I framed the pictures this week while searching Netflix for romantic comedies. I didn’t find any good movies, but the pictures look nice. There is something about scribble-scrabble little kid drawings that look so sweet when framed. I used IKEA frames, nothing fancy, and I put them up without measuring. I guesstimated the entire thing and only moved one nail, and I did that only because I wouldn’t be able to access my laundry rack without hitting the frame if I didn’t. I’m normally insanely particular about hanging pictures but, first, this is a laundry room and it shouldn’t be too precious. The whole overly-decorated laundry room-turned-palace trend can sometimes be too much. Sometimes a laundry room is just a laundry room, especially when your washer and dryer are 14 years old, you know? Second, perfect is the enemy of done. (Volatire, paraphrasing, you know what I mean.)
[Unnecessary blogger clarification: the walls aren’t olive green–it’s just the lighting. They’re dark gray/green like the rest of the house.]
This is the picture Mikey drew in the 2nd grade that he found so displeasing not too long ago. I put it up high to lessen the affront to paleontologists everywhere but he still glared at it when he saw it today. Whatever. I love it and think it’s great.
I also did some work in the boys room per their request. I bought Nico a Denver Broncos banner and hung it by his bed. Mikey, well. Mikey is a long-time Dallas Cowboys fan (he’s wanted to be a Paleontologist since he was 3–he’s nothing if not steadfast once he makes a commitment) and he had to have this piece of…awesome. It’s going above the closet where everyone can see it. Yay! It’s exactly the mood I was going for. Next week I’m going to buy them alarm clocks that play Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.
This post was part of The William Morris Project, a weekly series that details the steps I am taking to create an intentional home. You can see more of my goals and completed projects here. To learn more about this project, start here.
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