Cloud Collection

We all know home styles change as does furniture & design. If are like me, you get bored with the same old same old and want to keep up!

Over here things go out of style and get worn especially with a husband, 3 kids, a dog, 4 cats and loads of foster cats (from Homeward Trails). As you know, I also like moving furniture and have been doing so since I was 10 years old.

It was time for our couches to go and after much research we landed on the Cloud Couch Collection from Restoration Hardware. We wanted big, comfy, loung – y, relaxed couches. We thought about a sectional, but if we wanted the Luxe Cloud, which is 45″ wide it would not have fit. These couches are amazingly comfortable! I think we made the right choice.

I’m also a fan of McGee and Co and Shea McGee’s show Dream Home Makeover. Have you seen it yet? It’s on Netflix. She also has a Target lined called Threshold, which I’m sure you’ve seen. She’s bit into this relaxed blue color. Thought I’d try it out with some of her pillows and a tasseled rug over my jute rug.

Reid is a fan.

Free: Chicken Coup Cubbies

Hi Friends! How is everyone holding up? I pray you are all safe and cozy in your beautiful homes.

We have been working on a steady stream of projects over here, which basically means I’m coming up with projects for Brent and the kids! It’s a perfect match. He has been working from home and his happy place is definitely building and working with his hands. It all works out well for me because I’m looking around the house at a few things that would help spruce up the place.

The latest project is custom cabinets for the garage. Dear Husband has lots of talents, but he struggles a bit with…the hoarding of tools. I’m too embarrassed to even show you a before of the garage where he stores them.

Long story short, I ran out of room for this gorgeous chicken coup cubby cabinet that I discovered and purchased at Lucketts a few years ago. It was in my living room for a while until I realized I needed to edit for a bit. I put it in “storage” aka the garage for a minute and before I knew it Brent had filled it to the brim with screws and bolts and all kinds of things.

In the effort to accommodate a sparkly new space, I am giving it away for FREE to anyone that can pick up. It is such a lovely, interesting piece. I am sad to give it away, but I truly don’t have the room for it.

Here are a few other similar pieces I’ve seen….Also, I read that it’s the kind of thing Joanna Gaines says you should never pass up at a flea market.

Here’s a little preview of what we had to make space for. Organization!

If you are interested in my chicken coup cubbies and can pick up, email me: cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com I’d love it to go to a good home!

A Little Bit of Christmas

Hi Friends. Did you all decorate early this year? Did you decorate much at all? I did a bit in the hopes of trying to cheer up our 2020.

I was so excited to get my silver-dipped branches. I think I order 15 packs! But, I wanted a large statement at the door. Here’s a great resource for crafts and inexpensive decor – Save-on-Crafts.

You may remember the nutcrackers that I bought at Michaels last year and spray painted white. I still they work anywhere. Love them.

I found the wreaths and red candles at Magnolia’s Hearth and Hand line at Target.

You will see that my tree decor is, well, it’s all about the kids. I decided years ago that I’m not going to try to make it stately or perfect. I want my kids to put up all their memories and we love it that way. We try to get a few ornaments each year that remind us of that year. This means, nothing matches! Ha!

Wishing you all a beautiful and safe holiday! Thank you for all your support. Love you to you all! xo