Winter Decorating and the Office Switch Up

January 25, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Is it just me or does anyone else like to decorate during the winter?  I think it might be all the time stuck indoors staring at my walls.  Last year I painted the house.  This year I am working on fine tuning the details.  I am no decorator, either.  I might have had an addiction to Trading Places when it was on TV.  That's my frame of reference, jeeze, I just dated myself a bit.  Because of that show I have this habit of looking at old things and thinking, how can I change that?  I love DIY, BTW!  Anyways, Pinterest is my main inspiration now.  If you want to follow me you can find me HERE.  I like pinning wedding ideas too.  I wish they had pinterest when I got married.  Oh you lucky brides of today. 

Here is a little bit of the switch up of my decorating.  It all started with this quote, which I remade and printed at home.  DIY!!

 

Then I took a long look at this wall.  The paintings, mehh, they matched our house in Palmdale.  BUT, I had nothing else to put on this wall.  It's a really sad wall, as I sit here looking at it now.

 

This year we had family portraits done by Lauryn Marette AND they had to go up on this wall.  So I started collecting frames.  I wanted an eclectic look.  Here is what I came up with. 

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I left some space to fill in over the years.  I love it, and my husband who really doesn't care about this stuff, loves it too.

 

So, I had to do something with these bad boys...

 Insert bright pretty colors!  And by the way, I am not afraid of color.  I love it!  There is not much muted around here. 

 

 

Here is a in the middle of the project shot for you! My youngest asked me to paint her.  I did a good job, if you ask me.

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I filled these frames in with Chalk board paint... and tada!! A newly organized office and home work space for me and the kiddos! I have to share my office with them.  I used to have the two desks in a square on the other wall and the couch where the desks are now.  This new layout opens the room up for them to make a huge mess, I mean, play.  And I get all my stuff in one area, and they have been severely warned about touching mom's stuff.  I used to be set up on the kitchen island.  I like this much better.  I am way more productive when I am working in here.   And now I think I need to paint my office. 

 

 

 

The pictures in this post have been a mix of iphone, instagram, and my "good" camera. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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