January 1st, 2016
I LOVE organizing stuff, and Michaels helped light a fire under my butt to get this Mud/Laundry/Office room all organized and decorated. Usually I can keep this room mostly functional, but crazy Christmas time made this room extra crazy… perfect for before pics! Last year for this challenge, I organized my craft room, and I’m happy to report that it mostly stays organized/clean as long as I’m careful during a project.
I love when a room is all done! The feeling is so completely different when I walk into the room, I just want to hang out in here all the time now. If you’ve seen my previous laundry room, you’ll definitely see similarities here. Instead of a darker aqua, I choose a brighter mint for the cabinets. Now that its all decorated, the mint feels fresh and airy, I love it!
Michaels just launched a new line of storage and organization product called Cre8ted Spaces available in stores now and it has tons of different colors, bins and office supplies – with more than 300 new items in 4 coordinating colors, you have to check it out!
I used a bunch of the coral and aqua items from the Cre8ted Spaces and mixed them with some gorgeous copper baskets from the basket section at Michaels.
The aqua boxes look perfect in my mint cabinets (SW Mint Condition)
I also found this pin board at Michaels to finish off my desk, and lots of cute desktop items too.
I’m so happy to have this room all finished! I just need to keep it clean now!
- Inspired to organize your own space? Start the year off right! Michaels has tons of products and storage supplies that can be used to decorate and inspire creativity in any room of your house or office.
- If you don’t know where to begin, you can always take a look at some of the fun storage projects on Michaels.com or the other 49 makers’ ideas on The Glue String for tips on designing, organizing and decorating their favorite places!
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August 18th, 2015
Since moving to Utah, I’ve attended the Utah Valley Parade of homes each year (see my posts for 2014/2014 B & 2013). I’m a bit late sharing my favorites from this year, but looking through them a month later was so much fun. These aren’t in any particular order (I can’t remember the house numbers either), but if you have questions, I’ll do my best to remember what I can!
There were two mudrooms that I loved. The first had these lovely reclaimed wood ceilings and black lockers with house numbers and recessed pulls…
the other had this lovely settee and a giant round mirror. I love the elegance added to a space for shoes and coats.
There were so many awesome textures and details in the homes this year. I love this style of railing, a little modern cape cod.
And this room of wall paneling, so much work!
These lovely paneled cabinets in the craft room…
I photographed more bathrooms than anything else. I love the mix of textures in this one. Triangle tile, reclaimed wood chair rail, and monochrome wallpaper.
Pretty much everything about this room I love. Of course its similar to my boy’s bathroom, so of course I do!
A paneled shower door was a new feature. Love the look, not sure how practical it is to squeegee!
Another bathroom that reminds me of my boy’s bathroom. I love no cabinets in bathrooms. Counter and sinks look so nice.
This adorable, feminine, mint green vanity.
And my favorite color cabinet. Love this style including the pull out stool.
One of my favorite bathrooms was this one. I loved how oversized everything felt and those mirrors are just to die for, along with the large hex tiles on the walls. I might have to rethink the styling in one of my unfinished basement bathrooms.
And this lovely classic master bathroom. Again in love with the mirrors. Here are a few bedrooms that stood out. I love how not just the master bedrooms are thought of in these homes.
A lumberjack-y room! (check out my son’s lumberjack room)
I couldn’t get a great shot of this room, but there are two alcoves with two matching beds. I love attic rooms because of all the dormers and ceiling changes.
Now to my favorite exterior. Hard to tell from this photo, but the majority of this house is white painted brick. It looks amazing. I love the symmetry as well, and just how unique the whole thing is.
The decor in this house was lovely. This is the kitchen…
I love the casual open shelving (and styling) in the wet bar area.
And this desk area is so lovely. The cabinetry in this house was flawless.
More painted white brick in the family room.
And now here are a few random rooms that I loved. This cheery yellow and white laundry room.
This modern kitchen with black glass-door cabinets and pipe shelving.
I love this little vignette mostly because i’m digging round mirrors, brass, and black doors.
And I’ll end on my favorite bedroom. An attic of course, and I love all the details including the giraffe sheets.
A little desk/vanity,
And a little seating nook with a lovely pendant light. I hope you liked my favorites from the parade! If you went, I’d love to hear what your favorites were.
August 17th, 2015
I had the awesome opportunity to attend a blogger event at IKEA (the location in Draper Utah) where they gave us a preview of all the lovely new products that were just released. All of my favorites were office/desktop items and I’m super excited to show you my picks:
magazine holder / paper boxes / pencil boxes / copper task light / pendant light / document box / desk / stool / glass jar / charging desk lamp
I got to take one item home with me, and I chose this chic desk lamp with a base that wirelessly charges my cell phone! I was thrilled to get it all set up and test it out, and it works great!
And now looking at my picks above, I seriously want to hang that chandelier above my desk. I wonder if Mr. Project would go along with that…
Here’s what the base looks like on my lamp. Your phone has to have a special ikea phone case that functions as a receiver and charges your phone through contact with the base. So far I’m loving it! And there are other wireless charging items as well, even a nightstand that wirelessly charges your phone!
If you’ve been to Ikea lately, I’d love to hear about your favorites too.
Oh and I haven’t talked about this here, but Mr. Project is going to be assembling and installing an Ikea kitchen in a home that he’s working on. I’ll be updating soon on that process!