Thursday, May 26, 2016

Kaitlyn'sTribal/Arrow Room Makeover

A very special thanks to Benjamin Moore for providing the paint for this post!  All opinions are my own & 100% honest.

When we first moved into our home our girls shared a room & we set the extra room up as a playroom..  They both still play, but being 2 years apart their play time is a bit different. Sometimes they play together, but they both like their own space.

Benjamin Moore Paint

The girls room was done in their favorite colors - pink & purple with a ballerina theme.  And, while they both still dance, they've moved onto to more big girl themes.  The purple is a lavender color from Benjamin Moore.  The playroom was done in a yellowish color when we first moved in. 


I didn't think we'd be splitting the rooms up so early.  But, the girls wanted to on their own rooms.  It gave me the perfect opportunity to set out to do a more personalized room for each of them.

I gave them the freedom to choose color palette and what they'd like to have as a theme if they wanted one.  My Katie loves arrows/tribal.  Her favorite color is not the color she choose for her room which kinda shocked me.  She choose a teal & grey color palette.  I added the coral & happy I did!


We went with a color that Benjamin Moore supplied us with called Slate CW-700 Natura Eggshell. I absolutely love how it looks on the walls, and the way the white trim pops off the color.  Such a gorgeous fresh color.  


We also used the slate on her furniture.  While I love the color, I knew we needed to darken it up so the room wouldn't be one big room of the same color.  I added a bit of Benjamin Moore Slate and Mopboard black together to create just a bit of a darker color.



I started on her desk/vanity set.  Using the custom mix to spray the set.  More about the set in a blog post soon.  This set was left out on the side of a dumpster along with a cute little bench!  So blessed to have friends to call us when things like this are left for the garbage :)


I used Benjamin Moore Teal Tone as the accent color.  This is such a beautiful turquoise color, and both Katie & I absolutely loved it.

Tribal Makeover

I added the mirror to the desk/vanity set since it didn't have one.  I know my girl & I know she really wanted a mirror.  She choose the fabric to cover her chair, and a little bench.  I think she did a darn good job in picking it.  It is something I certainly would have picked for myself.

Fern Avenue blog

Moving on we used the Teal Tone on her dresser & did a reverse stencil in the Slate.  I will post more about this dresser in another post soon as well.

Arrow Handles

All those who wander are not lost

One of the things that I really wanted for her room was a headboard.  A few years ago I found a set of twin head & foot boards at Habitat.  They are pretty amazing, but just don't fit this room.  So I set out and did what I do... I built her one out of scraps I had laying around.


That there is pieces from an old table & some posts that I was going to use last summer to build a table.  They've been staring at me in our basement for over a year...  Now they had a job!

On Fern Avenue Headboard

My girl is a reader.  You can find her in her room reading before bed, when she wakes up in the morning or if she gets herself sent to her room for you know talking back.  I wanted to give her some bookshelves for her to put her books and other tchotchkes.

I found these guys at Habitat.  They are bookcases that go on top of filing cabinets that I will be using in my office.  Perfect fit!
Again using the custom mix darker grey.  I then added some teal tone glaze that I made up.

Bookshelf makeover

I just love how the teal pops out of the crevices...  Such a beautiful combination.

Besides doing some wall accessories and decor items, all of her furniture was ready to go.  I sat out to paint her room in the Slate, which only took me a day to do. 

Bye bye yellowish walls...

 The last thing I need to add is a new light fixture, but haven't found one I think works in the room yet.


Once the walls were done, the next day we moved all of her new stuff in & set up her room.  I even had small hands to help!


We had picked out a different comforter, & none of us really liked it.  The next day I had run some errands, returned the other comforter.  I was in Home Goods, and spotted the perfect comforter.  The best part was it tied into our color palette perfectly.  It was going to be a surprise to Katie since she hadn't seen it yet.  

Room makeover using arrows

Here she is walking into her room once I had her new comforter & a few additional decor items.  I love this sweet video of her. 


video

I love this room.  I love the colors.  I love the comfort it brings when you walk in.  It's a perfect reflection of my Katie.


Room makeover with arrows


She loves collecting K's.  I love that she looks for them every single time we go to any store with home decor.  Looking for ones that are different.

Tribal and Arrows



Thank you to Benjamin Moore for providing the paint to create such an amazing space for my girl.

Stay tuned for future blog posts about the furniture pieces I repurposed for Katie's room.  Wait until you see what that dresser once looked like!!

On Fern Avenue blog


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Country Living Fair - Rhinebeck, NY - Ticket Giveaway


It's that time again...


You know all about the Country Living Fair, right!?!  Well if not let me take on a little stroll down a place I love to visit each year as it comes to the Hudson Valley, Rhinebeck, NY.


Each year Country Living Magazine travels to different cities and Rhinebeck happens to be one of the lucky ones to have them.  The visit brings a place where talented vendors bring their goods to sell, amazing food, presenters taking to the stage to demonstrate their product, and where friends gather to enjoy all there is to enjoy.


This was last year with Cari from RePurpose & my awesome, sweet friend Evey, who will be presenting on stage Sunday at 3 pm. This year we will miss seeing Cari's smiling face!  


Evey, Cari, & Lynn

I've wandered for hours just getting lost on the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in the depths of amazing finds... from beautiful repurposed furniture..




....to fun smalls...




Onto watching your favorite presenter on stage...





Not leaving until you share yummy ice cream with dear friends reminiscing over the days finds..



It's truly a fun day out, and I'd love to give tickets to you to enjoy for not just a day but the weekend if you so choose.




COUNTRY LIVING FAIR RETURNS TO RHINEBECK, NEW YORK JUNE 3-5

“The Fabulous Beekman Boys” Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell to Demo “Cooking Candied Fennel and Fried Lemons” on Saturday, June 4, at 12 p.m., and Sign Copies of Their Book Beekman 1802 Style at 1 p.m.
Style Expert Matthew Mead to Share Tips on Restyling and Upcycling Your Home with Paint on Saturday, June 4, at 1 p.m.,  and Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m., and Sign Copies of His Book Matthew Mead’s Backyard Style: Hundreds of Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Spaces on Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m.


WHAT:          The Country Living Fair brings the magazine’s content to life and gives readers access to a unique shopping experience featuring more than 200 vendors from 25 states, including antiques sellers, food purveyors, artists, furniture makers, crafters, and more. Guests will also have access to cooking, crafting, and DIY demonstrations, will be able to sample locally sourced, artisanal food, and can shop the Country Living General Store.

WHEN:             June 3, 4, 5
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gates open for Early Bird ticket holders at 8:30 a.m. Friday & Saturday.

WHERE:          Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

WHO:                       Meet the Country Living editors, as well as special guests, including:  

Nancy Fuller, TV personality & author of Farmhouse Rules
Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” and authors of Beekman 1802 Style
Mary Randolph Carter, Country Living Contributing Editor
Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, HGTV.com & CountryLiving.com writer and contributor
Joanne Palmisano, award-winning interior designer & regular DIY Network contributor
Matthew Mead, style expert & author of several books
Corinne Trang, chef, wellness coach & author of Essentials of Asian Cuisine
Susan Belsinger, author of The Culinary Herbal

**Photo opportunities include:

FRIDAY, JUNE 3
11:00 a.m.: Main Stage: Joanne Palmisano, contributing DIY NETWORK designer and stylist will share before and after transformations using vintage and salvaged materials followed by a signing for her book Salvage Secrets Design and D├ęcor. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
11:00 a.m.: Kitchen Stage: Corinne Trang, chef, wellness coach & author of Essentials of Asian Cuisine will discuss health and wellness prevention using other salts like miso and soy and demo an exciting salad with an Asian-twist.
1:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Susan Belsinger, author of The Culinary Herbal, will discuss capturing the essence of culinary herbs, followed by a signing for her book The Culinary Herbal: Growing & Preserving 97 Flavorful Herbs. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
12:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of “The Fabulous Beekman Boys” will be doing a cooking demo of candied fennel and fried lemons followed by a signing of their book Beekman 1802 Style. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
1:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Matthew Mead, style expert & author of several books will share how to restyle and upcycle your home with paint followed by a signing for his book Matthew Mead’s Backyard Style: Hundreds of Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Spaces. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
3:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Mary Randolph Carter, Country Living Contributing Editor, will share tips for saving space followed by a signing for her book Never Stop to Think…Do I Have a Place for This?. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
3:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Nancy Fuller, TV personality & author of Farmhouse Rules, will be doing a cooking demo on how to make orzo salad with spring peas followed by a signing for her cookbook Farmhouse Rules. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5
12:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Nancy Fuller, TV personality & author of Farmhouse Rules, will be doing a cooking demo on almond after-dinner bars followed a signing for her cookbook Farmhouse Rules. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
2:00 p.m.: Main Stage: Matthew Mead, style expert & author of several books will share how to restyle and upcycle your home with paint followed by a signing for his book Matthew Mead’s Backyard Style: Hundreds of Fresh Ideas for Outdoor Spaces. Books will also be available for purchase onsite.
2:00 p.m.: Kitchen Stage: Melissa Caughey of Tilly’s Nest, HGTV.com & CountryLiving.com writer and contributor, will demo tablescaping with succulents followed by a signing for her book A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens. Books will be available for purchase on site.

TICKETS:      One-day admission is $13 in advance and $16 at the door; three-day weekend passes are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door;
An Early Bird three-day weekend pass is available for $40 and grants early admission at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday;
Free admission for children ages 16 and under.
The Fair is held rain or shine and parking is free and plentiful.

You can follow along & interact with Country Living via Social Media -
Country Living on Facebook: facebook.com/countryliving
Country Living on Twitter: twitter.com/countryliving
Country Living on Pinterest: pinterest.com/countryliving
Country Living on Instagram: instagram.com/countrylivingmag

I hope you will join me in visiting the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY June 3 - 5, 2016. For t
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