A few years ago, I pinned the Displaying Art or Scrapbook Layout blog post, because I knew I wanted to add a works in progress wall in our upstairs hallway. Shortly after that posting, Neal and I went to Ikea to purchase shelving for his office and a few Expedits for the family room. While we were there, I picked up the DIGNITET stainless steel curtain wire and curtain rings with clips to complete this project. Yeah, it didn’t happen! Neal is off work now and was doing some cleaning around the house. I mentioned this project to him and showed him what I wanted…I came home the next day and it was done! I now have an awesome works in progress wall!
Unfortunately, my photos aren’t very good, but you get the idea. He stretched the wire across the entire wall, so I’m able to fit six double-page layouts on the wall. Once I got some of my unfinished layouts in the page protectors, Neal asked me why I wasn’t showing off my completed layouts. I let him know that the works in progress wall was going to motivate me to complete my unfinished projects. So, that’s my goal for the year. Each week I want to complete at least one of these unfinished layouts. When I do that, I’ll go to my Works in Progress binder and grab another layout to put up on the wall.
So far, it is working. I have been so motivated by my works in progress wall that I spent a couple hours editing and uploading photos for printing. Even though I only had one layout on the wall from the Sparkle and Shine Workshop on the Go, I printed Christmas photos from 2012 and 2013 to finish up two other layouts from the kit where I had only cut the papers. I’m not done with them yet, but I’m motivated to finish the layouts now!