April 5, 2011

parade of homes + lauren’s room!

I am excited to be part of the Parade of Homes from Poppies at Play today! I am Number 12~you can see all the participants here and Chris @ Just a Girl was right before me.
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My name is Melissa and here is my sweet family:
2010 family pic 2 We have lived in our current home for just over a year. You can see what it looked like when we first looked at it here.



Here are the areas we’ve tackled so far. (but look at what’s left! yikes…)
Upper Level
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Basement:basement after plan_thumb1
And don’t even think my house always looks like this. Not even close. She’s all gussied up for pictures and they were fun to take when the projects were completed, but then it’s life back to normal clutter and chaos the way we like it. :)


 


And we just completed my oldest daughter’s room! I’ll give more details later, but here are some pics:  april 2011 074 1april 2011 104 1april 2011 116 1
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Our next project: the kitchen! stay tuned if you dare…
That’s all for today, but tomorrow the tour continues at Infarrantly Creative, no. 13!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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28 comments:

  1. Oh my!  I found a pic of your daughter's room on Pinterest.  The quilt is very similar to one my grandma made for me for my HS graduation (1987).  I have it on our guest room bed.  I've tried to use some someone bright decor in the room as well.  So glad to see someone else has such a colorful quilt and is not afraid to use it!  Also, I love the quote and am thinking of using it for my daughter's room.  Time to replace some of her babyish decor since she is 7 1/2 now.

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  2. Oh my!  I found a pic of your daughter's room on Pinterest.  The quilt is very similar to one my grandma made for me for my HS graduation (1987).  I have it on our guest room bed.  I've tried to use some someone bright decor in the room as well.  So glad to see someone else has such a colorful quilt and is not afraid to use it!  Also, I love the quote and am thinking of using it for my daughter's room.  Time to replace some of her babyish decor since she is 7 1/2 now.

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  3. I love your daughter's new room!!! It is so grown up yet still has a touch of child to it! Just beautiful!!! I have to ask where you got the red and white polka dot mat for the picture frame? I need one so badly and can't seem to find one.

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  4. I love your daughter's new room!!! It is so grown up yet still has a touch of child to it! Just beautiful!!! I have to ask where you got the red and white polka dot mat for the picture frame? I need one so badly and can't seem to find one.

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  5. AH! I LOVE LOVE LOVE you little girls room!!! Good WORK! I am scared of bright colors but this shows me it can be done, and done well!

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  6. LOVE your daughter's room! I'm searching ideas for our guest room....please post how you did the headboard!! And I really like the "can't/can" quote; that would be great for my 4 year old son!

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  7. Kaleysmithbarcomb1/16/14, 11:39 PM

    hi there,
    beautiful room. WHERe can ifind that print???

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  8. lovelove the colors in your older daughters room! you seriously nailed it! love the quilt your gram made. its beautiful. what a treasure. AND i completely envy your play room.

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  9. I KNEW you were mormon! i was curious if you were, and after i commented, i clicked on your "faith" button and you are! even though i haven't searched your blog extensively or seen any of the major mormon indicators (CTR signs, "Familes are Forever!" signs, pics of Christ in your home- I'm sure you have them, i just haven't seen them in what i've looked at this morning) i FELT like you were by the way you talk about your family. what a great example you are! (and talented too!)

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  10. Ginger Parker1/17/14, 9:34 AM

    You have a beautiful home. So many beautiful rooms. Interestingly enough, just yesterday I was on a site called inspirationfordecoration.blogspot.com, and your bathroom was on her site, so I added it to my pin board on pinterest.com because I love it! :-)

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  11. You have a wonderful home and I love that you showed your children "living" in it, lol. Your daughter's room is gorgeous:)

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  12. I'm a follower from a ways back, but didn't realize how far you've come with your home. I checked out the "before" and all I can say is "WOW!" You've have done it up right. Can't wait to see the kitchen when you're done.

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  13. Inmyownstyle1/18/14, 9:49 AM

    Hi Melissa-

    You have created such a bright and cheery home in the past year. I do not know how you find the time as a busy mom of 5. Your daughter's room is coming along nicely - she must be loving it. Looking forward to seeing your kitchen.

    My best- Diane
    http://inmyownstyle.com

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  14. Jenny@Evolution of Style1/18/14, 9:50 AM

    Your daughter's bedroom turned out beautifully!! I love the color palette you chose and how bright and fresh it looks. She must love it. I also have to say that your family photo is just too cute for words. What a beautiful bunch you have. :-)

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  15. Thanks for sharing your family and your home with all of us. I love the fact that you kept it real in the living room. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  16. Oh wow! I am absolutely sooo jealous! Lovely lovely home.

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  17. Courtney Mac1/18/14, 10:00 AM

    Got a question: how the heck do you keep your lovely blue sofa clean w/five kiddos??

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  18. I had so much fun "visiting" you're beautiful home. My fav are the vibrant colors in your little girl's room!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  19. Where did you get that beautiful blue couch? I've been searching!

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  20. melissa*320 sycamore1/18/14, 10:00 AM

    We scotchguarded it so everything has mostly wiped off, but it's more of the
    "quiet" room~no tv in there, etc. so we don't eat in there and that helps
    alot.

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  21. melissa*320 sycamore1/18/14, 10:00 AM

    see here:
    http://granvillehouse.blogspot.com/2010/11/living-room-before-and-after.html

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  22. melissa*320 sycamore1/18/14, 10:00 AM

    I actually prefer it that way to keep the bones neutral so I can change out
    the curtains, pillows, accessories, etc. without spending a lot of time and
    money...

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  23. jennifer griffith1/18/14, 10:58 AM

    love it all! I noticed that your living room walls and carpet are similar colors. I am about to do that in our bedroom, but I'm afraid of it all looking like one color (tan.) it looks great in your picture, but how is it in real life having the walls and floor (basically) all the same color?

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  24. I love that saying that is framed...... I may have to steal that! Hope you don't mind. Your house is gorgeous, btw.

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  25. WHERE did you get the quilt?? My sister-in-law is using your daughter's room for inspiration. She wants that quilt so badly!

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    1. My great grandmother made it...

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  26. Pinned for inspiration as my daughter and I redo her room this summer. She loves bright colors too.

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  27. Melissa - Love your daughter's room! What color blue did you use on the walls?

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