Thursday, October 03, 2019

Georgia's Big Girl Room!

Greetings friends!  I've been away for far too long from the blog, and some readers have started to complain/whine (:cough: Papa :cough:) so I thought I'd better pop on here and give you a much-anticipated update from Georgia's room.

The little girl turned three in June and she's basically grown now, she's so big she hardly fits on my lap anymore (she does still squeeze into my bed some nights)!  Anyway, it was high time for her to have a big girl bed since she was quickly outgrowing the crib turned toddler bed.

I spent a lot of time deciding what kind of bed to build for her room, but finally Michael and I settled on a platform farmhouse-style bed with storage drawers.  The plans are from Ana White.  We tweaked it a bit and made the drawers and headboard shorter.  I am so happy with how it turned out.


Papa did a fantastic job building it despite my efforts to redesign it every week and my micromanaging his construction process.  :)  My specialty!  Anyway, between the two of us we did succeed in building it just the way I wanted!  And Mama frantically painted it so we could assemble it in time for Georgia's birthday party.  Thanks everyone!  

There are three drawers on the opposite side of the bed, too, but we can't use them since it's pushed against the wall.  Maybe eventually she'll want her bed pulled away from the wall, we'll see.  The front drawers are full of extra blankets and grow-into clothes.  Finally, more storage for this tiny room!! :)

The bedding is from Pottery Barn.  Georgia was infatuated with rainbow striped things for about a minute, so I picked this charming quilt with the most adorable embroidery.  She has since moved on to being obsessed with horses and the color red, but oh well!  I added a few horse items to the room just recently to replace some of her baby-themed artwork.  I love the little touches that reflect her personality.

We exchanged her cherry dress for the turquoise dresser from the den when we replaced the furniture in there.  (We did get the loveseat finished to match the couch down there but, of course, I never updated the blog with those pictures! :-P  It's a proper hang-out space now with a TV and everything!)  Anyway, I digress... we put the turquoise dresser in her room which has a lot more drawers and space for display.  It's working great for her room, and it fits perfectly on the closet wall.

The horse artwork is from etsy and I made the little wreath from an embroidery hoop. :)  Georgia and I love to visit the horse aisle at Hobby Lobby, but so far I have restrained myself from buying any more horse wall decor!  

When we removed the crib, I decided it was time to switch out the big plush nursery glider for a smaller, more youthful chair option.  My mom had a sweet little tufted chair that needed to be reupholstered.  (It was actually my college dorm chair from freshman year that was formerly purple, pink and blue batik!)  We selected a duo of unicorn printed fabric to recover the chair.  I looked for a horse print but this one was too sweet and the colors were perfect for her room!  The border print is Michael Miller Unicorn Parade in mint and the allover print is called Unicorn Forest.  We used the border around the sides and bottom and the print for the rest of the chair.  I think it turned out so cute!!  Since it's only cotton quilt fabric, we're not expecting it to last forever, but neither will her love of unicorns (ahem, horses) so we can update the chair with the rest of the room and not worry about wasting some expensive upholstery fabric!

The little kitty wagon is something my dad built for her second birthday.  I saw a similar one online for storing books and I had to have it!!  Isn't it the cutest thing ever?  We have since built and painted an orange cat one for my niece and a brown bear one for my nephew!  

Her room has come a long way from her baby nursery design.  But here's a look back for fun:

And now:

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to come again soon and update you on the playroom and den office and all kind of seasonal decor.  But we'll just be cautiously optimistic and say we'll see you at Christmas.  I have yet to miss a Christmas on the blog! ;)

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

2018 Christmas Home Tour!

Season's Greetings Friends!  It's good to be back here on the blog.  I think of you often, and I miss hanging out here, but of course there isn't time for all the wonderful things I want to do. Hopefully I'll be around some more in the New Year, but for now, here is a little tour of my Christmas decor. :)  Enjoy!

I finally got the vintage sled I've been looking for.  And instead of putting it on the porch, where I'd never see it, I put it in the corner of the living room to enjoy every day!

My tree is decorated with lots of pom poms and unbreakables, since Georgia's favorite thing is to redecorate it.

My little snow sign is in the window this year and behind it you can see our first snowfall!  Over a foot of snow fell last weekend, it was a sight to behold!! We're still digging out from the blizzard! :)

Georgia's room has all the bottle brush trees and all the Nutcrackers! :)

I even added a bit of Christmas fun in our master bedroom.  It makes me happy every time I see it.

The playroom has some fun tinsel and colorful ornaments and a little flocked tree for Georgia!

The chalkboard got a Christmas phrase and some snowflakes.  I love it so much!

I made a little arrangement on the side table in the den with this cute galvanized tray I got at Walmart and some cinnamon pine cones. They smell amazing!

I spruced up my cotton wreath with some berry garland and a bow!

The mantel is a woodland theme this year with my straw deer and bottle brush animal ornaments.

Georgia helped me set up the camera for these night shots. They are my favorite.  Hope you are finding lots of time to spend with your loved ones, cuddling up and watching a Christmas movie or wrapping gifts together and drinking hot cocoa. It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Merry Christmas to all!

To see all our past Christmas decor, just click on the Christmas link!

Friday, September 14, 2018

A Playroom for Georgia

Hi  readers! It's time for my quarterly blog post. Hahahaha!  I have not totally given up blogging, I just can't seem to find time for it lately! :)  I promised you back in May that I would update you on the new playroom for Georgia.  Here I am to keep my promise.

Michael and I decided earlier this year to move our office to the den so that we would have a space farther from Georgia's bedroom where we could hang out after she went to bed.  It was so hard creeping around upstairs in the office when she was sleeping right next door!  Michael also wanted a bigger area for his VR gaming setup.  So after much discussion, we finally decided to move the office to the interior wall of the den.  We had to rearrange a little bit and I lost half of my sewing room, but gained a "roommate" downstairs!  We have been loving the new arrangement.  It's great to have us both in one space for his gaming and my projects.  Plus, we have the den side with the couches and TV so we can watch Netflix at night without worrying about how loud the volume is!  We call it "our studio apartment" like it's our adult hang out space.

Meanwhile, we converted the old office into a playroom for Georgia.  Hopefully in the not-to-distant future we can get rid of some of the toys and make the room into a guest room/reading room with the addition of a daybed.  But for now, it's host to Georgia's wonderland of toys.  Here's a look at the new space.

The back wall of the room features a chalkboard wall that I painted.  Everyone has such fun drawing when they come to visit.  Georgia enjoys the freedom to scribble and draw big circles (with supervision).  Michael and I doodle occasionally, too!

Under the window is Georgia's little kitchen.  You may recognize it from way back when Papa and I designed it for my niece, Abby.  Six years later, it's still a big hit!  The addition of a kid-size table and chairs from Pottery Barn Kids (the pink one was on clearance right after Christmas and I got a great deal!!) allows Georgia and friends to sample their culinary creations.  It also serves as baby doll doctor's office and art center, periodically. :)

And hark!  The return of the denim chair!  We needed an adult-sized place to sit in here and since the gray velvet chair had gone to live with my mom already, I asked for the denim chair back!  It's perfect for the playroom.  And the little cloud pillow came from Hobby Lobby.

Next to the kitchen is a toy organizer filled with all the kitchen essentials, plus random playsets and puzzles.  The wall art is from a chalkboard calendar that I had been saving for years.  Finally, the perfect spot to display!

On the short wall is Georgia's dollhouse.  This was built by my mom for me and my sister when we were kids.  It has been well-loved and has held up astonishingly well.  I just hope it survives the abuse of a toddler!  Georgia and I have had lots of fun playing with my old Barbie dolls.  I've been working on redecorating the dollhouse for this decade with spray paint, new furniture and accessories.  I can't wait to share all the updates with you once I'm finished.  (You know-- next quarter!)

Next to the closet of requirement (currently filled with office paraphernalia, board games, and miscellaneous extra toys) is the bookcase which is hosting toys and books of every genre.  And in the middle shelf, a supermarket! haha! 

As you can see, Georgia loves her new playroom.  We do, too, since we can just shut the door and all the toys magically disappear!  :)

Check back for more updates from the Horvath House.  I still have the big den/sewing room/office reveal.  Plus holiday season is approaching so hopefully I'll have time to share some seasonal updates with you,too! 

Happy Almost Fall Y'all!