a living room refresh with Bemz

a budget-friendly living room refresh with @BemzDesign for spring. Learn all about this custom tailored linen slipcover for IKEA furniture on Jojotastic.com #Bemz #IKEAhack

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Renovating a house is a funny thing… you start one room and in the midst of that project, you start to cast an editing eye around to the other rooms. Or at least that’s the trap I keep falling into! Lately I’ve been feeling like the living room needed a bit of a refresh, especially since I haven’t changed that room much in almost a year. One major change we made recently was to get an IKEA couch and then increase the drama with a new slipcover from Bemz; the effect is quite dramatic, but also very livable and comfy!

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our bedroom makeover // how we added a closet to our small space

Now that our bedroom makeover has been totally revealed (more on that here), it’s time to discuss our closet! When I bought the house, there wasn’t a single closet in the entire place, so that first year was all about getting creative. There are so many amazing options out there for creating a closet out of nothing — and, believe me, I evaluated them ALL before proceeding. Let’s dig in and discuss some serious organization!

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REVEAL DAY – our bedroom makeover & renovation!

This post is a loooong time coming, you guys! From scraping away 19 layers of wallpaper to restoring the original shiplap to breaking my leg… this bedroom has been a labor of love and sharing it with you guys is long overdue. I cannot wait to show you every little bit of this space… so, without further ado, here’s our bedroom makeover reveal (and the source list)!

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the friday edit

Rebecca Atwood x Chasing Paper removable wallpaper for my pantry makeover / renovation. @chasingpaper @rebeccaatwood

Happy summer, you guys! I’ve heard in other parts of the country it is actually summer… but in Seattle warm days are sort of new to us this week. They’ve finally arrived and I couldn’t be happier about absorbing some extra rays and working on my freckle collection. This week brought about a few updates with my broken leg situation, specifically that I can finally start bearing some weight on the leg and can begin physical therapy. I’ve heard that this will be the hardest part, but honestly I’m just glad to finally feel like I have some control over the matter. I still have a lot of healing ahead of me, but it feels good to know I’m on track.

Here’s some stuff that is inspiring me lately…

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a few changes around #mytinybungalow

vintage turkish rug, modern floor mirror, white linen curtains from @barnandwillow

I have to say, #brokenleglife has sort of put a damper on all things renovation related! It’s kind of a bummer. But Sean has been working away trying to keep our projects going while I recover here at #mytinybungalow. I wanted to share a little bit of an update with you guys about all the changes that gave happened cuz even if my leg is broken, we still manage to have fun and get some stuff done around here!

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small space entertaining // moody blue marbling for spring

small space entertaining inspiration. moody blue marbling for spring. white and blue dinnerware with matte black cutlery. smoky quartz as a gift for guests. get more entertaining inspiration on jojotastic.com

Before all of the drama of last week and my broken leg (and surgery), I wanted to launch a new series — meet Small Space Entertaining! As the proud owner of #mytinybungalow, I find that I entertain way more than I ever did when I lived in a larger space. I think it’s probably because I own my home and love showing it off to people, even though it’s still in major fixer upper mode. But entertaining in a small space has it’s challenges. To kick off this new series, I decided to set my table for a springtime brunch for 4 and share my inspiration.

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lessons learned + updating our deck for summer with Article

This post is sponsored by Article. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

This won’t be news to long-time homeowners, but it’s a lesson I keep learning over and over and over again: house stuff is never actually finished. Case in point, our deck. Being a new homeowner, I thought I could simply put waterproof covers over our outdoor stuff during the winter months and everything would be ok… except it wasn’t, not at all. It turns out that someone had set up a home there in the winter months. Several someones, actually. I don’t even want to think about what they were, to be honest, but everything was destroyed. Lesson learned — the hard way.  Thankfully, Article reached out with their new outdoor furniture line — wanna see our deck makeover??

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