Vintage Car Poster DIY 09.21.15

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One of my favorite decor pieces in Luke’s toddler room is the vintage car poster above his bed.  I couldn’t find a ready to buy car art in the size and look I had in mind, so I set to print one out myself.  

If you’re interested in printing and framing one in the same manner, here’s what you need:

A printable image – rounded wood moulding – two eye hooks – ribbon for hanging – black spray paint – staple gun.

I obtained the image from Shutterstock and resized it to the size I wanted.  When you purchase the image, make sure the resolution is high enough to allow for printing at the size you desire.

The poster above his bed is a 26×34.  I had this printed on Vinyl paper, which is thick and sturdy, allowing me to staple it to the wood trim and hang without framing it.  

After I got my print, I went to home depot and got them to cut me two pieces of rounded moulding two inches wider than my print size.  I then painted them in black and stapled the print to the back.  

Finally, I attached the eye hooks to the wood trim, hooked a ribbon through them and hung it above his bed. It turned out really nice! 


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Luke’s Car Themed Big Boy Room 09.09.15

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Resources: car bed - lighting pendent - night stand - teepee or similar

I’m finally done with Luke’s room! I’m so excited to share it with you and glad it’s off my back. We really wanted him to love the space and want to spend time playing in his room, so we figured a car themed room would be perfect. I also wanted to furnish it with items that he will not outgrow anytime soon.  

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He was so excited when the car bed was installed and instantly fell in love with the space.  We had no problem transitioning him into this bed from his crib. He loves hanging out and reading books on his car bed.

Resources: Dressershelving unitsChicago bookL letter

This is the dresser we had in his nursery. We found it fit perfectly in the new space and the wood finish provided a warm touch to the cool color pallet. 

Resources: Wall art prints - felt ball garlands

I love this teepee, it’s very spacious and the perfect size for him to grow into.

Resources: Vintage car posterwall decals

The vintage car poster was a DIY. I purchased the image from Shutterstock and printed it on plastic thick paper.  I also love the two tone triangle decals which I found on Etsy.

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We had these comic posters printed on aluminum sheets for an aged, vintage look. They came out real nice!



Resources: Quiltyellow rocket ship sheetstriangle pillow sham  - L pillow

Now I can focus on Emma’s nursery! I’m waiting for a couple furniture pieces to arrive in late September/early October. I should be able to post her nursery sometime then! 


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Luke’s Big Boy Room – Final Design Board 07.22.15

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Lighting fixturevintage car printtriangle wall decalsbedteepee (similar) – keep moving printwork hard printbe bold print - laundry bagrocket bed sheetsyellow star night lightwall shelvesdresserL pillowstripped quiltcube binnight standrug.

Update – See room reveal here!

In my previous post here, I shared Luke’s big boy’s room initial design board and mentioned that I’m aiming to share his room mid July. While the room is entirely ready, I’m still waiting on one piece of furniture that I’ve ordered back in May and it keeps getting delayed. Now they’re telling me I won’t receive it until the end of this month. I don’t want to share his room while it’s incomplete. Once I get it, I’ll post pictures pronto!

In the meantime, I’ll post the final design board for his room. I didn’t really drift far from the original design I posted here. Mike really wanted to put a car bed in Luke’s room, so we found this one on amazon and Luke loves it! The low reviews relate to difficulty in putting the bed together, but I can’t comment on that because the delivery people put it together for us. It didn’t look like they were having too hard of a time doing it, even though it was their first time! But I can definitely say that the bed has good quality and construction.

Stay tuned for his room reveal later on this month/early next month!


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Black Friday in July! 07.14.15

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My love for Amazon continues! The retail mogul announced that they will be offering deals to rival those on Black Friday for one day on July 15. The deals will be available to Prime Members only. I’ve been a prime member with Amazon for the past 2 years and I cannot say enough good things about their prime membership! You really need to try it! You can now try it 30 days free (and take advantage of tomorrow’s deals) if you sign up today!  Once you try it, I can guarantee you that you will find it is worth every penny if not more!

My favorite perk about prime membership is the free 2 day shipping. I do most of my shopping (from home goods, baby products, nonperishable goods, furnishings, cleaning supplies, etc) on Amazon and receive them within 2 days. It’s awesome! I pay $99/year but when I calculated the shipping for all items I ordered over the past year, it was over $360. Not factoring in gas saved, time spent, and the headache from having to go shop for things I don’t need to leave the house for along with a toddler. Like I said, it’s priceless to me.

I also got to stream and watch so many series and movies that I would have had to pay for if I didn’t have prime membership. And I got access to 500,000 free books! There are other benefits that I haven’t had the opportunity to take advantage of, such as prime photos and prime music.

So you can see how you’re getting so much for such a small fee! This post is NOT sponsored by Amazon and I am not getting paid to write it. I just truly find that I’m getting much more for the money than what I anticipated and I really wanted to share that with you and encourage you to take advantage for it! Make sure you sign up and give it a try!



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Strictly Black and White Nursery…oh and Gold! 06.25.15

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Here’s a black and white nursery that screams elegance and opulence!  This rug is definitely too much money for a nursery, but I just couldn’t resist adding it; it’s just too stunning! So easy to place it in any room in the house.

ChandelierFern art printflower art printcat pillowcribflower trace artsconcesdresserballerinas artblack flower artside tablerugchair.

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