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cure stalled…

I would love to know how people actually finish every single cure task on time! This is my second attempt to get my house in order and my efforts have completely fallen off. With that said. I did manage to finish a few projects. It’s a step in the right direction.

I needed a dresser and saw an awesome Ikea Hack on design*sponge (LOVE d*s). One trip to Ikea (thank you, zipcar) and I now have bedroom storage.

My other project was less intensive. Since my plants are still thriving (hey now!), I wanted to give them a proper home. Ikea to the rescue once again as their frosta stools were the perfect size. The painted surface was inspired by this hack from door sixteen.

This weekend, I’m headed to the One of a Kind Show in Chicago. Held at the Merchandise Mart, hundreds of artists and designers gather to showcase and sell their wares. I loved it last year and cannot wait to go back. The cure may be on the back burner but shopping for it never ends.

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Week #3: Entry Update

The Container Store is quickly becoming my favorite store. It’s filled with all kinds of ways to be super organized in ways you didn’t know was possible. I walked in with a list so that I wouldn’t stray and within minutes that list went out the window. By the time I made it to the register, I put my foot down and put back the gem shaped magnets (Seriously, wtf?).

The goal was to find items to help organize my entry way. Here’s what I bought:

Now, I already own a charging station that I keep in my bedroom. Did I need to buy this one? Probably, not.  Either way, it will end up on my desk or in the kitchen.

I'm a sucker for 4.99 pricepoints.

Mobi Charging Station

I also bought a shoe rack system because the photo on the left is what my hallway looks like on normal basis. The hallway is clear now and I’m happy.

10-Compartment Canvas Hanging Shoe Bag

Finally, I worked on a few options for the dresser.  There were piles of junk mail on the surface (and on my desk).   I’m going to live with this for a while.  There are a few placeholders for art.  Any suggestions? 

 

the faint smell of paint and rubber cement

School is going well but it is slowly taking over my apartment. No matter how many candles I light every day, there’s a faint smell of paint and rubber cement. Gross. It needs to be contained, asap.
Inspired by an Apartment Therapy post on double duty work spaces,  I’ve decided to turn my dining room into a work space. 

 

love this (photo from Apartment Therapy)

love this (photo from Apartment Therapy)

In my dream world: I’d stretch the dining room out by 9 or 10 sq feet, add some built in shelving and more windows. Actually, a window seat with a nice view to sketch would be lovely.  With that said, I still want a proper dining room where I can have my morning coffee (per my mother’s request- she firmly AND wisely suggests a little quiet time in the morning, just you and a cup o’ joe) or have people over for dinner (for those home cooked cure meals that I’ve stopped making months ago- hello, takeout!) 

With the new 2010 catalog in tow, I went to Ikea for some storage options.  I know I shouldn’t like Ikea as I do but I believe good design doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.

Oh Snap: New Bedding!

I’m excited about my new bedding. When I started the Apartment Therapy cure, I found this amazing set from DwellStudio for my inspiration set.

not.my.bed

not.my.bed

Since, it was $300 bucks, I thought the Target version would be a suitable alternative.  Either way, procrastination got the best of me and 3 months later-no new duvet set.

Well, I’m so happy that I waited because I just found the original set on sale  (One Kings Lane is my new favorite website. It’s the place where sales are events!)  The original is only $30 dollars more than what I found at Target and 427472384723 times better quality. The kicker: I got a $25 credit just signing up on their mailing list. My final total: $119 ::happy dance::

Hopefully, this will be a great base to design the rest of the room. My Fall cure is going to be a One Room Treatment and there is MUCH to be done!