corporate office decorating – typographic artwork

Arid Designs Poster Mashup

One of the things I mentioned in my previous post about my side job as a corporate office decorator, was the need for artwork for our walls. With a full blank slate to work with we needed something to add life to our space. Luckily, I run the in-house creative team. It is quite a fun job to direct three talented designers on a variety of projects. Fun stuff like office decorating, makes it even better.  Two of my very talented designers worked with me on the posters and other design features … [Read more...]

a little nyc trip – photo recap

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We just got back from a whirlwind trip to NYC. We honestly did not stop at all except for a 30 minute nap early in the evening on Saturday. If you follow me on Instagram you got a few little tidbits of the trip. Highlights? Seeing Neil Patrick Harris on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Epic show. I was in love with NPH as a kid when he was on Doogie Howser, MD. He was my first real celebrity crush. So I relived that and waited at the side door to get his autograph on my playbill. And I … [Read more...]

the side job – corporate office decorating – the befores

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Let me tell you something about myself, you may already know. I tend to take on more than I should and I have a really hard time telling people no. That will explain the craziness I embarked on last year at my day job. Our office was relatively new and completely white. Not an ounce of personality, nothing to make it ours. Considering our culture, the office didn't fit. Our execs were considering paying some over-priced and out of touch designers to give the space some life (I'm not saying all … [Read more...]

munchkin outdoor playroom – stenciled nautical art

Stencil1 and FolkArt Paint - Close up of stencil quality

This post is sponsored by Plaid Crafts. I received materials for this project and compensation for my time, but all opinions are most definitely my own!  If you've been around here for even a bit, you know I love stencils. Even with my ability to make my own stencils from freezer paper or vinyl, good quality, reusable stencils are always great to have on hand. I was really excited to try out the new Stencil1 line because their edgy, modern designs are fun and different. To … [Read more...]

project nursery – harry potter light switch

Lumos and Nox - Harry Potter Light Switch

While I have 800 projects in the works right now, it really seems like I'm trending with the Harry Potter themed items for you. This time, a Harry Potter light switch. Yeah, I'm out of control for the upcoming birth of my new niece or nephew, and my geek tendencies are showing.  I've seen many variations of this project on Pinterest, so I knew it would be an easy but cute addition to the nursery. I used my trusty Silhouette to set up the text for the project. Applying vinyl using transfer … [Read more...]

changes on the horizon – rethinking the floor plan

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Ever make it halfway through the insanity of renovation and then decide you want to change things up a bit? That is where I am right now. We bought the house in late 2010 and moved in 2011. I'm thankful we have taken a LONG time to finish this renovation. We haven't even started with an addition, but I'm already ready to swap things around. Here is our current floor plan for reference. Please remember we live in the room called extra since our master is not even close to being finished. We … [Read more...]