Tuesday, September 21, 2010

shelves. and pillows.

i played in my room yesterday after work, and this is what i came up with.

i hung the shelves that used to be at the bottom of our landing (the ol' classic ikea shelves) in our bedroom yesterday. one of them hung facing downward (super annoying - and is, apparently, a common problem with this shelf - blah!!), so i decided to try and hang it upside down this time to fix the problem, and it worked. for now. hopefully it continues to work! anyway, this is what it looks like:


it's super-bright in our bedroom in the mornings, so this photo looks a little crazy! i decorated the shelves with things that i had around the house.

i put some leftover fabric from my chair project in a frame i already had for some graphic "artwork", and used black and white photos for the frames. the prefontaine poster was a copy i made of a sports illustrated poster jordan had (he's a runner, so he loves prefontaine). the deer head cup/vase is from tuesday morning, and the big lantern was a thrift store find (originally from JC Penney). the gigantor silver wishbone was a gift from my dad - isn't it cool? little gold tealight holders were from target a few christmases ago, and the glass jug was from marshall's (i tied some rope around it).

in other news, i got some grey and white paisley pillows for the bed yesterday. exciting, no? heh.

you may or may not be a fan of the "karate chop". i know some people think its SO DOOOOOONE, but i'm a fan. i like the pillows. i like how they add a small print to the really colorful, graphic space, and i think they look classy. sometimes i have to bring a little class to a room, because i tend to buy so much weird, crazy stuff, that i forget to just be calm. does that make sense? no? ok, i need to go get ready for work. bye friends!


  1. I like the karate chop too! Love the light coming in... it doesn't make the picture weird at all! Looks like it came straight out of "sneak peek" on d*s :)

  2. You've got a great eye for doing things. I have to do the exact same thing for my shelves as well. Just keep flipping them and you should be fine. There's nothing wrong with the Karate chop either. :-)

  3. I am a fan of the Karate Chop AND no rules in decorating! For example, I also pin costume jewelry in to my pillows. I can't explain it but I like it!

    Your room looks modern, clean and comfy... Destiny

  4. Such a fun bedroom re-do Kristen! Love the rich charcoal walls and awesome accessorized shelves.

  5. juliette: funny! it's a good trick, but it's annoying that they won't just hang straight! one of mine does, and the other one doesn't....strange.

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