I Can Finally See the Forest for the Trees

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Art, Blog, Craft, Interior Design | No Comments

It’s been a work in progress, but Lucas’s new room is finally finished!

Don’t let the size fool ya, this remodel required a TON of detail work. Most of my design projects begin with nothing more than a vision. After ripping up carpet/baseboards, painting walls, installing pergo floors, a new closet door, baseboards, window trim (contractor helped with enlarging the window itself, but man did that window trim take me forever to complete. Wood cuts, nails, caulk, wood putty, paint, molding…I’m a perfectionist, so the trim did a number on me), selecting accent pieces and sewing projects…I hope my little man enjoys his new oasis.

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Target strikes again!

This copper fox figurine was purchased along with the silver bear down below. I told Lucas these guys are in charge of watching over the forest. I had every intention of elongating the windows so that Lucas could enjoy more of the forest that surrounds our home. I couldn’t be more pleased! The pillow below was fashioned from a purse my mother knit for me.

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His own little study nook.

Most of what you see here was in his original nursery. I upholstered the chair and Michael selected this sick artwork. I balanced the corner with a few of my framed prints that were hanging out in my studio. I hope that the burst of color will inspire his little imagination. I obsessed over the rug, but didn’t want to buy something new. After some shuffling of rugs in the house, this graphic print really pulls it all together.

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Target strikes again!

I died when I found the owl hook. It is the perfect touch for a room with a woodland view. Michael inherited these binoculars…couldn’t resist. The end table is, again, from target. I love how the metal and clean lines juxtapose with the traditional wing-back chair. Screen shot 2015-11-25 at 10.46.28 PMScreen shot 2015-11-25 at 10.43.24 PM


For overhead lighting, I re-purposed this old shade by cutting and affixing felt circles. Yeah, I know…but I love the soft textural effect of the finished piece. Don’t get me started on the dresser which I found on the side of the road for FREE a few years back. New paint, new hardware, new life. You simply can’t find those wood details now-a-days. OH, can’t forget about the AMAZING artwork my husband made! Screen shot 2015-11-25 at 10.43.05 PMScreen shot 2015-11-25 at 10.52.43 PM


A few vintage cars and trains from his original nursery decor. Screen shot 2015-11-25 at 10.49.10 PM

Some sentimental value.

The wool blanket at the foot of the bed was originally owned by Lucas’s grandfather (Michael’s dad). I believe it was his blanket when he served in Vietnam. A sucker for the graphics, I added the little cross to his pillow for a campy touch and had a fabulous green pillow fabric to tie in with the blanket. Lucas created the art for the walls. LOVE! Michael made the end tables before we had kids. Check out his mom’s vinyl records that fill the space below.Screen shot 2015-11-25 at 10.52.54 PMScreen shot 2015-11-25 at 10.51.40 PM

Target strikes again!

Michael was about to throw out this broken neon sign, until I said, “NOT SO FAST!” I present…a little 3D art.

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