Not a Valentine post

I’m very excited when my daughter wants to do something crafty, so I will drop everything to spend some time teaming up on a project with her.  Although I should have been hard at work on Valentine’s day projects, I spent my spare time this weekend on room decorations – and it was well worth it.

Not very long ago, my daughter and I compromised on a color for her bedroom.  The previous owners had painted the room a sallow yellow that simply did not go with her personality… or her bedding… or her accessories.  She wanted the room painted a brilliant neon green but her father and I wanted a more neutral color – of course.  After some heated negotiations we agreed to look at colors from the aqua family (I was thinking a nice light robin’s egg blue).  I brought home several paint chips – you know the ones with three or four shades of a color on each – and though it was against my better judgment, I finally broke down and agreed on Yosemite Blue.  Let me simply say this took 14 months of deliberation.  After the room was painted, not only did the walls look like the skin of a smurf, but the room seemed to glow horrifically bright from down the hallway.  Every time I was in the kitchen the color attracted my eyes like a sea siren trying to lure me into the depths!  I thought I would never become accustomed to the color blaring from the end of the hall.  However, a couple of months have passed and the room only gains my attention today when the sun is shining brightly on the walls.  She’s artfully placed pictures on 2 of the walls and removable vinyl posters on another wall. As part of the new decor, she wanted to decorate the mirror on her dressing table to make it more colorful and personal.  I let her pick out the designs and colors as well as words and fonts.  She also did much of the installation herself.  Here are the graphics and photos:

Before:

Installation in progress:

Final Product:

Although the photo makes it look slightly skewed (because I am desperately trying to stay out of sight) she did a really, really good job on the installation and everything is lined up and balanced.  You can just see her next to Emmett (one of our dogs) on the bed.  The nice thing is that she can easily take these decals off at any time – and we can make new/different ones on demand as her personal style evolves!

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About Cuttin' with KNK (Michele)

I am the proud mother of 2 grown children, waiting for grandchildren some day. I've been married to my best friend since 1988. I have been crafting since I was a girl - I can't even remember a time when I wasn't creating something, and I've tried nearly everything. I discovered KNK in 2009 and have loved the company and its products ever since. The machines are so versatile and enhance my own creativity. It is rare that I make something without my KNKs.

19 thoughts on “Not a Valentine post

    • Yes she did, and she loves her room now and even keeps it clean (well, mostly). And thank you, we enjoyed every minute working on this!

  1. All too soon she’ll be gone and you can repaint to your taste. So smile every time you pass her room and enjoy every minute. She did a great job!

  2. What a great idea and job she (and you) did. Any the unforgettable time spent together will last forever.

  3. What a great idea. I remember having a room painted a similar color. I picked it off a color chip and mother later told me that they actually reduced it’s intensity by mixing it with 50% white. I loved it as your daughter does hers. I guess it is just being youthful. You both did a great job!

    • Aaahh, Lynn you are so lucky! I don’t think I even knew at that age that I COULD pick out my own color. LOL! Thank you, we are very happy with the results.

  4. I think it is a Valentines’ Post how much love is shown in what you two accomplished. I love it and I also love the color of her room. I married a man who 35 years ago apparently was ahead of his time as his room was the same color. I bet your daughter is a joy! Congratulations!

  5. How nice, Michele, that you let your daughter do her own design and color! Not easy to let go, but you only have them for a little while, and then you’ll be sad (well maybe not) to have to paint over smurf blue.

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