One thing I am extremely proud of are my new CD boxes. My CDs have been unceremoniously stacked atop my CD holders for several years. It started with a mere few and quickly escalated to three disorganized, messy stacks. (it's not my fault I outgrew my space. I love music!) I wasn't happy with any of the replacement options and decided to think outside the box. Instead of buying a standard CD tower or equivalent I turned to the Container Store and found these stinkin cute white washed bins. Granted, they were a little on the boring side, but I saw potential. I wasn't exactly sure how to make them fit my new theme, but I knew I could make this work. And I did! Etsy had some fabulous options for European stencils and coupled with a Martha Stewart set I found at Michaels (and the many paint samples I've purchased over the past few months) I spent two weeks stenciling the boxes. I took my time, designed as I went, and adapted to what did/didn't work. I'll post pictures soon, but let's just say this DIY project turned out far better than I imagined, and I'm soooo happy with the result!
Now all that's left is to:
- decide whether or not to hang my Pottery Barn ledge (seems I missed the return date so I'm stuck with it whether I hang it or not)
- make a decision about which photos to frame (I'm fast realizing less is more in the interior decorating world so my original plan has taken a little turn)
- choose which wall quotes to order (my aunt introduced me to my new favorite web site wallwritten.com -- it's addicting for a quote addict like me!)
- Take a deep break and reconsider tackling another multi layer project like this for a loooong while. (did I mention I'm hoping to update our bathroom? :-) )