June 26, 2010 in Crafts, Home Decor, Nash Family - 7 Comments
A Scene From Last Weekend
Jorden (my brother): Enters family room, curiously eyes the wall.
Lindsey: With excitement. Look what I made a few days ago! Doesn’t it add so much texture to the room?
Jorden: Uh, I guess. What is it?
Lindsey: It’s a wreath made out of book pages!
Jorden: Examines the project more closely. What book did you tear up?
Lindsey: Emotional Intelligence. It was just in a box in the basement. I didn’t think we would miss it too much.
Jorden: Interesting.

The Next Morning
Jorden: Wakes up from sleeping on the couch, joins us for breakfast. With sarcasm. I woke up this morning and something was different. I just felt happier. Then I realized that my state of mind was due to the texture in the room!
Lindsey: Rolls eyes. Ha ha, very funny Jo.
Jorden: Continues to make wise cracks about the addition of texture throughout the weekend.
Though I may be made fun of, I am certainly enjoying the addition of texture in the room.
I also wanted to add a little pop to my plain white lamp shades.
They looked like this for the last year or so (this was the only picture I could find). The ribbons were fun and added some color, but I got sick of the “cutesy” look and wanted something a little more sophisticated.
So, I took the ribbons off and lined the shades with burlap. Here is a close up of, you guessed it, more texture.

I used the lighted burlap I could find and added bias tape around the edges to create a straight line.

I think that everyone could use a little texture in their lives.


  • Julie June 26, 2010 at 2:32 am

    I'm still laughing because (A) I was there when you were so proud of your "texture" and (B) that's what Jorden said verbatim. Hope Troy likes/notices the new texture!

  • Lant Family June 26, 2010 at 2:50 am

    I made one of those wreaths. Except I used a square back so it wasn't really a wreath. It is interesting, I get some fun comments from people when they see it ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stephanie June 26, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Lol. Jorden has always made me laugh. I love the new laundry room, although I have to say, it was aleady the nicest, and tidiest looking laundry room I've ever seen. And I definitely never thought of of your house as looking "90's." It's very modern looking!

  • Kimberly June 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    The wreath is darling! What a creative idea.

  • The Many Thoughts of a Reader June 27, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I am jealous of all your talent!

  • Miller Family June 29, 2010 at 2:27 am

    Man, that Jorden is SO funny!!

  • Steph H June 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I'm with you– I LOVE texture!! It's always the thing I'm drawn to photograph (what a pair we'll make at the workshop this week, eh?). The wreath looks fantastic, as do the lamps! Can I come over and take a slow tour of your house sometime so I can oooh and ahhh over all the details? I love your style!

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