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New Collection at Ikea

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

We were DYING on our last trip to Ikea with the new NIPPRIG collection.

Bold statement pieces at crazy low prices. We want it all!

Love THIS chair for only $49!

Ikea NIPPRIG chair | Boxwood ClippingsTHESE $2.99 hooks are bought and ready to put up in my master bath. $2.99!

Ikea NIPPRIG hook | Boxwood ClippingsI think THIS $24.99 large shade is going to perfect in our stairway.

Ikea NIPPRIG shade | Boxwood Clippings

We picked up THESE huge beach bags and straw hats for pool. $8 total!

Ikea NIPPRIG straw hat | Boxwood ClippingsMind-blown, I tell you. Check out the whole collection HERE.

Sarah’s Kid Bathroom: Five Minute Makeover!

Monday, May 11th, 2015

There is nothing we love more than a white on white palette.

It’s timeless, bright, airy…and the perfect backdrop to add a hint of color.

We transformed this all-white bathroom in just 5 minutes by adding just a few pops of bright pink and green.

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boxwood clippings simple kid bathroom white and pink

boxwood clippings simple kid bathroom white and pink

 

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boxwood clippings simple kid bathroom white and pink

Picture frames, artwork, garland, and accent rug.

Simple changes for a brighter and happier space!

Do you need any decorating help?

Please email us at mail[at]boxwoodclippings[dot]com!

10 Awesome Lights under $50

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Lighting fixtures are a fun way to customize your home and add your own sense of style, but they can very often become very pricy.

These are some fun finds all for under $50! Holler!

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Which ones would you choose?

A Broken Mirror, Fixed!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

<<<   Thanks to Jones Paint and Glass for sponsoring this post  >>>

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Do you guys believe in the whole ‘7 years bad luck thing’ when you break a mirror?

It took me 7 years to get pregnant with our girls, so I’m constantly trying to think back on what mirror I broke! Ha! Kidding…but only kind of!

 

I found this mirror years ago. It’s beautiful, apart from the middle was totally broken. Still, at $20 I thought it was a deal. When I got home I looked it up and discovered it was this one (see HERE) from Williams Sonoma, priced at $395! Score for me!

It sat in my basement for years, until one day I took it over to Jones Paint and Glass. I think I sat on it so long because I thought it was going to be pretty pricey to fix, but it was under $30!!!! Including clean up and installation! Wahoo!

 BEFORE:
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AFTER:

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It’s really one of the “wow” features in our new master, and adds the glam factor.

(Jones also cuts glass to custom size for all those random photo frames you may have lying around. I used them a ton in college when I was too afraid to cut my own glass in my framing class!!!)

Moral of the story: Fix things and enjoy them asap, rather than clog up your storage. Ugh, I’ve got a couch next on my list. How about you?

Sarah’s Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal!

Monday, April 13th, 2015


<<<   Thanks to Jones Paint and Glass for sponsoring this post  >>>

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You guys, my bedroom is finally finished!!!

Last night after editing these photos, I crawled into bed and thought: what a lucky lady I am!

The bedroom of my dreams: white, bright, fresh, cozy, glam, modern, and traditional — all here in my sleepy place!

Take a peek!

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boxwood clippings modern farmhouse chic master bedroom

boxwood clippings modern farmhouse chic master bedroom

 

We’ve been in our house almost 8 years, and this was one of the original rooms we painted. It was a blueish-grey (see HERE). I loved the contrast of the paint against the molding, but as time went on the darker color wasn’t doing it for me; I craved white and airy.

Brock was not super-excited about going back to white, but with the molding I assured him it would look a lot different than the track home we moved into. I’d lie in bed and visualize different molding options, and this one just seemed right, kinda like a Swiss chalet, or a crisp farmhouse. I’m happy to report I was spot on! The low windows and vault always looked a little awkward before, but now the molding totally complements the character of the room. Don’t you think?

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boxwood clippings modern farmhouse chic master bedroom

All of our original furniture worked great in the new room, saving us a lot of money! We only splurged on the nightstand lamps for $20 each! (See HERE). Then I just painted some basic artwork for my frames and repaired a broken mirror I had in storage (but more on that tomorrow).

It constantly amazes me how paint and molding can really transform a space, and it’s really the best way to get the most “bang for your buck”.

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boxwood clippings modern farmhouse chic master bedroom

 Do you guys have any painting projects you’ve been thinking of sinking your teeth into?

If you do, I hope you find our makeover inspiring! Get to work!!!

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We’d love to give Jones Paint and Glass a major shout out! We have been going there for years and love to shop where all the professionals go. There’s a big world of paint out there, and Jones is the best of the best! We always leave happy and more educated. Thank you, Jones!

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Sources: 

PAINT: Benjamin Moore Regal Select Paint, Semi Gloss. (Custom mixed to match our existing trim work) Such a GREAT paint, especially when painting over a darker color.

MOLDING: Paneling, from a local lumber yard. Sold in 16′ lengths, 3″ wide. Brock ripped these in half vertically to save $$$!

BED: Pottery Barn Antonia Canopy (see HERE). Lucky find at Down East!

NIGHT STAND LAMPS: Ikea Barometer Work Lamp (see HERE).

STATEMENT CUSHION: Currently at the Gatehouse (see HERE).

MIRROR: Williams-Sonoma Channing Mirror (see HERE). Again a lucky Down East find (more tomorrow)!

(All others items are not currently stocked in stores)

A Spring Spruce for our Family Room

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Don’t you just love the days getting longer and light streaming into your home?

We get evening light in our family room, and this weekend it was time to spruce it up for spring!

 Away went the furry throw pillows and pine cones and out came the lightweight white and creams.

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I’m couldn’t resist this white pom-pom throw from Target (HERE).

I added a few botanical prints to our gallery wall and dotted a few leather ferns around that l at the grocery store…just a few can bring so much life into a space!

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boxwood clippings spring living room

boxwood clippings spring living room

I pulled out these white blossoms that were hibernating in the basement for the winter. I got them at Target last year and love that they make a big statement.

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boxwood clippings spring living room

We love playing and soaking up the sunlight in this room in the afternoon and I love it a little more now it’s ready for spring!

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How are you sprucing up your spaces for spring?

Mini Makeover: Making My Living Room Kid Friendly!

Monday, March 30th, 2015

I’m such a neutral-color-lover when it comes to my house, my clothes and even my car; but now that kids are on the seen, color is a must. Instead of trying to hide it, I’m slowly trying to embrace this new era, and delighting in the fact this living room isn’t just mine anymore!

Kid-proofing my bookcase was on my list of things to do this week, since the girlies are now on their feet. All breakables have been moved to new heights, and the bookcase that always catches their attention is now home to baskets of toys and a diaper station.

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Adding a ‘pop’ of color with my favorite books on the top shelf, helps blend in the color of the toys, and makes it look more intentional.

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 These durable baskets were a find from DI (local thrift shop), they’ve be perfect for housing the smaller toys. The metal structure has proved to be extremely kid-friendly, and still is intact after many many hours of abuse!

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 A pretty glass container can turn everyday objects into something special. These are toys I grab when I’m running out of the house, a little something for them to play with in the car.

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I really enjoyed this little exercise of making something functional and pretty. Never would I have thought I’d have a pair of red shoes on my bookcase, but we’re all happy how it turned out.

Any tips and tricks from you mummy’s. Do share!

PS. Nanny, don’t worry the bookcase is also anchored to the wall, safety first!

Traditional Inspired Mid-Mod Home with Ikea

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Did we tell you guys our sister Helen moved back to Utah from California?! We have been having way too much fun having our lady back for lunch dates and snuggles with the babies.

She has moved from a custom colonial-style home to a real 60’s fixer upper on the Provo bench. Walnut wall panelling, tiled ceilings and pink bathrooms…you get the picture!

We’ll be helping with the design process as she tackles this fixer-upper and using her traditional style to influence this mid-century home. We cannot wait!

Ikea is always our first stop in starting with any project. Their prices are exactly what we want to be spending and their style is amazing. Here are a few things on the list for this traditional inspired mid-mod home!

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1. Almost every light in this house needs replacing and no where beats Ikea prices for pendant lights. Loving THIS large white pendant for only $39, and THIS smaller shiny black one. Basic and bold.

2. The Kivik sofa is amazing. It’s sturdy, comfortable and we love the modular pieces that you can mix and match to work in any space. Don’t even get us started about machine washable covers and the 10-year warranty!

3.  We’re pretty confident THESE tables will work in almost any living room. $59 for the pair!

4. The base of any room is the floor covering. THIS 7′ x 10′ rug is neutral and bold, and the perfect backdrop for any decor. It is also 100% wool, so we are hoping it lasts a long time. $249…crazy!!!

5. We need lots and lots of house plants in this space. Ferns and succulents, and we love THIS palm for only $12.

6. We love, love, love THIS cabinet. Is will be perfect with two lamps either end and a mirror int he middle, giving our sis the traditional look she likes while using modern pieces.

7. We can’t get enough nesting tables! THESE walnut veneer ones are a little splurge for Ikea, but are so perfect for this home.

8. Isn’t THIS side chair a beaut?! Love the lines of this piece.

Do you need decorating advice, but are on a tight budget?

Email us at mail [at] boxwoodclippings [dot] com to inquire about our $100 design consultations!

We are so, so excited for this project! Can’t wait to show you more.

New Night Stand Lamps. On sale this month at Ikea!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

For those of you following us on Instagram (see HERE) you may have noticed that I started my bedroom makeover way back in October. It’s taken us longer than expected (we’re only half way into it) but I’m telling myself there is an up side…extra time to mull over details!

One of the little changes I wanted to make was new lamps on our nightstands. The original ones worked perfect, other than the fact they look up way too much space leaving our nightstands constantly looking cluttered and over worked. I knew I wanted something more ‘airy’.

We debated mounting something on the wall (like THIS), but found a similar look with this lamp from Ikea (see HERE) for less than half the price! The better news is that this month they are on sale for only $19.99!

That was all I needed. The thrifty option won, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

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Offer ends March 3rd so hurry in if you’re interested!

I’m too excited at how the room is turning out. Hopefully full details and reveal soonish :)

The Twin’s Valentines Nursery

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The girls nursery is one of my favorite rooms in our home (see more HERE). We purposely planned a neutral grey background so we could switch out a “pop” colour depending on our mood or girls preference when they get older.

To spruce it up for valentines, I’m simply pulled out their books with red, pink or purple covers and all their white and pink soft toys. By grouping like items together, you can create a display without having to go out and buy festive items. Putting existing things to use is always a good thing because it feels and looks and IS effortless!

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My mum bought our little valentine babies these adorable Haba heart toys (click HERE) when they were born. For the longest time they were hanging from their stroller basinets, but this valentine’s they’re all grown up and using them as a teething toy.

Do you or your kids have a birthday near a holiday? I only think it adds to the festivities and so far we’re loving it!

Target Tuesday

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

We are big into pink right now with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.

As always, trusty Target has all of our needs and wants covered!

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1| We will never tire of pretty white dishes. THIS etched bowl is adorable.

2| We are huge fans of Orla Kiely, and now we really want to get our booties in gear with THIS cute exercise mat.

3 | Couldn’t resist THIS ribbon-detailed pillow for Jane’s nursery.

4 | Also couldn’t resist THIS tote. Perfect for little ones to grab and pull toys out without getting hurt like with plastic or baskets.

5 | A new pretty water bottle every once in a while gives us an extra little incentive to stay hydrated.

6| Cream + knit = always a winning combo.

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Janey is sure loving the nursery spruce up, but not as much as her momma ;)

DIY Peg Coat Rack

Monday, January 19th, 2015

The twins turn one next month. Gone are the babes swaddled safely in my arms, here are independant little explorers roaming free and keeping me on my toes!

Baby proofing has gone beyond safety gates, as we realize a safe home is a relaxed home. At this stage everything is going in their mouths so it’s essential things are out of reach, but still totally accessible to Brock and me.

This past weekend, Brock whipped up this new peg coat rack. Not only does it look totes adorbs (he he) but it holds much more than coats. We’ve been hanging everything in sight, from shoes to recycling to mail and keys. It’s so handy and looks great! We’re wondering why we didn’t think of doing it before, and it only cost about $11 to make!

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I had every intention to shoot the process, but my hands were full with the ladies, so I’ll just have to explain it!

You Will Need:

1 plank of wood, 3.5″ width (primed, cut to desired length)

1 or 2 dowels, 1″ diameter (number of dowels depends on desired length)

Saw

Drill and 1″ drill bit (same size as dowels)

Wood glue

Sand paper

Paint

Wood screws (for mounting to the wall)

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How To:

Measure out your space and decide the length of the peg rack and the distance you want between each peg. The Shakers did their pegs 6″ apart, so we went with their school of thought, along an 8-foot rack (16 pegs). Measure out the distance between each peg along the wood plank, making sure to measure from the middle of the plank (so you don’t end up with a peg only one inch from one end and 6 inches from the other end).

Mark the center point where each peg should go, making sure to keep all pegs along the centerline of the plank. Brock made a template out of an old scrap of wood the same width as the plank to make sure the distance between pegs and distance from the edge was uniform.

Next, drill 1″ holes for each peg, making sure not to angle the drill (if you know someone with a drill press, this would be the best way to do it; otherwise, just use a steady hand). Brock drilled all the way through each hole, but if you’re using a drill press, it would be best to drill only 3/4 the distance through the plank to allow more surface area for the wood glue to bond. Whichever way you do it, it needs to be uniform to make sure the peg lengths are the same across the plank.

Cut the dowels to your desired peg lengths (ours were 5″). Dry-fit the pegs in the holes to make sure they fit snuggly. If they are loose, don’t worry; you can use a household caulk to fill in the extra space prior to painting. Glue one end of each peg into place using a very strong wood glue and leave for 24 hours to fully cure.

Sand any sharp or splintered edges as needed, making sure to remove any excess glue, then paint (and caulk if needed). Once the paint has dried, you are ready to mount your new peg coat rack! To do this, use a stud-finder to find the studs behind the wall, then simply drill small holes into the plank for your screws. Use a level to make sure your new rack is positioned correctly, and then screw it to the wall. Lastly, use some caulk to hide the screws, and the re-paint over the screw holes, and you’re done!

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 Ours is placed between our garage door and kitchen. Even in narrow hallways it works great and helps maximize the space.

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 Here’s how the hallway looked before. Functional and tidy, but not baby friendly.

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Has January been an organizing month for you, too? We love a fresh space for a fresh year!

HGTV Dream Home 2015

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

You guys!

Have you seen the HGTV Dream Home this year?! Best. Dream. Home. Eveeer!

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Can you believe someone is going to win this beauty?

Just wanted to make sure everyone knows to enter HERE and HERE everyday til Feb 17th for a chance to win :)

Style Inspiration: Pendleton Wool

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

We can spot Pendleton a mile away! Are you the same?

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The graphic Native-American style prints and classic plaids and tartans get us giddy this time of year, we want it all!

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Oh man…they even make notebooks.

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We are obsessed! Brad surprised Emily with THIS classic throw for her B-day and  we are in love!

For a ticket to Pendleton wanderlust see their full site HERE.

 Pendleton’s Pinterest page is pretty phenomenal too! (see HERE)

$10 Basket Wall Art

Monday, October 27th, 2014

I decided to spruce things up a bit in our master bedroom by hanging THESE bamboo baskets I found at The Dollar Tree.

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I hung the baskets by cutting command strips into little strips and attaching two to the back of each basket. I only used two strips total. I arranged the baskets by starting in the center and just eyeballing my way outward.

9 Baskets + 2 Command strips = $10!

I love the way this turned out to make such a huge statement that only cost $10!!!

Holler to The Dollar Tree once again!

Black Walls

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

One of my favorite boards on my Pinterest, is labeled ‘black’ (see HERE).

I’m constantly amazed by how dramatic and powerful a black wall can be. I’m dying to give it a try in my house, but can’t decide on just the right spot.

These images have me drooling:

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Are you in love too?

I think fall is the perfect time to think about adding a little mood color. It’s so chic and yet cozy.

Maybe I’ll come to a decision soon…hopefully!

Gift Idea: Custom Pillow from Tiny Prints

Monday, October 13th, 2014

We were thrilled to hear the news that Tiny Prints launched a home decor line!

We have a major obsession with throw pillows and anything monogrammed or personalized, so naturally we fell in love with their custom pillows…

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I am in love with this ‘Bold Crossing’ pillow in my living room! (link HERE)

Wouldn’t a personalized pillow make the best Christmas presents?!

As our family grows larger by the year, we love buying a family Christmas gift instead of individual presents. It is so much easier and works out to be so much less expensive. You cannot beat a personalized gift, it makes a gift a thousand times better!

See full collection of custom pillows HERE.

Target Tuesday

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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I feel like I’ve discovered a gold mine browsing through all amazing options exclusive to target.com!

I had no idea Target offered such a huge selection of home furnishings.

Here’s a little peek at the goodness:

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Buying furniture online is a big commitment without seeing the piece in person.

Here are a few tips to keep it a no-stress shopping experience…

1. Scale is everything! It’s hard to get an idea of size by pictures. Look at dimensions and tape them off in the space you are shopping for before you purchase.

2. Look at shipping costs! Target.com is pretty great in that almost everything ships for free with a purchase over $50. The exception to this is large items, which will have a disclaimer next to the ‘add to cart’ button if the item requires extra shipping. Even though the surplus shipping charge on large items is really reasonable compared to other stores, we sometimes wait for a sale on the item to cover this additional cost.

3. Note the return policy! One of the greatest things about shopping at target.com is the ability to return to a store and avoid paying return shipping, this includes most furniture! Make sure to click on the ‘shipping & returns’ tab to make sure you can order the item, experiment with it in your space and have the ability to return to a store if it doesn’t work.

Can’t beat furniture shopping in you pjs at home!

10 Great Finds at World Market

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

World Market is always our first stop when looking for accent furniture and decor for a project.

Their style is always bold and current, and prices are amazing!!!

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1. THESE tapestries are impressive in person. My favorites are NY and FERNS.

2. Best price around for a bead chandelier!

3. THIS marble + wood combo is amazing.

4. THIS little mirror could go anywhere. I want to use it in a mudroom.

5. THIS cloche lamp is super fun.

6. I love THIS wooden state map.

7. THIS pestle+mortar is oh so pretty and only $6!

8. THIS ivory canister gives a similar look of this beauty at a fraction of the price.

9. I recently used THESE bar stools in a project. They are sturdy, comfy and give any traditional kitchen a little industrial edge. Great value!

10. I’m obsessed with THIS $10 accent rug! I literally want it in every room of my house.

It was so hard to choose just 10 favorite things. The store and site are packed with great finds. Head over and take a look yourself!

$5 Lack Tables at Ikea

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

One of our favorite items at Ikea is only $4.99 this month with your family card.boxwoodclippings_ikea lack side table

We love to use this little table all around our houses. Here are a few pinterest images of how people are using theirs..

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If you don’t have a family card there are kiosks throughout Ikea where you can get one and use the same day! See all family card deals HERE.