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A whole new nook....

Posted by Christina // 17 Replies

So not too long ago, we decided to put some parallel lines in our life.

Since we spiced up our livingroom I have laid on the couch dreaming of more stripes….stripes everywhere.

I finally convinced T that our wall of stripes needed a little sister.

Enter nooky-foyer stage right. before I know what you’re thinking…a whole lot of boring.

You know what fixes boring.

But did you notice who was busy in that foyer? little overachiever What a little overachiever.  Time to bust out my dust rag.

So after a little striping action thanks to my boyfran-man, we were left with a whole new nook.  A not-so-boring nook.

Enter freshity fresh new nook rising from the rafters or something. after I once again have to apologize for Winter…she is doing nothing for my lighting in photos so say hello to shadows and glares.  Oh and those mismatched knobs that are still stealing the show….well they are on their way out too. details

One of my goals for 2013 is to take a photo-styling course.  I promise I will get better at this friends, I promise.  Pinky.

Are you as down with stripes as I am?  I am now thinking our bedroom needs some vertical action.  Stripes are going to be taking over in these parts.

Written by Christina and Tim

You all know we are undergoing a major office makeover, remember this moodboard we made before we started?

We have been chugging away at turning our grellow, unorganized office into our favorite space.  It is afterall where we spend most of our time.

You may also remember that we are on a tight budget around these parts and using a work-with-whatcha-got-mmmkay attitude.

What we had was an ugly bookcase.

A bookcase that had been with me since I puttied New Kids on the Block posters on its side.  We go way back.

Then something magical happened.

Katie Bower & Sherry Petersik announced their Fall Pinterest Challenge.

This is what happened next….

I put Tim to work sanding all that NKOTB putty off and I got my seamstress on and used spray adhesive and a staple gun to upholster (and I use that term loosley) some fun fabric onto the shelves.

We wound up with a funky little number.

I am so excited to have a pretty piece of organization.

Thank goodness for blogger challenges or I would never get anything done hmmmm…

Can’t wait for the office reveal, it is finally coming together!

Written by Christina and Tim