Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Difficult Wall

Do you remember this wall? 

Do you remember how I felt like it didn't really fit the style of our living room? 

So then I changed it to this?

Then I changed my mind on that too because it wasn't formal enough. 
(Don't get me wrong, this is a great idea, but for a different room.  An office?  A dorm room?  A play room?)

Oh and it's ok.  It only cost me a $1 to make that change.  It's ok to be fickle in a situation like right, right?

My brother gave me a giftcard to Pottery Barn so I promtly went and bought the shelf I needed for the final transformation. 

(photo via pottery barn)

I found some accessories at T.J. Maxx, took the covers off of some books (good secret to making your books look better and blend in with your decor), and add some frames to make this transformation complete!

What do you think? 

Here's the funny part.  Pottery Barn started doing a new way to hang their shelves.  MR.P was pretty excited about this since they are normally pretty annoying.  Well, we spoke too soon.  It was not so easy to install.  Here he is trying to find the studs in the wall...he's using my pink tools :)

Thankfully, he stuck with it and got everything hung!  Now our living room is mostly finished!  I am trying to add some more depth to the room, so I'll probably add a little color/prints to the shelf :) I love seeing things transform into my vision...even if it changes along the way!  Happy Monday!


Red said...

The wall looks good!! I like the shelf idea!! yay! for pink tools!! lol!

Kylie said...

Love that shelf! Looks good :) It was fun seeing you the other night...

Julianne Hendrickson said...

that looks awesome!! i am looking into the same shelves, you will have to fill me in on the issues you had!

Jenny said...

The shelf looks great!

Anonymous said...

love the photos
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for the sweet comments, love it!


Katie said...
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Katie said...

I really like the new look! I have also seen in magazines where you can color coordinate the books to match your accents in the room. Great post! :)

Scientific Housewife said...

Looks great!

Katie said...

We are in the same boat! We try to splurge on thing a month. It's nice to have something to look forward to and reward yourself. :) Yellow jacket is last season from Burlington Coat Factory... a sweet gift from my Aunt. Have a great day!

My Dream Ring said...

I like it! You did a great job on that and you gotta love PB!