Wednesday, October 19, 2011

wordless{ish} wednesday: little projects.

you know how i've been talking big lately about all the projects i have going on around my house?

{this is where you smile & nod}

well i've made baby steps of progress.  but the problem with mixing up the decor of your house is that you can't just change one thing.  i mean, if you change a color scheme everything has to go.  and then you realize this has become more than just getting new curtains, now you have to get new throw pillows & wall accents & oh my gosh wood furniture doesn't look so good with these things let's paint everything white!  but it's like i always say, go big or go home.  i really do always say that.  in fact, i never stop saying that.

so i decided to give you a little sneak peak into my home at a couple of the little projects i've completed around here that make me a happy panda.  and turns out?  some are even pinterest inspired.  so maybe this is kinda a mini-stickin'-it-to-pinterest post?  ok yes, it is.

oh & ps:  this is totally not wordless... just in case you hadn't figured that out yet.


number one.  my wire-clothesline-picture-holder thing.  there are two lines & the top one is about 4' long & the bottom one is about 5' long.  they go on much longer in both directions than this picture shows.  they are hung above my computer monitor & keep me company late at night as i blog & edit into the wee hours of the night.  weird?  not at all.

i was inspired by pictures i've seen like this & this, but really it's not that original it's just something i've seen around & liked.  so i did it.

rundown:
- wire = $2.50
- pictures = $14
- mini clothespins = $0 (already had)

total cost:  $16.50.  and it makes me very, very happy.


number two.  new sheets & quilt.  i've had a recent obsession with all white bedding.  there is nothing like a bedroom with a bed that has fresh crisp white bedding, right?  think: posh hotel.  yeah... now we're talkin.  and you should know by now that i have become particularly obsessed with quilts.  this is actually the quilt that started Quilt-pocalypse 2011 & after being super frustrated that i couldn't find fabrics i liked as much as these, i ended up just ordering the real one online.  if i had done that in the beginning?  i woulda saved a pretty penny.  but it's too late, & a fabric buying monster inside of me has officially been born.

i am still working on making a handmade quilt though... someday i will reveal it to all of you.  oh yes, i will.

total cost:  let's not talk about it.  because i'd have to include what i spent in my original endeavors of attempting to make it.  oh, & please don't bring this topic up with sam.

let's move on.


number three.  big wire organizer baskets.  these may not look like much to you but they mean the world to me.  ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration.  they're really not that big of a deal.  but they do bring lots of order to the top of my office bookshelf & for that?  i'm grateful.

i was inspired by this & actually plan on hanging a chalkboard above them, similar to the picture.  and i'm going to paint the bookshelves white like the picture too.   i'm such a copycat.

rundown:
- each basket = $7
- black spray paint {they were ugly metally metallic originally} = $4

total cost = $25.


number four.  my bathroom makeover.  it's a work in progress.  but here's a little peak at my mini-project inside this bigger project.  i'm not sure why i'm so proud of myself for spelling "BATH" in my bathroom but so far i really like it.  i bought the letters from joann's on sale & didn't have to do anything besides stick on those velcro sticky things & eyeball the arrangement.  it was done in five minutes.  maybe that's why i like it so much?

rundown:
- each letter = $1.50

total cost = $6.  and that's a price you can't shake a stick at.

so there you go folks.  some of the little things around my house that i've been working on & proof that i'm not all talk when it comes to my millions of home decor "projects."  because i wouldn't want you to think i was saying all those things just to sound cool.  because i know it sounded really really cool... that's what you were thinking, right?  

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27 comments:

  1. love all your updates to your home!! looking good!

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  2. Your bathroom looks so cute- hope you share more pics! The photo hanging idea is great, so much cheaper and creative than a bunch of frames. My husband and I just got all white bedding and I'm not sure that it was the best choice with a 6 month old, haha.

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  3. Great job on all your projects. I really love the clothesline one. You've become my inspiration. . If I could, I would pin you on pinterest. LOL.

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  4. Everything looks great, I love the baskets. I've been talking about redoing my living room forever but like you said it's not just one thing, it becomes an avalanche of projects.

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  5. I am seriously loving all the projects you have been doing lately. everything looks awesome.

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  6. freaking love the bath sign. totally want to do it. and the clothesline picture thing. which i've commented on 8 million times. pretty sure. i just need to figure out where to do it...did that last line sound skanky? because it totally wasn't supposed to.

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  7. love your projects!! i hung up alex's art the clothes line way. :)

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  8. You are hilarious! I get such a kick out of reading your blog. So, when can I come over and see it all?

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  9. The bathroom looks great, and I love the clothesline.

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  10. Love the clothesline idea - love it.

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  11. I have become a quilt makin' fool! All I want to do is buy fabric and make quilts all day long. Dang 'o time preventing me from accomplishing all my goals :)

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  12. I come from a long line of quilters in my family. I just completed a Fall-like quilt top, and now need some time to get it quilted! I sew my top on machine, but I always hand-quilt, because that's how my Mema taught me to do it! :)

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  13. Wire baskets always make things better. Looks so cute! I love the glimpse I got of your shower curtain--WAY cute!

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  14. I love the photo clothesline. I did something like that for Mason's birthday and never thought about making it a bit less "festive" (aka covered in birthday accents) and putting it somewhere where I could enjoy it year round. Awesome idea!

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  16. You're so crafty and cute! I can come live with you, right?! My house is a disaster! Any time that I do have, I spend crafting for OTHER people, when really my house just needs a good scrub down and some fresh decor. But, your house looks so fun and fresh.....I can't wait to see the whole bathroom!

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  17. love love love little projects that pack a big punch!

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  18. Oh how cute, this is inspiring me to make some changes in my house! :)

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  19. love the wire photo display! i want to make one!

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  20. REALLY love that quilt. Really, really.

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  21. I love all of your projects, especially the quilt. I can't even believe you know how to make a quilt, that's so awesome!

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  22. you know what? you've alllllllmost inspired me to stop looking at projects you've made and thinking about projects on my list, and get up from the computer and do them. allllllmost!

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  23. It be lookin good!!!! I will hopefully be able to see it one day soon. So bummed about this weekend. I'm still trying to convince Jason we can do it.

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  24. I am in love with the wire hanging of pictures! And how do you have time for all this? I am envious!!

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  25. Lol, you crack me up. Stick it to pinterest!

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