Friday, February 4, 2011

this and that.

here are some tidbits from the life of kristen. so interesting, i know. i've given myself a couple of days "off" for my birthday (next week), and they've been spent doing a little work here and there, but also doing some things around the house...naturally.

added black ribbon around our lampshades:

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much more dramatic, no?
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added some chartreuse ribbon around the mirror that hangs above our bed, and a little anthropologie knobs to "hold" it...i saw this in a magazine, but i can't remember which one. oops!

painted our nightstands turquoise, and the pulls went back to gold:
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(remember they used to look like this, and i added the hardware, which i painted white, initially)

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i bought this awesome lucite penguin for only $1 at providence antiques in the highlands (along with that faux tortoiseshell frame behind it...also only $1!). he is missing a leg (sad), so i bought this little piece of unfinished wood at lowe's, and painted it white, then added a high-gloss finish to it. i glued him to it, and now he can stand on his own. isn't he cute?

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annnnd, today, jordan and i will be making over our second bedroom. this was his idea, and i am super-excited about it. this room is really just the "catch-all" room, and currently looks terrible. it's jordan's office, my closet, our storage, and mika's gazing-out-the-window room. it is a tiny yellow box, but today we are painting it and buying a sofa bed and new shelves, so that we can have a space for guests and store things properly. YAY.

catch you folks later. happy weekend.

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final side note: carnations are the new peonies. or maybe they're just cheaper.

15 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the stenciling in your bedroom. I've said so before but it just looks so great! I like all the little touches you've been adding too! Can't wait to see what you do with the second bedroom:)

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  2. Luurrve the black trim on the lampshades. And the brass pulls. It's baaa-aaack!

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  3. LOVE the turquoise!!!! The brass pulls look lovely with it! and the Black ribon sets of the shades perfectly!

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  4. Ahhh... there's that ol' orange/turquoise/black combo again! It's like a grown up version of our old living room.

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  5. Love the carnation comment. I have a big bunch of white & fuchsia on our dining table...because they were what I could afford. And they look cute. :)

    Your lampshades & mirror are inspiring me to play with ribbon this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. thanks everyone!

    amber - you are right. it's one of my favorite combos. it just makes me happy...liek you and lavendar. except this is more of a red-orange....not so insane, like our college living room...hehe...

    catherine - glad you like the carnations, too. i love them!!

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  7. Carnations are great. I put carnations in here on my blog. I also used them in my wedding and saved a bundle.

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  8. love all the little touches to detail you made, and that middle pillow is perfect.

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  9. anon- thanks! it's from furbish studios. i got it for christmas, and i looove it.

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  10. You are so a girl after my own heart. I have been trying to figure out how to make red, turquoise, green, black and white work together in one room. Today you showed me how!!! Thank you!

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  11. So layered and pretty! You have an eye for detail, for sure.

    Aren't carnations fabulous? I've always loved them.

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  12. i love your blog and am obsessed with your bedroom. it's perfect, gorgeous, colorful - love it!
    thanks for all your fun inspiration.

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