My friend, Kirby sent me this picture when she heard I was going to try and redo the boy's room in Haiti. My insides clapped. A wall of vintage entomology prints? Yes. This is them. Our "middles" will share a room. They are self-declared nature lovers. Their bedding in their room is already tan. My plan: a room full of nature treasures. Lots of jars displaying their collection of everything weirdly natural. Maps. Nets. Binoculars. Magnifying glasses. A beekeeper's hat. Local plants from Haiti.
Below are some of the pictures I've "pinned" on Pinterest to inspire my mind and ignite creativity. What fun. I'm going to try to recreate these images in their bedroom by using re-purposed materials, natural elements, and garage sale/thrift store finds. I'm also going to beg Aaron's mom to help me with some projects when I see her in a few weeks. She's just now hearing about that right now. Hi Judy! I need your artistic skills!
Lots of frog and insect art and entomology note cards hung on inexpensive IKEA "clotheslines."
Surely I can find a giant bee picture at a garage sale. Surely. Ever the optimist!
Pillow from this Etsy boutique
Idea from this Etsy Shop.
From this Etsy shop.
from Silly Eagle Books
Don't you wish that "pinning" something to Pinterest made things magically appear? I'll admit...I stayed up really, really late on Sunday night pinning my life away, then woke up Monday morning feeling like I'd worked incredibly hard the night before. Whew! What a night! Then it hit me. I still had to actually do something to make the images that inspired me come to life. Aaahhh. Dang.
This is all we've done so far in real life. Locust shells and cow teeth in glass jars.
We'll fill the jars up this summer. Every morning the boys hunt for discarded locust skins.
They are searching high and low for an empty bird nest as I write this post.
This is working out nicely for me. The kids are decorating their own room.
How fun will it be to have pieces of this farm, our favorite place on earth, in the boy's room in Haiti?
Ew. This is disgusting. Which means: It's perfect for my two nature lovers.
Yesterday I walked outside, saw a butterfly. A real one. Flying. My brain immediately tried to "pin it." I'm sure that means something awfully weird. I also saw eye makeup on a girl at a resale shop the other day and mentally "pinned" her face. While looking at this perfect stranger checking me out at the thrift store I not only pinned her face, I also created a brand new "board"... "Bangin' Lids." All before she handed me my change. A tad bit neurotic? I think so.