Pure Projects #13: Finally Hang it!

 
You might  remember that we "finished" (nothing's ever really done here) Christian's bedroom a while back:




We'd never gotten around to hanging what we'd planned to hang in the blank spot next to his bookcase.  A few months ago I found this cool vintage German educational chart of a fish: 


{I've been very into chartreuse lately and the patina of the chart is just beautiful}

It sat in our basement for a while and finally I got around to hanging it this past weekend:

 

And I love it!!!  (And possibly more importantly, Christian does too...  Remember his fishing lessons?)


Anyway, it was funny how even this small change to Christian's room encouraged us all to hang out in there: 


I love how a change can make you more aware of a room's goodness. 

So, the project for this week is to finally get around to hanging something you've been meaning to hang. (If you haven't procrastinated hanging anything like I have, then this week is a freebie for you! ;)  But, if you have a special piece of artwork you've been meaning to frame and hang, or a group of family photos you've been planning to get up on the wall, go ahead & do it. 

If you want to share your project  and join in for Project # 13, you can link up below.  We'd love to see your project!  (Just make sure to link to the direct post so we can click directly over to it! :)


xoxo, Lauren


Also,  If you're in the area, check out the August issue of Washingtonian Magazine!  Jennifer Sergent included me (along with my friend Jill Sorensen) in an article she did and there's a photo of Christian's bedroom in there!


And, if you didn't enter the Saffron Marigold giveaway, you can enter it out here.
I'm also guest blogging over at my friend Ally's @ From the Right Bank about silhouettes so check it out! :)



36 comments:

Ness Lockyer said...

It looks great Lauren. The chart is wonderful! You guys look so swwet together on the bed.
Ness xx

A Perfect Gray said...

love that fish chart. just my kinda thing. great job...

Laura Trevey said...

I love the chunky black frames that coordinate with the black framed bed!

xo Laura

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

This was the icing on the cake! I am so in love with Christians room!

my favorite and my best said...

that is seriously very cool.
you look beautiful too..

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

That is the coolest chart! A great addition to the room, enjoy! Janell

LisasCreativeHome said...

looks Great!

modern jane said...

The chart is awesome! Great find! Your project challenge this week is a good one for me. Now if I could just get moving on it!

Storibook Designs said...

Perfect in there. I'm curious if you scored that on Etsy. I have a friend with a fab. vintage shop on there and that is just the type of stuff she sells.

Teresa Hatfield said...

The rooms looks great. Such a fun and great room for a child.
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Stacey said...

I saw your guest post on Right Bank and hopped over here. I love Christian's room. I love the different patterns used and the colours are beautiful!

Karen said...

I love the fish poster! You are so right, while cleaning and trimming our atrium I realized that a mobile fountain that is currently on our patio would actually look better and we could hear it better if I moved it to our atrium...I marvel at how a simple change can help you appreciate a room!

Karen @ Garden, Home and Party

lisaroyhandbags said...

what a great find! it looks great! congrats on the feature in the mag :)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

The room is absolutely adorable. Love the way you used all the fresh bright colors. Easily changed as he gets older without starting all over. Great job!

Kathysue said...

Lauren I just love the image of you with your babies. Oh how I remember when!! They grow up so quickly, Your boys are beautiful and so are you my dear. Love, love the fish. Black, white and chartreuse!! You can not go wrong in my book, Happy Monday,Kathysue

PS I have the post up with my new black cushions with white piping on my porch, I think you will like it, I am in love!!

AntiqueChase said...

I am so jealous of that fish map!! I have a map hanging in my laundry room but it's no where near as nice and graphic as this... wow, what a find!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

The room looks amazing!!!
Congrats on the feature in the magazine!

Katy said...

That is a SWEET room! Love the bright colors, very fun and clean looking. Really like the old, red bookshelf AND I completely agree...when you "redo" a room and it looks so pleasant, it makes everyone want to just sit and enjoy the room. Yay for redo's!

LindsB said...

Its perfect! I love the framed art wall AND the fish- it looks amazing for a big boys room :)

Lauren Jade said...

what a great room!!! so fun and mature at the same time.. !! :D

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

I've always loved Christian's room. Love the fish! I linked to my pelmet project from last week. I've had that stuff forever and finally, finally got it done and hung!! WooHoo it feels good to cross things off the list.

Debra Phillips said...

lauren, pure genius! the chart topped it all; the fab drapes (crazy for that print), the color combo, the closet door........amazing!

congrats on all the publicity, your star is rising dear friend, as it should!
xo
debra

Leanne said...

I love all the green and black in the room. The fish chart is beautiful. What a fun room.

Kelle Dame said...

This room is so much fun! I love the fish chart and my favorite is the closet doors. You did an amazing job!

Julie @ Chapman Interiors said...

Lauren this is INSANELY CUTE!!! Omg I am dying, I love it. The pops of cherry and green and the technical fish drawing, it is serioulsy great. (And the pic of you and the kiddos is adorable.)

xo
-julie

Rie said...

Lauren, I love that German fish poster. Just perfect in every way. You inspired me by your link-up party. I've never participated in one before, but I needed this push to get my family photos on the wall! I finally did it! Yeah!

Christina said...

Wow, that fish is awesome. I would hang that anywhere in my house. I'm sure he loves it.

I love the colors--especially the red bookshelf. Beautiful.

I'm going to talk to Victoria about linking a post up for your "finally hang it" project. We have been working at her new house and it is a slow process and we are also both procrastinators. If we can get something together, we just might.

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

That lion is just awesome! And I love the green bookshelf and all the books on it. Y'all look so cozy and comfortable in the room:)

donna said...

The photograph of Christian reading on his bed looks so professional. You have such a good eye (and head too)

Luv ya,

Ma

Bailey said...

That closet door never fails to make me smile!

Gotham said...

the fish is simply awesome, a very good blog you have, i like coming back to it and reading your posts

modern jane said...

I did it! I hung something:) check it out!
www.modernjanedesign.blogspot.com

paula said...

WOW! What a beautiful place you have. The colors so perfect, love it.

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Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Christian's room is so nice and I love the addition of the fish chart. What a really neat piece! I just linked to this post - my hallway frames are finally up - now I just have to fill them! It is so nice to finally be using all of the frames and misc. items I have been collecting.

Mel said...

Where did you get the green quilt and curtains? are they homemade? I'm redoing my toddler's room and want some basic, fresh fabrics like those!

Miss Rubio said...

Just posted my project on my blog thanks for the motivation.
Fun projects...keep them coming. Love it.