Wanna see new pictures of my house? When I came back from New York my house felt cluttered to death. I needed air and space, I removed everything and sat with black walls and empty shelves for a few days. Still it wasn't enough. I HAD to get rid of that clunker of a couch. That was the problem. I bought a simple ikea couch with clean lines and no Shabby Chicness to it whatsoever.
But I soon discovered why they say that nature hates a vacuum, at least my nature. It quickly went from this clutter:
To this one:
I grabbed my scissors and used paper to do a mosaic inside the bookshelf. (Seen everywhere I know, it took a while for me to do it. Note that the paper was probably bought two years ago for this exact purpose.)
Emboldened by my newfound scissors capability, i went a little butterfly crazy. I present you the wall-o-butterflies:
What else I hadn't shown you?
And stripes everywhere. The table top is a oilcloth from Target I stapled to the wood of the table, and the curtain I painted with acrylic stripes over canvas, because I'm stubborn and I'm slowly but surely trying to get the look of my favorite kitchen. Voilà what i've been up to.