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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Reflections Of Change In A Room



When she was little I gave a lot of thought to her room. Grandma bought us curtains and we used them as a theme. The colour for walls and carpet came directly from those curtains. I painted frames to match and to bring together a print and three hand drawn copies of Winnie the Pooh illustrations. I painted some drawers and scrubbed back a school desk, distressing its legs in the two colours of the room.



When we came to Australia we stuck everything into the existing room, whether it went together or not. There was a more grown up quilt cover however.



In 2005 we moved into our current house and once more everything was 'made' to fit, with the addition of posters!


She had a full sized desk by now.



But last year she asked for a change of colour scheme to reflect her growing maturity and her growing interest in New York City (I know. Don't ask me.)

So this is what she got.


She chose the subdued green with a little help from Himself. I'm afraid it looks a little bleak like this with the IKEA blinds closed. I think she needs something else on the wall behind the bed (note to self: also get a frill for round the bed).

View from the other side.


I <3 New York. Evidence.



Netball Glory.


The picture that started it all.


The Brooklyn Bridge quilt.


There were other subtle changes along the way but with the advent of the new imac I seem to have lost track of my pictures. I looked in vain for the shots in our first Australian house when we had painted the walls lavender. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.




9 comments:

The Honourable Husband said...

New York. *shudder*

Maggie said...

Her new room looks amazing! I love the color of the walls - so peaceful looking. It looks so grown up!

Arizaphale said...

HH: Only experience can teach this. She is determined.

Maggie: Thanks. I wonder how long it will stay this neat?

kcjoz said...

I always thought green was a bit "institutional". But recently I got my ***** tattooed in avocado.
I liked it so much, that I got the other ******* tatted with a shamrock.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Oh maybe they can go together! My sweet pea wants to live in NYC one day! The rooms look great - wish we could see the lavender though!

Arizaphale said...

The lavender was possibly a mistake although we did repaint her old fashioned beige wardrobes gloss white with turquoise drawer and door knobs. THAT was cool.

chaoticfamily said...

Love it love it love it love it - the green is one of my faves.

To dress up behind the bed get a framed pic of the city in action...

Mid sis said...

It's a valance big sis.....not a frill, she'd never go for that. And remember I promised to take her to NY for her 18th,
Maybe she'll forget haha! X

Arizaphale said...

Erinne: Yes, something behind the bed is necessary I think. She actually did some black and white pieces in Art a year or so ago and they might frame up nicely behind. Pics of NY seem to be at a premium price nowadays, it must be in vogue >:-(
Middle Sis: valance...right...of course....must buy.......