The Sound of Music

I meant to say the COLOR of music.  Okay, I have been thinking about what we should do in what will technically be our “playroom” in our new home.  We have a designated game room space that is large, this is more of an open loft space, maybe 8×9 ft.  I want to build in desks, or shelving along one wall. But this leaves quite a bit of open and unused space( insert guilty face emoji). Unused space is an ultimate sin in my book, seeing as we are living in about 600 square feet currently.  I was searching for ideas on Pinterest and had my mind blown when I discovered a painted piano.

I love the idea of having a piano in the home.  I took piano lessons as a child and I credit my math and fraction skills to those lessons, plus it is extremely soothing and relaxing to me.  But a painted piano, practical and stylish in one.  My creative side almost burst! I have since been scouring Craigslist and have come to discover I can probally get my hands on a piano for free, it will just need some tune up.  GAME ON!!!

I am thinking this grey color, in a lacquer finish, with a gallery wall and furry bench.  We will have to see the style of the piano.  I am not quite brave enough to go with a bold color. 😦

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In other home news, I think I have found the couch I want for our living room.  Problem is this beauty rings in at $6000+, however I found this gem for $1300 ( modeled by my mom and sister). Getting excited and making plans slowly but surely.

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DIY: Photo Wall

With the holidays around the corner I wanted to order some additional prints for my grandma ( you should see this woman’s photo collection and there is nothing she loves more) and while hunting online I stumbled upon http://www.prinstagram.com .  It was love at first sight… The possibilities for these little square prints were endless.

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I decided to create a picture wall.  I have seen a few on other blogs and love the personalized look so hunted down a victim in our apartment.  I choose the small entry  wall when you first enter the apartment.  Every other place I tried just seemed too cluttered.  Just my luck, these photos are 4 x 4 and My wall is 28 “.  PERFECT!  I aligned them and just used painters tape to slap them on the wall.  I love the look and plan to add to it throughout the year.

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A December Weekend…

Still prepping for Christmas in this house.  I think I have about 80% of the shopping done, which is a good thing as I will be traveling for work next week.  This weekend was a day of fun/ a day of planning.  Saturday was “date night” special addition.  For Christmas, Mr. Holt gave me tickets to the Nutcracker Ballet… Can we say EXCITED ( under statement of the year!). We dressed up and hit the town, then ended the night college style with Wataburger in our formals 🙂 !  We are classy like that. On the way we also caught roof top fireworks…EPIC date night here people.

Sunday I headed off to my mom’s where the Christmas wrapping commenced in full force.  4 hours and 2 coffees later we still had not finished, but I sure had. This girl has stuff to do.

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When I got home there was enough down time that evening for a quick chalking and craft, while watching the Christmas episode of the Big Band Theory.  I made a simple Christmas paper garland for my chalkboard ( it seemed naked).  The paper was 40% off at Michaels and cost me about $6, I had the other supplies handy.  For details, I blogged about  it here at http://www.houseofholts.wordpress.com/2014/10/19/DIY-paper-garland/ .

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24 Days until Christmas…

The gift wrapping has commenced.  I am so excited I can hardly stand it!

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I need to add something sassy.. I am feeling a craft coming on.  I think I will paint some cheap ornaments with chalkboard paint instead of traditional name tags.hmmm…more to come.

I need some inspiration here…any ideas?

25 Days until Christmas…

(And counting down)!!! I did my first chalkboard of the season…I am going to try and capture multiple along the way.  It is my favorite season… Anyway, here is how it turned out.

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