Thursday, August 18, 2011


I feel like I am constantly decorating.

Normally I would have a good association with decorating. In general I like moving into new spaces and decorating them.

But for whatever reason, this house refuses to really come together for me.

There's not a single room that I wouldn't change at least one thing if I could.

I'm over it. I want a break. But at the same time, I WANT IT DONE.

So, while we were agonizing over what to do with our dining room, we finally came to the conclusion that bookshelves belonged in the living room. We searched and searched for the perfect bookshelves and finally landed on what was a happy medium for both of us and bought a couple of these babies from Crate and Barrel.

They arrived today.

The one thing we hadn't unpacked from moving was a box of books, I thought for sure with these new bookshelves all of our books would finally have a home.

I was so wrong.

So, what started out as this at 7am this morning (really Crate and Barrel, 7am delivery?):

Now looks like this:

I'd like to tell you that all of my books fit...but sadly, they do not.

Which means I have another bookshelf to decorate.

See what I mean, it's neverending!

Anyone else have trouble getting a new house to "come together", or am I the only one?


  1. Yes, I cannot get our bedroom together no matter what I try. New bedding from wedding gift cards, we got new curtains, new wall art stuff for behind the bed.. even an antique trunk at an Estate Sale.. it still looks mish-mashy and weird to me. Sigh. I think your room looks great though, i've always loved those bookshelves!

  2. We've been in our house for a year and it's no better than when we first moved in. Those book shelves are awesome! We're in dire need of some.

  3. Loves it! Your LR looks amazing!

    I'm the same way. When we moved into this house five years ago, we both wanted everything done and decorated immediately. So we did it. Seriously. I went to Dallas and when I came back our friends helped us do the WHOLE HOUSE. I've added a few things over time and painted, but I am already wanting to either move or have a big-A garage sale to get all new stuff.