I was so excited when I discovered the amazing Expedit bookshelf sold at Ikea, perfect to hold all of my books, photo albums and magazines. I could fill 4 of them but started with one 25 square white bookshelf, which comes in 3 unbelievably heavy boxes. I bribed one of the guys in my building to help me bring them up and then unpacked the boxes. The instructions have some stick figures that clearly state this bookshelf needs to be assembled by 2 people, but I thought I would give it a try. What a disaster. It has been 3 weeks and I am still tripping over it. Tatiana came over to help me but we gave up at the 80% finished mark. We could not gather enough physical strengh to shove the pieces into place. I checked into an assembly service but am waiting for my brother to send someone to help me. It has become something of a joke at this point. I have attached a few pictures of fully assembled bookshelves for some inspiration. Pictures from Flickr.
This painting came up on Janet Hill’s etsy shop around 4pm. I watched it for 10 minutes and then decided I had to have it. This is what I want my bedroom to look like. My mirrors might make that a little difficult. You can check out Janet’s paintings on her blog
I am so sad that one of my favorite magazines and a staple of any design follower, Domino Magazine, is closing. The simply reason is the economy. I have every issue and refer back to them periodically, now I am so glad I kept them!
I am having two shows coming up on the road. February 26th in Greenville, South Carolina hosted by Winsy Pittinos and Alden Pimentel and February 28th in Huntersville hosted by Heather Hughes. More information to follow, very exciting!
My parents had to let Millie’s coat grow a little bit, it is freezing up North and she needed a little fur. She looks so cute, I miss her so much!
My parents house is really going up fast. Here is the latest picture. The roof is next week. This might be the location of my wedding reception…will keep you updated.
I have become obsessed with an artist from Canada named Janet Hill. I found her from the Whitney English website as one of her inspirations. She posts a beautiful oil painting once a day on http://www.etsy.com and you have to be waiting because they are gone in under 5 minutes. I was lucky enough to grap this one and am thrilled.