Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hallway Kid Art

Hi friends,
Thanks for stopping by. How is your summer going so far? I can't believe my kids only have one week left of summer vacation. One kid is going to a local camp next week and the other child is going away to Grandma Camp. Last week, they flip-flopped that scenario.

I had a little time on my hands tonight as my wonderful soul matey is off making the switcheroo with the kids so as I'm working to prepare for next week's business trip I took a few minutes off to do my favorite kind of decorating. It's called "Moving Stuff Around the House".

First, here's our summer wish list we made a few short weeks ago:

All we have left to do from our list is buy Back-to-School supplies which we will tackle next weekend.

I wanted to share with you how we spiced up our first floor entryway hallway with stuff already in our house.

We made a display of our kids' artwork from the last couple of years using black frames already found in our home.

See what you think....

After clicking a few shots, I decided to steal a runner rug from another spot in the house and an additional pillow. See what you think now:


I also 'borrowed' a white Ikea storage piece from another room in the house to serve as a bench for putting on shoes and it also serves the purpose of holding games (checkers, Jinga pieces, dominoes) and puzzles.

The kids' have a fantastic art teacher at school. We plan to swap out their art work with new pieces as we feel inspired.

I see this new space as serving a couple of goals:
* Games and puzzles are organized
* Our kids have a spot to put on their socks and shoes (that are located in the closet on the opposite wall)

This is my favorite kind of decorating because it only took moments to execute and I didn't spend any money at all.

One goal I do have for this hallway that does involve spending money is swapping out the builder grade two ceiling mounted lights with more interesting lights.

I hope you are enjoying your summer whether you're smack dab in the middle of it or nearing the end of it like we are.

Happy Summer & Decorating,

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