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Make room for baby…!

As if the finishing details of our home were not enough to focus my full time attention to, we now have an entire room remodel to take on. A baby room. That’s right we are expecting a baby in March. We are over the moon excited and feel so blessed. Naturally, one of the nesting activities that excites me the most about this new addition is…the nursery.

We decided to keep the theme gender neutral. No we are not waiting to find out the sex, we have an appointment in a couple weeks for that. We just want to keep a neutral theme and palette so we can transition another baby into the room in the next pregnancy. Since we would ideally like to have siblings close together, I see no reason to spend money all over again when another baby comes along.

Ok, let’s get to the good stuff. Check out my ideas below…

This classic Jenny Lind crib is what we decided to go with. I love this because the style is so classic, has been around FOREVER, and will never go out of style. Plus, there was a screaming deal at our local store here. I love supporting local small business and was so excited when we discovered my favorite crib design of all time was available. Plus, this style is sustainable, lead free, and non toxic. Check out the manufacturer here. Can it get any better?

Here is the crib set I chose. Serena and Lily Rory pattern. I had been eyeing this set even before I was pregnant. Then, it was marked down to clearance to make way for new inventory, and I knew it had to be mine.

We have a family heirloom rocking chair (which I cannot wait to show you a snap shot of…it’s beautiful). Since it’s not a glider, I will need something to rest my feet on. I love this Moroccan pouf from Serena and Lily. Though, the price tag is a bit steep. I know John Derian sells one as well here. Does anyone know where else these are available for a better price? I do have to say that I would spend a pretty penny on this investment pice, as it would transition to any room in the home post baby.


This is the current color of the walls in the room, Devine’s Muslin. I love the way it looks and I will keep it as I think it’s the perfect neutral base.


For the walls….either of the sweet decals.




This one above is fabric vs vinyl. Does anyone have experience with either one? I am curious as I have never attempted wall decals before. Let me know if you have any advice.




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Before and After – Bungalow Dining Room

Happy Friday everyone! We’re back with another before and after of my Sellwood Bungalow! Today, we’re featuring the dining room, while not as drastic a transformation as the kitchen, its one of the key areas of our home and includes several of my favorite things in our home. 

So, let’s start with what we were working with when we moved in. Beautiful yellow/dirt covered walls, dirty brown floor, old window AC unit and busted old windows. What a joy to be a home owner! 

Dining Room on move in day.

 Now let’s see what we have today. 

Dining Room today + cute doggie Cash

Dining table + console

Windows and art wall + more Cash

Not a ton of structural changes in this room, mainly paint changes, and refinishing of the floor. The major structural addition was of pillars to separate the dining room and the living room,  but I’ll discuss those when we feature the changes to my living room next week. The paint is Devine Truffle, from Miller Paint. We repainted the ceiling and trim white, as it was previously a cream color/dirty. The light fixture is from Restoration Hardware, but has since been discontinued. Table is from Sus (THANK YOU!) and was purchased at World Market. I believe its the Lugano Table and benches. Sideboard was a Craigslist purchase. It’s a vintage Henredon dresser. Drapery panels from Ikea, they are the Aina. Curtain rods are West Elm.  Almost all of the accessories on the sideboard are from HomeGoods (our favorite), including white bowl, chinoiserie vases, and the horse head (Hi Wilbur!).  Mirror over the sideboard is from a yard sale. Artwork on the window wall, is a vintage print I bought at a neighborhood consignment store, and the Sharon Montrose pheasant prints featured here

Finally, the dining room wall holds two pictures that are very special to me (on the left in the top picture). When we moved into the house, my parents gave me two prints that had previously hung in their home and prior to that, hung in my Grandmother’s home in South Carolina. My Grandmother and I have a special bond because I was born on her birthday and was named for her. She was Gwendolyn and I am just Lyn. Since she passed away several years ago, it makes me feel good to have a part of her in my home, knowing that she is looking down on me and (hopefully) proud of where her pictures are and who I am. They even have stickers on the back from the framing shop where they were originally framed in Columbia, South Carolina. Finally, unintentionally all the colors in these pictures are those that decorate our house. When we finally hung these, they brought the whole house together. Just perfect! 

Grandma's bird prints

The finishing touch on this room and the adjoining living room are going to be matching roman shades on the windows on the sideboard wall. I can’t wait to show them to you! 

Hope you guys all have a great weekend! 



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