Monday, 19 March 2007

Decorating on my mind

I will get this quilt finished eventually, but thought I should post to my progress so far. I have stalled a bit after having to unpick a whole row. I didn't realise the blocks were mixed up by a little munchkin (Louisa). The below pic is Louisa's room where the quilt will go. I quite like the room as is. I thought I was very clever leaving the navy feature wall and adding the red but pink is Louisa's 'favourite and my best', so the navy wall will soon be candy pink, I think.

The other room I'm looking at at the moment is Jake's (stepson - just turned 12 - visits in school hols). He's stuck with a purple feature wall at the moment, so I'm keen to redo that. Green has always been his favourite colour, so I'd love to transform this into something more 'Jake-like'. The bed base is actually a futon we had downstairs, but decided to swipe the single bedhead he had to put in Louisa's room for when Lizzie is old enough to share with her (it is the same shape as Louisa's but solid and needs some gloss white paint.
The colour in the photo below is kind of what I'm aiming for with Jake's room and I really like this bed linen:

Not sure if it's too 'young' for him though.

There are a lot more things I'd like to do around our house, but most of those are more costly and will take more time (redo kitchens, bathrooms, put a deck out the back, etc). These projects should keep me busy.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Looking good Suz. I love that colour green, it would be perfect for a boy.