Tuesday, February 21, 2012

inspiration and ideas

I am currently hard at work getting my closet finished, to be honest at this exact moment I am thinking of all the work that is still left to do.  I am in the process of getting some organizational items that will help store all the clutter and have a question for all of you.

Thoughts on plastic verses wood hangers?  I have wanted to take the plunge and invest in wooden hangers but the plastic ones are so inexpensive!  Hmm, what to do.  I have a feeling plastic is going to win out but we will see on my trip to the store tomorrow.

However, I do have a lot of new ideas for the apartment.  For instance I am looking to put a console table in our living room and dining room.

Lighting has been a really big problem in our apartment since we moved in, as in we have one source of outside light in the common areas of the apartment, a sliding glass door.  Yes, I know what your thinking.  I try and never use the word hate in my life but I hate that door.  I hate that it literally takes away all the natural light in the whole apartment and its ugly.  I just want it to go away.

We need more light in the living room thus a console table behind the couch.  That will hold two lamps and house some extra storage as well.  I am really loving this one.

Its a little retro, which I love.  Its also the perfect height for my couch which is also Ikea and is very low to the ground compared to other couches.  I have been looking and looking for something that is the right height but nothing even comes close so alas its either DIY or go the Ikea route.  I'm still debating, at $199 I want to really like it so I'm giving it a little time to simmer.  For now I will continue to enjoy all the natural light coming in from Mr. Sliding Glass door. :)

Today I also came across a great older console at a thrift store that I loved.  I forgot to take a picture but it was in pretty bad condition so I am also still debating on that one as well.  I'm going to go back and take a second look later this week so we shall see.  It has a little bit of that hollywood regency vibe and I think painted a striking blue or even pink!!! would be an awesome addition to my dining room set and the scale wall, plus the added extra benefit of more lighting!

A little picture inspiration.



We shall see, I'll share some real pics of some of the pieces I have found soon.  Hopefully the new closet reveal will happen on Thursday, keep your fingers crossed!


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