May 6, 2013

Britt Nests

After a long internal debate about what I do all day when I'm not 'working' I decided that most of what I do falls into the 'grey area.' I guess the thing that isn't included in my job description as a wife would be my nesting.

nesting: nest·ing. verb
The act of creating a home-sweet-home feeling in an otherwise impersonal space. Happens often during early months of women's pregnancy, as they prepare their home for a baby.

FYI, not pregnant. I just realize I haven't shown you any updates on our little space lately, so here's what I've been working on. I've put up several shelves, and some art, and of COURSE clipped some of those freaking gorgeous buds to bring in some color. Can you guys see what color scheme our home consists of? Yeah, I'm one of those.


I repainted these two stools that husband and I bought off craigslist. They were supposed to go to our bar, but we realized that they are a little short - once we'd purchased them. They've now been repurposed as little tables around the house. They were pretty beat up on top, and I decided that sanding them down and repainting them would be the easiest option. Now they match everything else.

Ooooh, so you want some prices?
white shelf : wood: $8 + paint: $3  total: $11-.
driftwood: free.
lazy susan: $8
unpaid bills: priceless.
whicker baskets $1- each.
wine rack: $5-
stools x2: $10 + $2 paint


Day 6/31 of blogging EVERY DAY IN MAY.

24 comments:

  1. Cute! I love the flowers.

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    1. Thanks. Me too. They are the most beautiful flowers ever. I'm certain.

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  2. I LOVE your style! Where did you find that wall art ("do what you love, love what you do")? That has been my motto lately.

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    1. Thank you! Its definitely not everybody's taste.

      My mother-in-law bought it for me at store in the mall. Let me look and get back to you? Its gorgeous. Especially when the light casts a shaddow.

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  3. I'm pretty sure if I wore earrings I would wear the ones you snuck into the picture of the chair.

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    1. they're adorable right? they hurt my ears though. thats why they were there, I had to take them out of my holes to relieve the oncoming headache.

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  4. So what do you do for your "job"?

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    1. I am a photographer and graphic designer.
      at least thats what I do profesionaly.
      Does that answer your question?

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  5. I think we have very similar taste. :) Love all these cute touches in your home!

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    1. Thanks. I just love a nude, quiet feel. too much color and I get stressed out. Plus, since I work from home, I need the place to feel calm and serene.

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    1. Thanks Kym. I'm glad you like it.

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  7. Such pretty photos and I love all the natural accents. Great take on today's topic to also give us a peek of your home.

    And I miss the yellow flowers. Is it forsythia?? It's all over the place in Baltimore but no where that I've seen in Austin. Send me some, kk?? ;)

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    1. Yeah, I have no idea what they are. I'll have to ask my husband when he gets back from work. He basically knows the name of every plant on the planet. He's good like that, ol husband.

      And thanks. It honestly is the only thing around here I don't get paid to do. Its also one of my favorites, so I'm glad I could share.

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    1. Right? Oh I love to have a touch of yellow. it makes my day.

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    1. deal. Its the most fun thing on the planet.
      Girl, you know if we lived any closer i'd be there erryday.

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  10. I love that do what you love, love what you do wall art! Where did you get it?

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    1. Oh thanks, my mother-in-law got it for me, but I've found it online, and you can buy it here:

      http://www.buddhagroove.com/inspirational-wall-decor-do-what-you-love.html?gdftrk=gdfV25381_a_7c1762_a_7c6896_a_7cUM_d_470170_d_040&clickid=0004dc17289f527f0a42c1c57e0025d4

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  11. I love it! white colour scheme would't work for me, not because I don't like it but because I am messy :( Admire people who can make it work!

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    1. Aww, well thank you. I appreciate the comment. But you could do white. Its much more doable than you'd think. I'm messy too. Notice theres no photo of my closet...?

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  12. Hey doll! I am trying to follow you but its saying your GFC thing is configured incorrectly!

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    1. Huh. well thats frustrating. Seems to be working okay on my end? Maybe try again, and If not, use bloglovin?

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