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I’m a little behind on the post-Christmas get-things-back-in-order agenda.Taking down the tree and re-storing our minimal decorations (we seem to have fewer each passing year) was the easy part.  The hard part has been disciplining myself to stop painting and focus on putting a few things back out so it doesn’t feel quite so barren.How this translates?  Move all the decor and accessories from our storage closet and place each and every one on the dining room table for consideration.Those accessories have been on the table since last week.  Bless.That’s my new favorite expression by the way.  Bless.  You really don’t need more than that.It suits a variety of situations.  Today I focused on the living room, beginning by simplifying the wooden shelves in the far corner.  You can read about how we made these shelves here.Using the dark wood/creamy combination I love, and the book page wreath I DIY’ed…

Well we’re making progress on our laundry room, slowly but surely.  We recently finished the shelves and I had fun the other night styling them, particularly because we built in a supporting chalkboard wall:I’ve always appreciated The Nester’s clever rendition of fake brick on her living room fireplace, so I thought I’d try the same effect over our shelves. The look ended up tickling me to no end, even if there’s really no reason real brick would ever be there.But I can hardly let the chalkboard wall steal the show.  The shelves themselves gave the hubby and I a run for our money, but we both admit the final result was well worth the extra effort.First of all, even with a local Lowe’s and Home Depot, we found it difficult to find suitable shelf brackets that gave us the look we envisioned.  I wanted wooden, decorative, chunky brackets.  What we found were skimpy, metal, weak brackets. …