Map Love

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I have been on a map kick lately. Since re-doing our bedroom, I went from zero to three maps in our bedroom. We have our corkboard map, illustrated map of Paris, and now a vintage globe. It makes me feel more traveled than I am.

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Don’t they just make you want to travel?

Timothy and I are heading to Florida for spring break again. I would love to travel beyond our 50 states, but I will settle for Florida to escape these frigid days.


Bedroom Series: Lamp Revamp

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Today’s project was a simple one. The actual work took less than an hour, it just happened to take all day for the paint to dry.

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Repainting the lamp was a three step process.
1. Dust the lamp.
2. Prime the lamp (twice).
3. Paint the lamp.

Real simple. I love the little bit of shimmer the paint I used has.

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The bedroom is almost complete. I just have the wall opposite of the bed left to tackle (and honestly, I’m at a loss for ideas). Perhaps I’ll scroll through hundreds of pins on Pinterest and stumble upon some inspiration.


Bedroom Series: Wall Play

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Today I roped my hubby into assisting me to play with the wall above our bed. After much trial and error, I think I have succeeded. I didn’t have a definite plan when I began working on the wall, but I did have a selection of items that could work together.

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I wanted items that were playful yet soft to hang above our bed. Since all our bedroom furniture is dark I wanted our accent pieces to help lighten the space. I think we were able to achieve that look.

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My favorite piece is the deer head. He is so quirky.

Deer Head: World Market
Cork Board Map: DIY
Fabric Garland: DIY
Flash Card: Hunt & Gather (thrift store)
Canvas “Peach”: Flea Market

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Next Projects:
paint lamp
sew bolster pillow


Bedroom Series: Pillows

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Last night I made a little more progress on the bedroom. I sewed my pillows for the bed and switched out my jewelry and makeup containers. Instructions for the pillows are from yesterday.

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Orange flower pots: Target
Red bowl: Anthropologie
Metal tartlets & cupcake tin: vintage

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Bedroom Series: Paper Lined Vases

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Back in November I made a plan to update our bedroom during my Christmas break. Well. Here it is. Christmas break is three weeks over and I have two weeks to complete my project list. I made a few tweaks since my first project list and I am ready to dive in.

Project List:

– Decorate Vases
– Hang Decor
– Sew Pillows
– Paint End Tables
– Paint Lamp & Mirror
– Buy a Globe & Succulents

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The first project I wanted to tackle was lining my vases with paper. I picked out two different rolls of wrapping paper from Target.

Supplies:
Wrapping Paper
Straight Vases
Scissors
Tape
Measuring Tape

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First I measured my vases.

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Then I measured my paper. I cut with room to spare. After cutting the paper wide enough. Measure how tall the vases are and make the paper tall enough too.

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Roll paper and tape edges to fit vase.

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