Last Year’s Garden Project

Ryula here! I promised Soshi I would post a garden thing without her needing to hold my hand so here we go!  A quick and dirty overview of last summer’s yard project~

This is what the north end of my backyard once looked like. Pretty awful, huh? But, with a few hours of chopping, digging, dragging, pinning, and raking, it turned into… Continue reading


Vicious little flowers

I’m brainstorming for a dark Alice in Wonderland themed party. Blame Alice: Madness Returns. Love it! I’ve already decided on giant flowers (How is that dark? Oh you just wait and see.), mismatched tea sets, a torn lace tablecloth, skeleton keys, and as I wandered the internet I was inspired to try making these. (Not sure by what, just…inspired.)

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Lack Side Table

So, I got two Lack side tables from Ikea to use for our bedside tables. They’re simple and plain and that’s fine. But I’m trying to perk up our decor a bit without using stuff. We have a ton of nick knacks and more art for our walls then actual wall space. >< So, why not perk up our furniture? We’re not in a palace to buy better furniture, so we’ll just have to stick with what we have and what we can get cheep. Enter our 10 dollar tables. ^^’ And some wallpaper.

So, I saw this post, where a Lack coffee table was perked up with some wall paper and decorative nails. I loved the idea, but we’re not so big into patterns in general, so I decided to simplify it some. I’m just going to edge the top of the tables with wallpaper.

On a side, but related, note, Ryula and Drauger have decided that I’m becoming a nerdy Martha Stewart. >< Ryula even started sketching out a comic about it. Well, I find it hard to argue with them when I use skills I picked up on online browser games in my decorating. I’ve started using photoshop to try out ideas. Still haven’t decided, though.

I might like stripes. Just a bit. I tried quite a few different wallpaper designs, and these are just the ones I liked. Not sure Boy will be on board with the floral, but I like it enough to ask him about it.

Idea after writing this post: Line the back of my bookcases in the same way? Too busy with the books in there? Hm….

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