Hendrix’s Bedroom

This post is LONG overdue. I’ve had tons of people asking to see photos of Hendrix’s room complete, but majority of the time people want to know exactly how we did the wood wall. I love how the room turned out masculine, industrial, neutral but hints that it’s still in fact a kid’s bedroom (thanks for the unsightly iron man picture Uncle Edgardo.. which Hendrix LOVES by the way.)

I am going to be brutally honest and say I wasn’t planning on doing a blog post for his bedroom so I didn’t take photos of any of the prep work, paint, nails or the stains that we used to create the space. I will try to link as much as I can!

The very first thing we did to his room was the wood wall. We went to Rona and got some thin sheets of pine. It was in a bundle of 6 sheets of wood for 6 dollars. (see this is where I wish I had a photo of the wood we used because it’s insanely cheep and still looks awesome!) Before putting the wood on the wall we painted all the wood white with two coats of paint. I was going to leave it at that but then I decided I wanted a little bit of depth or texture to it to show that it was wood and not just a painted white wall. We went back to the store and picked up a grey stain and a warm brown stain. I have found in the past that grey stains often turn out looking to blue or purple based so I decided to mix the grey and the warm brown stain together to cancel out the blue tones. The next thing I did is probably not the “proper” way of doing it but it worked and I liked how it turned out so that’s all that matters! I took the cloth I was going to stain the wood with and got it really wet, than I dipped just the corner of the cloth in the stain. I would put a little bit of the stain on the wood and then I would smear it out with the wet cloth so it went more translucent and not so solid-looking. That is also how I got the wood to be darker in some places then others.

Brown stain

Grey stain

After it was all painted and stained we (more like Steve) cut and nailed the wood to the wall. I watched and made sure he was staggering the wood in the right spots. I personally like the look of the nails on the end of each board because it makes it look a little bit more industrial.

I also painted and stained this Ikea dresser the exact same way I did the wall.

The other thing I have wanted to do for SO long was hang a basket ball net for him to be able to have fun while putting his dirty clothing in the laundry basket! We went to Canadian tire and bought a kids basket ball net that was attached to a plastic backboard. Steve spray painted the hoop black and made a backboard out of wood that he stained with just the brown stain that we previously used.

Letters: Anthropologie

Lamp: Ikea

Bed: Ikea Bed

Duvet Cover: Ikea Bedding

Record Player: Urban Outfitters (similar)

Bedside Table: Bouclair

Table Lamp: Home Sense Canada

Basket Ball ring: Canadian Tire

Stuffed Animals: Jellycat





Nursery Finished!

When I started Indies nursery I knew I was going to keep all of the furniture the same because I still love it and I’m cheap :). The crib, the dresser and the glider chair where all from Hendrix’s nursery so all I needed to do was some decorations. The first thing that I bought was a mirror and I had no clue where I was going to use it but I loved it so I got it. I knew I wanted a fiddle leaf fig in her room and a floral garland around her closet. My sister and I went to Michael’s and bought some silk flowers and made the garland which turned out better than I expected.

The other thing that I love in the nursery is the wall weaving my sister made for her. I told her the dimensions I wanted and that I wanted it mostly creams and little hints of a dusty pink. She hit the nail on the head because I’m obsessed with it!

The mobile above her bed I made with all the supplies from Michael’s as well. I bought embroidery rings, spray painted them gold and hung feathers from some fishing wire. 
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She won’t be staying in the nursery for the next 6 months or so but I am loving how it turned out. Right now we are enjoying her staying in our room but at least her room is done for when we move her.

New Shelves

I have been slowly decorating my house since we moved in. The walls around the table have felt very plain so we hung up some shelves that I can decorate. It will be so fun to decorate them according to the season, right now they have some Christmas decor on it but that will be changing VERY quickly!

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The brackets we used where these from Ikea and are only $2.00. For the wood I went to home depot and got a 2×10 board and I stained it with the same stain I used for our table.

House update

Our house is coming along so well! The walls are painted, cabinets are in, lights are hung, and most of the tile work is finished!

Our front door painted (the trim still needs to be painted white)

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Living room (photo taken in kitchen)

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Kids bathroom upstairs

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Nursery Finished!

It’s finally finished!…. For now that is. 🙂 I am the type of person who is constantly changing the way things look in my home. But for now it’s perfect the way it is!May111 copyMay136 copy May112 copy May114 copy
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Here is the first post I did on the nursery 

Dresser: Ikea

Glider Chair: West Coast Kids (in store) similar here

Crib: Wayfair

Floor Lamp: Ikea

Change Pad Cover: Ivie Baby

Book Case: Home Sense

Hendrix Letters: Anthropologie

Antler Canvas: L. Rozak Art Creation

Wooden Cubby: Home Sense

House Tour // Master Bedroom

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I wanted our room to feel more romantic and feminine. I added some sheer curtains to either side of the bed to lighten it up and make the space feel bigger. Gold has been my colour of choice lately so I went all out in our bedroom! The boxes on the right where dark brown and I spray painted them gold. February089 copyFebruary077 copy
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What do you think of our new cream and gold bedroom?!

Here are some photos of the master bathroom as well!

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House Tour // Main floor

I did a post a few months ago on our basement, showing mostly photos of how we have it decorated and the lay out of it. This post will show you photos of our main floor excluding our kitchen because I will do a separate post for that!

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A few years ago my sister and I made these key hangers out of pallet wood. It was really easy to make and very practical!

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I made the ruffles to hang over the door with some scrap fabric I had already from previous projects.

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The pictures hanging in the chicken wire frame are from Origrami. Its a website that takes your Instagram photos and makes them into a polaroid picture.

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Our main floor washroom also has our washer and dryer in it, which you can hardly see in these photos.

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