After painting a number of weeks ago, we finally borrowed a drill this weekend to hang some things on our walls. It took quite awhile, but 58 holes later our house has a little more character!
Drilling into concrete is no easy task, and Stephen did a stellar job with a great attitude. Love him.
We found these knobs at a Burmese antique shop and added them to our coffee tables. They don’t particularly match, but I love them.
Most of what we hung up were hooks: we now have sixteen hooks in our room, eight in our kitchen, four in the studio, and ten in the living room. I really love hooks. These are by our front door and purchased from the same antique shop.
In the dark corner of our living room, Stephen would use the headlamp to see where he was drilling, then I would use it for marking the drill holes, hammering in anchors, and whatever else I was strong enough to do. Either way, he got it all sweaty and I didn’t want to put that on my forehead, so I used this little baggie from hardware shop.
He thought this was hilarious.
This is the curtain that separates our new guest room, allowing Stephen to have a studio.
We’ve been collecting frames and created this family collage. Well, it’s not family yet–it’s sideways photos, dated photos, and the King–because we haven’t printed the pictures. But soon I think this will be one of my favorite things.
How great is this handmade hook?!
Compliments of my sister, Jenn. This photo really doesn’t do justice to her amazing job on this, and how great it looks in the studio, but it’s one of my favorite things.
One of our door knobs broke, so Stephen replaced them both. They’re not genuine antiques, but still pretty great.
So this didn’t require any drilling, but most of the things we put on the walls are my favorite things in our house. So I decided to add these last two favorite things: first, these fun pillows in our living room.
And second, I found this purple paisley fabric in a local shop, and had another shop sew them into pillow cases. They look really wonderful in our room, and again, it’s one of the little things I really love.