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Daybed

30 Dec

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Check out how I turned an old set of twin mattresses into a cute little daybed for the office by clicking here.

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Getting Graphic in the Green Room – Accent Wall Style!

8 May

I decided way back some time last year that the green room was in need of a little makeover, (more details on that to follow, so stay tuned) and what better way to get started in that direction than to do an accent wall?!

Ahh, the beloved accent wall – a new one pops up on my Pinterest feed at least three times a week, and it seems as though everyone in blogland is doing one… and well … now so am I!

Check it out:

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I thought long and hard about how to accent this wall for a very, very long time – going from thoughts of a solid contrasting color, to stripes, to something stenciled, to finally deciding on something grahic, abstract and super colorful.  Even though this little project was a long time a coming, I am glad that I deliberated over it for as long as I did, making sure that it was something that I would absolutely love and that reflects me.

Here’s a quick little pictorial rundown of my day-to-day progress: (I am currently working on a more detailed how-to that’ll even include a little step-by-step video, so again, stay tuned for that!)

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And finally, after making a few more tweaks, I called this turkey done!

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My inspiration for this project came primarily from the painting below by my super talented and bestie, Devon Nowlin:

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and also from this image that I came across on Etsy:

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As an added bonus, I completed this project just in the nick of time to submit toward the self-imposed  “Pinterest Challenge” that the ladies over at YoungHouseLove and BowerPower cooked up to get folks to stop pinning and start doing their pinned projects (more on that here). So you can click on the button below to get in on this big ol’ pinterest-project-share-fest and check out lots of other fabulous DIY projects that the great people of blogland are doing and showing off:

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Here are some of the accent walls that I have pinned along the way that have inspired me to create an accent wall of my own:

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Thanks for looking!!!!!

Typewriting for Creativity’s Sake

23 May

I gifted this book to myself for Christmas last year, and if you are a creative person but happen to work in a not-so-creative office setting like myself, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you read it.  It couldn’t be further from the truth.  So I decided to put some of what is suggests into action today: 

Not quite a masterpiece, but definitely a tad bit of a creative outlet. 

There is only one typewrite on all of the 16 floors of the office building that I work in, which is no big deal since I only have to use it on very rare occasions (not sure of whom else uses it and how often, but I use it about once a month or less).  When I do need to use it though, I have to refer back to my email history to remember on which floor it is located.  So today I decided to put an end to the email searching and make a little note for my bulletin board of its whereabouts, all the while fulfilling a slight creative itch that beckons for attention throughout my otherwise dull and creative-less days at the office.  So rather than just hand-write a note (which is actually suggested in the book to do as a way of being creative, but was not the best suited creative outlet for me in this very instance) I decided to take it a step further and typewrite the note, since it so fittingly went with the whole purpose of the note to begin with. 

There it sticks, just below the white arrow.

 Ahh, to the little things.  And you know, taking a few seconds to select a post-it size and color, and deciding on wording and spacing actually brought a little not-at-all-guilty pleasure to my day!

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