Friday, February 8, 2013

A Gallery in Progress

My headache finally broke yesterday and I was able to do a little catching up around the house. Over the last few days, I've spent a lot of time in bed admiring the "we do" gallery in our room. I also spent a fair amount of time cuddling with my son in his room, reading books and not admiring this wall.

We haven't posted a tour of his room yet because although I love the other side of the room, I've been a little uninspired with this side. 

I made the good night art about six months ago:

But it was really just put up to be close to our son's bed. There wasn't much order to the design. Yesterday, I had the idea to move the two pieces of good night art on either side of his mirror. 

I've been trying to figure out a way to put all the fun printables I've been seeing to good use. I came up with the idea to create rows of printables above and below the mirror and good night art. Now that our son is obsessed with reading, I wanted to fill his room (and time before sleeping) with Scripture and words of wisdom and affirmation. I spent a good couple of hours printing and creating the printables I wanted using shades of blue, red, yellow, and gray. (And yes, you can see a peek of another project in process in the corner.) 

I made the following three printables. The first is something I often say to D:

The second two were inspired by Pinterest (here and here).

I also played with the Power Point artistic effects to create two fun photos. This one, using cutout, was taking the day before the carpet was put down in D's room. He and Niels were having such a fun time talking. 

This photo is one of my favorites from the build. We came to visit the house one day when there was a bit of dust on the floor. I think maybe it was right after the trim went in. D is a pretty serious kid, but he started dancing around to make the dust kick up and I captured this shot.

I had a lot of fun playing around with Power Point's artistic effects. 
I really like this one:

But decided to print out this one instead:

Last night, as Niels was putting D to bed, I borrowed his mirror and good night art to work on a pattern.  He was so curious, he had to come check it out.

He has so much fun looking and everything and reading all the words. He'll have to wait a few days for it to be completed because we are driving to Ikea this weekend to pick up some more blue and red Njttja frames. Stay tuned!
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  1. What wonderful and positive re-enforcement your son will read each night and morning. Great idea and cute too. I am sorry you are dealing with a headache. I over did it yesterday and my whole body is screaming at me still tonight.

    1. Thanks! He's so excited for it to be done. We did get the frames. All I need is some time with my hubby to put them up! I'm very happy that my headache finally broke. Still completely exhausted, but no more pain. Hope you're feeling better, too!

  2. Happy Friday, Time for visit and follow.
    would be great if you can join my blog hop Friday.
    Have a nice day.

  3. Hey, new follower from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. Lovely photos! Looking forward to checking out your blog some more. :)



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