Today is a happy day, my friends! I’ve crossed off a BIG project from my list … well, technically two!
First, our entire house now has blinds! If you’re a homeowner, or if you’re thinking of becoming one, don’t forget to plan and budget for blinds! Through both a personal purchase and a partnership with Blinds.com Dominic and I have outfitted every single window. Woohoo! The majority of our windows have the Blinds.com 2” Faux Wood Blinds. They’re sturdy, chic and totally affordable. We installed our first blinds over a year ago and I’m still pleased with our purchase. That says a lot about me because I tend to have home decor purchase regret on occasion. Am I the only one? I think it has a lot to do with my battle with contentment :/
The final room we installed blinds in was Jemma’s room and that’s my other completed project – her room is finished and today you’re all getting a tour! And it is a lesson in contentment for sure since I didn’t go shopping to complete it – I simply gathered treasures we already had that fit her personality! And it worked! But, first, the sweetest story …
The day I wrapped up Jemma’s room with a few frames on the wall, she crawled into her bed for nap, called me over and said, “Mama, I just really love how you decorated my room. Thank you sooooo much!”
She knew I’d been working on little things on and off, but I hadn’t really voiced my efforts to her. On her own accord, she recognized the transformation and thanked me, from the bottom of her heart. This girl has genuine and heart felt thank you skills down pat!
Now, my almost 4 year old’s room! Her birthday is tomorrow and I’m just a puddle of emotions over it. Like every year.
I knew I wanted faux wood blinds in Jemma’s room, just like the rest of our house, but opted for a special version, the Bali 2” Faux Wood Blinds in Coconut (with a cordless lift!), yep, cordless! Rather than drawing them up with a cord, you simply lift and it retracts. Then, to pull down, you just give it a gentle tug with two hands. Easy!
Jemma’s room transformation came together without much expense. And I’m happy about that. Really! There’s nothing like turning a blank space into something special. And Jem definitely thinks her “pink and fancy gold” room is special. Here’s the rundown of her treasures …
- Bed /// A true vintage piece … it was mine growing up!
- Duvet cover /// STENKLÖVER, IKEA
- Curtains /// Urban Outfitters, last year
- Blinds /// c/o Blinds.com
- White Bookshelf /// thrifted + repainted, added gold polka dots from Designeee
- Cream bureau + dresser /// thrifted
- Princess dress collection /// my mama’s Etsy shop, Heart of Gold Princess
- Chalkboard platter /// DIY here
- Closet lace bunting /// leftover decor from my sister’s wedding
- I’ll Eat You Up I Love You So print /// Hobby Lobby
- Dollhouse /// Craigslist
- Collage wall …
- Guardian angel /// sewn by my mom 20+ years ago for my childhood room
- Esther 4:14 print /// gift from my bestie who now has an Etsy shop called Tangled Inspirations, glitter frame on clearance at Michaels
- Embroidery hoops /// thrifted and filled with random fabric scraps, the prettiest one from Little Long Love’s adoption fundraiser
- Whatever You Do print /// She Reads Truth
- Whatever Is Lovely print /// free printable from Danielle Burkleo’s blog, Take Heart
- Rocking chair /// the one my mama rocked me in
- Quilt /// handmade by a church friend for my Grammy’s 75th birthday
That about covers it! I like how it turned out, not perfect, but what is? I had grand hopes of painting the walls white (so. tired. of. beige.), but painting just isn’t my thing.
What really matters – Jemma loves it. She goes to her room to play and imagine often. That dollhouse gets played with for hours – do you see the ponies starring down a sleeping Prince Charming? She is constantly changing in and out of her princess dresses too. I love that bureau because it’s just the perfect height for her. She also listens to music and audio books – her favorites being Swan Lake, the Nutcracker and another we can “Ocean music”. It’s the perfect little space for her!
And Captain America thinks it is perfect for him too :) It was virtually impossible to snap these few photos before he came flying in!
Blinds.com has two big specials going on this month that tie in perfectly with room transformations …
- For the month of October there are special savings as a part of the Blinds.com Safer For Kids Collection. Take a peek – lots to learn about ways to keep our little one’s rooms safer!
- There is also a Blinds.com Free Cordless Sale. Normally the cordless feature is an addition $40-$60 per window – not this month … FREE! Which means you could get your whole house cordless if you wanted for no extra cost!
And, they’ve generously offered a $100 gift card to one of you (to be used towards blinds, drapes … whatever you want)! You know the Rafflecopter drill …
Oh, and there is a bonus from Tangled Inspirations – any print the winner would like from the shop!
Don’t stop here – Blinds.com has a GRAND PRIZE going on this month too. A $2500 gift card is up for grabs! Enter here!
Blinds.com provided blinds for Jemma’s room and a few other rooms in our home. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own :)
I think the living room would appreciate some decent blinds. The picture window is enormous, so the blinds would be quite heavy… but I like the no-cord option you shared! I always worry about the kiddos tangling up with them!
My phrase/mantra is “It is what it is”. I’ve been looking all over for a pretty bracelet or necklace and just haven’t found what I’m looking for… perhaps a print would be the ticket!
That’s a good one! Because, really … it is what it is :)
Carrie M says
I’d need blinds in my master bedroom.
Carrie M says
“In God and Thee my joy shall be” (engraved inside our wedding rings)
Caitlin E says
The cat just ate a hole through the kitchen blinds, and I’d rather not be “those people” with the broken blinds for very long ;)
I would love to do the safe kids blinds in my boys rooms! We just moved into a new house so we have lots of random old mini blinds!
What?! Cordless! I need me some of those!!
Our bedroom needs a facelift. I’ve totally neglected that area since we moved in our house 2 years ago and have instead focused on the kid’s rooms.
We need black outs in our bedroom!
Would love a print with this verse… “For I know the plans I have for you, ‘Declare The Lord,’ plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”- Jeremiah 29:11
Meena R says
My dining room definitely needs some new blinds as well as the guest bedroom. Those are definitely starting to look old.
Meena R says
All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost. That’s one of my favorite quotes!
Now that our little one is mobile, cordless blinds have SERIOUSLY shot up our priority list!
(Accidentally submitted the previous comment without specifying that our living room is the highest priority right now)
As far as verses, we are still searching for a verse for our little one. Her name means wisdom, so that is the direction we are headed in. My favorite verse of all time is Phil 4:6-7!
Mary Happymommy says
Our family room could use a makeover.
our laundry room
Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good
Oh man, my kitchen could use some sweet blinds. I have odd sized old windows that I have neglected to properly outfit yet.
I LOVE the Tangled Inspirations print, I would get Zephaniah 3:17.
I just had to look up that verse … “The Lord your God is with you,the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” That’s one I’ve got to memorize! Good choice :)
I would love new blinds in the kitchen nook! Especially ones like in Jemma’s room without the cords. That would be awesome!
“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
I would love to get the quote “Who doesn’t love a brat with crud in her hair?” for my daughter’s bathroom. It is from her favorite movie, Wreck it Ralph. I know it would make her smile as I am combing through her wild, crazy curls. :)
Heather Dawn says
My living room could really use new blinds!
Amanda Sakovitz says
My bedroom needs a makeover
Amanda Sakovitz says
Live Life Fully!
Kim O'Hara says
*ALL* our rooms need new window coverings… except the one bathroom that doesn’t have any windows. Love the idea of the cordless feature!
Our nursery needs blinds soon!
I like the Soar on Wings Like Eagles – Isaiah 40:31
Thomas Murphy says
My living room needs a Blinds.com facelift