Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rainbow Bright


This past week Josh and I have been making over our office/craft room. We have been trying to blend our wants/needs into an organized work space that functions as a place we can both be productive. We aren't quite done but we are certainly getting there. We have rearranged furniture, built organizers and put new finishes on sad looking old pieces. This is a ribbon hanger that Josh made for me. Before this lovely dowel hanger was built, my ribbon was EVERYWHERE! Now it is nicely displayed on a wall for all to enjoy. It makes me happy.

I was trying to decide between yellow and blue for my ribbon display. Yellow wouldn't provide enough contrast next to our warm walls so it was a no-go. I chose a lovely shade of aqua because I wanted something summer-bright to cheer me up on dreary, gray winter days. The inspiration came form the water we sailed on on our way to Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

Don't mind me, I just got back from the gym.
I'm so thankful I have a handyman husband who can whip things like this up like it's no body's business. It doesn't hurt that he looks sexy with his marking pencil tucked behind his ear while he's doing it.

12 comments:

Adam & Samantha said...

organizing everything feels so nice! adam and i ransacked our spare bedroom and put everything where it needed to go. the shelves look cute!

Lindsey Lee said...

Hey Courtney!
Thanks for leaving your info for me regarding the wasatch back. We do already have a team put together of runners but we are trying to figure out a way for people to help out/sponsor/volunteer or something!!! So i will let you know for sure!
Ps- Cute blog. You guys win cutest couple award!!
Lindsey Mackay.

Missy said...

Great idea! Josh may have a career in the Martha Stewart empire.

Brooke and Matt said...

It does look like the water going to Isle Mujeres, good choice!! I love that idea, you are oh so crafty:)

Robin said...

wow i didnt know garments are a choice that cool you dont have to where them when your doing art projects. j/k tyler

Robin said...

its tyler again i dont know why its under my moms blog but the comment was from me

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

YAY! K Josh come build me some now! I need to get mine out of the tupperware they are in. SO CUTE I love the feeling of organizing, its the BEST. And the rainbow is so pretty!! Love it.

Brittany and Johnse Davis said...

I LOVE to organize and redecorate! It is the best feeling to walk into a room you just fnished! I love the blue against the wall it looks great!

esther said...

That's awsome. I need to get organized. Good for you.

Megan said...

i am an organizational freak at times, but it makes me so happy and at peace when everything has its place (especially when it looks beautiful like yours)!

okay, but your husby MADE those? like, did you buy them and he put them together, or did he cut the wood and everything. if he is skilled with wood, i am so so jealous. i actually just looked into taking a wood shop class today : )

where did you buy your ribbon from? each one is beautiful.

The Alvords said...

YEah he actually went and bought the wood, measures, cut, nailed and glud it all together. He is really good at things like this. He whips them out like it's nothing. He want to have a wood shop in our house so he can build furniture on the weekends.

the organic kitchen said...

Nice and I totally get the pencil behind the ear thing...