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Office Inspiration

I have decided on a color for our office (the stencil project below). 

And the winner is.....

Zen by Behr 

I will be buying the paint this weekend and slapping it up on the wall soon!

Okay, so I thought this color was a little out of my comfort zone. After writing this post I viewed it and noticed that the color is eerily similar to the background color of my blog. I guess I know what I like!


Project Stencil is Underway....Sort of.

First of all, I would like to share with you today the miracle that happened this morning. Since the new year began, my "resolution" was supposed to be exercising more often. Needless to say, it hasn't worked out too well. Today, I said enough was enough. I got up at 6:30 and made my way to the treadmill. I realized my running shoes were out in my car, which is on the street, AND it was snowing. Normally I would have just gotten on the computer and started my day without the workout. But today, I put on my uggs and stomped outside in the freezing cold and got my shoes. I watched the bachelor while I ran/walked (mostly walked) 4 miles. Today is going to be a good day!

Back to the stenciling!

The easy part is done. The hard part is about to begin. 

This is how I made my wall stencil:

Step 1:

Print off trellis pattern & cut it out (found it online and blew it up to the right size)

Step 2:

Cut out shape on stencil paper (I used PLAID - Simply Stencils)

As you can see, it the stencil paper wasn't quite big enough, but it works just fine.

Here is what the stencil looks like...

And then it was time to practice. I know it isn't perfect and I am glad that smudge at the bottom isn't actually on my wall. I think I will get the hang of it!

Like I said, this was the easy part. I CANNOT decide on colors for my office. I feel like I may have overused gray in my house, but that is what I am drawn to. Here are some color options for my office...

Neutral & Sophisticated

Fun & Green

Cozy & Blue

 Blue & White

Minty Fresh

I love gray.

I love aqua too!

Classic Black 

Pretty & Pink

I have a big decision to make, any help is much appreciated.

Let me know your thoughts!


Handy Dandy Wrapping Organizer

For the past couple of months my office has looked like this...

 It has been the dumping ground for all of my painting tools, "leftover" furniture and tv's, and lots of crap. I finally decided to tackle this project today and get it organized. I had been brainstorming different ideas for how to organize my wrapping supplies. I have had a small "picture frame coat rack" that I got from a friend a while back. We don't have a typical entryway because we live in a split level house so I couldn't decide where to put it. I decided to use it to hang my gift bags. Here is what that corner looks like now...

It is very functional and even acts as a piece of art with all the colorful bags. I know hobby lobby carries pieces like this and with a 40% off coupon it would be very affordable and can help you organize.

I am off to start painting the trim white, more pics to come!