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the bookcase project

11 Nov

So I finally found a bookcase.

As much as I wanted the one from Home Decorators, I just wasn’t going to be ok with spending over $400.

So I was pretty happy when I found this baby for $60 off craigslist.

It’s pretty butt ugly right now so I’m super excited to transform it.

photo 2

I have so many great ideas for it.

1. Paint it a bright white. yummy.

2. Add a back and paint it a dark gray or yellow.

dark back

I’m pretty much obsessed with the contrast in the picture above.

painted back

3. Possibly add some detail to the sides. Like these fretwork panels from O’verlays

The bookcase project

greek key bookcase


Stayed tuned on this one, I’ll be sure to update you guys on the progress.

all pics via pinterest

bookshelf lust

24 Oct

Hi Peeps!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I’ve been lusting over this bookshelf and have been thinking about it all weekend. I must have it.

Right now we have zero shelf space in our living room, so I have no area to display my books and décor pieces.

So like I said…I must have this.

bookcase 2

bookcase 1


time to convince Ryan.

You can’t really beat the $399 price tag over at Home Decorators.

My Tips for a Beautiful Home

5 Aug

Ok so I’ll admit I’m one of those people that when I instantly walk into a home I notice things I would change or fix. Not to say I do it with every home but I do have a little pet peeve when it comes to certain things. But I also notice things I love, a certain chair, the placement of a mirror or painting. Don’t worry I’m not that mean, I do find the beauty too.

So I’ve decided to start sharing some of my tips for creating a beautiful home. You might enjoy them or you might not. Whether you agree with them or not, just know that this is all for fun.You can take my advice or totally ignore it. Don’t worry I’ll still love you.

So here goes…

#1 Clean. Clean. Clean.
A clean house is my number one rule to a beautiful and inviting home. Now this doesn’t necessarily mean your home has to be clean at all times because believe me my home is far from it. But I believe daily cleaning, like dishes, clothes in hamper, bed made and sofa pillows fluffed goes a long way. Also deep cleaning is key, every 2 weeks is what I prefer. And then a good 6 month spring cleaning, tackling that garage or donating some old clothes.
As long as you keep your house in daily order it should be easy to do a quick clean up before an unexpected guest arrives.

Enough with the clutter.
Say no to random piles of magazines, that DVD collection displayed for all to see and mounds of picture frames on the mantel.

This does nothing for you except distract people from other beautiful things in your home.
When it comes to displaying the same item, you definitely have to put some thought into it.

Create groupings which compliment each other, you could sketch out your plan or just have some fun with different ideas.

I love a beautifully styled bookshelf, floor to ceiling built-ins are one of my wishes for our next home.

Notice how these bookshelves are styled. Even with the thousands of books, it can still look chic and clean.

all via decorpad

I hope this was helpful for you, I’ll try and post a tip each week.

Enjoy your day!

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