Sunday, June 24, 2012

Phenomenal Cosmic Powers {Itty Bitty Living Space}

Aladdin reference anyone? Anyone? I couldn't help it :) Anyways, today I want to introduce you to my room. Believe it or not, I still have four boxes to unpack. Otherwise -four weeks into the move- I am nearly settled in. I live with five other girls, but have my own room. And it's really not that itty bitty. It ended up being much more spacious than I expected! I've spent the weekend hanging pictures and mirrors, putting final touches on several of the corners. Here is a glimpse into where I spend my evenings and some of the bits & bobs around the room.



Say hello to my dresser. This nine-drawer yellow beauty was found at a Goodwill for $25. It was already yellow, outlined in white, with beautiful detailing on the legs and handles. As you can see, it is home to many a picture and candle, as well as all of my jewelry. The wicker mirror is from my childhood bedroom (the last ounce of wicker remaining in my possession, thank goodness..) as is the orange shelf beneath it. 

The two plates hung on the left were sale finds at Anthropologie, and the picture hanging with them was a gift from my grandmother. I believe it's a sketch of Shakespeare's home in Stratford found at her favorite thrift store. Two of my favorite pieces in this hodge-podge collection include my peeking owl figurine (isn't it cute?) and the mini topiary roughly center. 


Left is an up-close picture of my jewelry tree. This jewel I picked up at First Monday Canton for $15 and the bird's nest was a recent addition from the local boutique Roots. It was too perfect not to sit among my necklaces. I have far more than I actually wear, but I keep them all out on display, especially since many of them were costume jewelry and personal jewelry from one of my grandmothers.

Next is my monogrammed mug from Anthro. It houses my absolute favorite type of pen (which went on sale this week at the bookstore for 25cents per package! I was so thrilled and bought too many...). It is perched on my desk (which you'll see more of later on) next to my bucket of sticky notes. Yes I said bucket of them. I am slightly addicted.


To the right of my dresser is my closet and crafting corner. The tall dresser is home to my sewing machine and six drawers of crafting supplies. It is still a baby pink from years ago, so don't be surprised if it gets a make-over later this summer. Across my closet door -which proudly displays my scarf collection; I'm going on 40- is the rest of my crafting goodness. 

This orange case was from Plum, another local boutique, and a Christmas gift from Mom. The bulletin board serves as an inspiration board and a great place for rogue needles and pins. My Martha Stewart glitter set sits in the jar next to a cup and saucer full of chalk and pushpins. The sign on the right is a chalkboard, another Canton find, and it serves as a great reminder.

"For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches the clouds." Psalm 108:4


And then the tower. The leaning tower of books. I used to have two bookcases, both wicker, which went into the garage sale after the move. I was in such a hurry to get all things wicker out of my room that I forgot I needed to replace the bookshelves with more to house my library. For now, this will have to do. I have 470+ books piled here and to the right (which you can barely see under the sound machine) including fiction, Christian inspiration, plays and textbooks. The piles are working for now, I just have to be gentle shutting the door so they don't all come tumbling down :)


Lastly, while i was taking pictures of the knick knacks on my desk, I came across this tiny jar from Anthropologie. Carissa had deemed it the "Jar of Hope" on her last visit and I thought that a lovely fit. Of course, I set it back on its shelf after instagramming the beauty only to hear a crash and see that it had dropped, splitting in two. Just my luck. A little super glue should set it straight. I hope...

4 comments:

  1. Your room is adorable! Love your furniture! :)

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  2. Love this! Can't wait to make a similar post when I move into my house in the fall. :)

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  3. Oh my such a beautiful room and so inspirational!

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  4. I love the idea of putting pens in a cute coffee mug!

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