Mini Makeover: The Boys Cottage Bathroom

I know I’ve committed to the One Room Challenge for the next 5 weeks, but there is another little space that I have slowly been putting together, and that is the Boys Cottage Bathroom. It’s just a 2 piece powder room, but we really haven’t touched it since moving the boys upstairs almost 2 years ago.…

A Place to Play {a toy shelf for Finley}

When I was a kid I needed the great outdoors, a bed sheet to wear as a skirt, a few baskets to fill with who knows what- and I was busy for hours playing little house on the prairie, safari- or my favorite of all, secret garden. Many times as a mama, I want to…

Flowers for a Little Girl’s Room

When I spotted this painting at a thrift shop, it just spoke to me. I loved the sweet little round blooms, and the short stubby pot. I decided to put it up in my daughter’s room, and I love it there. Year round flowers for a little girl’s room sound about perfect to me. garden…

Vlog: The Story Behind the Boys Cottage Bunk Room

I’m pretty excited today guys, because all of my girlhood dreams of hosting my own home show are being realized… kind of. I had so much fun putting together a vlog {video+blog} sharing the story behind our Boys Cottage Bunk Room Makeover. I got to play host, and have fun shooting with my hubby. This is…

One Room Challenge: Boys Cottage Bunk Room Reveal!

Hi Guys! I hope you are having a glorious week. Today marks the end of the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda of Calling it Home, which means it’s time for me to share the big reveal of the boys’ Cottage Bunk Room.   You can follow our House Journey on my Instagram( @thismamasdance)  with a…

One Room Challenge Week 4: White Wash, White Wash

If you are new here from the ORC, welcome! My name is Ashlea. I like to thrift, paint, build, write, and share the process with my lovely readers. Our home is a mix of coastal meets cottage with a dash of farmhouse sprinkled in. Beware, I plank everything. My husband and I have embarked on a…

One Room Challenge Week 3: Reading Corner

Alrighty guys, it’s update day! If you would like to follow The Boys Cottage Bunk Room project from the beginning you can catch week 1 and week 2 here. I really am not the type to try and complete a room from start to finish in a set period of time, but it’s really fun so far!…

One Room Challenge Week 1: Boys Cottage Bunk Room

I’ve decided to join the One Room Challenge, hosted by Linda, of Calling It Home. It features 20 designers, and their 6 week journey of completely making over the space of their choice. I will be joining in as a guest participant, and sharing the progress I’ve made in my room of choice here on…

A Boxwood Wreath and Memory Stones

Are you sick of seeing this dresser yet? Today it will have it’s final moment in the spotlight… at least until I show a full tour of Fin’s room- which will probably not be for some time! I first shared this dresser here, and then I restyled it to give it a more coastal cottage vibe…

Pistachio Delight Dresser Restyled

I really enjoy snapping photos, and I have a lot of fun styling furniture makeovers. I wish I had more time to tackle more pieces, and can’t wait for spring and the resurgence of the outdoor workshop. I recently shared this dresser  that I re-finished for my daughter’s room using Country Chic Chalk paint. This…

Pistachio Delight Chalk Paint Dresser

I started on this little dresser a few months ago, and it took me as long to decide what type of details I wanted to add to the drawer fronts. I was of course inspired by Miss Mustard Seed, and had originally planned to add swirly leaf petals. However after drawing out the design in…

A New Sign in the Boys Room

I am happy to say I had a wonderful time in Texas! I went down to spend some time with my sister before her wedding at the end of June. I also got to stay at my mom’s house, and we had such a good time together. I loved being there with my mom and…

La La Lockers

My husband is awesome. For more reasons then one. One of those reasons though, has to do with some sweet lockers he scored at a college sale. They aren’t vintage, or antique… but when I am finished with them they will be perfect! I plan to use them for storage in the boys room. It’s…

A Home for the Snowshoes

So do you remember the snow shoes I showed you a while back when I shared the story of the friendship quilt that made me cry? Well I think I have found a home for them 🙂 I am going to start at the top of our beautiful white oak stairs {props to my husby…

Land of Nod Inspired Bunks

I am excited to share our DIY bunk beds today! We built these for our 2 boys, and they just love them! We used these plans from Ana-White, and they were super simple to follow.  We were able to build these for virtually nothing, because we used scrap wood leftover from our build. We had to…

Room to Grow {pink+white}

Often times in decorating our home, I’m mindful of not leaning “too feminine” in my choices… I am after all surrounded by boys! There is lots of blue in our house, which works, because it is one of my favorite colors 😉 But for Finley’s room I wanted it to be sweet and soft, while still being…

Tickety Boo

You know the saying “Everything is moving along Tickety Boo” ? At least I think that’s a saying… I would love if I could move everything along at “Bippity Boppity Boo.” Where is my fairy godmother? But alas, things only move along when you put in the work. Sometimes the finished product seems SO FAR…

Boys Bath Inspiration Board

The boys half bath is coming along nicely. We are nearly ready for paint… and then that means flooring, fixtures and lights! I thought I would put together a mood board to show you what I am planning for that space. I already have their vanity, lighting and floor tile. I still need to choose…