musings from the pink chair

organization sensation

Posted on: 1 September 2009

so, i’ve actually gotten further on my decorating/organization projects than i thought it would. here’s an update:

  • the wall art for above my desk is done and in place. not posting a picture yet because it ended up looking a little more…generic, i guess is the word…than i’d hoped. a bit too “wow, this looks like it belongs in an ikea catalog.” it’s fine for now, but i’ll have to redo it soon.
  • still looking for a non-ugly magazine holder. for now, i took my inspiration from young house love and made a little artistic stack of magazines under a lamp in the corner of the living room. the spines of wired magazine are really pretty and colorful, so i used those in the living room and stuck the old time magazines on a tucked-away bookshelf until i can find a better spot for them. (btw, thanks to katie for turning me onto young house love!)
  • closet is reorganized, thanks to the container store and ikea (gotta love $2 shoe organizers). it still needs some finishing touches — like finding a better place for my hoodies (THEY TAKE UP SO MUCH ROOM!!) and vacuuming the floor — but there’s room for all of ella’s stuff AND all my shoes/bags/whatever now, so that’s fab.
  • nixed the new rug for the bathroom and closet. once i saw it in person, i decided it would make the spaces far too “matchy.”
  • installing the floating shelves, reorganizing my bedroom, and getting a new bed are all on hold for now, unfortch. i first need to find out if i’m even allowed to install shelves in the apartment. and as for the new bed and mattress, i’m still pondering. i’m so, so picky about headboards and the like (much more than i am about any other piece of furniture, really, because the bed totally defines the room) that i’m afraid i’ll be sick of whatever i buy within a year. plus, i’ve only seen like three headboards in the past five years that i don’t hate. anyone have a bed or store to recommend, btw? i want a simple and modern yet cozy platform bed, preferably ash, beech, or birch.

so that’s where we are.

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2 Responses to "organization sensation"

Hooray for decorating/organizing projects. Your progress is motivating. Now we need some photos!

Hey rachel! nice to find you on your blog. i love young house love too!!! as you can probably tell from my blog.

hope you’re doing well in ATL :)

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