We re-organized our coat closet... here's the before #youmaywanttoscrollpast (sorry for the awful photos - such a tough area to get decent light!)
Yes, that top shelf has ripped out of the wall before. Why do you ask?
like last year! I desperately wanted to get some railing planters and fill them with impatiens but the baskets were going to be a fortune and impatiens are still unavailable thanks to last year's blight problem. Things just didn't go my way! Next year. I would love a rug too, but what's the point in buying a rug if you don't have the right pillows? Oh, the trials and tribulations.
Totally on the Rose (how do you get an accent on a Mac??) train for summer. So many delicious wines. Isn't this the prettiest bottle (yup, bought it for the label... total sucker for good marketing)?!
During our re-grouting adventures, I went and bought a bunch of organizing containers. I love me some Dollar Store baskets, but god, they were ugly. So fancy acrylic organizers it was. Small pleasures, people.
Also during our re-grouting adventures, we pulled out the paint. Remember when I asked about this wall? And none of you helped me out?? Thanks for nothing. Except you, Jen. Anyway, I decided to stick with the wall colour on the rest of the floor and leave it at that. Reality is that we are moving sooner rather than later and I don't want to over-personalize the walls. But, I also learned that magic erasers are magic for scratched up walls (as long as you have flat paint). It didn't fix everything, but it sure went a long way towards reducing my painting load. Be careful if you try this... it can still leave stains on your walls and if you scrub too hard, it will disintegrate on your walls which is super annoying to clean up. But it worked for me.
How disgusting is that wall??
this tutorial from Chelsea and made it my own... I used lemons and grapefruit (though I found the grapefruit worked better). Oddly, Chelsea had better luck with drier fruit while I had the opposite experience. My lemons were dry and made the paint go all chunky? Ick. I hand painted some complementary shades in after stamping to add some dimension. Heat seal them with the iron, and repackage - good to go! I think they're summery and fresh... So I made some for myself too. For one housewarming, I added some of my fave soaps with a cute cover from Bath and Body Works. For the other, a favourite bottle of wine since they are doing a winery trip this summer and a soap. I figure that these types of things are always usable!