design boards, math tricks & dad
Design board, deshmign board. They are a very popular tool in the design world. For organized people. They are beautiful to look at and probably very helpful. For organized people. But I am not an organized people. 🙂
Now I know you are saying to yourself, wasn’t this chick just in Woman’s Day for her pantry organization project?
That, my friends, is irony at its finest. Under my photo in the mag, it should have said “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire.”
So you wanna know my fly by the seat of my pants decorating process? Here goes…I find one inspiration piece and build on it. And pull things together until it looks good. That’s it.
We are going to visit my mom and dad in Alabama during March break. Last time we went there for March break, I re-did the living room. So it’s kind of our tradition. My mom is the world’s easiest client. Meaning, she lets me do whatever I want. 🙂
So the day after my mom arrived here in the Windy City burbs, we headed to Ikea and HomeGoods for some sho nuff INSPA-RA-SHON.
The one thing I knew going in, was the color palette. Yellows and greys. And before we knew it, our cart was full of incredible goodies many of which were CLEARANCE items. The only thing I love better than pretty accessories are CHEAP pretty accessories! Everything you see here totalled less than $200!!!
Hmmm….<less than< Sidenote…wanna hear one of my favorite teaching techniques from back in the day for teaching little kids greater than and less than? The alligator’s mouth always opens up to the bigger number. The symbol looks like an alligator’s mouth. 2<4…see? The fact that I taught math? Another “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire” irony moment. Have no fear. It was only first and second grade math. It doesn’t start getting hard until like, 5th grade. 😉
Once we got home, I added in a few items from our purge session and voila…my “design board” consisted of a big heap of our scores from the day.
That kitchen’s not gonna know what hit it when I come rollin into town.
The only possible snag in the process? <Insert record needle scratching sound> My dad.
See, he suffers from an affliction known as fear-a-change-a-phobia. 😉
It’s either gonna be a most excellent makeover, or the world’s shortest visit!
P.S. I’ve been so busy this week, that I won’t be posting any Wednesday’s Wares. I’ll have some goodies next week, though.
Happy Hump Day, people! 🙂