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Expedit Bookshelf Additions

The holidays were good to us!  The winter weather gave us a break to make travel across Pennsylvania easy, and even gave us the chance to visit New York City to see the lights too. And when we finally made our return trip to Pittsburgh, the car was loaded down with goodies from family and… Continue reading Expedit Bookshelf Additions

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Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor

Obviously, things haven’t been terribly busy here on the blog lately.  That isn’t to say that life itself hasn’t been busy.  Infact that’s wholly opposite from the truth!  But we did find some time to deck the halls… Our tree this year took on a woodsy-mercury-glass theme.  You’ll recognize the smaller glass balls with the… Continue reading Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor

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Tray-Tastic Clearance Shopping

Earlier this week I showed you some art that was hung up a tad last-minute… It’s a work in progress, but I wanted to balance the whole wall a  bit better.  So let’s take a look below…There, on the console table, are a few old objects and a few new.  You should recognize the frame… Continue reading Tray-Tastic Clearance Shopping

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Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

Remember that time I showed you the cool little flower still life we scored at the ReStore? Yeahhh… that was February.  Nearly a year ago.  And where has this cute little frame been?  Sitting behind my purse on our console table, waiting to be hung on the wall. Then we had formal plans for our… Continue reading Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

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Adding Pantry to the Closet

So we shared last week about how I spiffed up the hall closet to make it my own. Well, I forgot to share the right side of the closet, where yes, we still keep our pantry goods. Down there on the bottom we have a handy stool to make it easier to quickly get to… Continue reading Adding Pantry to the Closet

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Creating an Organized, Cute Closet

So I left you the other day with my closet half-done with a fun chevron carpet on the floor and not much else. Not bad, but a fun floor covering does not a closet make. So I needed handy means of storing both random assortments of things as well as clothes and shoes. Of course… Continue reading Creating an Organized, Cute Closet

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That Time When I Took Over The Closet

So as has been established, Bill and I moved in together.  We took this little 1 bedroom apartment and made it fit two people’s stuff.  It wasn’t terribly difficult, but it wasn’t easy either.  The biggest challenge?  Closet space. Though I’ve never showed it, the bedroom only has one closet.  No big deal, but the… Continue reading That Time When I Took Over The Closet

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Magic Coffee Table Office

So, since upgrading to the bigger TV and the new Hemnes tv stand, a lot of time has been spent with this view lately… As wonderful as these changes have been, it’s meant that the coffee table has become an even bigger mess than normal.  Couple this detail with the fact that the desk has… Continue reading Magic Coffee Table Office

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DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger

So, now that I have a dresser to stow my clothes, I get to actually fill it with my things!  But what about ontop?  For things like jewelry and accessories?  Previously, I used command hooks straight on my mirror.  Which looked like crap.  Then I found a pair of tea cup hooks. They’re great!  Shiny… Continue reading DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger

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Dressers, the Anti-Nomadic Furniture

So, moving.  Long distances.  The biggest decision you have to make – do I bring it all?  With every move you’d be wise to downsize somewhat, but what about the big stuff?  Like furniture?  My goal when moving from DC to Pittsburgh was to do it all in the back of my compact SUV and… Continue reading Dressers, the Anti-Nomadic Furniture

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Simple Leaning Gallery

By now we’ve FINALLY showed you essentially all there is to our Lord Expedit bookshelf. But I wanted to highlight one last detail. I mentioned it on Tuesday with the ‘White Zone‘ at the top – the gallery section of the bookshelf. Now, if we had the smaller 4×4 version of the shelf, we’d have… Continue reading Simple Leaning Gallery

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Expedit Style Inspiration

So we teased last week, and the day is finally here!  The day you get to gaze (virtually) upon the full monty of Lord Expedit. So here’s how he looks from the doorway to the kitchen.  Tall, dark and handsome! Here’s how he looks from the dining area.  And that’s his friend on the other… Continue reading Expedit Style Inspiration

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An Expedit Bar

When you have a massive bookcase with 25 cubes of glorious storage space, what do you do? You put a bar in it. I should note that we are NOT big drinkers.  But there’s something so grown-up feeling when you have a designated ‘bar area’ of some sort.  That is especially true of one that… Continue reading An Expedit Bar

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Bookshelf Artwork

So we’ve all seen the beautifully staged  bookcases on Pinterest.  The ones where everything is seemingly stashed in there but somehow looks perfect.  Here’s one I’ve been ogling lately. I really like look of how this one is styled. It really has some character behind it. Now how about the artwork in front? When I… Continue reading Bookshelf Artwork