Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Home Improvement (Walls)

Happy Hump Day. 
I meant to do this post Monday as my "Weekend Rewind" post and again my motivation lately has been zapped. I literally think I could sleep for about a week and not think twice about it. I feel like 
a bear wanting to hibernate lately. The weather here in Bama has been cloudy and rainy so not 
sure if it's the weather or just me, but whew I've been soooo tired! 

Anyway, this post is a non-make up or product review. I moved into a new apartment a couple 
weeks ago and have been doing some things to spruce my place up and wanted to share some 
decor ideas. 

I literally ditched everything that was in my old living room and started over since most of my 
furniture was college/post college stuff that I had merged with roommates. Bleh! So ugly. 
Patience is not a virtue I possess very gracefully. So, trying to be patient in buying new pieces
and decorating has been a struggle. I want my place looking like a page out of a Pottery Barn
catalog now! 

Craigslist has been my new best friend. I have never been someone to get on craigslist and shop. EVER! Thought it was kind of creepy. But, buying furniture and home stuff is SO much fun and 
such an affordable way to piece together your home. I'm not one to really buy used clothes, but 
furniture has never bothered me. So far I have bought my couch, kitchen table and chairs, and 
a lamp. But, I suspect there will be many more purchases. : ) 

Anywhoo, here are some before and after pics of what I decided to do with the wall behind my 
couch. Hope you enjoy! 

I got the idea to hang a collage of empty frames behind the couch 
while shopping at a furniture consignment shop in Pelham, AL called Encore Resales. 
Most of the frames that I bought were a distressed matte white. After buying my 
pillows at TJ Maxx I decided I wanted to pick three colors... white, blue, and mustard. 

I had to try a couple times to get the right shade of blue. My first try was a can 
of spray paint that was too bright. So, round two seemed to work well for what I was 
going for. 

Wall and couch before. 
Yay for my Craigslist couch! It was originally purchased at Metropolitan Deluxe
at The Summit for nearly 2,000 and I paid a whopping $350!!! I love it. 

Wall and couch after. 
I still want some more pillows to go on the end... not sure what, but I am thinking something
oversized and white. 

Collage of frames. I love the white and blue... I am still eyeballing the 
mustard. Good thing about this project is frames are pretty inexpensive so if I decide
this look is not what I want to end up with I haven't lost a ton! 

Side view with my sweet burlap lamp from what other than craigslist! : ) 

What do you think?! Would you do a frame collage on one of your walls? 
Give me your thoughts and stay tuned for more Home improvement posts! 

Have a great day! 


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