Saturday, March 10, 2012


I’ve had a few anonymous commenters ask me where we got our sofa.  I always go back and answer in my comments because I don’t know how else to contact them, but I thought I would just take a moment to just answer that question in my blog.

We got our sofa from Macys.  It is by Martha Stewart.  You can find it here.  It’s actually still on sale (thru 3/11), so if you love it and you hurry, you can get it on sale!  We special ordered ours in a gray color because the one online and kept in stock in the stores has a green tint to it that wouldn’t work in our living room.  Hope that helps!

Okay, moving on…

We’ve had some big changes around here in the last week.  Last weekend, we got a wild hair and decided to move Hudson into the room with Tyson, and move Peyton into Hudson’s room, giving her a room all her own.  It was something we had been talking a little bit about, but initially we weren’t planning to do right away.  We were a little bit concerned that Peyton would miss sharing a room with Tyson.  And we weren’t at all sure how Hudson would do sleeping in a regular bed.

But over the last few weeks, I had been growing in frustration with the lack of space in the kid’s bedrooms, the overgrowth and disorganization of toys, as well as the lack of drawer space for kids’ clothes.  And moving kids around would solve a lot of these issues in our home.  So I was quickly feeling more and more ready to make the switch and get things better organized. 

So last Saturday morning, I  randomly mentioned switching rooms around and it actually took me by surprise a little bit when everyone (even Tim) jumped right on board with the plan.  So we did it.  By lunchtime, the majority of things were switched and we were moving baby furniture down to the garage.  That night, I found a good deal on Craigslist for some Pottery Barn bunk beds to put in the boy’s room (which I had been looking for for several weeks). So on Sunday, we picked them up and even got them set up for them to sleep in that night.  This helped a great deal in opening up more space for toy storage.  On Monday, I listed our glider/rocking chair on Craigslist, and on Tuesday, a couple came to look at the rocking chair and ended up taking home all our nursery furniture! It was a little bit bittersweet, but mostly just sweet.  I  am so looking forward to this next stage of life with no more babies.  (I don’t think I’ve even mentioned yet that we have also been potty training Hudson, so we are also well on our way to saying goodbye to diapers! Yay!)

So over this past week, I’ve been busy decorating, painting, and getting things organized in the kids’ rooms.

I painted Peyton’s room a very light gray that has purple undertones to it.  I wanted the color to feel light, calm and soothing, with a hint of girly, but not overly so.  The color is “Heaven” by Benjamin Moore.

Here is a sneak peek of her room…



About a month ago, when we were just beginning to talk about the room switch, I found some antique furniture on Craigslist that I wanted for Peyton’s future girl room.  It’s been sitting in the garage waiting for me to give it a new look.  I’m going for the Shabby Chic distressed look with it.




And after:


Since this pic is an Instagram, the colors aren’t exact.  But it is painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Whispering Spring”, a very light tealish color.   I keep looking at the drawer pulls and wondering if I should paint them or change them out or keep them… I can’t decide.  Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

My next piece to re-do:


Well, kids are getting up from rest time and I have furniture to go paint this afternoon.  I’ll be back later I’m sure with more pictures of both rooms when I’m finished.

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. We've been talking about making that switch soon too (girls together) but we're nervous about Eden in a big bed...she sleeps so well now I'm not sure I'm ready to go down that road yet. I'd love to see the bunk beds. We are in need of a bunk bed deal that doesn't break the bank.