During my childhood, when my family and I would go on vacation, we’d all pile into our travel trailer and drive for hours and hours until we reached our destination. Many of those road trips felt like they’d never end, and I desperately needed an activity to immerse myself in, or else I’d go crazy - or, rather, make my parents go crazy by venting to them about my boredom.
So what did I do to entertain myself?
I’d design, of course!
Have you ever designed the inside of a travel trailer? ...I didn’t think so. But, no matter how crazy it may sound, I certainly did - specifically, the walls in my top bunk. To me, those walls served as canvases that desperately needed to be decorated. So I grabbed my teen magazines, ripped out my favorite pictures and pretty text, and placed them on the top bunk's inner walls. By the time we’d arrive to our vacation spot, it would look just like a mini-version of my room at home. Haha ;-)
My Room, Sponsored By Tiger Beat
One of the walls in my childhood room was, essentially, a massive collage featuring my generation’s teen idols.
Bobby Sherman … The Carpenters … David Cassidy
…They were all stapled to my walls so they could watch over me and I could gaze at them.
And yes...You read that right...I stapled their pictures to my walls. No tape, no sticky tack...STAPLES. My Mother pretty much let me do whatever I want. In fact, I wrote about that in my most recent Mothers Day post. If you want to, click here to read it.
What Decorated Your Walls?
Now I want to know about you! What decorated the walls of your childhood room? Let me know in the comments section below and I just might post what you share in a future article about this topic.