Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday at My Home

Wow it's Monday again? How did that happen? Time goes by so fast!

But hey it's Monday at My Home so I hope this makes your Monday come a little easier! Or so I would like to think!
I was wondering how I was going to afford these gorgeous lamps from Marshalls, but I realized I could take back the lamps I had gotten there for my birthday. We never used the lamps because they were so bright they hurt your eyes, which defeats the purpose of having lamps. The people at Marshalls were so sweet and let me exchange them for these beauties!
For some reason lamps are just something I forget about but have no idea why, I think they complete a room so well!

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I also thought it was time to give our bookshelf a little attention. I got fun wrapping paper, yes wrapping paper, and used some tape and put it on the backside of the bookshelf. Not too shabby huh? I turned the books around to make the bookshelf look less busy and pull more attention to the paper but my Mom said she thinks it's disrespectful to books so I will probably switch them back!
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Are you really surprised I moved the cowhide? It's now in the family room. The constant perfectionist in me can't be satisfied plus how else am I going to squeeze in a workout?!
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That's it for this Monday!
Luvs!

31 comments:

Krystal said...

The lamps look great and papering the bookshelves is such a great idea! You might have inspired me..hmm..

Rachel- Once Upon a Farm said...

LOVE the lamps, LOVE the paper, LOVE everything you do!:) The room is so bright and cheery!

JulieB said...

Disrepectful to books? Why shouldn't books have a nice environment to live in?! Love it!

Kiri said...

Love the wallpaper Leah! And I like the books turned that way ;)

~Kiri

Lauren said...

LOVE the wrapping paper in the bookcase...it totally looks like the immensely popular Cole and Sons Birch wallpaper!

jillian said...

looks great!
do you turn your books around in the shelves?

jillian xoxo
http://just-jillian.blogspot.com

Jen Schenk said...

Ok first, those lamps are gorgeous. very glam, and sophisticated. second, LOVE the wrapping paper. what a smart use, and frugal idea. third, the books turned around a great. i've done that before and love the look that it creates, i also take the covers off if they have one. fourth, loved this monday at my home!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Leah, this room looks better and better every time you post! I love it!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

So funny- I'm always moving things from room to room too! I love your new lamps- they are perfect for the space. I was thinking when you showed the room before that lamps like that would be great. I like your mom's attitude toward the books, they're probably up there in the shelf right now chatting to each other about how rude you are! Ha:)

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I love how you lined the shelves. The paper is great- so maybe the books enjoy looking that direction! :)

Wendy said...

nice lamps! love the wallpaper and the books as they are... when you're bored of that look then - which them switch them around! :)

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I can't believe that's wrapping paper! It looks like my favourite (and very expensive) wallpaper from Cole and Son! Nice job!

Tatiana said...

I love that fact that you put wrapping paper on your bookshelf! Very smart! I saw someone do a whole wall that way and it looked great! You did an awesome job!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Those lamps are fantastic. And the shelves look great. I agree, the books have the best view now! So fun to do a switch up. Happy Monday.

Miss K said...

the lamps look great! i'm glad you were able to return the ones you bought previously so easily.

Zee said...

I love the large round lamp, and the wall paper idea is really genius. Cheap and cute! And I agree with your mama, turn those books around young lady! Lol.

Panda said...

wrapping paper is amazing! love what you did with it.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love the paper on the back-this is one time when this mom will allow disrespect. LOL!

Did you have to trim the paper or was it wide enough?

Krissy said...

I think the paper looks awesome but I think if the books were turner around with the spine showing it would add more color and tie in well with the paper and design. :)


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Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

That Looks awesome! I can't believe it's wrapping paper! Great idea!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Those lamps are fab, Leah! They are sophisticated and understated yet so stylish!

Summer said...

I do adore paper on the back of bookcases...in fact just bought some over the weekend to do my own.

And I love lots of books in them...some may say not, but books are amazing, and lots of them just show that the person who owns them is a genius.

=)

Chantale said...

These lamps are gorgeous! I love how they're not totally transparent nor translucent. They're fantastic. And the wrapping paper on the back of the bookshelf.. love! Hope you had a great Monday Leah!

Hopeless Chest said...

I love that idea. I've been wanting to do the exact same thing to the bookshelves flanking our television in the living room but I've been putting off spending the money on wallpaper... It would make my picture frames pop.
Where did you find that gift wrap? It's adorable.

Jesse {GoodGirlGoneGlad} said...

Love the lamps and the paper in the shelf! Really brings it to life. Great job!
xx

Sharstin said...

love the lamps and the bookshelves look fab girly~ you have great style!

jemina said...

Ha ha ha, this is the first time I read about disrespectful book shelf :) so funny :), btw, I LOVE how neat and tidy your house is, I really admire your dedication :))

LOVE
J
xoxo

Brandi said...

The book shelf looks great! The wrapping paper was a great idea too!

livingladurée said...

Are the lamps mercury glass? They are gorg!! Thanks for the intro today on Design Refuge, you are a sweet heart!

Amy

emily said...

That paper is great. Love the look!

Beau lifestyle said...

Adore the lamps!!!! Great paper too!