#74: Redecorate One Room To Perfection

January 3, 2010

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world-atlas-map-wallGuess who’s not vagabonding around, living out of a backpack, or sleeping in a sleeping bag on someone’s floor anymore? Yep, me (ok, I may or may not be in a sleeping bag still)!

I’ve been in my new apartment for two weeks now, and although I still have two “in progress” items, I’m considering this goal done! The couch and framed Cavallini & Co vintage travel posters are the same, but my living room has kind of headed down a travel path. My favorite new item is the massive world map wall art (printed on art canvas and stretched over a frame. Best handmade Christmas gift ever… thanks lovely boyfriend!). I’ve also made a few trips to IKEA lately, where I decided to continue my love affair with the EXPEDIT bookcase line, but since I didn’t have room for the same bookcase I had last time and a TV bench, I opted for a DIY Tetris-style combo. I also bought one of the high-pile wool rugs at IKEA and a colorful, little globe at TJ Maxx.


So my first “in progress” project is to finish hanging the curtains (any suggestions on getting anchor screws in concrete walls? shhhh…) I also want to get some kind of hanging lamp for the corner. I’m really wishing I had been able to buy a light in Morocco or Turkey, but I’m enjoying having my Moroccan pillow covers and material. Next up, a new sleeping bag or maybe a bed. ;)

Any ideas for a hanging light for the corner?

  • poweredbytofu
    January 7, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    @Liz don’t encourage me, I do love bookcases… :)

    @mb thanks!

    @Chris lol, niiice. ;)

  • cw360
    January 6, 2010 at 11:26 am

    WOW, who printed that world map for you. That guy is amazing!

  • mb
    January 6, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I love the way u decorated ur apartment and im so coveting that world map!

  • Liz
    January 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

    My personal opinion is that you can never have too many bookcases! That is just me, however, and is an opinion not shared by my husband. Check out “At Home with Laurie Ann”. I love this book — she helps with redecorating anything from the apartment person like you, to a first-time buyer, or me, with a family (and a house that’s been the same too many years to count!). She’s got great practical tips for everything, including how to do this on a budget. And she has lots of photos and examples, which is good for someone style-challenged, like me.