Saturday, January 19, 2008

Restlessly Creative...or Creatively Restless?

Do you ever get that restless, creative feeling? You know, the one where your heart beats just a tad faster and you can't seem to sit still? No? Hmmm, maybe that's just me. I get this feeling every so often and it usually culminates in a project of some kind...or a road trip. In fact, the picture below will document what happened the last time I went on a restless creative jag.

As you can see, that particular creative jag was a doozy! This is my son's playroom and I decided to "set it to rights" during my hubby's first deployment last year. The makeover consisted of painting the room in primary colors - red for the classroom side and green for the play side - a large shelving unit, handpainted accessories, educational posters and some paring down of, well, junk. I even enlisted my brother to help me with the painting which turned out to be the biggest part of the re-do.

The room has changed a bit over the last year or so with the addition of more train sets, various storage units to house said train sets and more educational what-nots hanging on the wall. Even so, the Bubs still adores his playroom and loves to show it off to anyone who visits. I get a kick out of seeing his playmates' reactions the first time they lay round, wonder-filled eyes on the room and their exclamations of delight over the colors and the fact that they can draw on a door and not get in trouble. I painted the door with chalkboard paint, in case you're thinking I had lost my mind!

So, I'm left with the question of what my latest restless, creative jag will inspire me to come up with. Let me think.......I could paint the Bubs's bedroom (and my bedroom, now that I'm thinking about it), re-organize our storage/laundry room, sew valances for our home office or.........I could finish any number of projects that I've started and, for one reason or another, haven't finished yet! Aha!

Stay tuned for the continuing saga....

3 comments:

Jonny's Mommy said...

OK> you are way more ambitious than me. I would have cried at the thought of such a project but it came out amazing for you. Very impressed and well....jealous! Maybe you should be an interior decorator...

Anna K. said...

jonny's mommy-
Hmmm, notice that I didn't put up pictures of the rest of the house!! I love doing a kid's room, because they don't freak out if you put a color other than beige on the wall.
I wouldn't have been able to complete it if I had not had help from Aaron, Dad, Mom and Dianne. They are so aweaome!

Summer in FL said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Boy, I sure wish I had the energy -- well, creative energy, that is, to tackle this sort of project. You go girl!