Built In Shelf DIY

Whew! It’s been a busy week over here. We’re well into our bathroom renovation and I’m so excited with how it’s coming along! We’ll have some progress photos of the space up later this week for you all to check out (get excited!). (for those new to the blog – you can see the before and after shots, here)

In addition to demoing and rebuilding our upstairs loo, I took 30 seconds this week to do a first round of accessorizing on our newly refurbished built-in.

Remember this built in shelf DIY from last week?

Vintage Built In

That turned into this guy?

Adding Shelves to Builtin

Well I decided there’s no time better than the present and snooped around the abode for some accessories to add into the space.

It’s most definitely not finished, and it’s leaning a bit too traditional for me right now, but hey – it’s better than an empty cabinet, right?

Built in Bookcase

It was fun to be reunited with lots of the little treasures we still had packed away.

I love, love, love these little bookends I found thrifting a while back.

Marble Bookends

They are the perfect bookends for the (imperfect) books we found stashed away in our attic when we moved in.

Antique Books

They’ve got some water damage on them, but from a distance, it’s hard to tell 😀

Our little happy pig found a new happy home. Fitting that he overlooks our Dining Room where this preggo lady pigs out quite often.

How to Accesorize Bookcase

Right now, these little gold guys serve no function other than ornamental, but when we add in a little bar on the bottom shelf, I plan on using these for stashing some mixer essentials.

Accessorizing Bookcase

And above it all, Honest Abe sits looking pretty. Another fun thrifting find. 🙂

Abe Lincoln Bookend

What were you all up to this weekend? Anybody else renovating a bathroom?

How do you do, Homegoods?

Homegoods is like my homeboy. We tight. I used to be 1/4 mile from Homegoods, so whenever the mood would strike {which was often, let’s be honest} I would put on my walking shoes and head-on-over. These days, I actually got to grab a set of wheels to get my tuckus over there. Although I do try to strategically plan all of our weekend trips to revolve around that side of town, I am seeing a little less of my main slice these days. And you know, absence has only made the heart grow founder.

The second I walk into this joint, it’s like a calming drug. Actually for like one second it’s calming, and then my bargain hunting sensors engage and I’m off with my shopping cart in hand. The pillows are always my first stop, cause I’m always on the hunt for a new set. Just got a soft spot for those plushy fabulous things. And, they are right next to the door, so they usually suck me in first. Then, I’m off to the clearance section. 😉 Like a moth to light, I just have an indescribable force that slowly pulls me in. I try to resist it, but it’s futile.

Here are some of my favorites from our most recent trip. I held back, and didn’t walk out with all of it. But it was a struggle, I’m telling ya! Look at this lovely, lovely lamp. Gah! I wanted it so bad. Still might go back and snag this beauty for the downstairs office area.

Homegoods lamp
Homegoods | Linen Drum Shade Lamp

I loved these little ikat storage containers, perfect for keeping all those drawers neat and clean. Love it. At $5.99 a pop, I think it’s a pretty nice way to snazz up a drawer.

IKAT Storage Container
IKAT Storage Container | Homegoods

Baskets. I don’t think you can have enough of em’. I liked how these ones were a bit different than the typical fare I go for. I think these would be great for kiddie storage, or for throwing some extra blankets in, no? It almost looks like a little drum. He, he. I love it.

Natural Fiber Baskets | Homegoods
Natural Fiber Baskets | Homegoods

Check out these curtains. They would be a great pop of color in a more neutral room. I had my eye on them for our guest bedroom, or maybe, if I felt like getting all ca-razy town I would put them in the living room.

Tahari Curtains | Homegoods
Tahari Curtains | Homegoods

I got a soft spot for unique picture frames. I think that it just adds a little bit more pizzaz to a gallery wall, or desk shelf. This little guy was a total winner. I usually wait for the picture frames to go on clearance though, test my luck a bit.

Bone Picture Frame | Homegoods
Bone Picture Frame | Homegoods

And of course, I couldn’t walk out empty handed – ya know what I mean?? I snagged myself some beuts with these ikat pillows and this rockin’ horse book stand. I’ve got big plans for the horse once we finish installing the bookshelves in the basement. Think he is going to look awfully handsome keeping some books all propped up. Can’t wait to do some bookcase stylin.

IKAT Pillows | Homegoods
IKAT Pillows | Homegoods