Feb 27, 2011

1st Birthday Party [Part 2]

The beautiful results of the 1st Birthday Party designs from another post.  Loved especially the design of the cake that looked like the invite!  The invitation is for sale in my Etsy shop.  Enjoy.  :)

Feb 6, 2011

What to do with this Door

I purchased this door about 3 years ago at an antique shop in Glen Ellyn.  I paid $10 for it, it's solid wood with white paint cracking off of it.  It is heavy, let me tell you.  It moved from my old apartment to our house, over the last 2 years we've decided to throw it away 2 times, but it never made it to the trash (thankfully!).  I love this door, but I really have NO idea what to do with it anymore.  I'm putting it on here so I can collect your ideas!  Please....tell me what you would do with it if it were yours.  :)

Feb 4, 2011

Before & After Photo Wall

A while back I posted some of our favorite photos we took while in New Zealand.  Since then, we decided to fill pretty much the last wall in our house that's empty, with some blown up photo canvases of a few of those pictures!  The wall over our couch in our family room we've been keeping open hoping to put something really special there, and I think these fit the bill.  Here are the before and after pictures of what we decided to put there.  Let me know what you think, enjoy!

Before, messy couch with a poor bare wall.


Feb 2, 2011

Office Redecoration [Part 1]

While Josh was out of town a few weeks ago, I tackled the last room (non-bathroom) in our house that needed painting, the room we affectionately call the 'man room'.  Basically it houses a little bit of junk and has functioned as an empty workout room for the last year or so. Here is it in its before state.

I painted it gray, my color of choice these days.  I figured that was versatile enough for the future and I really love the idea of having the accessories be the items that bring the color to the room instead of the walls like I've done in the past [guest room & our room].  This is a switch for me, but its been a fun challenge finding coordinating colorful things to put in this space  My thoughts are that I want to have the accessories be mostly white (following the 60, 30, 10 rule, sort of) with pops of bright green and bright orange. Here are some of the things I've found!  
Thus far we've purchased the desk, thanks IKEA.  We also got the companion drawer set (pictured below).  Others we're considering, the lamp, the hourglass, the cube bookends and the green chair are all from Crate & Barrel.  The file folder is something we probably won't end up with, from the MoMA store.  I've got the chord holders in the works from amazon.com and one thing I really want is the green wall file folder holder, but I can't for the life of me remember where I found it! (Please if you find it, comment and let me know where!) 

I love this chair! But it doesn't look super comfortable.  But if I didn't have to worry about sitting in it myself for hours at a time, I'd get it in a heartbeat.  (CB2)  We'll see what kind of chair we can agree on or if we just keep the plain black one we have. 
More to come later along with finished pictures of the new office.  Thanks for reading!