my week in objects (mostly).

August 28, 2009
five little things that made my week.
1. this color gray.gray
{because i used it to repaint two little tables and it was just the shade i was hoping for}.
2. these desk legs.desk
{because they were the perfect options for our office loft. and thank you to deva-dev for bringing them to me}.
3. this brown-paper cover.phonebook
{because covering books in brown paper bags used to be one of my favorite back-to-school activities, and covering this phone book has made it just so much more pretty}.
4. this rack.coatrack
{because having a place to hang your hat (as it were) is just so convenient}.
5. these toothbrushes.toothbrushes
{because two means that james is home. enfin}.
what little something made your week?

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  • Reply The Yellow Door Paperie August 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Delightful. That color grey is perfect!

  • Reply Vivian August 28, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I also love those brown paper book covers. There's something about them…

  • Reply Rebecca August 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    having the next two days off has made my week!

  • Reply Liz August 28, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Aw! I totally forgot all about covering books in high school. Love it! And the toothbrushes (is that a word? haha if so it's ugly!) are adorable 🙂

  • Reply Rachel August 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Would you be willing to share the name/brand of your grey with us? It's fabulous and greys can be so tricky.

  • Reply our little love nest August 28, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    That gray is beautiful! I am so happy for you that James is home. I hate when Don is away. Our week was made by spending time with good friends, making yummy lemon bars and having a family reading hour every night now that the kiddos are back in school. I hope your weekend is perfect. xoxo

  • Reply vintage simple August 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Oh, I love brown paper for covering books. I've actually been meaning to do that with my kitchen books, but have only managed to cover one. Maybe this weekend… I hope your is lovely!

  • Reply Erin August 28, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    so glad you guys like the gray! it's called walrus and is made by California Paints…purchased at Adler's, of course! happy weekend!

  • Reply Grace@PoeticHome August 28, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    How sweet! Erin, I always love how you see the beauty and sentimentality in the small things in life. Happy upcoming weekend to you, especially with James home!

  • Reply Ali August 28, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I am off to Mexico this weekend, so dreaming about it has made my week 🙂

  • Reply Nicole Marie August 28, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    the table you painted is so cute!

  • Reply anotherfishinthesea August 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    i LOVE your last photo and the because you wrote for it. it made my heart smile. happy weekend!

  • Reply naturally nina August 28, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    loooovely color!

  • Reply Michelle August 28, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I see you use Preserve toothbrushes. 🙂 Go eco!

  • Reply Erin August 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    always 😉

  • Reply knack August 30, 2009 at 12:17 am

    love the color palette of this post…..your gray tables are fabulous!!…..and I love the two toothbrushes…….awesome!

    have an awesome weekend! xo

  • Reply rachel August 30, 2009 at 6:53 am

    I love what the extra toothbrush represents.

    And that shade of gray is just perfect.

  • Reply The Lil Bee August 30, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I love all of these little things, especially that perfect color gray. I think I need to go cover something in brown paper now…it used to give me infinite pleasure!

  • Reply orange sugar home August 31, 2009 at 1:13 am

    so lovely. so cool to peek into your world – someone's world on a weekly basis to see what brings them joy.

  • Reply simplesong August 31, 2009 at 1:24 am

    love gray! great photos!

  • Reply JillKS August 31, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Hi Erin,

    I'm a school friend of Laura and Devan's and I peek in at your blog from time to time after I check out Dev's. I remember you posting about Frye boots at some point and wanted to let you know that Target is selling an excellent imitation at a fraction of the price! I just bought a pair myself, and wanted to pass the find along! Here's a link:

    Happy blogging!

  • Reply denise August 31, 2009 at 2:10 am

    I know what you mean about the toothbrushes. Isn't it nice when they are home? I like your phone book–good idea.

    What made my week?
    Selling my first pieces of pottery, making orangettes that were a big hit, and a nice long breakfast with Chris this morning (I ordered banana walnut pancakes).

    Post to come on the orangettes…

  • Reply jasmine August 31, 2009 at 2:54 am

    i LOVE that you covered your phone book with a brown paper bag. that is fantastic! 🙂

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