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New Year New Room Refresh // Beachy Glam Farmhouse Master Bedroom Reveal

I have been compensated in the form of products mentioned in this post. However, all opinions are mine and honest.

Happy Tuesday! I'm back with the final, 3 week awaited master bedroom reveal for the New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge! I had so much fun getting together with a group of amazingly creative bloggers to refresh one room in our homes during January. (You can check out their reveals at the end of this post!)

I partnered with RUGSUSA, MINTED, LAMPSPLUS & FRAMEBRIDGE to make my vision board come to life. It wasn't very hard to pull the look together with such gorgeous pieces. So a BIG thank you to them!

So, at the beginning of January, I created my mood board to help set the tone for my refreshing adventure. That is the very first thing, besides choosing a room, to do when you are wanting to change things up a bit in your home. Gather your inspiration, whether it be on Pinterest or another website and create a mood board in PicMonkey. It will bring your vision together and from there, go shopping around the house or at your favorite home stores to select the pieces that are similar to what is on your mood board. It really is as simple as that!

For my inspiration, I chose to go with a beachy farmhouse glam vibe. I am not a HUGE beach decor fan, but I'm a huge aqua lover. I came across some Minted art which I will show you in a minute, and I fell in love with it. So my bedroom was inspired by that. I also am in love with all things farmhouse which I think 90% of people are caught up in the trend too, so I thought why not kinda mix some styles to create my own look.  To be honest, I veered just a tad from my mood board but only slightly. I also have some other things to add to the room. A big project that needs to be done and a few other things, like the other side of the room, but that's what living the DIY life is about. Nothing is ever done! I can't wait to show you after I complete those things and I'm still waiting on a few Minted things to arrive so you know I'll be doing another update on this room!


Now, let's take a look at my master bedroom.


I have a tutorial for that bench!



This is the Instagram Mini from FrameBridge with the distressed white frame with matting. You can upload any instagram picture directly from your own IG.Pick out the frame and have it shipped right to you! It's adorable! Find it HERE

I  have a tutorial for the easiest way to hang roman shades coming up too!


  This art is from Minted from the talented Artist, Lindsey Megahed. You can find it HERE. I ordered mine with the Whitewashed French Farmhouse frame. Swoon.





 This is the Manali Diamond Trellis Jute from RugsUSAYou can find it HERE and it's even on sale!



This is the 4 light Oil Rubbed Bronze Chandeilier Ceiling fan kit from LampsPlus. You can find it HERE. You can also find my easy tutorial on how to install in onto your fan too HERE.

I also received a gorgeous milk glass cake plate from Minted. You can see it HERE. I used it as a plant stand. It is so pretty! and heavy.

Overall I'm really happy with how this room is quickly progressing. With just a few changes, I was able to create an entirely new look that makes me so excited to hang out in here. It is refreshing, feel bright and clean and the neautrals with a bit of aqua make my heart sing. This is my happy place.

Keep checking back to get the details on where I found the bedding among other things, tutorials for the roman shades, how I painted the little aqua dresser and my DIY gold fur bench to end this New Year New Room Refresh with a bang! Now I'm off to plan some other projects for this space. 
While I do that, don't forget to check out the other participants to get even more eye candy!



New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge Participants:

Enjoying the Realness of Life

Days go by and turn into a blur. Everyday life seems mundane unless we take it by force and make something of it. I don't know about you, but I don't want to go through life feeling like I'm running on a hamster wheel. Sometimes days feel like just that. Get the kids up for school, make breakfast and lunches. Get them dressed, yell to tell them to brush their teeth five times, grab everything they need, double check backpacks and home work, tie shoes, check faces for cleanliness and rush out the door with only minutes to spare.

Once the older two are dropped off at school my toddler and I head back home  to make coffee so that I can happily function, check e-mails, check blog stats, prayer & devotions, check e-mail again, login to work, check messages and then get to work on whatever tasks I have for the day while starting my first load of laundry.

Some days, all I do is clean. I feel like I live to clean. Some days I feel like I want more out of life other than cleaning, laundry and working on the computer. Something deeper, crazy and direct direction from God. I want to make a difference. I want to spend more time with my children. I want to impact people for a greater purpose. I want to install in my children godly values and I want them to grow up to know how much I valued our time together.

This blogging life of mine isn't perfect and no one's life is. We get messy! Ask any creative! That's why I'm posting today. I want to show you the real and how I enjoy or want to pull out my hair sometimes.

Two weeks ago I was under stress to get some big deadlines accomplished. I had set up a movie for my toddler so that I could complete my photos for my the magazine column that I write for.
As I was busily snapping photos with the flash blaring every few seconds, my sweet toddler watched me with curiosity. 

I stopped to acknowledge her and she gave me a huge smile and said, "Take a picture of me!" Naturally I could have said that I don't have time. Or I'll do it later, mommy is busy. But, on this day, I put my stress aside and happily went with all of  her photo shoot ideas. It was so worth it. I stopped and actually enjoyed the moments and brushed my to do list to the side.







The realness of life looks like this. It's OK to ignore all of this to spend time with your kids. The messes will always be there. This is is 100% what my home looks like when I'm working on projects.





Step stool,stuff on the stairs that need to be taken up stairs.

Fabric from the rocking chair makeover that I was elbows deep in.
I will forever cherish these impromptu photos. I encourage you to step away from whatever chore you are doing to play with your kids, tend to their happy little requests. Those moments when you say yes can lead to memories etched onto your heart. They are only little once. Enjoy everything that is real in your life and don't stress. Everything will be OK.


New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge // Gold Bench

Good morning! I'm back with another week of the New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge! I've teamed up with some other amazing bloggers and 4 sponsors to give one room in our homes a quick refresh during January. You can see my week 1 HERE and I show you how yo install a ceiling fan light kit week 2 HERE

If you remember my master bedroom mood board, I wanted a fur bench at the end of my bed. I DIY'd this one and you wouldn't believe that it was made out of the most hideous roadside table! I'll be sharing the DIY after the final reveal which is next Tuesday! 



I'll leave you with this teaser for now along with a peek at that amazing rug from RugsUSA!

Be sure to check out the other room updates too at the bottom!





New Year, New Room Refresh Challenge Participants:

Restoration Hardware Inspired Rocking Chair with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint {Fab Flippin' Furniture Contest}


Disclosure: This post contains sponsored links. All opinions are entirely mine. 



Hi!  Welcome to my very first Fab Flippin' Furniture contest of 2016! I am so excited to be a apart of this amazing contest. Since this is my very first time participating I didn't know what to expect. Now that it is coming to an end, I've had a lot of fun, tried General Finishes Chalk Style Paint and finally, after months and months, gave my old, gross rocking chair a makeover! Nothing like joining a contest with a deadline to get a project accomplished. That was 100% my motivation for this project. I am SO glad that it is completed and looking pretty in my living room instead of an eyesore. 


The Fab Flippin Furniture Contest is a monthly contest sponsored by different brands. Bloggers enter to win some awesome prizes! Every month is a different theme so be sure to keep you eye out every month for all of the projects. If you are interested in participating in the contests check out the info you can e-mail info@FabFurnitureFlippinContest.com
For this month, we teamed up with our awesome sponsor General Finishes. They recently added a chalk style paint to their line of paints and generously provided all of the participants with a quart of Chalk Style Paint in the color of our choice. 


 General Finishes website says that they offer award winning waterbased topcoats, waterbase wood stains, glazes and oil based finishes for your next home project. These wood finishing products are consumer friendly, designed for easy use with more pigment and depth of color than any other finishes on the market.
Now let's get on to my furniture makeover! The theme for January was "A Fresh Start" which was perfect for my disgusting rocking chair. I had bought it for $20 from a girl who does estate sales in my local area. I had fun shopping through her antiques after seeing the rocking chair posted on Facebook and picked up the little chair with good intentions. When I bought it,I was living out of suitcases and boxes while my home was being built, so it sat in storage for months and then after we moved in, it sat around for another 4 months.

After signing up for the FFFC, I came across this Restoration Hardware rocking chair and fell in love butnot in love  with the $949 price tag. I immeadiately knew that this would be my inspiration for my rocking chair.



I started by selecting General Finishes Chalk Style in the color LIMESTONE. It is a really light gray color.


I then gathered 3 different glazes. One black, shimmer bronze and  white  for antiquing. You can use General Finished Glaze Effects in Pitch Black, Pearl Effects in Burnished Pearl and then find something similar to a white pickling glaze. I also went to the fabric store and selected a few different fabric options to spice up the back with some personality. 
I ended up not using any of these three prints. I chose something else. It was extremely hard to find a floral print that I loved.


See the staples? Start out by pulling off every single staple on the chair. I used a small flat head screwdriver and some pliers. I put the flat head screwdriver under the staple and pried it up a little. Then grab it with your pliers and pull it out. Continue to pull them all  out. You want to do this carefully because you need the original fabric in tact so that you can use it as a template for the new fabric.








Now you can start painting! Grab your General Finishes paint and go to work!
I used a small foam paint brush and painted 2 coats. Let dry in between and then let it dry completely before glazing. 

With a chip brush LIGHTLY brush on the black glaze and wipe off with a rag. It will turn the limestone darker gray. Let that dry. Then go over lightly with the shimmer bronze glaze. Wipe off. Let that dry. Then go over with the antiquing white glaze and do the same. Let dry then it's time to work with the fabric! NOTE: The picture below only has limestone on it. I hadn't glazed yet.

Lay your new fabric on the floor and lay the old over it. Cut out around it.
  
Work with the seat first and do it exactly like the orginal fabric was laid on there. Take your staple gun. Start with one side. Fold the fabric under for edges and staple and other parts pull under the chair and staple.Make sure to pull it tight!

Now let's move on to the back. I decided to do the back a different fabric to make the very neutral chair pop. I searched everywhere for an amazing floral pattern but failed to find one. I liked how well the fabric that I did choose paired with the linen looking fabric. I also loved the light blue. I'm not super crazy about the birds but it will work! Now cut out the back! I had a little helper too!

I made my 2 year old hold up allof  the different fabrics so that I could decide which one to use. I love the first fabric but want to make pillows out of it and wanted more color.

I loved the little pop of farmhouse blue and my daughter loved the little birds so we choose this one. The good things is that since the back is on top of the other upholstery, you can easily change it! Fold all edges in and staple down creating a clean line.

See what I mean? I love how feminine it feels without being over the top. Don't tell anyone but my husband even sits in it. I think he may approve!

Now just add brass nailheads found at any fabric store. I placed them about an inch to inch and a half apart. 











You can check out also check out Stacy's project HERE and Evey's project HERE. They are the featured Host's of the contest! Be sure to check out all of the other contestants projects as well!

You can e-mail info@FabFurnitureFlippinContest.com to be a participant next time!

So what do you think of my fresh start makeover? I really love it!

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