Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ORC Week 4: Dresser Revamp

It's week 4 which means there's only 2 weeks left, ahh so much to do. But what has been done is a dresser makeover. If you remember from week 1 here is what our bedroom dresser looked like...
It actually wasn't a bad stain color, however it had a few scratches and chips that needed to be repaired so I made the decision to repaint the entire piece.
Last week I mentioned painting it a light blue with a heavy grey undertone, and I was just about to purchase a can of paint but then I found this chair to use in a corner near the dresser and it happened to be the exact same color.
Thinking it would be too much of the same color in one area I found a new color, Deep River Green, which turned out to be the creamiest, dark blue green color, and it's perfect!
I also came upon this furniture paint by Valspar, I've never used it before but it advertised as no needing to sand or prime so I figured I'd try it out.
Here is a picture during the process. The drawer on top has only one coat, while the bottom one has two. I applied it with a foam roller brush and a bristle brush for the detailed trim areas.
I love the finished result! It's perfect!!

I chose to keep the original hardware. I love having a vintage piece in a room to add some soul. It helps with the collected feel that I love!
Besides getting the dresser finished and finding a chair for the corner of the room, I've also picked up pillows for the bed.
The blue euros are from Pottery Barn while the front linen pillow is from Erin Gates collection and found at TjMaxx.
That's all the updates so far. Hopefully this week I can get the headboard situation finalized, and figure out art, and the nightstand on my side of the bed. Oh and finish picking out accessories because it's all on the details, not much right?
For more inspiration visit the others joining in on the challenge here.

-Megan

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ORC Week 3: Master Bedroom

We're half way through and honestly not much has changed since last week, oops. I work better at last minute! I have ordered a couple of these euro pillow covers for the bed...

I'll be picking up an all white duvet cover this week and be on the look out for a fun lumbar to pair with the euros above.

I've decided I'm going to paint our dresser (if you follow along on Instagram then you probably saw the color choices I had taped up on to it trying to decide). I think I've decided on this, Misty Surf by Valspar...

 It's a light blue with a heavy grey undertone to keep it from looking too babyish and just enough modern. I think I'll keep our hardware that's on it to keep the vintage flair.

 

We're still debating on a bed/headboard situation. I found this one on Walmart.com of all places. My mom has it in a dark grey and it looks really nice and much more expensive than you would think coming from where it comes from.

Daddyo isn't completely sold on it yet but I have a feeling this will be it.

 

Some artwork I keep looking at and need to order, all from Minted.com..

From here.

From here.

 

I've hung the curtain rod finally after fighting with the wall and screws for 2 days! I need to browse lamps and night stands. As much as I want to use the drop leaf table from my MIL, I'm not sure I can find something that will pair with it well for the room as we only have one. I might share what I find on Instagram as I go shopping this week, @WinderandMain if you're not already following along. And be on the look out for a reading chair as Daddyo has mentioned he thinks a chair will look good in the corner and who am I to argue about buying furniture?

 

I'm sure most others are much further along than I am. You can see the updates from the other participants here.

 

Now to go paint!

 

-Megan

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ORC Week 2: Master Bedroom

It's week 2 and not much has been done besides cleaning out our bedroom, and coming up with a final design plan...
Master bedroom design by Winder and Main
 
Like I mentioned last week, our room is already painted Benjamin Moore's Pale Oak. We decided on doing some molding and trim work on the focal wall behind our bed, similar to this design below.
We will stay with neutral bedding in a crisp white, with some fun pillows for a pop of color. I'm still narrowing it down to what kind of bed or headboard we will use.
Found here.
Found here
Art pieces from Etsy and Minted will bring in more pops of color.
My mother in law gave us an old drop leaf table similar to that in the design board that I will use as a nightstand on one side, and I'm thinking a small writing desk will work well as a nightstand on the other. I'm debating switching out our mismatched lamps for a matching pair, or keeping my Ralph Lauren artichoke looking lamp and finding another that works well with it for the opposite side of the bed.
Lots of work to be done! I'm hoping I have a heavier progress post next week for you with pictures of what's happening! You can follow along on Instagram to see snippets of the transformation before the blog posts @WinderandMain .
Don't forget to check out all of the other talented designers joining in this challenge as well. Go here to see them all.
-Megan

Thursday, April 6, 2017

One Room Challenge: week 1

It's time for another round of the One Room Challenge! It's been a little bit since I participated because of the move into our new house but this time it's perfect due to all of the rooms I need to put together. This year I've decided to focus on our master bedroom. It seems that our room is always the last room given any attention if I get to it at all. This time around I'm making it a priority to put together a relaxing and restful getaway for us at the end of the day. It really is a blank slate. 
 
We painted the walls Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore prior to moving in so the color is staying. I love it. It's the perfect creamy greige, and it only took me about 2 dozen different paint sample pots to decide on it!
 
 
I've done nothing to it since our move 3 months ago. It's kind of become a holding room for items waiting to be stored away.
 

The list to be done is kind of long but that just means a greater transformation in the end right? Still not 100% sure what I want to do, but I know what needs to be addressed.

 Bedding

Headboard
Bed platform?
 
Curtains:
   New
   Paisley neutral curtains already owned
 
Art
   Above bed? (Depending on focal wall)
   Each side of tv
   Each side of bath door
 
Night stands
 
Redo dresser?:
   Paint a soft creamy grey
 
Focal wall (bed wall):
   Wallpaper
   Board and batten
   Faux wallpaper/stencil
 
Makeover mirrors for over night stands 
 
Ottoman/ bench in front of window
Reading nook in tv and window wall corner?
 

 I've been browsing Pinterest to find some inspiration pictures so I can pick a direction to go in. Here are a few of my favorite images: 

 Via here.

 

 

Via here.

 

Via here.

 

Via here.

 

Lots of cozy neutral bedding with blue accents and a pop of color here and there. That's the broad plan at the moment. Next week I'll hopefully have a design board and have found a new place for all of the clutter that has piled up in there since the move.

 

To see the others participating in this challenge, visit the home of the ORC here.

-Megan

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mom's Craft Day Post No. 1.

I think I may have mentioned it before on here, but once a month I try to organize a craft day for some of my mom friends. We've been doing it for 3 years now and I look forward to it each month. It's some nice, much needed, girl time when living with 5 guys! We eat, drink, chat, and craft. During the Fall and Holiday months I try to think up a craft that pertains to the season. This past weekend we made decorative signs with a Fall/ Thanksgiving theme.
 
 
It was the most easy craft we have done to date, and there have been a couple easy ones. All of the materials came from the dollar section at Target and cost just under $7 after tax per person. 
We began with these round wood "canvases".
 
 
 
The bonus to these is they were painted with a pretty navy chalkboard paint and had pretty, copper glitter on the edges to them already.
 
 
Then we used these adhesive wood cutouts to decorate our canvases with.
 
 
A little tip when deciding how to arrange your design, the cut outs are all on the same plastic piece in the packaging so if you separate them by cutting each piece out, you can arrange and rearrange until you find a design you like. Although they have an adhesive back, they can be taken off with a little effort (if you do stick it onto the wood) and will still re-stick pretty good if you mess up and don't like where you placed it... That may have happened a few times.
 
 
See super easy right? It also came with the string to hang already attached. So really the only think we had to do with this craft was decide on how we wanted the cutouts arranged. All of these materials should still be available in your local Target dollar spot. If not, I've seen similar pieces at craft stores like Michael's, Joann's, and Hobby Lobby. I'm not sure if their cutouts have a sticky back but some E6000 can fix that.
 
Happy crafting!
 
Meg

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Summer to Fall in the South.

If you live in the South, you might be like me, craving a Fall wardrobe but sweat at the thought of wearing heavy sweaters, jeans, and boots while it's still in the 90's. The "change so seasons" always has me wanting to refresh my closet and sends me searching all of my favorite shops (and this morning I was even a little chilly walking Heidi girl). I thought I'd share some of my favorite pieces I came across recently that are not only perfect transitional pieces but most happen to be in the clearance sections also!

The top and bottom rows are all from JcrewFactory.com while the middle row items are from TJMaxx.com, BodenUSA.com, and Madewell.com. And most of these items may or may not be on their way to my closet right now...



Into Fall in the South
 


 JCrewFactory.com is also having an extra 50% off clearance items which makes their pieces an even bigger steal! Madewell.com is having an extra 30% off sale items, BodenUSA.com isn't having an extra sale ontop of their clearance but this dress used to be $118 and is now less than $35 so it's pretty crazy already!

Have you found any good deals lately? If so please share! Now if only the weather would catch up to the calendar!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Kitchen Chair Inspiration

Guess what?! We're building a house! I'm so excited, my head is spinning with ideas! I'll be sharing progress on it as it moves along as well as sneak peeks, I can't wait till they break ground! If you follow along on Instagram, then you might have seen we already had our design center meeting, and survived it. We were able to get just about everything we wanted on our wish list. There was only one detail they say they aren't able to fulfill that left me a bit disappointed but I'll get to that in another post. For now I'm thinking about our kitchen, mainly the breakfast nook area. We are in need of a new kitchen table as ours has been taken apart and put back together too many times I think that it's just too wobbly no matter what we do to fix it. Our chairs are still in decent shape structure wise but they really need a makeover. The finish is horrible thanks to all of the little hands and art projects in the house. 
I've been browsing Pinterest lately and while I've always loved mixing and matching tables with chairs, I've started contemplating going with a fun color on the chairs. Not sure if I will refinish our chairs or opt for new ones but here are some of the inspiration pictures I've found recently with not so neutral color chair options...
I couldn't find the link to this picture.
Via


 Via



These next pictures might be a bit too loud for me but I still love how they look!


Can you guess which color I'm contemplating most? I've rounded up some of my top picks below. They're all from Wayfair.com and won't break the bank. (Follow the link below to my polyvore site and you'll be given a direct link for each product)
Colorful kitchen chair round up
   
Now tell me, do you prefer neutral colors all around, or do you like a pop of color around the kitchen table?