Mom Cave Progress {Sneak Peek}

I haven’t had many projects to share lately, but I have made lots of incremental progress on a few rooms in the house.  My Mom Cave is truly an evolution of a space, more than a year in the works.  Am I patient or what?? 🙂

Getting the paint done was huge progress.

And very time consuming.  But I love it more every day.  The gray is Behr Silver Sateen, the cream is Porter Velvet White.

Then I hung Inslee’s art work…

And got my bookshelves rocking…

Since then I’ve done a little rearranging to help with the flow, since this room is truthfully used by EVERYONE in the house (yes, I have to allow boys in my Mom Cave).

This sunny corner has become one of my favorites.  The little green slipper chair belonged to my grandmother and I updated it with a  dark purple ruffle pillow from Target.  The pecan tilt top table was also my grandmothers and fits perfectly into this space.

It’s a beautiful piece.  Perfect home for my Willow House Santos Angel, my autographed copy of Emily Giffin’s Heart of the Matter (have you read it??  Add it to your list this summer…).  The hotel silver bon bon bowl was a birthday gift from my sister and the little Aladdin’s lamp is a keepsake from my stepson’s trip to Dubai.  I mixed a lot of metallic finishes here, but I the gleam works.

I tackled my bulletin boards as well…

The goal here is keeping them relevant to my day to day and functional without looking cluttered.  Wish me luck! 🙂

I’ve also added another chair in here for the TV watching that inevitably happens.

It was tricky finding one that was affordable and the right scale for the space.  I landed on this one from Target and though I don’t LOVE it, it looks nice and is pretty comfortable for camping out in once in a while.  And it was affordable. The small bookcase is more necessary storage since this is a shared space.  It was actually my college bookcase with a coat of Velvet White.  Amazing how long some pieces can last!  The lamp is due for a makeover though.  This file cabinet is the hubs and I hate it, so it’s looking at a coat of paint, too.  Probably a glossy gray or black.

And I just scored this ivory plush pillow from Joss and Main!  I love how it dresses up the chair.  Have you discovered Joss and Main, yet? One of my favorite flash sale sites for decor and all things home.  Join by clicking HERE.

So, things left to do in here (because I love a to-do list!):

  • paint the hubs’ file cabinet.
  • desk chair for the hubs (either paint existing or find a new one).
  • revamp the black lamp.
  • small ottoman or pouf for the arm chair.
  • finalize shelves and organization.
  • window treatments?  Y’all will have to help me out with that one. 🙂

It’s getting there!  What projects are you in process on???




  1. looking good! i love the molding in that room!

  2. Beautiful. What am I still working on? Pretty much every room in my house is in progress. My home office/craft room is at a stand still. I need some new inspiration to jump back in and get it complete!

  3. I love a to-do list, too!! So much great molding, I bet just the paint was a huge improvement. Great progress…just imagine where it’ll be in another year. 😉 haha

  4. Heidi…I know what you mean…I do the same thing…doing bits and pieces from one room to another…I love the “sneaky peek”….the pictures are fantastic…Waiting to see your big reveal…I also love the wall colors you chose….

  5. Good job. I think it’s something about spring that makes me tackle the little stuff as well. I’m slowly styling my library bookshelves, and Im in a never-ending process of plants, pots, gardening.


  6. Your home looks so cozy. I could just curl up with a good book! We’re currently in the process of taking down a wall between two room to open up and brighten the space!

  7. It’s beautiful! I love the molding and I’m completely head-over-heels in love with your paint colors! The owls on your bookcases are so sweet too!

  8. Looking good. I adore that art work.

  9. you “mom cave” is AMAZING! I would SO love to spend some time there!!! And I ADORE the framed art above your desk—make the room feel so chic! 🙂

  10. It’s so lovely! I adore the gray you chose. I went through a lot of behr to find the perfect shade of gray for my home. Love this one!

    I bet you just love spending time in the beautiful room! 🙂

  11. Love the paint color and that’s been me lately, not so much projects. Focusing more on the bigger things like painting and rearranging : )

  12. So beautiful! It’s time I find my OWN little space as well!! 🙂

  13. Love the framed art, owl bookends and gray paint! What a fun mom cave! Maybe if you paint it pink – the testosterone would stay away!

  14. It’s looking great! I only wish my cave was so nice!! Love it all.

  15. That looks SO great! I want a mom cave too! I would love for you to share this (and any other house projects) at my “May House Par-tay” at!

  16. Heidi, I love it! The paint colors are great, and I really like the green and purple you’ve got going on! But my favorite is the art! Thanks for linking up!


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