Well, the office/sitting room is coming alone nicely. I have all the furniture I think I’m going to get, but not a whole lot on the walls just yet. Still, I thought I would show you all what’s going where and where those things came from.
^Chair – Side Table – DIY Pillow – Ottoman/Pouf – Plexiglass Sign^
^Better Shot of the Plexiglass Sign and my cute cat^
^TV Stand – Similar Baskets – Similar TV – Drawer Pulls^
^Desk – Chair – Drawer Pulls^
That’s all for now. I’ll update y’all when I add more to the walls. So far, I’m loving it and I hope you are too.
The long term plan for the 4th bedroom in our new house is for it to be a nursery, but only God knows when that will actually be needed. So, for now, I’m making myself a nice little office and sitting room with a my little old TV and a whole lot of cuteness. I’m trying to pick some affordable pieces of furniture that in the future could be used in a nursery so I don’t end up having to replace everything. Here’s a shot of some cute stuff on my desk. I’ll show y’all more as it develops. Yay for rooms to decorate!
You’ve had Brie walk you through the steps on her site, and now…The book wall has extended to my bedroom wall! It’s amazing, I highly recommend it!
The closest I’ve ever gotten to ‘decorating’ our guest bathroom was adding towels to the towel bar and putting up a metal Ikea shelf that was originally meant for the kitchen before we switched gears there. So, I just attempted to start the process of decoration and I’m hoping I’m struck with a vision during the process. Step one was get something, ANYTHING up on that sad shelf. So, this is what I’ve done. My good friend Liz was sweet enough to bless me with this giant fake mason jar that I’ve seen at Target (and carried around in my target basket trying to talk myself into letting myself buy it). That beautiful giant mason jar has sat on my kitchen shelf without purpose or direction for too long. So, I filled it up with white bars of soap, and set it, some toilet paper, and a few towels up on the shelf. It’s just a start. I have so far to go. But don’t you just love the soap in the jar?
Any ideas for what to do next? Color suggestions? I’m a little lost.
I am getting bored with the look of my bathrooms and I have some extra paint. Therefore, NO WALL IS SAFE! I also happened upon this brilliant post on Pinterest (nicely) instructed Josh to do “This exact same thing” to our bathroom short separation wall. Our walls were already a tan(ish) color so we only had to add the stripes, and even though the contrast isn’t as drastic as my inspiration blog, I seriously love it so much, it’s subtle but commanding.
Now, to decorate everything else in this bathroom and the guest! Also, to change the burnt out light bulbs… These pictures are so dark!
So I sort of hated my plain votive candle and wanted to paint it, but was out of craft paint (I know, I know) – but I did find this old TOMS sticker with my crafts so I popped it on the candle glass… I dig it.
…you may never know, that in my hallway my favorite wedding photo sits in a frame I found on clearance at Target for $7 and on the matting is written my absolute favorite poem by Arthur Gillom that the creative and wonderful Katie Sayer transcribed for me without asking for anything in return. (Her handwriting is INCREDIBLE, I think it’s even a font now).
I want you when the shades of eve are falling
And purple shadows drift across the land ;
When sleepy birds to loving mates are calling–
I want the soothing softness of your hand.
I want you when the stars shine up above me,
And Heaven’s flooded with the bright moonlight ;
I want you with your arms and lips to love me
Throughout the wonder watches of the night.
I want you when in dreams I still remember
The ling’ring of your kisses–for old time’s sake–
With all your gentle ways , so sweetly tender.
I want you in the morning when I wake.
I want you when the day is at its noontime,
Sun-steeped and quiet , or drenched with sheets of rain ;
I want you when the roses bloom in June-time ;
I want you when the violets come again.
I want you when my soul is thrilled with passion ;
I want you when I’m weary and depressed ;
I want you when in lazy , slumberous fashion
My senses need the haven of your breast.
I want you when through field and wood I’m roaming ;
I want you when I’m standing on the shore ;
I want you when the summer birds are homing–
And when they’ve flown–I want you more and more.
I want you , dear, through every changing season ;
I want you with a tear or with a smile ;
I want you more than any rhyme or reason–
I want you, want you, want you, —all the while.
-Arthur L. Gillom
What’s your favorite poem?
I don’t know about you, but I don’t actually keep my TOMS in the little pouch that they come with. What I have done is stuffed it with pillow stuffing, sewed up the open side and thrown it on my couch.
Super SUPER easy DIY: TOMS throw pillow.
A few months back we painted and added shelves to our big blank boring kitchen wall, and I wanted to show you all what a huge difference a can of paint and $30 in shelves from Ikea can make!
Are you going to add some shelves? Where are you putting them up?
I came across this post by Loribeth Clark, outlining the 8 things that every bathroom needs. When I came across the flowers or plant part of the list I realized my bathroom was lacking. So, here are the pretty flowers i’ve added to the room, and a shot of my Degas print, even though I’ve had it for forever, just because I think it’s beautiful.
What do you think is a bathroom MUST have?