Making a HomePosted: June 24, 2013
After we got back from the honeymoon, we had lots (and lots) of stuff to find places for in the apartment. We had 100s of wedding gifts that needed a place and I wanted to do a little decorating to make it a little more grown-up.
I hate decorating around TVs. I don’t really like to put artwork around them, but they just usually need something. But I saw on a blog a long time ago that they had put a shelf above their TV (this was waaaay before Young House Love had done it) and I really liked how it looked.
So off I went to Ikea! (I made sure to go when Ryan was out of town because Ikea is his own personal hell.)
I bought this picture shelf and then it sat in my car for 6 months. On top of things, I am not. My excuse was I didn’t have a drill and I asked for one for Christmas and got money for it, but never got around to actually buying it. See: previous statement. So I finally bought my drill and
we I hung the shelf.
From left to right: a signed picture from David Mayfield (Ryan helped sponsor his latest album, so he sent all this cool stuff), one of our engagement pictures, a vase and candlestick I bought at Goodwill. Also, my QEII clock got a permanent home. (That is only of my favorite things I own.)
It already doesn’t look like that because the candlestick was too wide and it leaned against the wall so I switched it out. I bought 6 American flags at Target for $2 and put them in the vase for a little summer cheer. So it’ll probably keep changing, but that’s what’s fun. It’s my little version of a mantle.