At the beginning of the summer I set a clear and attainable goal: finish decorating the guest room/office space where I spent much of my time when I'm at home. The room was a disaster area but I had great plans for a travel-themed room that would allow me to surround myself with reminders of my favorite places without being overwhelming for guests when they stayed with me.
The good news: the room no longer looks like this:
The bad news: I definitely didn't finish the project as I'd pledged to do by the end of August. I have really, really good excuses, however, since I was distracted by my travel decor by actual travel. Amazing opportunities for life-changing trips fell into my lap (you can read about them here) so for once, this perfectionist is comfortable getting an almost-failing grade on a project. I didn't work hard enough to get an "A" but I am proud of the progress that I made so far, including:
The beginnings of a gallery wall where I can hang that ticket art I love
A side table made from old suitcases, which also provide valuable storage for items that aren't used frequently
There are only a few more projects before I reach guest room perfection:
My super-secret plan to make this routine white dresser into an awesome, unique storage spot
Organization for my messy desk
I'm sharing my partway-there project with Thrifty Decor Chick's September Before and After Party!