Stayin' Alive - One Room Challenge Week #5

Thursday, April 30, 2015 |

One Room Challenge Week 5, and we're barely stayin' alive!
Yep, we've been having our own brand of Saturday Night Fever around here...Saturday night moulding DIY and feverish painting...all while wearing our 70's disco-garb.   Oh yeah, we know how to party.  Come on in and we'll show you the progress.
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Green with Envy Thumbs

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 |

Isn't spring time the best?  Green, green and more green.  That's what it's all about.  So lovely.  So refreshing.  But, as Kermit the Frog once eloquently said, "it's not easy being green."
Preach it brother frog.  It isn't always easy to fit in when you're a little different, am I right?  And it's in the spring that I become acutely aware that I'm a foreigner in this land.  You see, in the winter, I hibernate.  I sequester myself indoors amongst my familiar surroundings and all my creature comforts.  When spring rolls around though, you kind of have to get back out there and face the world.
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Tilin' & Profilin'

Thursday, April 23, 2015 |

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4!  And we're Tilin' in da house!
Kids Vintage Transportation Inspired Bathroom - Heathered Nest One Room Challenge, Week 4
I love this part of a project...the putting Humpty Dumpty together again piece.  If you haven't been following us on this demolition dance, let me show you what this place looked like three weeks back.  

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How to Pitch a DIY Tent

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 |

Do you guys camp?  Me neither.  There's lots of stuff I'll do for my kids...I'll play Thomas the Train and My Little Pony.  I'll apply bandages to boo-boos that are too small for the human eye to detect.  I'll eat plastic food in a restaurant that cooks its' food over a double-A operated cooktop, and requires customers to pay up with Monopoly money.  I'll even skip showering for days on end because I'm so busy busting my tush for my kiddos that I just don't. have. time. to. shower.  

That's a lie...I'm really just too lazy to shower.  And yes, I'm judging me too.  This post contains some affiliate links.  See my sidebar for full disclosure policy.

With this natural hesitation to shower, you'd think I'd be the perfect Mom to pitch the ol' tent and hang out in some sleeping bags under the stars.  Nope.  But, I can imagine the romanticism...the starry night, the smell of the campfire, the sound of the crickets.  So, I came up with a Plan B.  One that can allow for some of the camping glory, without all the camping grime.

Welcome to our indoor campsite, here in Sweet Cheeks' room.
Boys Outdoor Adventure, Fishing & Camping Room - The Heathered Nest
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Mission Demolition - One Room Challenge Week 3

Thursday, April 16, 2015 |

Ahhh demo day.  The day that all DIYers love more than all those that follow (with the exception of "reveal" day, AKA OMG I can't believe we've FINALLY finished this #$%@ project day)!

To recap, here's where we started...
heathered nest kids bath remodel BEFORE
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My "Mommy Guilt" Mood Board...AKA Plans for my Daughter's Room

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 |

I've been feeling a twinge of mommy-guilt lately.
Actually, I constantly feel mommy-guilt.

But just to keep this all happy-happy-joy-joy-light-and-fluffy in here, we won't discuss that I feel like my parenting skills are about a C- average.  Or that I need about eighteen times more patience than I currently am able to muster.  We definitely won't talk about how I selfishly avoid any extra-curricular activities that require weekend commitment because that would mean even MORE time spent in my minivan and giving up my "down" time.  I know.

Feeling better about yourself, perhaps?  Glad I could help.
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Brightening the Bathtub - One Room Challenge Week 2

Thursday, April 9, 2015 |

Just like 80's hair, the color "almond" was BIG in the 1980s and early 1990s.  Off-white, beige, buff...whatever you wanna call it, we liked it to tile our homes with.  Preferably in a 4"x4" square.  That was rad.  What's funny is that in a decade where neon was thought to be so awesome, we sure played it safe when choosing our tile.
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Pull up a Chair...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 |

Easy tips for reupholstering with cowhide from the Heathered Nest
And let's talk about how to re-upholster it.  With cowhide.

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The "Cool Kids" (Bathroom)...A Six Week Transformation

Thursday, April 2, 2015 |

Sucker.  That's my new nickname.  I own it. In the blogging world, I'm discovering, there are lots of "things" and "link-parties" and "challenges" of this sort and that.  And since I'm the new kid in school, when someone asks me if I want to join a club, my default it "YES!"  I wanna be popular!  I wanna be in the know!  I wanna be "like the cool kids".  And that my friends, is how peer pressure starts to get the best of us...am I right?



 The One Room Challenge.  A big design and blogging challenge to transform one room in your home, in six weeks.  And I'm so doing this.  Why?  Three reasons:

1. I love a challenge.

2. I despise our kids bathroom.
3. I'm a sucker.

This week, I'm unveiling the room as it was in the beginning.  And then, let's wrap our heads around a bit of a plan.

This was the photo from the real estate listing when we bought our house in 2013.  Let's describe this room in 4 words, or less, just for fun...ready?  

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Mirror Mirror Off the Wall

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 |

1987.  Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson.  What a work of art.  Here's my version.  "Woman in the Mirror". 
80's builder grade vanity mirror upcycle! Heathered Nest "Mirror Mirror Off the Wall"
Woman in a 1980's vintage builder's grade vanity mirror, to be exact.  We had a lot of these lovelies in our house...
80's builder grade vanity mirror upcycle! Heathered Nest "Mirror Mirror Off the Wall"
When I look at these things, that song from the Ferrari scene in Ferris Beuller's Day Off comes to mind...the one that just keeps saying "Oh Yeah" in that perfectly-cheesy-synthesized-Miami-Vice-theme-song way?

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Napoleon's Throne Room

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 |

Stature is not something I'm blessed with.  I'm short.  Short and sweet.  Well, mostly just short.  And usually sweet.  You know who else was short?  Napoleon.  And I had Napoleon in mind when we designed this bathroom here at The Heathered Nest.
Small bath with BIG style!  Heathered Nest toile & barnboard bath reveal!
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We're On A Roll

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 |


I love useless throw pillows.

And, yup, I am aware that they are, in fact, useless.  If John Gray did not write a chapter, or several, in his Men are from Mars books about this odd affinity women have with pillows, he definitely missed the boat.  I certainly can appreciate that this "thing" we feminine types have for fluffy adornment of all shapes and sizes in our bedrooms could be the source of bewilderment for our masculine counterparts.
close up of Annie Sloan Antibes Green poster bed from Heathered Nest with bolster pillow and other throw pillows


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