Friday, September 29, 2017

TWIN BED IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME

A room with twin beds has always been a favorite of mine. I love the look! It's probably more about the symmetry for me than the actual beds themselves. Any room decorated with symmetry built into the design always gets my vote.

My youngest son had twin beds for several years. Then he out grew them, literally. Feet and hairy legs were suddenly everywhere after about the 8th grade. Boy moms, I know you know what I mean; they seemingly become little men over night.

We are down from three kids to one now, and I hope to one day add twin beds back to what will eventually become a guest room. If you like them as well, here's some inspiration for us. I think I've rounded up something for everyone.

Bright...

Kristi Lee Interiors via Eye for Design


Blue and white...

Designer Jessica Waks via Style at Home

Girl-y...

Emily A. Clark via BHG

For the boys...

Photobucket via Pinerest


Antique chic...

Better Homes and Gardens


Country...

O So D via Pinterest

Rustic...

Home Proper Interiors


Crisp...

Andrew Brown

Red, white, and blue...

Livinator

Color...

Decoist

And finally, traditional...

Pinterest

So many ideas to chose from and so many directions you can go. Twins can be stunning! Did you have a favorite? I love the last one. But I bet you knew that. ;)

Kathryn

Friday, September 15, 2017

FRIDAY'S FIVE

I'm excited to bring you another Friday's Five post. If you missed the first one, you can check it out here. Click on the blue links for ideas and inspiration!
















Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A MATTRESS GIVE-A-WAY

Could you use a new mattress? I found a give-a-way you might be interested in if so!

One of the sweetest people I've met on InstagramJane at Home, recently did a blog post on the Agility Mattress. Her post is super informative, and she explains the entire process of ordering and setting up an Agility mattress.

Image: Jane at Home

We have two memory foam mattresses in our house already--one in my son's room and one in the guest room. They aren't the Agility brand, but my son and visitors say they sleep great. I'm thinking I'm ready for one too. Agility is giving away a mattress valued up to $1299. I've registered, and my fingers are crossed!

Here's Jane's beautiful bedroom with her new mattress in place.

Image: Jane at Home

To register for the give-a-way, click here. Or you can go to the Agility home page here and click on the yellow give-a-way bar at the top of the page. You have until September 30th to register. The winner will be announced via social media on October 2. And the winner will be contacted by email.

If I don't win, maybe you will! Good luck.

Are any of you guys sleeping on a memory foam mattress yet? I'd love to hear how you like it.

Kathryn

Friday, September 8, 2017

A ROUND MIRROR BEFORE AND AFTER

I recently painted my first round mirror. For those of you who have been reading along for a while, you know I've painted many mirrors over the years without too much trouble. If you're new to Woodbank Lane, you can see those projects here, here, and here. The round one was a bit more tricky to paint than the others and required a little more prep work. 

The mirror has primarily been in our foyer, but I've used it some in the dining room over the years as well. Here it is in the foyer with a spring look.



I always liked the silver color and details, and the hints of red were pretty, too.


So, about that prep work...

Very few areas of the mirror would allow me to simply slide the paper under.


I had to use the painter's tape on the spots with no space between the glass and the edge of the wood. And I couldn't use a big piece; only small pieces would work because of the angle. Once the tape was on, I used my thumb nail to make a firm crease.




Next, I used a razor blade to carefully trim off the tape.


The mirror is 36 inches.


The color of the paint I used is Indigo by Valspar. I picked mine up from Lowe's. It covers well, but takes its time drying. 


 
One more before look in the foyer...


And here's the after in the dining room. Blue!



It's a little hard to photograph; the lighting is only good for about an hour a day in the room. It looks darker to me in the picture. It turned out just like I hoped it would, and I love the navy with the brass lamps (more about those here) and green apples. It also looks good with a pile of blue and white in front of it. :-)





My husband thinks I'll grow weary of the blue. He may be right. But for now, it fits right in. You can see more of the room here

Hope you have a great weekend!

And Happy Birthday to my daddy who is 70 years young today!

Kathryn