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...]

the side job – corporate office decorating – the befores


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...]

pet crafts – diy midcentury pet bed

DIY MidCentury Pet Bed - Directions Not Included

While I do admit that most of my 2013 goals and Pinterest resolutions were a bust, I did finish one. Well, at least part of one. I've been plotting making a piece for the house with hair pin legs since I found I bought some forever ago and they sat there taunting me. What better way to put them to use than a DIY midcentury pet bed for those ratty, I mean stylish, little mutts of mine. Sadly, I lost the memory card that had the photos while I put this together but it was … [Read more...]

happy 4th of july -yarn wreath tutorial

Happy 4th of July!! What are you fun plans for the day? We are doing projects around the house then having a picnic with friends on a golf course by our place. They do a great fireworks display and it is a lot of fun. Since we are not hosting anything this year, I slacked on the holiday related crafts. I decided it would be good to share the yarn wreath tutorial I used for the wreath I made for a friend last year. f The supplies are simple enough - yarn, a wreath form and felt is all you … [Read more...]

before and after – living room reveal

I have another reveal! Two reveals in a row, it must be a good week! But before I jump into the reveal, I'm begging for some good vibes. We have our final inspection today for the central AC unit we had installed in the back of our house for the family room and master bedroom. We really need to pass so if you have any good thoughts to spare, I'll gladly take them. I promise to give them back.Our living room has been pretty close to being done for some time now, but for some reason I have never … [Read more...]

pinterest resolutions

I don't really do New Year's resolutions but I am making myself do some Pinterest resolutions this year. Yes, Pinterest resolutions. I'm sure most of you can relate. I pin all sorts of things I will never have or are not feasible with our budget, house or lifestyle BUT for every unattainable pin, there are plenty that are completely feasible if I just sit down and try do them. So these are my Pinterest resolutions for 2012. Let's put it out there now. I will tackle these 12 things inspired by a … [Read more...]