i’ve completed about a tenth of the projects i’ve pinned to my “i am so doing this” pinterest board, but this is one i knew i would make happen.
for years – decades, really – i’ve been collecting children’s books and YA literature, mostly because i love kid lit.
as time has passed and family-growing hit my “someday soon-ish” radar, i knew that i would want these books displayed prominently and overwhelmingly in my eventual baby‘s room. I started collecting a few stuffed characters to correspond with my faves (winnie the pooh, curious george, courdoroy, madeline, olivia, knuffle bunny, and more…) but my vision for a smattering of floating shelves around the room was too small for my excessive collection of books.
when i saw this pin of an elizabeth sullivan design, i knew it would become a reality in my baby’s nursery. i loved the way the books were displayed with the cover facing out, just as i had envisioned, and the narrow ledges were more ideal for this than a traditional shelf. the total effect was dramatic and fun – just what i was going for!
i found step by step instructions for copying the concept from kara’s korner and enlisted a little help from our handy friend, jarred. in no time, 6 eight-foot ledges were hanging on baby graham’s wall!
i could hardly wait for the paint to dry before loading them with colorful books and characters! this is just a fraction of the books i will rotate onto the shelves.
i hope to cultivate a love of reading in my child(ren), and it seems my firstborn may not have a choice in the matter.
thanks, pinterest, this project turned out better than i could have imagined with my own inspiration.
no matter how much thought and effort i put in to planning the placement of each type of plant before i sow, the oklahoma wind and thunderstorms inevitably whip the seeds into a garden soup before they can get roots established.
so in the end, the cucumbers are mingling with the strawberries, the squash are getting friendly with the tomatoes, and chard is sprouting up all over the place.
which means that i have to tiptoe through my veggie patch because there’s no space to walk between the green. what can i say? my garden grows oganically, both in it’s lack of chemicals and it’s natural propagation.
by the way, if you garden, and you’re on pinterest (or would like to be), let me know so i can invite you to contribute to my “how does your garden grow?” board. i love to hear great gardening ideas, and i need all the tips i can get.