Monday, May 5, 2014

The New Mod Chair & Displaying Our Diplomas

Hey there!  Sorry about the unexpected absence!  If you follow along on Instagram (homestylereport), you may remember me sharing a little tease of this chair last week!  I'm really trying to get better about my timing and sharing things as they come along so here we go!


I'm a pretty regular Craigslist stalker and a find like this makes all of that hunting worth it.  We were lucky enough to get this for one third it's original price and only a year old with very minimal use.  Similar chairs I've been looking at typically cost 3-6 times what we paid for it so I'm considering this a pretty good deal!  The best part of the deal has been how much Chris likes it.  He's usually somewhat passive when it comes to the design in our house but he has commented multiple times on how much he likes our new friend.

With the new addition to our office I figured I should also work on hanging a few things.  In the six years since I've graduated college this is the first time my diploma has been hung or displayed.  I've always had this weird design issue when it comes to displaying diplomas.  Sure I'm proud of it but I honestly never thought I would care for the look of them hanging on a wall.  However, Chris has been wanting to get them up for awhile so I decided to throw in a couple of cheap-o letters that I painted black and see how I feel about it.

I'm actually surprised with how much I like having them displayed.  This angle makes me dislike the fact that everything isn't centered but in real life I really like where they are.  I'll probably live with them like this for awhile and then make up my mind, I'm lazy like that. 

After we got the chair in the office we realized our white rug made everything look extremely washed out so that got pulled up.  I've been wanting to replace it so that's just some extra motivation for me to find the right one.  

How was everyone's weekend?  I took Friday off and got my closet area painted and started work on our dining room paint job.  Remind me never to use anchors in plaster walls again!  I've been working on patching the holes left behind by them every day this weekend.  I wasn't thinking it would be a quick paint job but so much.  Hopefully I can get around to that today or tomorrow. 

20 comments:

  1. Great find! It looks like it was totally meant to live in that area! Our diplomas are in frames buried in our guest room closet. We're pretty proud of our educations. :P

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    1. Baha! Sounds like us too...until last weekend!

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  2. They look great! The addition of the letters makes it I think. I have no clue where my diploma is... maybe I should get on that.

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    1. Thanks Emily! They definitely needed something to jazz everything up but I didn't want to go full on gallery wall.

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  3. I love that chair! So cool that you were able to find it on Craigslist for so much less than retail!!! Great score :)

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    1. Thanks Brynne! Its my favorite Craigslist find so far!

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  4. I love how this came out. I love the letters in black. Also that chair is fabulous! x8000! :)

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  5. That chair is such a steal. Great find!

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  6. That chair is amazing!!! What a great find! And I have no idea where my diploma is lol...

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    1. lol! I thought I lost mine a few years back, then I had it framed in hopes that it would make it easier to find in the future! It still didn't get hung on a wall until now though!

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  7. I really like how your diplomas look. I've been wanting to frame mine for almost 10 years now but haven't gotten around to deciding what I want to do!

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    1. Thank you! We've been pretty bad about getting stuff up on our walls! Hopefully this helps us break the streak!

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  8. That chair is awesome! Such a good find.

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  9. That chair is crazy beautiful. Love craigslist deals!

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  10. What a great find! I had my degrees professionally framed when I first got them, but they never made it to the wall. Maybe I should try and find a place for them somewhere. I like how you added the letters to make a grouping.

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  11. Thanks Anu! We debated having them professionally framed after we graduated but it was a bit too expensive at the time!

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