I went to IKEA twice in the last three days. That’s a little much for someone like me with very little patience but I managed and I checked out the new Jassa collection along the way. I’ve gotta say, guys, it’s pretty solid. Perfect for summer with bamboo and rattan details, bold splashes of color and an ease about the pieces. I haven’t bought any pieces yet but I’ve got my eye on a few as the basement remodel comes together. I’m looking at you, basket.
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I’ve mentioned it about 45 times but the dining room went green this weekend and I AM OBSESSED. The color is called Great Barrington Green and, in person, it looks like an old green chalkboard and a summer camp had a baby. Are you following me? It’s better than I ever imagined and I can’t wait to put the finishing touches on this space. After that all my energy is going into our basement renovation. All of the walls have been framed, mood boards have been created, finishes have been purchased and I am antsy to see it all come together. Keep you posted on that front. In the meantime, I’ll be staring into my Great Barrington Green walls. Totally normal…
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This daylight savings stuff isn’t really doing it for me. I feel like the morning has already slipped away! I’ll try and type fast so I can get back to painting the dining room (this color!) and enjoying this sunny Sunday. Enjoy, friends!
Happy Friday, friends! Another weekend lies ahead and even though it’s an hour shorter than I’d like I’m still optimistic that it will be wonderful. Wonderful to me means a weekend of house projects (dining room is going green!), showering expecting friends and racing to finish a library book so I’m not hit with late fees. I live an adventurous life. I’ll try and sneak in a glass of wine or two in-between all the wild times. Cheers!
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If my (almost) daily ramblings here aren’t enough, tumble along with me over on the faucethead tumblr! And brace yourself for the pictorial sibling of the faucethead blog. It’s a good time!
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If you’ve got some time to kill in a bookstore please consider taking some snaps like these.
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A weekend wrap up on a Monday is pretty normal around here so this post should come as no surprise. What’s surprising, though, is the tornado warning Minneapolis is currently experiencing. Definitely doesn’t feel like an early March evening around these parts! I’m going to hunker down and catch up after a weekend away and watch the storm roll in. Enjoy these links from around the web while I do just that!
After the weather blunder last weekend I’ve postponed my Chicago trip and am hitting the road this afternoon! I’m ready for 36 hours with family, friends and some serious podcasting on the way there. Catch you Sunday!
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I’ve really got the itch to add some statement wallpaper to our house but knowing that we only want to be here for a couple years and have our eyes set on resale value, I’m having a hard time justifying the cost and work. So, for now, I’ll just browse and pin and gawk.
Source :: Studio McGee
Unlike our old house, our new fixer-upper has some rather long walls (uninterrupted by windows and doors) that require big art statements to anchor them and not look so sad! So I’m doing my best to fill these spaces in a cost-effective way until I decide EXACTLY what I want. Enter black and white engineer prints from Staples. They have been a lifesaver (insider info, though, Staples is starting to phase these bad boys out so get them while you can!). I printed these prints from Paper & Stitch and can’t wait to give them a home in the dining room. I also printed a bunch more because I am a crazy person and got these frames on clearance. At least I’ll be a crazy person with fewer sad walls if all goes to plan!
Source :: Paper & Stitch