If you know me well, you know that I love music. My parents always had good music playing. Really good music. Fleetwood Mac, The Police, Michael Jackson, The Eagles. And it’s the same in my home. Music is always playing. Always. Playing.
A few months ago, I went to a HUGE record sale in Toronto with my gorgeous bestfriend from highschool. Karyn and I have always been passionate (and picky) about our 70′s rock, and we went with the intention just to ‘check it out’. We ended up going crazy and bought a boatload of them! Did I mention we didn’t have record players to play them on? Ha! So we went to Kensington Market to find record players where Karyn bought a beautiful navy blue and I bought this lime green beauty. I love that they are small, portable and look like old suitcases.
I’ve been slowly attacking each room in our house with new paint. It’s time. The walls were looking tired and dreary. And I was getting bored. Not being 100% sure with what colour I wanted to use, I decided to venture into the frightening ‘White Paint Territory’. It’s just paint. If you don’t like it, just paint over it. But it’s amazing how something as simple as using white paint can be so scary! I was worried it would look boring, but I’m so glad I tried it! It really makes a big impact.
Because I’m cheap and on a budget (aren’t we all?) I had to use what I had on hand to decorate. The yellow stand is from Ikea. I had the yellow paint from a previous project and thought it would pop against the white wall. The picture frame is from the Salvation Army, and the map is wrapping paper that cost $3 a sheet. The green wicker balls were bought a few years ago from a clearance sale, and the white candle holders were a gift from my mom.
The Pepsi crate was also a gift from my mom and it works perfectly to hold records. These are just a few of them….it’s become an addiction!