ Beneath My Heart says:

    I love your fun rooms! So bright and cheery. And your craft room is to die for! I am so jealous! I am hoping to turn my nursery into a craft room this summer. Thanks for stopping by my blog (#2 on the tour). It's been so fun meeting everyone!

  21. 21

    I am so in love with that fabric too, Oh it was just adorable and I can see how it takes center stage in the room, works so well with all the accessories!

  22. 22
    Miss Mustard Seed says:

    You have so many creative ideas put to good use in your home. That shabby white dresser in Charlie's room is a lovely piece.

  23. 23
    Scottfamily says:

    I just loved stopping by your home. I just love your girls' rooms. Such sweet, inexpensive ideas. Your craft room is so colorful and organized. LOVE IT. Thanks for sharing your home with us. This was my first visit.

  24. 24

    I love your decorating skillz. Your craft room is amazing.

  25. 25

    Oh, love your craft room..

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    Room to Inspire says:

    The tour is so much fun! I just love your craft corner – I am definitely not handy with the needle (would like to be) but seeing all of your lovely fabric makes me want to sew like crazy!

    Chelsea

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    Stephanie Lynn says:

    Love the fabric valance for your nursery {how clever!} Your girls pasiley bedding and floral pillows are adorbale. Your stacked fabric looks yummy!! Thanks for sharing – Hope you have a great weekend!

  28. 28

    I am concerned about a pre-1978 dresser with worn paint in a child's room. Paint made before that date will almost always have lead in it, and kids can get elevated lead blood levels without eating it.

    http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadinfo.htm#where

  29. 29

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