So….my (shabby chic-ughhh- hate those two words) chest is in my hallway, but that is the extent of starting my hall tree project. Landon and Judah start their school year on Monday, so my plan is to go to Lowe’s this weekend to buy a 36″ interior door and then go to a store here that sells Benjamin Moore paint to get my two free pint samples for being new in the neighborhood here. :) I got the coupon in the mail from Pottery Barn saying, “Welcome to the Neighborhood.” We’ve officially been here in Texas a month! Moving has done me good on getting organized and wanting to do projects.
I have mixed emotions as the boys start school next week. I’m glad that we will be starting a more structured routine and that it will be easier to do normal everyday things like cleaning and going to the grocery store on my own. Plus getting started on my hall tree and getting caught up on scrapbooking is a bonus. I thought about the fact that Landon’s teacher will see him for more of the day than I will and that makes me feel a bit weird. He will be starting first grade. Being at a new school let alone state, I pray that God blesses him and his teachers. We did meet his teacher yesterday, and she seems really nice. Our next door neighbors son had her last year and were very pleased. Judah who is 3 will be going 3 days this year and for a longer time period. I long for the time to do things that I need to do, but that is mixed with a guilt of cherishing these young years and using them to build my boys up in the Lord. I haven’t seen the need to home school here, so I think I just need to be set on my decision of them going to these schools for the amount of time they are going, and then making the best use of my time with them when they are home.
That said, it will be fun to tackle this project when I have a little more time on my hands. :-) I’m trying to visualize the door behind my chest to know how this hall tree will turn out. Hopefully it will end up looking like some of the rustic ones that I have come across on my online quest for a hall tree. We will see!
For the next post in the DIY Hall Tree Project Series, click here ~ DIY Hall Tree Update