Archive | July, 2013

Green Room Progress – Organization and Styling

23 Jul

Here’s where we left off in this room’s progress – just getting the accent wall all finished up :

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You may or may not already know that this accent wall will now be the lovely backdrop to my computer desk and almost all of my art/craft supplies.  Already having all the necessary furniture on hand over in the adjoining blue room made achieving this setup pretty easy.  Here’s a most fabulous depiction of the intended furniture arrangement below:

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And here is how it was looking after getting the desk and Expedit bookshelves in place, not without first replacing the pole-shaped legs (as seen three photos down) with much more attractive hairpin legs that I bought on eBay:

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Things are already starting to take shape in there, yay!

Next on the to-do list was to move the computer over, move the old desk out of the room, and add the floating shelf above:

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Now some of you might think painting an accent wall like this would be the hardest part of this whole little reorganization project I have going on in here, but this next task is proving itself to be much, MUCH more challenging for me… and what task might that be, you ask? That would be the organization and styling of all my art/craft supplies onto these shelves (ALL THESE SHELVES!)  Where do I even begin?!  Here’s what I’m working with:

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GULP. That’s intimidating. Getting the furniture moved over was the easy part, but getting all that other stuff moved over and not looking like a jumbled mess is a whole different story. I want organized, not messy.  I want clean, not junky.  I want pretty, not wow-what-a-mess! Acheiving this part of the task is proving itself challenging, but I have faith in myself that I can get something set up that works on a highly functional, efficient and organized level along with looking super pretty and easy on the eyes.  This little trip to Target (and admittedly two similar ones to Home Goods and JCP) is helping me along in the right direction:

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Here’s how the room is taking shape so far:

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I’m still working on getting things organized and styled up, but I’ve already added new curtains and updated the lighting (more details on that to follow).  It’s definitely coming along, and hopefully I’ll have things done by month’s end and can share “the big reveal” with y’all then!

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Patio Perk Up Round Two

2 Jul

In an attempt to both spruce things up out on the patio and keep a few busy, busy children from getting far too bored, we took this little corner of the patio from looking like this:

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to this in a matter of an hour or so:

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Here’s how this red ladder that I’ve had for years (it’s a tad too wonky for actual use and has just been sitting pretty useless in my garage) and this old stool that I nabbed from someone’s curbside throw away pile looked before they were given new life:

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Using and mixing paints we already had on hand, I put my little helpers right to work:

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Such great little worker bees they are!

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Looking a bit more lush and airy, I like! And I finally found the perfect spot for my macrame plant holder 🙂

 

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