Half-Hoarder

>> 7.29.2011

I'm not really a hoarder... I just sometimes do hoarder-like things. 

I promise, you won't go into my main living areas and see piles of trash or old clothing. Plus, I love donating things that I don't want to use anymore. However, I am guilty of buying things (especially home decor) without a specific use in mind... and then let them sit around (usually in the garage) for months (or longer). 

Oh, and I also do that hoarder thing where I find free or super cheap stuff and say, "I bet there's some way that I can use this!"

Anyways... let's rewind back to May of 2010 when I bought a really nice wooden round mirror off of Craigslist. I'm embarrassed to say that I just got around to hanging it up in my house this past week. There's the whole "I'm really bad at hanging things on the walls" excuse, but then again there's also the fact that I'm half-hoarder.

 

Luckily, I found a pack of hook picture hangers that not only hold 50 lbs, but allow me shove them into the spot I like without needing a level or stud-finder (which Nate, by the way, loves to hover over his chest and say, "the stud is right here!") . So, the hanging things up on the walls problem was solved.


I decided to stick the mirror over the desk in the guestroom so that I can maybe get a bit more light bouncing around this tiny one-window space.

Unfortunately, the hooks wouldn't work for my normal pictures (that have been leaning against the wall for  months) so I have to wait until the weekend so that I can talk Nate into doing the leveling for me:
Just looking at the level stresses me out!

Now that the wedding madness is over, I'm making some serious attempts at using all of the crap pretty things I've been buying for the house. With a little luck, I'll have a fully-spruced office/ guestroom to share with you in the next couple of weeks...


PS I'll try to take the next set of pictures when the lighting is a bit better!

5 comments:

Laura July 29, 2011 at 2:59 PM  

Hyy :) I've got the same problem as you, but whatever, it's quite hard to resist buying pretty things at cheap prices. Love your blog, xoxo.

Laura

Decorating with Cents August 5, 2011 at 4:14 PM  

I smiled as I read your blog, I'm not a hoarder neither but it's so difficult throwing away things when you become a DIYer...everything comes in handy :-) I like the placement of the mirror over your desk.
http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/

Sara @ Russet Street Reno August 6, 2011 at 2:30 PM  

I could've written this post myself! I totally hoard decor items. I have these Pottery Barn shelves I got on CL for half price of retail, and I bought them three years ago....they are still sitting around (getting banged up, too!) they must go up this weekend, no more excuses! HA

Maia Dobson March 28, 2012 at 3:04 AM  

Putting mirror in a room does makes it more spacious. I've a lot of picture hangers and I used them too to hang my mirror.

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