Thursday, May 31, 2012

Model Home: Part 2

Thanks for all of your nice comments on Part 1! Now it is time for the basement and the second floor. I will start with the basement since I didn't do much there and it is not as exciting. :)
Craft Room
Since there are six bedrooms we decided to make one of them look like a craft room. I just kept it pretty simple.

The desk and chair are from Pier 1. The shelf is from Target and the bulletin board/maker board is from Walmart.

The other bedroom in the basement I tried to make it look like a teenage room. The paint colors in the home are pretty masculine, as you will see later, so I wanted to make this room look more girly. I found the bedding at Big Lots and thought it would work okay with the wall color. Then, I just went from there.

The dresser and nightstand are from Shopko. The lamp is from Target and the art I found at Michael's.
In the basement family room all I did was add a game table in this pretty window area. I found this at Shopko.

I think the plan is to later bring in a sofa the owner already has into the family room to complete it a little more.

Okay, now onto the second floor of the home.

Master Bedroom.
The master has green accent paint, as you can see in the right corner, so I tried to work with it as best as possible. The bed and nightstands were something the owner already had, so I had to work with that too. I found the bedding at Tuesday Morning and I felt like it tied everything together really well and also gave the room a little feminine touch. I found the fern pictures at and had them printed at a local print shop for cheap.

The dresser I found at Furniture Row. Then I added an inexpensive mirror from Ross and some simple lamps from Walmart.

Master Bathroom
I didn't need to do much here.

But, there is this cute little window seat in the walk-in closet, so I added a few coordinating pillows.

Guest Room
The bedding is from Kmart. The nightstands and wall art are from Fred Meyer. The lamps are from Walmart.

The Nursery
Again, we have the same green that is in the master, so I had to find crib bedding that would work with it. Luckily I found this cute Noah's Ark set at Shopko. The colors were perfect. You can't see it, but the art above the crib is a picture of a giraffe that I found on and the big one is one that I made that says, "you are getting very sleepy." It was inexpensive and colorful.

For the other side of the room I used the old inexpensive embroidery hoop trick. The crib and changing table I found at Walmart for $200 for the set!!

Game Room
There is a fabulous large room over the garage. It would be the perfect game/toy/movie/hangout room.

The sofa was one that the owner already had. I found the green poufs at Tuesday morning. The kids table is from Toys R Us. The plan is to put a T.V., and a fooseball table and air hockey table in this room and let the kids hang out here while the parents are touring the home.

Boy's Room
I had fun with this room. I gave it kind of a travel/airplane theme.

The furniture is from Kmart. The bedding is from Ross. For art, I got a map from Office Max for $7 and framed it. For the other art, again on I found these cool Yellowstone and Zion National Park posters. The letters are from  Michael's and the Lamp is from Target.

Well, that is pretty much it. I left out some bathrooms because they are pretty basic. For the budget and time frame I had to work with I am pleased with how it turned out. Hopefully it will make people want to move right in. This home is going to be in the Parade of Homes in September, and I am currently working on another gorgeous home for Guardian Homes that will be in the Parade of Homes too. I will have two homes in the Parade this year, so that is pretty exciting!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Model Home: Part 1

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind for me. Two and a half weeks ago, I was asked to design a model home that they needed done by Memorial Day weekend for a fun run they were hosting there. The home is located in the beautiful Hawks Landing subdivision here in Southeast Idaho. The builder is Phelps Homes and they do amazing work. It is a 6 bedroom 3 1/2 bathroom home. I am going to post the main level first and then I will get the the upstairs and the basement another day. I forgot to take a picture of the exterior, so I will have to post that another day, but here is the beautiful entry as you walk in the front door.

I was not involved in the finish or paint selection process. I don't know the names of the paint colors, and actually neither does the builder. He said they were sort of a mix they made out of some left over paint they had.
They wanted a bench for people to use to take their shoes off before walking through the home. I found that at TJ Maxx and the rug is from Target. The clock is from Walmart. We were working on a pretty tight budget, so I had to do a lot of shopping around to find the best items for the best price. I am really pleased with how it turned out though.

The office is on the left of the entry.

This will actually be their sales person's office. The desk is from Office Max. I did not purchase the chairs. They were already owned by the developer, so I don't know where they came from. The art is from Tuesday Morning.

The dining area.

I love this table and chair set. Sorry, it is kind of hard to see. When I took these pictures it was right in the middle of the day, so the lighting was horrible. But it is from Sam's Club and here is the link. We purchased our table and chair set from Sam's too. Who would have thought they would have such great furniture.

The buffet table is from Downeast Home. The fabulous mirror is from TJ Maxx. The Lamps are from Lowes and the shades I found at Hancock Fabric.

Living Area

The loveseat is from Furniture Row. The clock is from Lowes ( great price too, by the way: $49.99). The lamp is from Target.  The big empty spot in the built-in is where a T.V. will go, in case you were wondering.

Those fabulous chairs are from Pier 1. I absolutely love them! They make the room. The art above the fireplace is also a favorite of mine. It is from Fred Meyer.

Isn't this a great kitchen?!! I love the size.

I didn't have to do much here. I made the simple window valance. The decorations above the hood are from Pier 1. That big empty spot next to the wall ovens is where the refridgerator will go.

Stay tuned for the rest of the house later...

Monday, May 7, 2012

I finally finished a project!

I have been pretty lame lately in the whole house project department. I have started a few projects over the last couple weeks but haven't finished any of them until now! I made my pillow for my bed this weekend. I am very proud of myself too. I used cording for the first time and I am pleased with how it turned out.

Just don't look too closely. It is definitely not perfect. I LOVE it in my room though!

I feel like my bedroom is finally starting to come together a little. It's fun!