Thursday, March 17, 2011

Colorful Recycled Owls

A few weeks ago when I should have been studying I gathered all my old, cut up card-stock and other scraps. I had old greeting cards, the pictures that picture frames hold when you buy them, newspaper, magazines... the list is ever long. 
I really hate throwing things out because I'm very environmentally conscious, but at the same time I hate clutter. I sat with all this junk for a short time and finally found inspiration in the PJ pants I was wearing and a cute picture frame I bought at Bowring because it was dirt cheap (sometimes I just can't say no to a deal, no matter how useless it is).
Right now it's resting above our bed but these cute little birds are almost too colorful to keep overhead while sleeping, I think when we move in I'm going to place them above my desk!
I think these two guys might be my favorite, especially the flower eyes!
But I think most people agree these two are a tiny bit creepy. I guess it's something I can work on next time, but really, owls are a little spooky all together! 
I mean...


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Music Wall Art

I have had an idea for a music inspired wall art craft for a while. Seeing both Brendon and I both have a deep love for music we need it all around us. I bought some cheap small canvas's at dollarama and decided to paint them solid colors and write some of our favorite, inspirational or meaningful song quotes on them. I plan on turning them into a large collage of many, maybe this could be our hallway theme?
Here's our first! Lyrics are from The Who's Baba O'Riley.
And here's the song itself. It's been in my all times for a while now, I would have never been able to survive high school without the idea of "it's only teenage wasteland".


I've been sitting on the idea of buying new things. As a student I don't have much room in my budget to spend money on anything aside from food. But, seeing I have to keep my sanity by being comfortable, I have to give in and buy no name cheese for a little while.

I tried to come up with a very short list of things I will need without a doubt, here it is:
  • Paint
  • Fabric (for windows/pillows/crafts, I want to find fabric I like to buy a whole ton so I can have something to run from)
  • Plants
  • A new desk (so Brendon can have room to proper study space)
  • Entertainment Unit
  • Sandpaper (because I don't think the walls are all that needs to be painted)
I need to do some searching, and by searching I mean dirty bargain hunting! It's going to be value village and kijiji for the next few weeks.

    Our New Home

    Today, March 14th, Brendon and I decided on where we are going to spend the rest of our university career. No more fighting over who ate who's cheese, who spends too much time in the shower, who's turn it is to clean the bathroom. Now it's just us two with no more roommates! Free to live in our bliss... well sort of.

    We've spent the good part of a month surfing kijiji with ever spare moment in hopes of lucking into the "perfect place" (like the one we have... the one that comes along with more roommate drama than a trip to the Jersey Shore). We saw just about everything, the beautiful but too far away, the perfect location but falling apart, the "students will party and tear the place apart so I won't rent to you" and finally, the best of all the choices, the old house with lots of room but the ugliest decor.
    The place is 40 years old and it's a basement apartment to a house where our landlords, a less than cute old couple, live. The apartment is larger than we expected (with two bedrooms for us to roam in). Though there's lots of room, that's about all there is. From the neon green living room to the pink carpet it has a few areas where it can improve, and that we plan to do.

    So this is our journey to turning what looks like my grandmothers basement into a home for the two of us. Wish us luck and patience, we'll need both.