Friday, January 23, 2009


So, a couple of my little obsessions are decorating and organizing. Mike can vouch for me on that :) In the past couple of weeks we've made a few changes in our house to make it a little more home-ish. As some of you know, we live in the married student housing, which is not the most attractive place on Earth. Cinderblock walls are the bane of my existence, especially since we can only have 3 nails in each room and all the nails were already in place when we moved in, and in very odd locations. We love those little sticky hooks you can buy, though.

My project over the long weekend was making a couple of french memo boards. It was surprisingly easy, although a little time consuming, but I think they turned out pretty well for making it up as I went along.

This one was the real reason I wanted to make them. Our bedroom has had no decorations in it except one dream catcher sine we moved in. I thought it was time to change that.
Then I took a couple of pictures that were in the office on a book case and moved them in the bedroom as well. Notice the slightly odd placement. That's because I used the nails instead of putting hooks up.

Mike and I also decided that our balcony door was going to be our monthly project! Last month we had our Christmas tree up, and this month is snowflakes! I also made us as snow men :)

For Christmas my parents got us a visa gift card and one of the ways we used it was to get another DVD shelf because our old one was way too small to hold all of our movies. After we finally figured out how to get both to fit in the room, it worked out quite well. Mike uses the old one for his video games:

And the big one hold all our DVDs, VHSs, and a few decorations.

Slowly, this cinderblock box is turning into a real home! It'll probably be done around August when we have to move again!!


Lisa said...

It looks good. I made one of those memo boards for Leilani's room, and they are pretty easy. They sure add a lot of character to the room, though!

Mark and Shauna Bevans said...

Your home looks lovely! You'll have to teach me how to do those memo boards... it was great seeing you guys- we'll have to get together again soon!

Matt and Sara said...

I want to see your cute house!