Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Guest Room/Play Room Makeover


One of the main reasons we moved was to get a guest room, but the thought of having a room only used a couple times a year seemed wasteful to me!  (This was the master bedroom for the previous owners---we are making an old game room into our Master).  To make this space work for us we removed the two walk-in closets and created built-in bunk beds and moved the door coming into the room to allowing an old hall closet to become the play room closet. The thing I love about this room is that we are able to sleep six, have a space for watching TV and playing video games, and there is still plenty of floor space to kid around.  Our kids are in here everyday and it's the perfect slumber party spot.





Here's a break down of what it cost to decorate the space. Of course we removed walls, re-sheetrocked the entire ceiling, new windows, doors, trim, paint, and flooring, but this is just the pretty stuff. I figured we spent around $2,500.00 to finish out the room.  Most of these items were purchased for the old house or from silent auctions and estate sales.



Shopping List
Dresser………………………………………………………………………………. $1,299
Red Door w/$500 gift card
Sofa/Sofa pillows/Chair/coffee table........................................…… $260
Renesting silent auction
Rattan accent chair…............................................................………………. $28
Estate Sale
Garden stool………………...………………………………………………………….$60
Southeastern Salvage
Bunk Lights………………………………………….……………………………..$11 ea.
Lowes
Comforters/Bed pillows………………...…………………………..... $9-$29 ea.
Stein mart
Bunk Mattresses…………………………………………………………………$70 ea.
Walmart
Vintage dog pillow………………………………………………………………….free
Husband’s grandmother made it
Stacked chests end table...........................................................................free
Found in husband’s grandfathers garage
Bunk Bed and Toy Drawers Material……………………………………..$250
Wall bookcase……………………………………………………………………..…$199
Pottery Barn
Quartz chunk…………………………………………………………………………...$35
Bob’s Rock Shoppe in Dequeen AR
Meredith Piper print and frame………………………………………………$60
Philadelphia Center silent auction and Hobby Lobby with ½ off coupon
State Plates…………………………………………………………………....$1-$15ea.
Estate Sale
Prints/frames/clock/Baskets……$8 – 25ea


This dresser works as the perfect hiding space for art supplies and video games.
Not only do these chests act as an end table but that are great hidden storage for rarely used items.
Perfect small coffee table for playing board games.

OK, so I cleaned up, most of the time this is covered in toys.

Collection of vintage state plates from all the places we've been displayed above an old
Pottery Barn wall mounted bookcase.


This puppy pillow was made by my husband's grandmother and part of his baby bedding.

The two pullout drawers under the beds are loaded down with Lego pieces.  My husband and I made the bunks and drawers all while not killing each other (he did most of the work).

I couldn't believe the steal I got from the Renesting Silent Auction last year.  Local designers create room setting that are then put up on the auction block.  I won Myron Griffing (with Space: Interior)'s grouping which included the sofa (from the old Joey Guin Salon) coffee table, green club chair, and lamp base. Plus I got an additional 2 end tables, accessories and art that I didn't use in this room.





-Angie









Tuesday, June 14, 2016

RRR Office Before & Afters!

For those of you keeping up, here are some fun before & afters of our 1958 mid-century office!
Conference Area
Kitchen
Entry/Mallory's Office
Sean's Office
Angie's Office
Bathroom

Full picture tour coming soon!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

500 sf of FUN!

I’ve got to say, it’s pretty hard for me to “let go” of control when we’re talking about a RRR project! When our number one girl Mallory was looking for a new apartment we just happened to have a rental space we were about to start renovating! This little gem was perfect to fit her needs. Shreveport neighborhoods like Highland and South Highlands are filled with charming little apartments—perfect for single girls on the go!
-Angie



Location: Shreveport, LA
Square Feet: 500ish
Division: Teeny-Tiny

What I love About My Small Home: When I decided I was leaving my old apartment, RRR had just decided to renovate a rental space they had---it was FATE! My tiny little home started out as a complete MESS! We all referred to it “the black hole” for the longest! A lot of clean up, a lot of paint, and Sean and Angie letting me have free reign on the place, and it all finally came together!500 sf total, the apartment is mainly made up of two rooms, and a tiny bathroom! It’s cozy, yet just big enough for me and the kids (Kitty and Fancy)!

My Style: Eclectic, if I have to use one word. I like quirky, nostalgic, humorous d├ęcor---Anything that makes me feel at home and happy!

Inspiration: Since I got some hands on participation in a lot of the renovating in my apartment (i.e., painting, painting and MORE painting) had a lot of time to think about what the space would look and feel like once I was done. I didn’t have a lot of choices when it came to layout because it’s SO small. I had X number of inches to work with and I started looking for a couch that fit into that and worked from there.  

Favorite Element: I LOVE MY BATHROOM!! With a very small space and challenges with the plumbing fixtures, I didn’t know how the bathroom would turn out, but it was actually one of the first things that fell together!

Biggest Challenge: Downsizing! I didn’t realize how much stuff one person could accumulate over 5 years in a 1500 sf apartment! I had to do a LOT of purging---and I could stand to do a little more! #packrat

What Friends Say: “It’s so YOU!” All of my (married) friends are a little envious of my hidden little escape. It’s right in the center of town, within walking distance to so much, but no one knows its here! I’ve had several people offer to pet-sit if they could just stay as a getaway for the weekend!

Biggest Embarrassment: The walkway to my apartment isn’t ideal, but it’s definitely not an embarrassment. Once I’m done, I know I’ll love it!  Rome wasn’t built in a day…and this chick doesn’t like to do yardwork in the rain!

Proudest DIY: My TV stand is one of the only DIY’s I did at this apartment! I found it in the building when we started demo! I saved it knowing it was the perfect narrow piece to have as a TV stand near my front door! Other than that, the lamp in my living room Angie and I found at a store that was going out of business and had it on the curb for FREE---$15 lamp shade, and its one of my favorite things!

Biggest Indulgence: I’m the cheapest person ever, so NOTHING in my apartment is crazy expensive. My biggest indulgence (for what it is) I guess would be my rug! It wasn’t at all what I had originally thought I wanted, but it was perfect for me!

Best Advice: Whatever your style, wherever you live, no matter WHAT your budget is, just make your home somewhere that makes you happy!

Photo Credit: Sarah Baker Photos!

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Picture Overload!

We were tickled to when the photographer from The Forum called and asked if we’d be interested having our “Fixer Upper” style South Highland remodel featured in their magazine! The new issue came out yesterday---I’m not sure if we’re most in love with how precious the house turned out or how AWESOME Sarah Baker Photos makes it look! Either way, we wanted to share our favorites!

(See the original article HERE)

BEWARE: Picture overload!