Tuesday, October 25, 2011

House Tour: hallway

I know what you're thinking.. come on, Lindsey. A tour of your hallway? That sounds super exciting. Here's the thing though, this is no ordinary hallway. I like to think it's pretty freaking awesome, and it is really funny to hear people's exclamations as they turn the corner for the first time.

I decided to paint the mural late one Pinterest-intoxicated night. You can read the entire post here. I ordered the hopscotch decal from here, but I'm betting you could easily make a similar design with your little Silhouette, or Cricut, or other amazing cutting machine that I am going to climb into your window and steal!

I've discovered that somewhere deep inside my decorating self is a desire to make my home fun! As an artist ... (Whoa Buddy....what did you just call yourself? Yep. Take that, internet peoples, and don't think I did so flippantly. It took a lot of soul-searching and prayer to be able to finally say that. I will share an entire post about this soon.) Anyhow, as an ARTIST, and a mom, I have such a heart's desire for my home to be inspirational to Selah. I want it to foster her imagination and inspire fun!

I know it's not the most conventional of spaces. Maybe it's not even tasteful... That's ok if it's not. Perfection is my enemy, and right now I'm on a mission to be who I really am, to create what I feel like, and to love everything that I discover in the meanwhile.

 I'm sure someday someone will paint over my little mural and restore the wall to its prior normalcy, but for right now i like to think of my home as an incubator for creativity.

As much for myself, as for my daughter.

16 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT! And you are an artist! Your home is so cheerful, how can you live there and NOT smile. XoXo

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  2. P.S. Is there a better high than a pinterest high? I think not ;P

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  3. Wow, love it! What fabulous ideas!!!

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  4. Conventional is overrated! I love your house :)

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  5. I think it looks fantastic!!! The mural on the wall is really a clever idea.. a painted cross stitch. Too cute. And the hopscotch on the floor will be so fun for your little Selah when she gets a bit older. :0)

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  6. Your hallway is one of the best hallways I've ever come acros. I bet you make little excuses to get something from another room just so you can walk through it.
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  7. Love the hopscotch floor! Fantastic!

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  8. My kiddos would LOVE having this on the floor, how stinking fun! I'm following you too:)

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