so this week was crazy...so much so that i didn't get a chance to even blog the last couple days. but i got lots of projects done, some layouts completed, went to my parents for the 4th for some bbq and fireworks (presented by chris), got coupon schooled at various grocery stores by my mom, and had numerous friends come visit, along with the fun homeowner chores of mowing my lawn (and wishing for a minute that my backyard wasn't so big), laundry and cleaning...
where do i start? first, amycame over again and helped me get my scraproom a little more completed and organized. she is the self-proclaimed queen of organization so we get along GREAT considering i'm the self-proclaimed queen of NOT organization. case in point: i scrapped out of a suitcase for years. seriously. one big suitcase, one big mess. if you scrapped with me during that time, you will remember. yuck. loving having things so much more accessible and in their correct places! thanks again, amy! :) we also got lots of scrapping done...which rocked considering i've been more focused on house projects. i'm considering using some of them for a contest, so i can't really share right now, though...sorry!
ms amy and our scrapping mess:
and the studio in all it's colorful finery...
first, the shelves...before and after:
and i bought some Styrofoam squares and random fabrics at hobby lobby and joanns and then kind of like gift-wrapped them to put up on the wall. it was SUPER easy and i love the outcome! i think they would look really cool anywhere in my house, as long as i switch the fabric to go with the different color schemes...so there will probably be more of this look in the future. and the best part about it is that it's SO cheap! :) the C is from anthropologie, and the cool pink frame is from hobby lobby.
and here is a quick peek at the shelving that is back in the corner. i decided not to cover the back with fabric since it was just wood to start out and you can't really see it that much stuck back there. i DO love having all my paints out where i can see the colors instead of being in a box that i had to dig through. also, the chair doesn't match the room perfectly, but it was in my bedroom FOREVER when i was a little girl and i made my mom keep it all these years because i couldn't bear to throw it away. i think it pretty much rocks. :)
and last, but not least...the coolest thing about my new little place. the light switches. every one of them is just a button that is pushed to turn the light on. i've never seen them before but i think they are so cool because you can switch out the pattern around them so easily. so i used the same fabric as i did on the shelves for the studio one...still deciding on the rest of the house. :)
also, the ceiling will soon be finished too, i think after chris finishes his own basement. i'm thinking that i want it to be light blue. i love that i get to paint it before he puts it up. :)
and today my friend brookie came to visit! it was so great to see her again...and she brought her adorable little brother drew with her to spend the day with me. we pretty much just hung out and took some photos. it a really nice relaxing day. we went to this freaking awesome old rundown movie theater that has been just sitting there empty for as long as i can remember, and i have been dying to get some photos forever! i'll share a couple now and then try to add some more tomorrow so that there isn't a photo overload on here...
happy monday everyone!!