This is what I had planned to accomplish during the month of January.
1. Paint the boy's room. Done - Check
I didn't do too bad. I give myself a B+ because even if number three was technically scratched off the list, there was still some decision making involved. This monthly list idea has been really helpful for me in the "stay focused" department, which is an area that I struggle with when it comes to decorating projects in my home. I think I'll keep this monthly list making thing going. I'll be back tomorrow with the list for February which will obviously include number two - paint the girl's built-ins.
While I didn't make any progress at all in the girl's room, I did get a lot more accomplished besides painting in the boy's room. In fact, I'm very close to calling it a wrap on this little Star Wars saga. I've been working on artwork for his room. Here's a peek at the gallery wall.
Sorry for the weird angle. I took the pictures from the side to avoid the glare on the glass. Anyhow, I wanted to create a little gallery wall in his room that was filled with art and pictures that are really meaningful.
This was my hubs comic book. I framed it over a piece of fabric. Want to know something crazy? This comic book is dated October 1978. That's the year and month that I was born! So, my hub who is 7 years my senior was reading this comic book when I made my appearance in the world. HA! I love little things like that, and I love seeing this comic book that my hub was reading when he was 7 framed in our 7 year old son's room.
Now, I'd like to introduce to you Mr. Darth Paper........
and Mr. Origami Yoda.
They were made by my son and his friend.
My son also drew this dragon picture. I love it! I don't want every single thing in this room to be Star Wars related, and I like the way this picture works with the colors in the room.
I used some left over fabric from the curtain panels I made to create a matte/background for this picture.
Before we were four, we were three. This is one of the only family pictures I have of the three of us. I used a scrap of fabric to fill this frame.
Last but not least, you may not have known this, but my boy has graduated from the Jedi Training Academy. You need proof?
How do you like the backwards hat and flip flops?! He's such a cool little Jedi! The force is strong with him. ;)
So this room is coming along, slowly but surely. This little gallery wall makes me smile. I'm seriously in love with these two.
Gallery wall - Check.
Now on to the diy headboard I keep putting off to the next day.
How do you fill your gallery walls? Personal pictures, art, keepsakes, or a mix of everything you hold near and dear? Anyone else making a monthly list? I think I've finally figured out how to conquer my design ADD.