The first boy I ever kissed is now a famous artist! Unfortunately, none of his talent rubbed off on me but I did pull of a mural wall though... the boys bedroom is coming along, thanks to this forest scene. The entry to the room is kinda funky with angles, a closet that juts out, mini hallway-- it was hard to know what to do with it. We live by the Rocky Mountains and we hike, camp, and play in them often. My son really wanted something mountain-esque in his room. I saw an inspiring post by Amanda and gave it a go. Here's the before:
First I painted the ceiling. That was kinda a beast, I'll do a post on that later. And the top part of the wall white, to blend the room together. (Man, those painting pants are awesome, they've been gracing the blog for years! Ha!)
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Hello friends. If you're new, welcome! If you've been here before, welcome back... my husband recently used this blog as his learning-to-build-a-website project and I think it looks pretty awesome. Nice job, Mikey. Also, I started a new instagram feed which, honestly, is a total blast and I hope you follow along in the fun.
I have soooooo many projects that are done and I'm excited to share on the site like two IKEA hacks I'm kinda crazy about (barn wood makes everything look awesome):
The chicken coop, soon to house my baby chick Margaret Hatcher:
And lots of laundry room renovation progress:
And other rad stuff. Check in again soon for pics, tutorials, building plans and more.
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Sometimes it takes a middle school dance to really knock some sense into you. Last week my oldest son invited me to his Valentine's Day dance and walking into the gym, I gotta tell ya, the B.O. and anxiety took me back about 25 years in a hurry. It was a painful experience even though I remember actually liking middle school.
After the cookies were eaten and the fancy dancing was over I came home to his room that looks like a yard sale. And not the good kind. Like if I wanted to be a foster parent I'm pretty sure the state would turn me down. He is still using his original changing table/dresser, train bedding from his toddler bed, furniture from a rental and other stuff that just doesn't work anymore-- especially for a teenager. I don't like kids growing up, Peter Pan and I would … Read more...