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Because Everything is a Work in Progress

…which means, nothing is ever done! Thank goodness for the long weekend! We had an aggressive plan to “finish up” some pending items in the casa. Did you have a great 4th of July?! It would have been great to kick back, but we were just too backed up with our overflowing “to-do” list to have that luxury. Here is some of what we did.

Remember our post about the bedroom being done? I confessed it was done, but not final. If felt much better than it did before we painted the stencil wall, and built the bed, but by no means was it done – and it’s still not, but we have made some progress this weekend!

We added some moment to the room and did a little styling. If feels good to have a “short” to-do list in this room now!

You may notice an old friend in this photo! Remember waaaaay back when, when I got this moose I was obsessed with from Z Galleries? He was meant for the mudroom, but his antlers were too large. See he just wouldn’t fit. So this is what we settled on. His name is Humphrey, and a year later, he has a home over the fireplace in our bedroom. It took us a year, yes, but we have officially hung something on the wall.

Isn’t he handsome?

He totally makes the fireplace cooler. I love him. Besides the special moment above the fireplace, I added a few more moments that make us very happy. It’s been a while, but we found ourself in the bedroom, with the TV off, just looking around happy with what we have accomplished so far.

Like our Timothy Oulton console table. This isn’t final-final, I would like to put a great chair there one day, but for now, we are happy with it.

This table kind of acts like a side table for me. The place where I put my hair bands and sleep masks all tucked away. The items are a random collection of finds from Target, Home Goods, Urban Outfitters, and vintage shops. Also Joey’s favorite rock from when he was a child holds down some feedsack fabric under my alarm clock.

Joey’s side of the bed looks a little something like this now:

 Our to-do list is shorter as mentioned. It looks something like this:

  1.  Buy and install fan
  2.  Find a rug for under the bed
  3.  Buy curtains
  4.  Put pillars back up
  5.  Fix the TV situation
  6.  Hang art on the walls

Not too bad! If you are curious about the TV “situation”, it looks like this right now:

Not very inspiring. And it’s alllllll the way on the other side of the room. Sometimes the remote doesn’t want to do it’s thing because it’s so far away.Here are more angels of our almost-done room.

 So there you have it! I really think the rug and curtains will really cozy up the space. The plants have already done so much for it. Even these odd little air plants make me so happy.

Let us know what you think of the progress! We would love to know your thoughts. Living inside the bubble sometimes skews our perspective, that’s why we always welcome what you guys think! You are a smart bunch!


  1. adalita says:

    Oh I love it – brilliant inspiration. I'm soon to decorate our house as it is still under major construction. I can't want to find some simple things like you have that make the room.

  2. amymargaretc says:

    How lovely! The room is coming together nicely. I like how uniquely the bed is placed in the space, and that the bedside tables aren't hugging the bed – although, since I'm blind without my glasses… i might trip with this set-up!

    Also, you two are adorable with weekly love notes! What a cute tradition.

  3. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    @amymargaret the bed placement has been a challenge! the room is large and long, and giving up the window was a bummer, however with the fan, fireplace, and tv placement we just went with it. The "end table" placement MAKES us cater the the alarm clock in the morning, it's different, but works!

  4. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    @adalita good luck shopping! It's so much fun and overwhelming at once!

  5. Ann says:

    I hope you don't find my question to be ridiculous and weird… I absolutely love the bedroom space and the moose and I even have my eye on a Rhino in a local decor store… but that has nothing to do with my question. I know it's silly of me to notice something like this… but what kind of alarm clock is Joey's beside table clock? >.< I have been looking for something aesthetically pleasing for so long and this is the first I have even noticed something I think I can handle! I hope you will please let me know what kind it is and I hope it's not a bothersome question. ^-^ Thank you!

  6. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    @ann – not a silly question at all! it took us a while to find something we loved. it's a secret alarm clock. well not really….it's called a sony dash. it's a "personal internet" but in reality it's just a fancy alarm clock that has facebook, twitter, pandora, and a bunch of other aps built in. The way you see it is on "night mode". Good luck!

  7. Ann says:

    Thank you so much! It's even more brilliant than I thought!!!

  8. Michelle says:

    I havent visited for a while and love your new site and pinched your new button 🙂
    You have made incredible progress, the new bed and coffee table and that shiny white moose head. Your home is really coming together with lots of personality. I bet you can't wipe the smile off your face each time you walk through the front door … definately making your house a home!

  9. Joey and Lana Make a House a Home says:

    @michelle welcome back! thanks so much for the sweetness! i will be totally satisfied when we find the perfect king size mattress for the bed we built! come say hi more often 🙂

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