I ran out of rooms to redecorate in my apartment long ago. Luckily, I have an office in desperate need of a makeover. Up until this point I have mostly been tossing things on walls and shelves haphazardly just to get them out of the back of my walk-in at home, but the madness needs to stop.
I need a plan.
I spend most of my waking hours at work, so it’s time to take charge of the situation.
This is what it looks like now… overexposed photo and all.
This window is in DIRE need of drapes.
I’m thinking maybe some crisp black and white stripes.
Something like this perhaps?
Or does that make it feel too prison-y?
I can’t decide….
Here’s another angle of the work in progress.
Obviously, I need to put a cushion on that awkward ledge. The Legos? Are not cutting it.
The ledge probably needs some of these pillows too.
I’m also tempted to hide the hideous carpet that looks like a filthy slice of red velvet cake with this Caitlin Wilson rug.
Caitlin knows what she’s doing with color. Just saying.
I mean the carpet is so bad it drove my dog to violence.
He killed his birthday Storm Trooper.
I also want to DIY something like this for wall.
madness with string inspiration here.
What do you think?
Am I crazy?
Please don’t answer that. I think the answer lies somewhere in the Office Pinterest Board I created this morning.
And just because I love YOU almost as much as I love Pinterest, I’ll leave you with this Kill Them With Colour Remix.
I’m off to work.
So remember when I used to write posts about meals that looked like this?
Color coordinated ombre Easter fanciness for days.
Well, lately my dinners are looking more like this:
I did sprinkle the burger and Brussels sprouts with truffle salt in an attempt to salvage the situation, but it was ultimately about as grim as it looks. (Even truffle salt can’t fix ugly.)
That wasn’t nearly enough food to satisfy me, so I hit the bag of sea salt potato chips like a boss mere seconds after snapping that horrendous photo.
If you’re wondering why a
former food blogger is making meals that aren’t even fit for a savage, it’s because this food blogger ate dinner at 11freakingpm tonight. That’s my life at the moment, guys. Gourmet goes out the window when you’re working so much that supper is more like a midnight snack.
It’s not all sad veggies and overcooked grass fed ground beef around here, though. I did try out a new cake recipe last weekend for a Super Bowl party.
SO many layers.
Does that count for something?
I’m making some tweaks for the upcoming baby shower, so I’m not quite ready to post the recipe. I’ll hook you up when it’s more… me. This cake involved rose water buttercream frosting, and I found it cloyingly sweet, so I’m going in the whipped cream/cream cheese frosting direction for the shower….
More on that later.
Now, I leave you with my latest musical OBSESSION. It’s an epic mashup of Bon Iver’s “Wolves” with Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes the Hotstepper.” WHOCOMESUPWITHTHIS?!? #idie
I know what Bo don’t know…