diy fur stool

after completing the desk, i felt like i could benefit from a small foot stool while i’m working on the computer (and, it’s dreary outside, so a project was in order).  after collecting the supplies, pulling out my staple gun and electric drill and staining the wood legs, all it took was an hour to complete my little{glamorous} foot stool!

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diy computer desk

living in a 700 square foot apartment means that every corner of every room needs to function for multiple tasks.  my living room serves as my craft space, my sit on my bum and watch tv space and my work on the computer space (not to mention gigi’s play space).  having previously owned a lap top, i didn’t have to worry about a designated computer desk, so purchasing my first desktop presented its own challenge.  i needed a small desk area in my already cramped living space that had the smallest footprint possible.

in the end, a floating shelf made the most sense.  two heavy duty brackets and a closet shelf later, i love my new desk and my cozy nook!  by trimming the shelf board with washi tap, it completed the look and added a pop of color to my “desk.”  (sidenote: clearly, i need some cord management, sorry for the mess.)

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holiday decorating.

christmas time is, by far, my favorite time of the year.  family time, snuggle in a blanket while watching the snow fall time, dress my pup in christmas sweaters time, watch elf over and over time, drink coffee and bailey’s time… who could resist?  my itty bitty, 700 square foot apartment is fully decked for the holidays, with a miniature tree that glows in the darkness of the evening, diy christmas projects galore, a new bar cart with touches of gold and a table ready for entertaining

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new home. new chapter.

i haven’t posted in quite some time, but i wanted to share a sneak peek into my new home.  after living in a dark apartment in short north (tinted windows get old), i have moved into a light-filled apartment in the suburbs of good ole’ new albany.  after walking into my new place, my first thought was that of carrie’s when she walked into “heaven on fifth” and exclaimed, “so THIS is where they keep the light!”  needless to say, i’m pretty darn happy.  after two long days, my apartment is situated and all of my old pieces look new in the bright light of sunshine (kitchen and living room to come).

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