Silly Things I Do When House Planning

So I'm visual.  Real visual and I don't like to spend our money, I'd rather stack it away in an account and watch it grow...but I do love a cute, personal, encouraging, approachable,  cozy and inspiring home...so I think and think and think about purchases before we get close to making them and I often make ghetto photoshop pictures like this one to solidify choices as wise before spending.  I'm crazy.  It's cool, I know. Last weekend we picked up this beautiful little table our friends made for our house.  Really.  Go check out Ben's whole site - really great pieces he's making.  So.  So. Cool.  We settled on the apartment sized table with a breadboard top for our kitchen so we could squeeze around a table with 8 folks if we needed, but sit 6 comfortably.  Priority numero uno: petite dining room table for the little nook is complete.

Next up is more encouragement on the walls.  The kitchen wasn't a place I had too much 'hanging stuff' for as our kitchen in the loft was tiny, full and each place had a purpose, so I was free to do what I wished with one.  whole.  wall.  Exciting!  I'm quite encouraged by rotating scripture in front of my eyes, but also love the constant change and incorporation of different prints, colors.  So encouraging to me.  (Spring colors inside mean spring must be coming, right?)

So....a chalkboard for writing notes, scripture, pictures and paying my more talented friends to stop by and chalk some beauty up.  I plan to sew a few garlands for hanging from the board and the little brown boxes and clipboards.  I'm thinking this is the best plan for the printables I use to post on our fridge before we got a fridge we couldn't use magnets on.  AND it lets me hang up pictures and swap them out as much as me heart wishes to, simply and quickly.  Excited about thatTo the left, there is a wall (edge of this is a corner), to the right is a hallway to the potty/bedrooms, so it's gotta stay open and easy to navigate.  We shall see.  I ordered a chalkboard which I will report on when it arrives Thursday and am collecting clip boards to hang on the wall, too.  Stay tuned....

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