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.
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.