28 August, 2011


I am starting to get lost in the world of pinterest..

Thank you pinterest for leading me to this room. 

21 August, 2011

hanging chair

I would LOVE if this was my living room!


06 July, 2011

This has most definitely not been the lazy summer day summer I have been use to my whole life. I started the summer off in Italy with my school for a two week class!

Then I am ending the summer completing a design internship in the Bahamas!

This schedule has not been very conducive though for my blogging! 
Promise there will be lots of photos from traveling very soon! 

04 May, 2011


Today we had our final presentations for Studio III! Only a few more classes left till SUMMER time! Although this summer will be filled with summer classes and homework. I think before that though I'll take a 2 week trip to Italy! I'm going over with a group from school, and we will be leaving in 22 days!!

Here are a couple of my Studio III projects--

28 April, 2011

finals time

I hate that it has been weeks since I have last posted anything. It's that time of year where finals take over your life. I only have 1.5 weeks left of this semester though!

Here are some links to new blogs I have found with awesome ideas and photos! Enjoy!!

07 April, 2011

DIY life cycle of a butterfly baby mobile

The mobile has been finished and the baby has been born! 

The process started with this mobile we found online...

From there I came up with my own concept: the life cycle of a butterfly... 

And.. here is what we came up with.. 

the egg

the caterpillar

the cocoon

the butterfly

and the finished baby mobile!

05 April, 2011

dining room

I have realized that for the whole life of this blog I have never given you a full tour of my apartment. So, for all of you apartment dwellers out there, in these next few weeks I would like to walk you through each room individually and show you how to make your apartment feel a little more like a home!

Improvements made-- 
1. Painted the walls
2. Restored an old kitchen table of my Moms (sanded down, painted the legs, and stained the table top and seats)
3. Redesigned the lamp in the corner
4. hung a lamp shape that I designed over the table for a focal piece in the room 
5. found awesome placemats at IKEA to tie it all together

the lamp before.....

the lamp after....

Brian and I redesigned this lamp last spring. 
It was his idea to use the x-stitch.. I think it made the lamp! 

Placemats from IKEA!

The lamp shade I designed last summer is a great addition to this dining room, and cast an awesome shadow on the wall!

04 April, 2011

night rendering

In our color application class we were told to choose one night image for our next rendering. It was a nice change from always drawing on white paper. It is kind of difficult to see, but the printed image I chose is the second image down.

02 April, 2011

DIY wood wall

Somehow, I got very lucky and found one of very few boys that is creative enough, cares enough, and is handy enough to make his room look like this! Brian did this last summer while I was home in Kansas. I asked him to wait till I got back, but I think he missed me so much that he needed a project to keep him busy! haha 
He is however still a boy, so disregard the mess! 
He stained 1x4s and screwed them into vertical standing 1x3s that were screwed to the wall.
He aslo built a bed frame that didn't make it into the picture.  

Here is his custom desk that he built for all of his audio equipment. 

T.V stand... 

and shelf.

I'm a proud girlfriend : )

He is now moving though and all of the wood must come down.. 
Of course, I was in town for this part. ha

24 March, 2011

DIY Baby Mobiles!!

I mentioned in an earlier post that Brian's sister is having a baby. Well, I am currently making her a mobile for the baby's room. There will be pictures later, but for now I thought I would share with you some awesome ones that I have found!

14 March, 2011

favorite collages

You can understand a lot about a person through their decorating. The photos below are all frame collages that people have put together, but they are all very different and were all created by very different people. 

fame collage no. 1

frame collage no. 2

frame collage no. 3

fame collage no. 4

frame collage no. 5

13 March, 2011

the TO-DO LIST collage of frames

A great way to fill up wall space is to create a collage of frames. For most people this is a simple task, of course I turned it into a much longer process than necessary. After contemplating many different arrangements, painting the frames 3 different times, and nailing holes in two different walls, they are finally done!

The winning arrangement! 

Along the way I turned them into a utilitarian collage of frames. This is a great way to hang grocery lists, bills, flyers, and anything else you might need to keep but don't know where to put!

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