I’ve been feeling a little brain dead lately. I’ve been getting plenty of projects done, I just don’t have the words to explain them! Here’s hoping this one will get me jumpstarted.
Ugh. Okay, time to stop stalling. So I really like my house, and style and the way it has all been coming together transitioning from a kid to like adult stuff. There are still a few gaps when it comes to certain things, especially accessories.
My built-in cabinet that I painted a while back never really got the full star treatment it deserved. It was poorly decorated once it was done and since then, most of the items have been transplanted to another part of the house. All of the frames went to the gallery wall in the studio and the other knick knacks went on the shelves above the sofa. It was totally desolate.
It sat empty for awhile because styling isn’t exactly my forte. I just don’t have enough stuff but I really don’t feel like spending a ton of money on those things. I was watching Interiors INC on HGTV and they decorated two large bookshelves and mentally I was trying to calculate how much it cost to decorate them and I bet it ended up being over a thousand dollars. I don’t have a thousand dollars for ACCESSORIES. But I do have $25.
I bought a couple of items from Kohl’s. Don’t underestimate their home decor items. I bought two coral pieces online. (Find it here and here.) I used a 20% off coupon to discount it even further to $25 for the two. I won’t buy anything from Kohl’s without a coupon, it’s just foolish even if it is already heavily discounted, the extra discount helps! I was excited when the package finally arrived so I sucked it up and got to finishing my cabinets.
This is the finished picture. I’m going to try to make as few excuses as possible because I don’t LOVE the finished product. But here it is. It’s PROGRESS. Not everything can be wham bam done. Especially for a neurotic person like me. I would be staring at these shelves till one in the morning and Caleb would beg me to come to sleep.
Here is one of the coral pieces I got. I so wish I had a beach!
Here’s the other. Still not crazy about this shelf but I love my new coral.
This is my favorite shelf, I love the colors and that white bird. All the vintage books come from my mom, I keep telling her to pick up more for me. I want the appearance of being well read. I’m just not a person that OWNS a lot of books. When I was in high school the only “real” books I would read were true crime books written by FBI profilers. Something about it fascinated me even though I could never go into a field like that.
Now I’m way off subject and have run out of words to say. I’ll leave you with this…
Even more words