Wednesday, January 12, 2011

happenings.

the snow is kiiind of starting to melt today, however temps are still at freezing, and i am scared to drive. so, i thought i'd share with you some of my cabin-fever thoughts and happenings.

yesterday, i finally got to the annoying white stripe that was chillin on our shelf wall until i decided to finally remedy it with a brush and paint.

bad:
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better:
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i also rearranged some stuff on the bookshelves. rearranging bookshelves is one of my favorite things to do. cool, right? another thing i like to do: make the bed. yesterday, i almost considered asking jordan to not make it so that i could make it. ridiculous...

better view:
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(probably need to do a third coat today)

also, i'm considering lighting for the bookshelves. i have two ideas:
a) bookshelf lights from ikea, mounted to the tops
or
b) this really awesome crystal chandelier that a friend gave me, spraypainted turquoise (or some other amazing color) and hung in the center, forward a little from the entire unit.

thoughts? my other idea is to hang the chandelier in the middle of the room, above-ish the sofa/coffee table. what do you guys think? here is my living room, for a reference:

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23 comments:

  1. turquoise chandelier between the shelves, for sure. my dream come true!

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  2. I agree... hang something there between the shevles... looks a little lonely up there.

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  3. thanks guys! i'm just thinking the chandelier is better suited for the center of the room?!?! no?

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  4. you've got some mad bookshelf styling skillz! and what were you watching on the tv?! looks like john mayor

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  5. thanks, and yep, john mayer. it was a commercial with him...not sure what it was...jordan was watching TV...

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  6. I just found your blog, and I'm sure happy I did. You are so talented :)
    Nice job on the living room.

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  7. I also think between the shelves! Hi Kristen, I have been following for a while. I also am from around Atlanta- your furniture is very inspiring! And I am enjoying this snow :)

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  8. I dunno... I think it would be cool between the shelves. A little bit of color in a blank space you know?

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  9. I agree -- it should go between the shelves, but since you are a little apprehensive, is there any way to hang it there for a little bit before permanently securing it? Although ... I think that you'll be sold once you see it and yes, yes, yes, to a pop of color.

    Like you, I'm staying off the roads today too, but I've got a serious case of cabin fever so I'm going to walk the neighborhood in a minute.

    Fresh air and freedom,
    Destiny

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  10. Love the black and white bookshelves! The living would definitely look awesome with a chandelier and I think turquoise would be amazing, go for it!

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  11. I LOVE the idea of a turquoise chandelier! I agree in that it would be best suited for the middle of the room- above the coffee table- and you could put something else fun between the bookshelves. Nice work- great style!

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  12. Hi, a totally not related to the chandelier question, question? Where did you get those acrylic plate stands? I am in search of something like that, so any help you can give would be appreciated.
    Thanks.
    amy(at)beerworks(dot)net

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  13. Everything looks great! Just wondering if the chandelier is too small for the middle of the room?

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  14. is your house always perfect and clean??? i thought you just did it when we came over. hehe! i wish my house was always perfect and clean.

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  15. My vote is to put the chandeliere above the coffee table. I love that look.

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  16. cadence - i clearly have nothing better to do, and have you met my mother?!?

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  17. Ok, I love your whole house and the horse on the bookshelves.

    Thanks again for your comments on my DD post, Kristen! Have a great day!

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  18. Hey Kristen--you have a great eye and fabulous talents. I have been following your blog for awhile. You've probably already recieved this but you made my list, too!
    The Stylish blogger Award:
    http://shannonberrey.com/_blog/Shannon_Berrey_Design_Blog/post/The_Stylish_Blogger_Award/

    Thanks for rocking the style!
    shannon
    www.shannonberrey.com

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  19. claire - thanks! my horse is one of my all-time favorite thrifting finds :) he's very jonathan adler.

    shannon - thank you! i will check it out now!

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  20. I am horrible at decorating shelves! Can you do a DIY on that? Pretty please :)

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  21. ooooo good idea, kat! if i can figure out a way to explain things, i totally will. sounds fun (once again: im a nerd)

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  22. Hey!
    I found your blog looking for DIY chevron curtains, which I'll be making soon, so I started looking through your archives. I love the painting in the last image. Where is it from? Or did you make it yourself? Seriously love it.
    Have a good day!
    Ashlyn

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  23. thanks ashlyn - it's actually marbled handmade paper from the paper source :) it's only about 5 bucks!

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