Spring Cleaned

Something happened to me after yesterday’s post and I organized those shelves I mentioned.

I think someone put some extra caffeine in my coffee.

Um, yeaaaah, caffeine. That’s what we’ll call it.

Here’s the messy before.

It’s been like this for months and I’ve been telling myself to do something about it ever since.

I’d get annoyed every time I looked at it. But obviously not enough to fix it. Until yesterday, when my coffee was spiked.

  The additional dose of somethin’ somethin’ made me ambitious because I even decided I should hand wash every single dish, and used some extra paper I had to line the backs, which means I had to measure and cut. And yeah, there’s a seam in the gold paper because I got a little too excited and cut prematurely.

For some reason I’ve reverted back to 17-year-old me and am crazy for pink. I like to think I’ve matured since I now like pairing it with gold.

Even TH got inspired and said we may be able to redo our kitchen sooner than I hoped.

I’m gonna remember that, TH.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. April 25, 2012

    Whatever you spiked your coffee with, I desperately need to get me some of that!!! Seriously, it would be fantastic if when I got the urge to clean something up, that it ended up looking like that!!!

  2. April 25, 2012

    no joke. looked marvelous, just a great splash of fun which made my favorite room in the house even brighter. hold me to it, i’m excited!

  3. April 25, 2012

    Whoever said alcohol was a downer doesn’t know the two of us 😉 When your TH meets my TH can he teach him how to appreciate the things I do to make our house prettier? I love your TH’s enthusiasm!

  4. Ah! SO GREAT! That coral paper is awesome. And what a great collection of goodies you have??!!!

  5. April 25, 2012

    Ooooou! Irene that looks soooo good!! I love the loud pop of Color. GooD choice for a small spot to brighTen up the wholE space! Cuuuuuuute!

  6. April 25, 2012

    Really great! Im about to add paper backing to my bookcase shelves, just for fun, and color! Need me some of that ” coffee”!

  7. April 26, 2012

    Ok I have to admit at first I thought the before pic was it and I still thought, she is so good.
    Love the backings! Makes it all pop. The whole vignette is so pretty.
    And yes! Kitchen redo!

  8. April 26, 2012

    Very impressive! I need an organizational kick in the booty!

  9. April 26, 2012

    Ummm, I’ll have some of what you’re having please!! I’m so impressed by your after, especially the pink and gold, of course. Impeccable styling!

  10. April 26, 2012

    My apartment needs you terribly. I think I need you to talk to my TH about color. My apt is currently dull with the neutrals and so terribly needs some pop. what did they put in your coffee!! somebody give me what she had!

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