Friday, January 11, 2008

More Like My Home

Last night I had a few minutes so I hung up some picture frames in my room. It looks more like a finished room with my stuff up on the walls, so I'm really happy about that.

The wall by the door has a certificate that I received when I was initiated into my Fraternity and a cross that I got for my confirmation. It hangs a little crookedly, so I threw another nail inside the little dove to keep it level.There's a little wall next to my nightstand, made from where the closet sticks out a couple feet into the room, that you can't see from the room's doorway. I decided that would be a good place to hang the stuff that doesn't match anything but I still wanted to hang up. I have my medal and bib number from the half marathon I ran in May. Hopefully seeing it everyday will keep me motivated as I train for the full marathon this May! The plaque I received this past May as well. It recognized me as the 2006 NDSU Greek man of the year. I need to stay motivated this year since I took on a pretty big role on the Interfraternity Council, so seeing this everyday should help.
The big wall next to the bed turned out to be the perfect place to display my composites. For those of you who don't know much about Greek Life, a composite is a display of all of the members' pictures. A new one is printed each year, and I have three of them. I haven't put the most recent one in the frame yet. The redish one is from AGD Sorority who I was the sweetheart of in 2006. They gave me a copy of their composite so I put it in with the rest. The new blinds are from the elegant Walmart Mainstays collection. $4.Here's my mugshot from 2006, just to give you an example. Yes I blocked out my last name... stalkers! Below everyone's picture is the job title or position they held in the chapter. Eminent Commander is just our fancy name for President.
On the wall with the dresser I hung up a pencil drawing I did two years ago for one of my first art classes at NDSU. It's a copy of Vermeer's 'A Woman Weighing Pearls'. The dresser will be a few inches higher when I get around to painting the bun feet black and putting them on the bottom. Somehow they got separated from the dresser a while back. The boxes to the left need to be taken out. One of the boxes is completely packed with old clothes I have to donate. I organized my closet and there just isn't enough room to hold on to the old clothes I wouldn't wear out of the house anymore. I still have one load of laundry that I'll need to squeeze in, but just look at how great and ORGANIZED this closet looks! I need to hunt down my tie rack and put a shelf up over the hanging rod, but other than that everything looks pretty good. See?

7 comments:

Sandy said...

I'm impressed! Love the drawing.

Jen said...

Perfect shade of blue/grey on walls. I read where someone wants to adopt you......when you finish school that is........

Nate said...

Someone wants to adopt me? If they will cook for me I'm in! Just as long as they don't mind that I don't keep a very clean house and I'm a bit of an attention hog.

Sandy said...

Hee, hee.... I read that too! I remember who it is!

Nate said...

Ok, I'll admit it, you caught me. I was behind on my blog reading. I found the post about my future home & it's AMAZING woodwork! Nice little ego boost to start off the week!

Sandy said...

Hi, Nate! Thanks for stopping by!

The Litter Box House said...

Looking good Nate. A couple months ago I finally got around to organizing my closet and I'm very happy. I purchased a butt load of cheap IKEA wood hangers, lightly sanded, then hung everything up. It's strange how something so simple as having only one type of hanger makes your closet look so good. I even organized by color. Yep I'm a dork. Then this month we finally got the closet lights installed. Woo hoo! Yep, now I'm bragging...

Andrea