I’m so excited to be joining the fabulous Kristen Duke for an amazing series called Decorating with Pictures which includes over 50 different contributors sharing some incredible ideas for creatively incorporating your family’s photos into your decor.
AND there’s a different giveaway happening each day so you will want to be sure to click HERE to enter to win today’s awesome prize!
You know, lately I’ve found myself in a season of transition. My kids keep doing this thing that is driving me crazy and causing tears to well up in my eyes at any given moment. But I’m powerless to stop it from happening.
They keep growing up. Seriously, they have some nerve doing that! And, just to add insult to injury, many of the spaces in our home are having to grow up right along with them.
What once was a play-room filled with a wooden train table and a little red play kitchen and a floor covered in matchbox cars and stuffed animals has now grown up into a game room complete with Foosball table, dart board, art desk, TV and video games.
Although there are still the occasional stuffed animals strewn about.
Since I can’t seem to stop this whole growing up business I’m just going to have to get on board with it…literally! I thought it would be fun to embrace the whole “game room” feel and create some unique ways to display photos of those rascals who keep getting bigger.
I picked up old games at thrift stores making sure that the game boards were in good shape and that the color palette would work with the room.
In order to attach the photos to the board I simply used a thumbtack and a binder clip. It will be fun to switch them out even if I might cry each time I put up a new school picture.
While I was sniffling I decided to add some special words to the game boards. Words that describe these people I love with every fiber of my being.
Words that I hope they will read and feel affirmed.
Affirmed knowing we see them.
We see their personalities and their quirks and all of the gifts and abilities God has given them.
And in our house we count a good sense of humor as a talent AND an ability!
We think it’s important to not only tell our kids HOW much we love them but also WHAT we love about them.
But, at the end of the day, what we love most about them is that they made us a family.
I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks about this room that is growing up right along with my kids so stay tuned. And don’t forget to head over to Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke for all of the fantastic ideas and inspiration in this series!