We are half way through this countdown and I can’t believe how many projects I still need to finish! I have been putting off quite a few projects because I am still not decided about the direction I want to take with them, and that includes today’s post!
I need to figure out what I want on the walls for art before it gets too risky for this pregnant lady to be up on a ladder. I want to have pictures of family and of Craig (particularly with him being away), but I’m not sure if they should be up on the walls or displayed on shelves. The butterflies pictured above are going to be hanging in the corner above her crib/changing table (it’s a pretty big ceiling sculpture) in lieu of a mobile.
Below are some of the supplies I’ve gathered so far to help me to decorate the walls.
I picked up the 3 chunky frames from IKEA a few months ago, and they can hold either 5x7 or 8x10 photos/pictures. The mirror I repainted in a glossy black, and I have a *general* idea of the wall I would like to place it on in the room. It’s a heavier object, so I don’t want it hanging over anywhere she’ll be lying.
In the front are the fabric flags for the bunting I’m making (just waiting on one more fabric!), and it will either go over the crib or above the window.
Finally, on the left is a picture that a family friend painted for me when I was 3, and I would like to incorporate it into her room.
As well, I’ve been working on finishing the stencil for her wall. I decided to paint it on top of this board I already had, as I can then move it around the room as I please, and take it with us when we move.
I’d love to put it above her crib, as it’s going to say “The Angels Danced the Day You Were Born”, but again, I don’t want anything up there that could fall on her. I might try and nail it directly into studs in the wall in a couple of places around the frame, which would make it a little sturdier.
So now I need your help. I’m including some pictures of the room below and the empty walls that need some help.
I’m not above purchasing some pictures or prints, or even above rearranging the furniture if you’ve got a great suggestion!
What do you think I should do to dress the walls up?