Maxton’s Bedroom Update Part 1

When we moved into this house last summer; it was a brand new build and everything was the typical “builder’s beige”. I knew we would only be here a couple of years so I didn’t want to go crazy decorating the bedrooms. Maxton and Everly both had twin size beds in our old house so I kept their beds the same. Everly’s headboard and footboard were an oak colour (which I got from my Mom) and I spray painted it white before assembling her bed.

Recently I had been thinking about switching the kids over to double beds. Mainly because it would give me more space when I am laying in bed with them; and specifically for Everly because with the amount of stuffies she has in her bed now, there isn’t much room left for her.

My Mom had a fairly new double mattress she was going to get rid of and she asked me if I wanted it. I said absolutely and started hunting on Wayfair for a double bed frame for Maxton. I found the perfect one and it was on sale! There were some issues with it getting to me, but when all the pieces finally arrived, it was perfect. I was so excited for him to see it.

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I wanted bedding that would grow with him; and then I could add items throughout his room that would match his current interests. I found his comforter at Home Sense along with the hockey sheets (which he loves).

The body pillow I also found at Home Sense and the Toronto Maple Leafs blanket I purchased from Walmart.

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It took me a while to find the perfect nightstand for him. I finally found one I liked at Walmart and it was under $80. I decided to only get one for now, for the one side of his bed. He has so many little lego tables and toy bins around his room; and right now he has a storage ottoman in the other corner of the bedroom.

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His name sign I am still debating where to place (I will share about its final home when I share the second part of this post). It was made by a local handmade business that I have shared a few times on Instagram; and I actually really like the piece sitting on his nightstand right now.

I will share the rest of his room once I finish up the dresser remodel (which has been ongoing for over two years).

Sources:

Bed Frame: Wayfair
Bedding: Home Sense
Sheets: Home Sense
Toronto Maple Leafs Blanket: Walmart
Body Pillow: Home Sense
You Will Move Mountains & All Good Things Are Wild And Free Frames: Home Sense
Super Hero Picture: Home Sense
Night Stand: Walmart
Lamp: Home Sense
Picture Frame: Walmart
Basket: Walmart
Carpet: Home Sense
Name Sign: The Squirrelly Scroller

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Home Sense Fall Finds

In the Spring I did a blog post with some of my favourite home decor finds for Spring from Home Sense. (If you missed it and wanted to check it out click here.)

I was at Home Sense the other day and realized I was surrounded by Fall decor (insert tears) and thought it would be a great time to pull together a similar post for Fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Fall. Crisp days, bulky warm sweaters and all of the beautiful colours, but at the same time I am in no rush to let go of summer.

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It’s only been in the last couple of years that I really started decorating for Fall (aside from outdoor planters and a wreath for the front door). I do have a September 1st rule though; I won’t put anything out for Fall until then. That’s just me; to each their own. As for Halloween decor, I only add a few items throughout the house and won’t put any of it out until a week or two before Halloween.

I have to say the one thing I was really disappointed in was their selection of Fall wreaths. I will keep an eye out as September approaches but I am thinking I will do another DIY wreath for Fall. I did one several years ago and shared it on my old blog; Michaels Craft Store also featured it on their Pinterest page, but I will share more on that at a later date. 🙂

I found a lot of really cute items for Fall and picked a few of my favourites to share with you.

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I love all the cute colours and textures of gourds this year! I think these three grouped together would look really nice on a sideboard or table. Mixing textures and colours is what Fall is all about. Don’t be afraid to play around!
(Twig Gourd $16.99; Green Ceramic Gourd $19.99; Cream Velvet Gourd $9.99)

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I loved the look of this candle holder. I envisioned one on each side of my front doors, so these came home with me. There are three different sizes ranging in price from $24.99 to $39.99. I chose two in the middle size which were $29.99. Another thing I liked about them was their versatility. They aren’t something to only be used in the Fall, you could use them on a patio in the Summer as well.

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You could also pair two different sized ones and add a faux pumpkin or even a real orange or white pumpkin. If I was to pair two different sized ones together I would add a larger white pumpkin and a few smaller orange gourds around them.
(Grey Pumpkin $34.99)

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Faux wheat seems to be a big trend in terms of faux plants for Fall. Personally, I am not a big fan, but when I paired this particular item with a few other things, I really liked the look pulled together.

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These would look nice grouped together on a table at the front entryway of your home.
(Bronze Wooden Pumpkin $12.99; Faux Wheat Planter $16.99; Grey & Copper Gourd: $6.99)

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Wooden crates are also a big trend this Fall. There were a lot of really cute ones, some plain and some with words or phrases. This would be great for storing items at the front door or in a mudroom.
(Wooden Crate $19.99)

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I LOVED this little table centrepiece. I loved the textures of the faux plants, the little white gourds and the tin planter. This would be perfect on your table for Thanksgiving Dinner, and if you have a longer table, you could even use two, if you space them out.
(Faux Flower Box $19.99)

Last but not least, I pulled together a quick table setting to provide you with some inspiration for Thanksgiving Dinner. (Don’t mind the wrapped napkins. Hehe.)

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Something simple and classy, yet modern. You may see some of these items incorporated into my Thanksgiving table this year. I loved the wicker placemats paired with classic white plates. Although these plates are both solid white, the pattern difference in the two adds both texture and dimension. Finish off the setting with a napkin that incorporates Fall colours and you have the perfect Fall table setting.
(Set of 8 Grey Wicker Placemats $14.99; Large Plate $4.99; Small Plate $6.99; Set of 6 Napkins: $12.99)

I hope this provided you with some inspiration for Fall home decor!

For more Fall inspiration follow me on Instagram @pinkandblueblog

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Coffee Bar

I have always wanted a designated coffee space in the kitchen. Something more than just a section of the counter with a coffee maker, coffee tin and mug tree. The truth is, I actually don’t like anything on my counter tops, but let’s face it, that’s not practical with kids.

So I started the hunt for a drink cart of sorts. I checked Home Sense, Winners, Wayfair and didn’t find anything I loved within my price range. I gave up the hunt and decided perhaps one day I would come across something that would fit my vision. That’s always the way though, isn’t it? You find what you’re looking for when you stop looking. I was at Winners one day to pick up some Starbucks coffee (it’s cheaper to buy there) and on my way to the cash I spotted it. The perfect little shelf. A good height, multiple shelves, the perfect colour and a great price – so it came home with me.

I have also recently started a Rae Dunn collection and decided this would be a great way to showcase some of the  collection.

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The most important part was obviously the coffee maker (I love this coffee maker by the way, I’ll share more about it in another post), and then I added things around it.

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The mug tree I purchased off of Amazon and it fit in perfectly. If you have larger mugs it doesn’t hold many but you could always purchase one that holds more mugs.

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I love the detail of the shelf and the grey wash compliments the white mugs. I stuck with my favourite colour accents with what I displayed on the shelf: pink and teal. I even found a cute coffee tin at Home Sense for under $6 in mint green.

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I am really happy with how the coffee bar turned out and if you’re looking for me, you’ll find me pouring myself a cup of freshly brewed coffee and hopefully sipping it while it’s still hot.

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Home Sense Spring Finds

On my hunt for paper plates for Easter, I came across some great Spring finds at Home Sense. I wanted to share a few affordable ideas with you.

They had some really cute spring wreaths (I will share mine soon), and I loved this one for only $19.99.

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This one also came in pink.

I came across these and thought they would look cute on a window ledge or on a shelf.

The circular one would also be nice on a wall, in an entry way, in a mudroom or in a kitchen. (Left: $29.99; Right: $19.99)

I thought these were SO CUTE and would be perfect in a cottage. They are definitely more pricey, but if I had a cottage the blue one would have definitely come home with me.

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The price point on these were $149.99 but would make for a great storage piece. Perfect for wine glasses, bottles, and little knick knacks. Really though, how cute are they?!

These pieces I LOVED and I really wanted to bring the lantern home with me. It’s like a cross between a lantern and a chandelier. This piece was $39.99, but a decent size. You could set it in the middle of a table or hang it from a gazebo or pergola. The little artificial faucet planter was adorable. I loved the colour of it and its rustic vintage charm; it would be perfect in a garden and was only $29.99.

Last but not least I came across a vintage tool box and had so many ideas for it. It was only $14.99 and it was right beside the cutest yellow potted faux plant that was $12.99. They both came home with me.

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I added a candle to it, a small faux plant and some wooden beads.

I hope these inspired you with some home decor ideas for Spring!

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