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(semi) Ikea hack

So over the last 6-7 months we've been chipping away at the kids room. We know at one point we're going to have 3 kids in one room. Right now it's just Dex however, soon Ever will join him and occasionally Lyla. The forever other half has been working hard on completely a fort/bed system in there room.

We live pretty minimal but opted for some Ikea items for toy storage. When we first moved our to LA we bought a few units including the Stuva storage bench and the new Vissla bench pad that they have. Love the triangles buuuut I'm not a fan of color (big shocker right). So what's one to do? Spend some time taping off the triangles and painting them black.

Now this was a tad bit time consuming but I love the outcome. To do this I simply took painters tape and taped off every other triangle on each row skipping a row in between. You have to skip triangles because, as you can see, the tape will cover up other triangles. Once the taped off triangles were dry I'd rip the tape off and tape more, doing it until it was all covered. Dexter did convince me to keep a few green triangles.


newborn faces

I started this project with Dex and am soo happy to continue it with Ever.


how to: faux grey barn wood

So in order to make our home more storage savvy we're constantly switching out our furniture for pieces that fit our needs better. Our (semi)latest project was buying 2 Ikea Rast dressers and "hacking" them to work with our space. Honestly, for a price of $35 per dresser you can't go wrong.

So to make them fit our home the plain pine (which is beautiful in it's own) needed to go. We both are in love with that worn rustic beauty of things and knew we wanted to bring that out in this wood. We got our hammers, screws and stain out and got to work.


Baby Ever

Welcome Baby Bat from Ryan Pavlovich on Vimeo.

My husband surprised me by making this video of all our friends and family's guesses of Baby Bat. After she arrived we sat together in the hospital bed with her in our arms and watched it together. I think I cried through the entire thing. He is wonderful, how I managed to find someone so amazing is beyond me. We simply added a thank you to all our friends in family at the end. I must admit I watch it over and over.


baby bat.

As we get ready for mini human #3, which now has the nickname of Baby Bat, I decided that Baby Bat needs to have a friend that will fit him or her. So I got to work.

See more photos and the process after the jump.



Can't begin to describe how excited I am to announce that come mid-January of 2015 we will be adding another mini human to our family.

See more photos after the jump