Saturday, April 5, 2008

Paint a Shelf...Get Zen

I got inspired from Nicholes blog to decorate a shelf like she did her hutch. Since I don't have a super cool hutch that needs a re-do like she does I chose a shelf that has needed help for years. I forgot to take a specific before pic so I found one among my photos that will sort of do.

See it in the corner behind Kolbi? Needs help huh?

I painted it black and covered the back with some great scrapbook paper.

This is it's new purpose, to hold my mini books and albums that I make.

Also I've been spending some time browsing my favorite blogs. I was here when I came across
12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk
1. Do one thing at a time
2. Do it slowly and deliberately
3. Do it completely
4. Do less
5. Put space between things
6. Develop rituals
7. Designate time for certain things
8. Devote time to sitting
9. Smile and serve others
10. Make cleaning and cooking become meditation
11. Think about what is necessary
12. Live simply
I felt this was worth repeating... don't you?

1 comment:

Chris and Nichole said...

Great Post! I love the shelf! Hmmm what other furniture can we find to scrap?!?