Kim’s place…some progress

Posted on Mon, 26 May 2008 by KiM

Like Jo, I have been so busy the last week or so trying to get some work done in my house. There are some exciting things coming up that involve my place and Jo’s that we’ll tell you about when we can. But in the meantime instead of doing a regular post (since I am lacking in time) I thought I’d post what I’ve been working on, and purchasing, lately.

For starters, I spent a few hours yesterday (with some help…thanks Jeff!!) putting up a forest mural in my living room. It was painstaking, and worrisome because we ended up with alot of bubbling, but this morning when I went downstairs, I was relieved to find out they pretty much all flattened out once it dried. PHEW. I love the result. It’s kind of wacky, and that’s my style. The cat on the couch is a pillow I bought on Etsy. Nah, just kidding, that’s Jo’s favourite cat Lucky.

Now for the office. Last weekend I painted the office floor-to-ceiling white. I finally said buh bye to pale blue walls, and ugly light oak hardwood. The room is SO MUCH BRIGHTER now. It gets alot of sunlight throughout the day, and with everything white, it’s just such a nice room to spend time in, as I do…ALOT. My desk was super long, so I cut it down and covered it in some eBay fabric I’ve had for a while. Jo suggested I paint the door leading to the back deck yellow, and it looks awesome. I have a ton more work to do in there but it’s a good start.

I’ve gone a little nuts lately on eBay and Etsy (and local shops) looking for trinkets and furniture to finish off some rooms with. Today I received 3 parcels, and am waiting for a bunch more. They included the pincushion chair, the resin grapes and the metal tray. The lamp I bought yesterday at a mid-century modern store here, and the table I bought last week at Value Village. It really needs a coat of paint, and I’m not sure what to do with it. I also have 2 chair cushions at an upholsterer so more photos to come hopefully later in the week.

Claire says:

Love the yellow door and all your couch pillows! Very pretty!

Ornit says:

*swoooooooon*. That living room is just so fantastic! It`s so unexpected, pieces I myself would never have thought of putting together, but the end result is just so enviable, and like you said, just plain funky! I adore it! And your office must be so nice to sit in… it’s so bright and the yellow door is just perfect. Great work!! Inspiring, too 😉

That mural looks fab! So fab it has me wishing I was not a renter.

Enjoy your “new” rooms!

metremade says:

Yay! The ‘take the tube’ lampshade! LOVE the mural also.

kim. says:

Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!

pia says:

your place is looking hot kim. Hot. Love the mural.

I love the all white office with the splash of colors coming from the furniture, very nice

I found you photo through Flickr, and it’s just amazing! A fool proof way of sprucing up a room. Fabulous!

Ashley says:

Just wanted to know where you got your wall mural I'm doing some research and your post came up in the search, its a gorgeous room by the way.

KiM says:

Thanks Ashley! The mural is from this online shop.

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