Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

When we were looking at locations to renovate a home this summer there were several “qualifications”.

What we needed:

  1. Somewhere easy to fly in and out of
  2. It had to be affordable to fly there as well
  3. It had to have a great real estate market
  4. It had to have an affordable real estate market
  5. There had to be several tradesman available to work

What we WANTED:

  1. We wanted somewhere that had several options for outdoor recreation as we wanted to play outside A LOT!
  2. There also had to be a variety of other family friendly activity options.
  3. The activities needed to be affordable and nearly free, as we knew we were going to be doing  A LOT of them
  4. The accommodations had to be affordable and close to where we were renovating the house.
  5. We ideally wanted to be close to a big city where we could explore and experience.
Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

After months and months of researching real estate markets and different locations, we finally decided on San Antonio, TX. I’ll be honest, one of the biggest factors that swayed us was that we knew the market really well there. We had actually lived in San Antonio a few years ago and the area was pretty familiar to us. We felt comfortable purchasing a home in the area and were quite confident in our contacts there. We found a great investment realtor who was able to really help us with numbers and the reality of the situation. As far as the real estate aspect went, San Antonio was a no brainer. But when it came to the family and travel aspect of what we were doing… San Antonio ranked VERY high on the list and we pulled the trigger!

There are so many fun things for families in downtown San Antonio, Texas. One of our favorites is OBVIOUSLY the RIVERWALK!! The riverwalk in downtown has SO much to offer and we just LOVE exploring it!! Ernie Pyle described the River Walk as “The American Venice” and for our family… it’s probably as close as we are gonna get to Venice for a while! Lol.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Our next favorite family friendly activity is going to our FAVORITE restaurant on the River walk... The county Line BBQ!!! Yum, yum and more yum!!! You guys… this THE BEST BBQ you will have in a long time!!! The brisket is to DIE for, the potato salad is my ABSOLUTE favorite and the sauce you guys… oh heavens the BBQ sauce!! Yummy!!!!

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

 

Next up is DOWNTOWN SAN ANTONIO. You guys… a day spent just walking around enjoying the atmosphere and people watching is entertaining in and of itself!! But, when you have kiddos.. it’s always more fun to participate in the activities!! And let me tell you… there are TONS!!! Seriously from the Ripley’s “Believe it Or Not” to the mirror maze and then onto the Tomb Rider… this downtown has something for everyone! After you have enjoyed all the family fun… grab some icecream and head over to the Alamo.. it’s a VERY interesting attraction and you CAN’T go to San Antonio without seeing it!!

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

 

 

 

 

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When designing my athletic, football-loving 11-year-old son’s bedroom, I wanted it to reflect his active personality while still looking clean, modern, and not too childish. Since kids grow up so fast and their interests change, I wanted to make sure that the decor could easily evolve with his hobbies.

I started by painting the room in a fresh neutral color, choosing a custom dark grey that matches my son’s comforter from Pottery Barn Kids. Next came the thick white stripe to accent the walls, bordered by two thinner black stripes. Not only do the stripes give the room a sporty vibe, they provide a great background to make wall art pop.

Now, I’m going to be honest; these stripes took me FOREVER to paint! But I think it was well worth it. First, I started with the wide, 18-inch stripe painted in Polar Bear White by Behr. The key to keeping the painted lines looking clean is to make sure that they’re perfectly straight, so one of my tricks is to use a board.

I placed a 5 ft board on the floor and against the base of the wall so that the top of it marked the the top of the stripe. I penciled in a line every 8 inches or so to make sure that the tape would stay level when I applied it to the wall. Afterward, I had my husband cut the board 14” inches shorter so I could mark the bottom line of the stripe, repeating the same process.

My other “secret weapon” to make crisp lines is to use caulk, which, in my opinion, is the best way to do this. I used thick green frog tape to mark my lines, smoothing it on the wall so that there were no gaps or bubbles (remember this especially for textured walls), and traced the edges of the tape with a calk gun.

Be careful not too much caulk, as the line applied should only be the width of a string of yarn. Using more than that could result in the excess sticking to the tape as you pull it off the wall, ripping the paint off with it.

Next, I pressed the caulk with a damp cloth, which helped it sink into all the little crevices, then I let it sit for about a half hour. I peeled the frog tape when the caulk was almost dry – if you let it dry completely, the tape will adhere to the wall and ruin your beautiful new paint job!

After I had painted the wide white stripe on all walls across the room, I took off the tape, making sure that all the caulk and paint were dry and the lines looked straight. Once I knew that my lines were PERFECT, I placed a strip of thick green frog tape evenly along the top and bottom of the white stripe. The plan was to paint the black border stripes along the outside edges of the white stripe (as opposed to above and below the white stripe, directly onto the grey wall).

Once I had my strip of tape in place, I marked the top and bottom of each – these marked the thickness for my black stripes. Next, I peeled off both pieces of tape and placed new strips above and below the marked lines I had just made (that way, I’d be able to paint black in the space between). That’s how I knew exactly where my stripes were suppose to be placed and that the lines would be clean.

I proceeded to caulk all edges along the tape, as I did before. After the caulk was set, I painted the black stripes with Tricorn Black by Behr. When the paint was almost dry, I took the tape off and finished by doing minor touch-ups. Voila! My beautiful, three-lined stripe was complete!

All this prep and careful painting resulted in over 10 hours of work. Luckily, the end product made it all worth it! These striped accent walls look extra sporty and add interest to the room. I love how the white stripe pops against the grey wall, while also picking up the white paint that’s elsewhere in the room. The baseboards and barn door are all colored with Ultra Pure White by Behr in a semi gloss to make the trim pop.

After the walls were dry, I wanted to make sure that the room’s finishing touches were perfectly personalized for my son. I ordered some vinyl football decals from Sweetums Signatures, which look especially bold against the background of the white and black stripe, then hung some canvas prints of him playing his favorite sport. Instead of a boring ceiling light or a fussy lamp, I installed this cool silver multi-way light that’s almost like a mini spotlight for my little sports fan. And, perhaps the best part of the remodel (at least in my son’s opinion): a custom-made DIY Nerf gun wall. (Stay tuned for the tutorial!)

Now, my son can play, cheer, and dream in his new sports-themed space. If he ever grows out of his football phase, the decals can be peeled off and the pictures can be replaced. (But somehow, I have the feeling he’ll never grow out of that Nerf gun wall!) The beauty of the wall paint is that it’s neutral without being boring. It could be converted into a nautical-themed study, a film-lover’s entertainment room, a chic guest room… just about anything!

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Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Hi guys! Super excited to share my Halloween entryway with you today! I was able to pick these adorable skeleton heads up from our local At Home store here in Greeley, CO and that is also where I got the pillows. I made the bats and the striped pillow is from Ikea. Please see my instagram account for more info on all the products and more pics. Enjoy!

 

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

 

You guys all know this family of mine LOVES to explore, travel and renovate together… and while in Texas this was NO exception!! Our motto is definitely WORK HARD, PLAY HARD!!!! While traveling back and forth to Texas this summer, I made it a goal to find some SUPER FUN things for us to do while there. When exploring different cities, we really like to see what the city has to offer from a local’s point of view. We LOVE to eat and play where the tourists usually don’t go and this leads us to many hidden gems! I love to go on Groupon and type in the city… this usually pulls up several local businesses who are offering some deals! And this is just where I found the Son’s Island Groupon deal!  We were able to get a PRIVATE cabana right on the water for a full day rental for only $125.00!!! I thought this was an AMAZING deal!! The private cabana rental includes: 1 large covered cabana (that will fit up to 10 people) a private bbq, a hammock, a large full dock with water access and 2 parking spots. The cabanas come with chairs, a bar table, electrical outlets, and a picnic table. The other rental options included a tent site for overnight stay… which are pictured below and also look SUPER fun but they are not on the water. The park itself offers SO MANY family friendly options and no joke… this place is on my TOP 5 FAMILY DESTINATIONS in TEXAS to try. We were all SO BLOWN away at what the park offered and the price we were able to get! From the huge water trampoline, to the amazing rope swing, to the large (and fast) frog slide… this place did NOT disappoint!!! For an extra $15 per person you could enjoy unlimited canoes, paddle boards and kayaks. We didn’t do the rental option this because you are also allowed to bring your own toys and that is just what we did! You can bring pretty much any flotation device you want to bring and tie it right to your personal deck! After you are done playing at your cabana you can walk around the GORGEOUS grounds and sight see, fish, nature walk, enjoy drinks from the bar, play beach volleyball or listen to the FREE live music!!! This place you guys… I’m telling you… IT WAS A DREAM FOR ALL AGES!!!! For more information please see their website www.http://lakeplacidisland.com . Enjoy!!!! You can also check out our Youtube channel for videos on this place!!! 

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.

Household No.6 » Northern Colorado renovations and designs. Husband and wife design team. Fresh and modern with rustic elements. Clean lines and colorful interiors.