Okay, I've been getting sick of my blank, empty walls glaring down at me. I'm really not much of a decorator, though, as you know if you keep up with me. Today I just got sick of the pristinely empty, tan dining room, though.
I hung up the calendar and bulletin board all by myself (Yes! I used real nails and a hammer and a level). They were formerly leaning against the fridge and falling down every other day. It's good to see them in a more useful and less risky place.
Then the rest of the wall looked even blanker, so I went into the spare room and laid out our melange of pictures that hadn't been hung yet. Hmm. Oh, there's one that belongs in Red Chief's room. I am sidetracked and go upstairs to hang it.
Back to the pictures. How in the world did we collect so many frames that almost match but don't really?
Then I thought of something that I'd seen done at a church nursery. Luckily we had lots of rope waiting in the garage, and I pulled the clothespins out of my violin case (I hope I don't have to play anywhere windy this summer!). I used two more nails, and I am so happy that our wall is no longer empty. Well, at least the top half. Now we have somewhere to hang Red Chief's latest masterpieces, and I didn't even spend any money!
I still have a long way to go, but it makes me happy to make little bits of progress here and there.