At the beginning of the year I made a resolution to try and learn or focus on a news skill each month/couple months. That fell down in April when I went on partial bedrest, then Natalia was born, then Mark finished classes and started a new job, then we moved…
Anyway, last month (after 6 months of not doing it) I started again.
One of my goals was to decorate our bedroom. I’ve never really spent time and energy (and definitely not MONEY) on decorating before, I did do Christopher’s room in our old house, but that was the extent of it beyond hanging pictures on the wall.
I knew it was time to put more love into our home, to decorate and beautify it. It is part of making a home uniquely ours. I want our home to be a beautiful place for life to happen (not a stoic place where life is hid though!)
For a while now, I’ve had this bedroom inspiration board based on where we stayed on our honeymoon. While it has been mostly me since Mark more cares about the house looking nice then how it looks nice we both agreed this would be a cool way to decorate our room.
I decided to start my truly decorating journey in our bedroom because I wanted a special place for Mark and me. I wanted one room where even if the rest of the house was pretty chaotic and distracting the bedroom would be relaxing. I struggle with sitting on the couch just talking to Mark when all around me there are things that “need” attention.
Up to this point our bedroom has been some what of a “shove” spot. It has been used more for storage and hiding things then as s lovely place for my husband and me to relax and fellowship. It has always been undecorated, cluttered, and far from beautiful.
We have by no means finished our bedroom, there are just too many projects I envision for it to have been done in one month, but it was a nice jump start.
I want to share with you today my favorite part about the bedroom and a bit info on how I did it.
Our “family tree”. Several of the frames still need pictures of our family instead of the pictures from the store, but you get the idea.
A couple years ago I found several frames for 90% off at local Christian book store not one of them matched, and they were all table top, but I snatched them up. I converted them to hanging frames through various measures, same crazier then others.
I hung the frames with a painting I did of Mark and me in the center. By having a large picture in the center I avoided having to figure out how the “tree” needed to come together and was able to just have “branches” going out. I hung the pictures in roughly an oval shape, making sure not to be too symmetrical.
I found a set of tree candle holders at a antique mall for $5, I didn’t know at the time it would help me achieve my “family tree” idea, but I snatched them up. One has remained a candle holder and the other one was taken apart (yeah for cheaply made candle holders that fall apart easily). I bent and twisted each branch at the base until they broke off.
I then used the branches to create the impression of a tree.
What are some of your favorite decorating creations?
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