Not sure if any of you noticed, but last week’s Goal of The Week turned into a no show. (Does that make it “Goal of The Fortnight?!) Anyway, here’s a reminder:
I’m afraid that there is no after yet, as I realized that I need to buy a nice tray for the top of the piano to corral all the stuff that has valid squatting rights. (Current receipts, this-that and whatnot.) However, I have not been able to find a suitable tray during any of my thrifting forays yet, so this goal has hit the pause button.
(Sports plus TV metaphor? You betcha!)
But that doesn’t mean that I can’t set a new Goal of The Week, which is to paint HGTV Star inspired stripes on my 15-year-old son’s wall. (Is anyone else watching this season? I am extremely impressed with Brooks, whose design aesthetic is creative and very non-conformist. Now, if only he could work on his camera challenges for a chance to win.)
Here’s what I’m talking about:
I like how the stripes get subtly bigger, and especially how they end with a bold graphic punch.
This is a project that will serve to brighten up my son’s cave-like room, yet wouldn’t require anything that I don’t already own. (My basement is a cornucopia of paint choices, and I’m not above mixing paints to get exactly what I want.) Also, I just picked up a new Ikea duvet cover at Goodwill for $4.99 that’s already helping to make his room a smidge less juvenile.
Old duvet cover:
New duvet cover:
I will also rehome the soccer posters to an opposite wall next to the gnarly skateboard shelves.
Are you participating in The Non-Consumer Advocate’s Goal of The Week? And if so, how’s it going? Please share your thoughts and stories in the comments section below.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”