Monday, May 7, 2012

little projects

I hope you all had a good weekend....mine was busy busy busy.  I'm working on so many things right now in so many different rooms.  What do you do when decorating?  Do you work room by room, or do you do a project here, and then a project there?

I am working on so many things, I think, because I have the basic set up done in each room, and am down to the last 15% in each room--all the little fun projects that give the room character.  I haven't entirely decided on what to do completely in each room, so I'm living with the unfinished until inspiration strikes.  The decorating budget is also nearly Officially Tapped Out, and thus my projects are of the $20 here, $20 there variety.  Regardless, its a sort of higgledy-piggledy, a little bit of this and little bit of that sort of decorating.

The only thing I actually finished this weekend was this little corner between the coat closet and the garage:

We bought the horseshoe hook at ZGallerie on our first trip out here.  The art is postcards with Botero prints that my parents brought back from Europe a few years ago.

I found a teensy-tiny curtain rod for this dinky window, and Peter helped install it.  I hate the vertical blinds that are on every single window in this house.

I have tried four different curtains on this window (all leftovers from the garage), and none of them look right.

So....I guess it will sit there without a curtain until I figure out what do with it.

I started painting my bedroom lamps:

I bought some peel and stick vinyl floor tiles for the kitchen:

And I bought a little bit of this for two other projects:

Instead of installing the peel and stick floor this morning I am going to build Peter a bicycle:

What did you do this weekend?  Any higgledy-piggledy decorating?


  1. I LOVE the horseshoe corner. And the changing table is such a perfect color. That whole little vignette is great. 
    Do you think the tiny window would look better if the curtain sat inside it, rather than over it? I'm thinking some kind of sheer tucked into it or something. 

  2. I can't finish a room to save my life.  I'm all over the place.  I love that horseshoe hook!

  3. trappedinnorthjerseyMay 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Unfortunately, those vertical blinds are in there pretty good, and there is no room for an inside mount curtain with those dumb things already in there.  I think an outside mount roman shade would look nice, but I will have to look for one that is less than 24 inches.  

  4. trappedinnorthjerseyMay 7, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    You've got an excuse :-)

  5. I just decorated when we moved in and then it was forever done. Nothing's changed since then at all, except when my boyfriend steals a small kitchen appliance from his parents' kitchen and brings it to ours, then I rearrange to shove it into a cabinet somewhere. Not sure this would look good, but maybe you could take off the blinds near the front door and put one of those stained glass overlays on the window. When the sun shines through it might be pretty (or cheesy, I'm not sure).

  6. Jessamie VincentMay 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    PLEASE tell me where you got the green greek key?!

  7. trappedinnorthjerseyMay 8, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    JoAnn Fabrics, it was $5.99 a yard, i think.  

  8. trappedinnorthjerseyMay 8, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    that's a good idea, but the vertical blinds are there to stay, so I'm trying to work around them.  


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