I want to share my newest little project with you all. A few weeks ago I noticed a blank space on one of my walls.
This is the little piece of wall between my living room and dining room area. I’ve had this awesome portrait of Kanye West up since I moved in back in May but that’s it. So I decided to add a little bookshelf to make this space a little more interesting.
But first, a little close up of the portrait. My best friend gave this to me last Christmas and I love it! She bought it in New Orleans off a street artist. It looks like a charcoal piece. The details are amazing and it really looks like him when he is performing. Yes I love Kanye West enough to hang him up in my home. Yes I know some of you are judging me but I think he’s a genius.
And moving on 🙂 here is the new space! I still need some candles for the candlesticks, which were $5 for the set at Goodwill, but have not decided on what color to get. Anyhoo, I think it adds so much more to the once empty wall, don’t you think?
Ok, so this is the first bookshelf I built by myself. I was so proud of myself for building it in less than an hour! I stood it up from the floor to add the shelves and noticed I nailed in the top board backwards. Whoopsie! After I laughed at myself for a good hour and trying to take the tiny nails off the back to fix this, I decided to improvise and place this lace over the top. And voila! Crisis averted.
I am loving this new change. And I am glad I found a spot for new plant! I added one of my favorite little owls and a picture frame to match. I absolutely adore this picture of me with two of my favorite friends. It’s always a good time with my awesome friend Adrian and my best friend.
And the bookshelf. Bookshelf styling is not my thang but I’m really trying to learn. I did my best but this is definitely a work in progress. I added a few board games on the bottom shelf for easy access. I grabbed a few books from my collection and a few knick knacks, another owl, a framed flower painting, among other things.
Anyhoo, here is my newest little addition. If you have any styling tips for bookshelves send them my way!
I hope everyone has a great weekend. Get ready for my upcoming holiday posts! Coming to you starting next week!