Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In and around the Wea house

We found our lovely house on Craigslist. This is our first place together, on our own, since we got married in July. We're renting, so we can't really fully make it our own, but here are peeks of what we've done to make this house more like home.

My felt ruffle wreath
I made this during the holidays, right after we first moved in in December. Got the idea from Domestistuff. I figured that I'd use ivory colored felt so I could use it year-round. I'm all about multi-purposing! =)
Remember this picture from this post?
Well here's a detail of the vellum flowers. I love how light they are and the rustling sound they make when I move the vase.
Got this idea from The Storque on Etsy. Namely, this tutorial. Detecting a pattern yet?

Over past our kitchen, we have french doors. We now have curtains over them and this baby. My coffee filter garland! Isn't it pretty? Seriously, coffee filters... who knew?

Right next to the french doors is our little brag shelf. It's a small collection of our loved ones, but we hope to grow it in time. Please excuse our ugly router and modem.
We love this shelving from IKEA, which was our bff when we first moved in. I can honestly say that 85% of our house was furnished by IKEA.

Here's my favorite detail of this spot. Our first dance pic taken by my friend, Jace. I customized it by adding our vows on the otherwise empty screen on the left. Thank goodness for Snapfish! Got the frame from Bed Bath & Beyond ("but I dunno, I dunno if we'll have enough time!" 5 points for correctly naming the movie...)

Moving on over to Chuck's favorite part of our home... Our music nook! Doesn't it look like a music store in here?
This area was so empty when we first moved in. All that was there was our Waikiki mosaic on that back wall. It was a picture I took during our first trip to Hawaii together in 2007, atop Diamond Head... Best. View. Ever. Definitely one of those things to put on the Bucket List. Anyway, the mosaic is made up of old CD jewel cases held up on the wall by velcro. When I blew up the picture, I tiled the prints on several sheets of paper. Then I used the insert on the back of the CD case as a template guide to cut out my tiles. Pretty neat, huh? Man, I love the internet... Find the tutorial here.

Right next to the music nook is our "wa-wa-WEA-wall"! It's our little "Wall of Fame." No internet this time. This one was all us! Hey, I do have a few tricks up my sleeve still.
Basically, when we have get-togethers or when people come to visit, I take an instant picture of them and put it up on our wall. And the name? Think Borat... wa-wa-wee-wah... HA! We have the best last name ever.
So that was a small tour of what's decorating the Wea Hale (house in Hawaiian). I'm pooped... and so is Mushu!


  1. OOH OOH! Old School!! 5 points for me!! But seriously, I love this post, I love your house and I love you :) I can't wait to see it in person!

  2. YES! 5 points for you!! And we can't wait to see you guys in person, too!!!


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