I believe there are two types of decorators.
- There are those decorators who “do” a room and keep the “bones” nearly the same forever. There could be some new artwork, a new pillow or knick knacks. But, the paint, woodwork, light fixtures, and furniture have a long life.
- Then there are those decorators who change their decor as often as they change clothing. New paint. New furniture. A whole new room. All the time.
I fall pretty firmly in the first camp. I don’t often change paint colors or major elements of a room once we’ve renovated. I make a decision and stick to it. In fairness, that’s likely because we haven’t stayed in houses for a long time. But, I think I’ve only repainted one room in both of our houses.
(On a side note … My mother-in-law falls squarely in the second camp. I have to do a house tour each time we visit to see what’s changed. Which we all know works in my favor. I also think that most bloggers fall into the second type. But that’s purely hypothetical. I had the opportunity to hang out with some really awesome bloggers last week at Delta and it seemed like I may have been a minority.)
But, while the rooms often stay the same once I deem them “finished,” that doesn’t mean I don’t tinker around. That’s pretty much what’s happened in Henry’s room. I already shared one update, but we finally got a few new things one the walls.
The first addition is the black guitar from Henry’s birthday party. Instead of a guest book, my father-in-law cut this guitar for friends and family to sign. I thought it would be a fun reminder of the day and a nice addition to Henry’s room.
Ryan also screwed the growth chart to the door frame. (This was a gift from my aunt and made locally, since I know you’ll ask.) Because the measurements start at zero, I wanted it mounted flush with the floor. The quarter round wouldn’t allow for this, so the door frame was the next option.
And this is our little collection of bike plates. When Ryan took the first business trip to California after Henry was born, he brought home one. And a little collection was born. We haven’t been able to find one for every state we’ve visited, but it’s fun to search. And it’s fun for other family members to look, too. It’s also something that I think will look great in his room as he grows up. We have been writing the date and who the plate was from on the back. Eventually, I’d love to mount them on a large piece of barn board. But for now, they are cute just tacked to the wall.
The boy will never forget his name.