I was all ready to show you my son’s birthday party today when I came across these photos on my computer.
When my son was a baby, I began drawing on the walls of our media room with pencil. After a few days, my sketches were done. I knew the only way I would finish the project that I imagined in my head, was to mark up the walls. In doing this, I would be forced to paint over them or be stuck with pencil marks on my white walls.
[pullquote]I’m sad that soon my kids will probably want black walls, pleather chairs and a 3-D TV.[/pullquote]
I remember being super busy that year with work, plus I was a new mom with a baby at my side day and night who wouldn’t sleep. But I still made time to paint a little each day. Eventually the room was finished and beautiful. I couldn’t stop looking at it.
Looking back, I’m very happy I took my pencil and started drawing, not waiting until I had the time or consulted with a “real” mural painter. If I had waited, there would still be white walls.
In reading this, I hope you’re inspired to start something you have imagined for yourself. Whether it be a project, blog, new business or hobby… begin now and eventually it will be what you imagined.
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The room really turned out great. It looked like you had it decorated. Just marvelous.
Thanks so much for the inspiration. Your room turned out beautifully! I especially love the “sign” for hanging the kids artwork. I’m so stealing that idea 😉
thanks for sharing! Wish I had the patience to do this! I always have to call on my neighbor for the big painting/design projects!! Lucky me to have her!
Wow! I thought I did something when I painted and revived an old bookshelf for my son. Pssh!
You did a fantastic job! So talented! Thanks for the inspiration and encouraging words!
beautiful! and thank you for the push to GO FOR IT!
This looks great.
A beautiful message to just start on whatever you're dreaming of http://bit.ly/grEZJj
A playroom your children wouldn't want to leave! Love it! @livinglocurto
This really inspires me – thank you! RT @livinglocurto: Come and visit my kid's playroom. Hope you'll be inspired too. http://bit.ly/eHaESk
Amy that is just ADORABLE!!
So, so cute! Great words of wisdom….thanks for the encouragement.
I won’t be drawing on the walls…but perhaps I need to finish a few other projects that have been put off for a while.
P.S. love that room =)
Wow! You are so talented!!! It is amazing!
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Amy – that mural is awesome! What a work of art and love!!
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Thank you Amy for the inspiring motivation!!! I love the mural!! I am currently in the begining stages of a similiar one for my daughters room. Like you, I painted big green hills, but I chose chalkboard paint for the hills as well as brown for a house, and tree trunk. It is coming along slowly, and even if it’s only 5 minutes, I work on it daily. I have found it to be so theraputic after a long day, I think there will be a part of me thats sad when it’s all done.
The room is adorable. Thanks for the encouragement to just get started on something big.
Amy! That room is adorable! You are so talented!!!
This was exactly the encouragement I needed today. Thank you!
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