17 different women, 36 crazy children, 0 babies in utero
Adventures, Advice and Questions from a group of Mormon women who met in Queens, NY and have now scattered all over the place.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Ok so it's not quite the kind that you see on Extreme Makeover Home Edition, but it was a little piece of demo in my tiny domain that I call home.
My apt. is really nice on the inside...new appliances, newly refinished, hardwood floors, all that jazz... but the entryway, garage and stairs leading up to the apt. look like armageddon. In fact when I recently had the princess party for Pukey, I made sure that the moms actually trekked the 3 flights up to my apt. to see that their children would be safe in my home because judging by the entryway, I would have my doubts if I were the mom.
In an effort to spruce up my portion of the stairwell, I created an art wall. I had just finished painting Pukey and Poopy's room blue and had some leftover paint, so I painted frames on the wall outside of my door with the idea to tape art projects inside them. I got this idea from a magazine article (I think Mary Engelbreit) years ago (see photo above). I save articles/ideas that I like from magazines in a binder, so that I don't have to keep the whole magazine, and found the photo again in that binder.
The art wall eventually exploded into an entire corner. I would rotate art projects, but we just couldn't part with many of our favorites. Everytime I walked up my stairs, I loved seeing our creation. It made me smile and excited to be home. Since Carrie moved the super has been back to fix some of what he started (4 years ago) and one of the projects is to paint the walls of the stairwell. So, last night I had to take down our beloved art wall. I decided to put some of the creations on our front door, but I will really miss that welcoming sight. I am looking forward to when I have more space to call my own and I can create a more permanent Art wall, but for now it will just have to be an art door.