Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Saturday, August 02, 2008

what better to do with garage sale money than spend it on more stuff, and other tales from the henry master bedroom.

after the garage sale wrapped up and i got some food in my belly, it was off to hobby lobby with delana to spend some of the money i made. i've been looking for something to hang on the wall between the closet and bathroom doors in our bedroom for awhile, but nothing was jumping out to me. or if it was, it was jumping with much too expensive a price tag. wall hangings were 50 percent off this week at the hl, and i got both of these for $35. it was sorta hard to photograph them for some reason -- this is the best i could do. they're chocolate brown and metal. the design is raised from the background, if that makes any sense. what do you think?

next, i'd been contemplating this idea for over our bed for the past couple of weeks. i was unsure of how it would turn out, and i'm still sorta unsure. the bed is in the corner so your typical picture-over-the-bed wasn't going to work. these are clear christmas ornaments (about $3 on sale at hobby lobby) that are hung from the ceiling with ribbon i had in my craft closet. the brown was used in decorating for our wedding, the ivory is from the wrapping of a fancy wedding gift and the green is random. what do you think? landon seems to be pretty impressed, but i'm not sure if it's cause the whole thing cost $3 or it really is cool.

close-up. it's sorta like an adult mobile.

and finally, i am LONG overdue on posting about this. this is grayson's cradle and super perfect and neutral cradle bedding. our sweet, sweet students bought it and surprised us with a mini shower a couple weeks ago. they got us clothes, baby bath stuff, stuffed animals, letters and a way cute play stroller, carrier and baby doll for ellie in addition to this beautiful piece of furniture and its bedding. isn't it just gorgeous? kylah is already plotting to steal it for her babies when i'm done.

i really am overwhelmed with thanks every time i look at it. such thoughtful kids, i'll tell you. it's all ready in the corner of the bedroom for the first few months after grayson's impending arrival.

all i have left is a mirror for over my dresser and possibly a piece of glass for the top of it. my mom said she has some mirrors, so i'm going to scope her collection before buying anything. i'm really happy with how things are coming together in this room.

the bathroom, however, is another story.

stay tuned.


Missy said...

I love it! So cute! Wanna come do my room?

Mari said...

Verrrrry nice! I'm impressed that you managed to get all this done - when I was about to pop, I was looking for every excuse to not have to do anything.
I'm also impressed that you have such a creative eye! I can't ever do anything like that.

ree said...

*Love the wall decor.
*I'm diggin' the adult mobile.
*Your students are incredibly amazing!!!

CG said...

Wow that is so cute! I love your color scheme!