I’ve been doing a secret project for Matthew’s room. I did mention this on his room page, but only as a progress item for my own record keeping. I haven’t told many people about it (URL or IRL) because there was a huge chance it would be a complete failure.
But it’s not a failure!
B came up with this idea to cover the window above Matthew’s main window. Window coverings ranged from $250 (for something stupid looking!) to $800 (for something functional and attractive). Neither of us was willing to pay either of those prices, so B asked if he could cut some plywood and if I would paint a mural on it.
I said yes! So we’ve both done our part (his part involved geometry to cut the perfect size, so I think his part was harder even if much quicker than my part – HA!) and it’s turning out better than we both thought it would!
I have more painting to do tomorrow, but here it is as it dries tonight! I’m taking quick pictures after each step/night so that this little labor of love is documented properly!
Hi, there, I’m Courtney. I never planned to stay home with my kids, but I got sucked into motherhood when my first baby came into our lives after years of infertility and multiple rounds of IVF. His brother followed closely behind, something we didn’t plan on after having such a rough road with achieving parenthood the first time around. My boys are IVF cycle twins, conceived on the same day but born two years and one day apart (they were both transferred on the same day in October, but with two years between them). My boys are the best of friends and my husband is a terrific husband, father, and most importantly… friend. He fully supported my desire to stay home (“I just wanted it to be your idea and not mine, I totally want you to stay home and raise our kids!”) and encourages me in everything I do.
I am a lover of projects, spreadsheets, fitness, healthy cooking and eating, crafts, selling my stuff on FB (HA!), and the outdoors. If I’m active, I’m pretty darn happy!
June 21, 2013 at 7:29 am
Cool. Looks good!!!!
June 21, 2013 at 7:58 am
This is AWESOME!!!
June 21, 2013 at 9:23 am
Whoa!!! That looks amazing!! So is this something you’ll remove and put back depending on how much light you want in the room? Or is it a permanent thing?
June 21, 2013 at 9:58 am
Wow, you should be on HGTV, I can’t wait to see the finished project!!
June 21, 2013 at 10:11 am
Yep. when we get a real house, you’re totally and completely hired to do all my decorating….this is fantastic!
June 25, 2013 at 10:28 pm
How cool! So impressive!
August 31, 2013 at 8:51 pm
Ok, so this post is MONTHS old, but today I found the PBKids comforter that you bought for Matthew on sale. I’ve been eyeing it for ages, but was still on the fence, until I remembered you bought it. And that was enough to sway me. LOL I’m holding out on getting the curtains just yet – hoping for a sale on those, too!
But then that got me to thinking about Matthew’s room, and I realized you never posted the final pics. Is it done, or still a work in progress? Nosey minds want to know!
August 31, 2013 at 9:53 pm
Ha ha! I’m STILL finishing it!
Enjoy the comforter! We love it!
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