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Change of Plans

You may have noticed that things don't always go according to plan around here.  First, I mentioned a new posting structure that I've been only about 50% successful with; and second, earlier this week I mentioned a bright, colorful weekend project that involved "grellow."

Well...plans have changed.

While I do still hope to eventually be a rockstar blogger that can pre-plan posts so I can stick to some sort of schedule I've also come to realize that when you only have a small window of time each day to dedicate to blogging sometimes things come up that interfere with everything you've got planned.

This week's culprit...

Yep, it's another Pinterest Challenge (I think they meant "spring edition")...and I don't know about you, but I just love participating in these challenges, hosted by Young House Love, and Bower Power. They're just so motivating!  In fact, the very first Pinterest Challenge is what finally gave me the boost I needed to tackle my knock-off West Elm capiz chandelier, and I've been in love with it ever since!

This time around I have plans for some knock-off artwork that I've been admiring.  There is nothing more rewarding than making something for a lot less than what you would pay for it retail; and this time I'm knocking off a high-end design gallery, which makes it feel even better!

So, some of my plans for posts and for projects will be shuffled around this week so that I can meet the Wednesday deadline to include my project in the Pinterest Challenge.  But, in the mean-time I wanted to share a few little things I've tackled recently...

First, is my toy car makeover...

I found these old-fashion toy cars at Savers for $4.00 each...but like most of my purchases from Savers, it happened to be a 50% off day, which means I took them home for $2.00 a piece.  I knew right away that they would be great accent pieces in my guest room because of the theme I have planned for that room.

To take you back to my inspiration for my guest room, my plan is to create a modern space with old-fashioned touches.  A mix of the old and the new.  The colors will be black, white, and gray with accents of green.  

So here's how these little cars fit into the plan...

Yep, I painted them white so they would look like ceramic sculptures!  And yes, that is a book called "Geocaching for Idiots" you see in that stack.  Ha!  What can I say??  My dad was really into geocaching for a brief moment in time, and he gave me that book so that someday he could text me the GPS coordinates of somewhere he wanted to meet up for dinner.  Needless to say, I've only been geocaching once in my lifetime, and tromping out in the desert looking for "hidden treasure" is now something I can cross off of my bucket list!

But that brings me to my second little project that I like to call "The Library"...

I've always wanted to have a library in my home, even though I'm not one that really reads too many books.  In fact, I'm embarrassed to say that I could probably count the total number of books I've read from cover-to-cover on my fingers...and four of those books would be the Twilight Series!  But, I just think there's something fun about having a library, and where better to have a library than in the guest bedroom?

You might remember this hutch that Mark and I hauled home on the top of our car a few months back...

Well, add some books and a few accents, and viola...you have a library!

Sadly, most of the books that Mark and I own are textbooks from school, so there's not a whole lot of selection to choose from...but I do love that I have all of my art history, architecture, and design books on hand.  I like to browse through them every now and then.

So what do you think?  Did you like the way the little cars turned out?  Is anyone else planning on participating in the Pinterest Challenge?  What will you be working on?

I better get busy, the deadline is fast approaching! 



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Reader Comments (1)

I love this project, and your bookcase styling is great! Wonderful job, and thanks for linking up with the Winter Pinterest Challenge!


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