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:
Installation in progress:
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!