A few weeks ago, I opened a Pinterest account and since then have been slightly obsessed. It is such an ingenious way of saving images you like across the web! I have seen so many clever decorating ideas and it has inspired me to tackle some of the rooms in our apartment that need a little lift.
I have wanted to share photos of our apartment on this blog for months now, but I hesitate because I want to wait until the room looks perfect. There’s always something I want to change like after looking at some cool options for clocks. Like our kitchen needs curtains. Our bedroom needs something over the bed. Our living room needs pictures on the wall. Don’t even get me started on the guestroom—it’s a bit of a disaster!
It’s like inviting people over. I always feel like our house needs to be in the best possible condition before having friends over, when really, they don’t really care if I have art on the walls or not. When I go to people’s homes, usually I am more comfortable in a non-perfect apartment than a pristine one because it reminds me of home.
So starting next week, I will put away my pride and begin to show you photos of our apartment. After all, if I wait until my apartment looks like it belongs in a magazine, you’ll probably never see them. :)
In the meantime, here are some of my favorite inspirations for projects or decorations I hope to tackle:
Color scheme for organizing the office. You can also buy mailbox number decals online if it’s time to replace your outdated old mailbox numbers.
Make a rag rug out of old sheets.
Use an old window pane (from Vintage Village) and put pictures or fabric behind it for over the bed.
Transform JoAnn’s cardboard letters using yarn. The only thing I’m unsure about is what to say. We have a Love poster in our kitchen (pics to come!), so any other word ideas?
Decorate using old fabric and embroidery hoops.
What decorating projects have you been working on or waiting to start? Are you on Pinterest? If so, let’s become friends. :)
(Photo credits: bookshelf, rag rug, window frame, yarn letters, fabric hoops, pompom necklace
NEEL instead of LOVE :)
Cute! I’m a craft failure and honestly let my husband do most of our decorating. :)
Love love love your office colour scheme! Having a decor inspiration moment right now!
Around Christmas time some family friends of ours made NOEL out of red and green yarn and cardboard. Such a pretty way of decorating the house for Christmas.
OMG that sheets blanket is the coolest idea EVER!!!! My mom has two sets of twin sheets that I just absolutely love. You can’t any sheets like the ones that she has. Anyways, I would love to make them into a blanket some day. I wonder how many sheets you need though? Looks like a lot?
And I like the idea for “Neel” that Catherine said above. :)
Any idea what the paint color is for the office? I have been trying out sample after sample looking for a similar color (originally inspired by the Braverman house from “Parenthood”).
@Chelsea: I found it!
It was originally on Crafty Nest’s posts here:http://www.craftynest.com/2011/04/sylvania-room-makeover-challenge-after/#more-8079
Thanks so much! And thanks for sharing Crafty Nest’s blog with me.
The first photo is just what I am looking to achieve with the shelves in my sewing room. I am ashamed by their clutter and this is a beautiful way of maximizing the storage space!
Hello, do you have any idea where that little green drawer chest in the first photo may have come from? I have been looking for something similar forever.
Thank you and very cute post :)
I just discovered Pinterest too and I love it! I’m following you. Thank you for providing a link.
I’m completely addicted to Pinterest too!
Love the inspiration you’re picking for your home. Looking forward to seeing the results!
My pinterest is http://pinterest.com/katskull/ in case you’d like to follow some of my boards!
Sometimes inspiration is hard to come by, luckily pinterest in there with thousands of ideas. I love everything you posted, especially organizing the office! Looks wonderful