My Josie girl is 9 going on 16 and wanted a “pre teen room mom.” She said to me. So, we went through Pinterest and got a couple ideas. She is REALLY SPUNKY… I mean this girl has some serious desire to be unique and stand out. So she wanted something bold, girly and funkalicious! We decided on Black and white stripes with hot pink, mint green and gold accents. IT’S going to be SOO CUTE!!! I can’t wait!! This room was pretty straight forward, that was until my sister accidentally exploded and entire can of BLACK PAINT all over WHITE walls!! Bwahahah!! It was hilarious and so her. She is always making us laugh with her craziness! Things were getting way too serious with so much to do, so she stepped right and had us all cracking up! Thanks Jessica!! Love ya!! So far, Josie loves her room!

My 5 year old (Tate) is OBSESSED with all things swimming. Including the ocean and learning how to surf. I really wanted to give all my children rooms that reflect their personalities. So that is why I decided to go with a vintage surf theme in this room. These colors just screamed Tate to me and I HAD to do them together. I thought some really bold stripes in a fun pattern would be fun and funky and that’s just how it turned out! Although this was the HARDEST room to paint, with 4 colors and those angles!! Seriously, the angles kicked. our. butts. It’s a good thing my smarty pants sister was there to come up with the idea of the level app! Worked like a charm and totally did the trick! We were able to get the lines laser sharp and all the same angle! The caulking in this room was pretty treacherous. Not going to lie…it took for.ev.a!!! And seeing that I am a painting Nazi… my lines had to ALL be perfectly taped straight and caulked to perfection!  In the end… this room is bursting with Tate’s personality… so full of joy and bright and cheery just like my Taters! (Btw…that’s my sweet Nevie girl photo bombing my pics and “helping me” clean)

My 3 year old Neve (Aka Nevie) is a spitfire! She is a ham, a daredevil, and our little princess! She LOVES to dress up and is girl to the core. I really wanted a room that shows her spunk yet is soft and girly. This mid century mint and cream room I think will be just perfect for her! This room was a little tricky, as I have never actually painted haring bone before! So it was an adventure… I have painted a lot in my day so I didn’t think it would be too hard. Especially now that we got the whole angle thing down in Tate’s room.. it was actually a breeze! Measured the wall out, started in middle, decided how wide a part we wanted to sections and went to town! With all the painting, taping and caulking it did take a while and we did this at night with only a spotlight! Eeek! In the end, we over caulked and I had some MAJOR touch ups to do. Well, you live you learn. Overall, it is just what I was hoping for! Charming and a little spunky!

You better believe, as soon as drywall went up… the VERY NEXT day we were in there painting away!! I LOVE PAINTING!!!!! It was my sisters spring break, and she wanted to come out and visit, so we made it a girls trip! My two aunts and mom joined in and suddenly it was girls painting trip! We had a blast, got a lot done and got our creative juices flowing!! Here a couple pics of the final products… (which were just now touched up and finished). I wanted to tackle 4 kids bedrooms and at least get them started. We didn’t finish them completely but at least we made great progress when they were here! I could NOT have done all this by myself! It would have taken me FOR-EV-A!! SO, SO grateful to my family for helping me with these rooms! It truly meant a lot for them to come all the way out and help! Thanks guys!!

I get asked a lot where we get our beams. Well, obviously we didn’t go all the way to Texas to get these ones. LUCKILY, there are a couple local places here in Northern Colorado that have old wood beams. The place we chose is called Circle Goods and it located in Berthoud, CO. We LOVED the staff there and we also loved the selection and diversity of all the wood pieces! They had SO much to choose from and will cut it and finish it any way you like. We love the raw look and took all the beams (besides our mantle) unfinished and just as it was! The mantle piece we had them sand down and coat with a sealer just because we knew little hands would be touching it and we didn’t want any splinters! Here are a few pics of the AMAZING grounds at Circle Goods. They have such a plethora of large beams, smaller beams, brown beams, grey beams, cedar… you name it… this place has it!