Tuesday, May 1, 2012

goodbye, april

well, april gets the award for the fastest month in the history of ever. i can't even. how is it already may?! i think i'll probably never stop saying that, so get used to it. this is my april recap of the art projects that i didn't really do did....sort of.


i finally hung up my kelli murray picture that i am just obsessed with. is it not the cutest thing you've ever seen? it is. (click her name for a link to her shop.) and i won't disclose how long i searched for those hangers. or what type of things i called them because did you know they are simply called trouser hangers? well, okay then. and i made that "all you need is love" picture by stealing the idea from target and then putting a piece of burlap into a pretty frame and painting it. which is actually a lot harder than it sounds because you have to make sure the burlap is larger than the frame, you have to make sure you have enough paint or you will have to mix it again and you will probably come up with a completely different color and painting on burlap is not the easiest in the history of mediums. so that's that. i like it. and i'll like it more when i have a million more pictures and one really fun and crazy piece i'm planning for may with the kajillion hours of alone time i have. (boo.)


and that's my pretty little book case. i just rearranged everything and removed all of evan's weird books that weren't pretty enough and added a million little things that otherwise did not have a home. my favorite is that vintage frame i spray pained last month that i re-purposed as the "o." those LOVE letters are from our wedding and this is the first time i really included them in decorating. which is sad. do you like the really pretty black cord and camera charger? i do. the picture on the wall is smashed up rambling lyrics from the song "swing life away" by rise against. love. except i might re-do it. i don't know how i feel about it.

i've never really shared pictures of my house before. maybe because i'm finally get my act together and making it pretty? those are our lime green walls that don't look very lime green. turns out, i love them. i'm happy we tinted it a little darker (not so neon) and stuck with it.

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  1. Lovely decoration, also the green wall are so full of hope and everything is just lovely. So I love it, of course who not!

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  2. Your home is SOOO cute! Can you come decorate mine! My living room needs love and care. I hate my burgandy, forest, navy striped couch but my hubs won't let me buy slipcovers because he thinks I will hate them later. (he's probably right.) So I'm stuck. I need magical new couches to appear so I can stop hating my living room.
    I totes love your "LOVE" sign. Cutest idea ever to use a photo frame for the "O".
    Love it all!

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    1. thank you! I would love to come decorate! It's so fun! You should seriously buy slip covers! You won't hate them. They can be annoying if they don't stay on so just tuck them either under your cushions and shove a yard stick on top, sliding into the spot where the back connects to the base, or if you're putting it over your cushions then shove a yard stick and the fabric between the cushions and the back. And it won't move. It's such an inexpensive way to change up the look of a room! And you can find pretty cheap ones at Ikea and target! Just go do it and make him take you to dinner when you prove him wrong ;] jk =] haha

      Those love letters are from hob lob and don't ask me where I got the inspo for the "o!" it came out of no where. =]

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  3. Sweeeet Larissa. So, alone time STINKS major. But, I'm happy it gives you time to express your inspired creativity. That's exciting!

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    1. Except for the fact my creativity includes pounding a million nails in the wall and the likelihood that I'll get bored half way through is high. Very high. Evan keeps me motivated. Ha. Oh well.

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  4. Unfortunately my love would never allow a bookshelf to have cool trinkets.. He says book shelves are for books.. I think he's lying. I'm going to buy one to display all my vintage cameras (I have like 3) But that's okay. I will display them proudly and not put a single book on that shelf just to spite him.hahaha!

    Janette, the Jongleur

    PS. LOOVE that green wall!

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    1. Thank you! Tell your mister that book shelves can be just as easily used for other things, too! Just make a stack of books and put the cameras on top? Like I did with my bird! I used to have a million more books in here but not enough to keep them from falling over if a door was slammed or during an extremely rambunctious dance party. So. I depleted my books and only put out my faves and the rest are in another book shelf. So, do it! Cameras and books go hand in hand. =]

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  5. your house looks so cute and cozy! I just love everything you have done

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    1. Thank you lady! Except you should see the rest. It's scary. We ripped this ugly ass wood thing down and have yet to paint it. Slowly but surely it's coming along!

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  6. Oh I love seeing photos of your home decor!
    I love that wall paint too and the idea to you a vintage frame for the "o" in love. Very smart.

    I can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thanks girl! I definitely need to finish decorating!

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  7. Um, so I think you have the cutest little house ever. Seriously. So fabulous.

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    1. No! Your house is the cutest little house ever! Thank you lady!

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  8. Amazing!!!I love it!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  9. wow, i want to visit your house!! this is so cute!

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  10. Larissa,
    Thanks for the comment on my tattoos post!
    I can't wait to hear about the tattoo you get for Evan. I am sure it will be amazing!

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  11. I love the phrase "Home is wherever I'm with you". Lovely.

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    1. Thanks! It's from the song "home" by Edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros. <3

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