Passing Through

April 11, 2011

Did you all have a nice weekend? We got lots done – planted all the vegetable seeds, dug out a bunch of grass and re-planted some plants. We also both got new-t0-us bikes, which involved a trip to a pretty scary neighborhood, but it was worth it!

Now I’m getting the week started, and thinking about a few projects around the house.

We live in an apartment, so sometimes it’s hard to get excited about decorating. We have somewhat typical apartment-cream and apartment-white walls. Since we don’t know how long we’ll be here, it’s easy to feel like there’s not much point in putting in lots of time and effort.

But that kind of thinking makes for a pretty boring house. So I have a few ideas in mind that I’m getting to work on this week.

We have these boring, white bookshelves from Ikea.

But wouldn’t it be neat if we did this to them?

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I’m thinking that orangey terra cotta color might be nice with the cream walls.

I wasn’t too sure if it was possible to paint on that fiber board stuff, so I googled. And check out what I found! Looks like I’m headed to the paint store tomorrow!

I’ve got more re-arranging and painting once that’s done. And I’ll see if I can do any of it justice with some before and after photos too!


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