Monday, July 16, 2012

My Nesting Addiction

Decorating - never tried it but always wanted to. Hanging posters of Kirby Puckett and Freddie Prince Jr. on the walls doesn't count. I'm talking about really decorating a house - matching colors and styles, creating a "feel". I've never done this for a number of reasons the two major ones being 1. I don't have the money and 2. I don't have the 'eye' for it. However, this baby inside my belly is giving me an urge to finally put things on our walls. Without much of a budget for new items I searched through unpacked boxes to find treasures for our walls. I also came up with a 'game plan' for each room. Here is what's been happening so far:

My vision was to stick with our red, yellow, blue and green theme as well as be easy to update once #2 comes. To get the look I used frames we already had, painted a couple so they would fit the theme, and added a few items from Dylan and I's keepsakes. The frames are a great way to display photos and Jack's artwork and will be easy to update often.

This is my little artist. Jack loves to get messy with paint. Above: watercolors, I cut them down to fit in the frames for his wall. 
Below: shaving cream, food coloring, and glue, finished piece displayed in the big yellow frame (and on the cardboard airplane behind him!).

The Wall!
Another wall is for marvel superheroes. Dylan has had his eye on these metal posters for a long time. We purchased them in a cute little town called Fredricksburg. There are a few more we will purchase over time. 

Jack loves having pictures on his walls. When I peek in on him at the end of nap time I usually catch him doing one of two things 1. reading books or 2. pointing up at his walls saying, "Daddy." He thinks they are all Daddy!

Not much to show yet but I am really proud of the shelf we hung this past weekend. It was a shelf my grandma bought for me to display the dolls she gave me each birthday. I sanded it down and then painted it a maroonish color (its the same color that our other living room wall is painted). Besides the fact that we hung it too high (which is actually good since our son is climbing now!), I just LOVE this addition to our big empty wall. The birds were a housewarming gift from my Aunt Jenny.

Its crazy how once I allowed myself to start trying now I just can't stop thinking about more ways to decorate! I'm loving this new hobby. I have a lot more ideas I am excited to get up on our walls. I'll keep you updated!

Jack stacked those by himself! I'm a proud mama!

1 comment:

  1. Have you found anything in the boxes from MN? Mom