Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Stenciled Corner

I finished the stencil in the corner a few weeks ago.  I have to start out by saying, I love our house.  It is by far the nicest house Mr. TSL and I have lived in. (We've had our share of crappy apartments with lawn furniture for the living room.  I wouldn't change it for the world!)

Although I love it, it is kind of quirky.  The living room has a few things making it hard to decorate around.  It has a load bearing beam off center and also a weird bump out from the HVAC unit on the front porch.

Here is a crude drawing of what I am talking about, the arrow is the weird corner...and I made the door open the opposite direction.

I have tried my best to decorate around them.  The weird bump out got a little sentimental makeover a while back with the girls' baby pics.  

I decided a few weeks back that the weird space next to it should be a built in bookshelf with a stenciled back.

I know this is the opposite direction, but these are the pics before we bought it and I don't have a pic of that corner.

weird mark from the camera.  this is where Audrey's toys live when people are over.  they are usually spread all over :)

Inspiration pics:


Still working on the shelves.
That window looks into my garage.  The maps were changed into the frames They are maps from 1964 of the lake that's next to us!!

I had these pics in it before:

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  1. Very Nice great use of space I love your lamps too!

  2. love the stencil - looks amazing.
    cheryl xox.

  3. This is so pretty! You did a fabulous job. I don't know why stenciling intimidates me. You make it look effortless though! I would love to have you share this @ Show & Share!


  4. Beautiful! You're so talented! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  5. That is so pretty! I absolutely love it!!

    Jill @ http://twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com


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