Check THAT off my list Holli!

Daniel graduated from high school over 10 years ago so it was finally time to paint his Cary Imp Green walls a different color!


One of the walls has a floor to ceiling world map and I think the whole family wanted to keep it that way.  Holli and I are always brainstorming decorating ideas.  We came up with a great way to incorporate the world map while still making the bedroom a welcoming place for Daniel to "come home" to and friends and family to feel comfortable in.  

We decided that since we have all been blessed with trips outside the United States, we could print photos of those adventures and hang them on the wall.  Black and white photos in black frames.  So many ideas, so much to do to make the ideas a realty!

So, a few weeks ago Jeff painted the other three walls a color called Bagel.  Then last Saturday when it was so beautiful outside, I took on the task of converting an antique door into a head board. I picked up the door at one of my favorite stores Revival Antiques in Raleigh

I scrubbed it

I scraped it

 I even found the brass door knob plate under all that paint.

 I got down to the wood in some spots and in other areas I kept the two shades of cream and some white visible.

I found a can of green paint called Twig in the garage.


I mixed it with some glaze and painted it on. Then I rubbed it off.

Within minutes I was sanding some areas to reveal the wood beneath again.

I love how the green mixes with the dark wood, a nice surprise.

And that hook that was already on the door? Yes!

Jeff and I used the existing hinges to hang the door on the wall. Genius if I do say so myself!

Really, the only thing missing from this project was Holli. We're a great project team. Just like my mom and I used to be. In fact, I inherited my 'you can do anything' attitude from my mom and dad. And I'm happy to pass it on.

I also like to surprise people and check things off my list.

So Holli,


check the painting and the headboard off the list.

I hope you're pleased. Next up...the photos in the frames.

not to mention the lamp, the rug, the windows, the quilt.

baby steps...


There's still room for plenty more frames but it's a good start! We're representing Russia • Santorini in the Greek Islands • Corinth, Greece • Ephesus, Turkey • Barcelona, Spain • Buenos Aires, Argentina • Melbourne, Australia • London, England • Budapest, Hungary • Mexico, Dominican Republic and Paraguay.

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