Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What I've been up to....

I repainted their room! I wish I'd taken a before and after pic, but of course, I didn't. Getting the paint slapped on the wall is about all I could handle. It was a marathon too. My sweet friend helped, or I would have never gotten it done in a day. I used Sherwin Williams Harmony paint which is no VOC. I was really pleased with it. They said it wouldn't cover as well, but two coats did the trick. The color is mariner. The color choice required quite a bit of negotiation with my daughter. She wanted pink or purple. I told her it was her brother's room too, and that in another year he might not be too into that. Then we went through yellow, orange, green. Finally she agreed on turquoise. I have to tell you that negotiating with my six year old took more time than the actual painting of the room. My daughter calls it their ocean room now, and they both think that they are dolphins sleeping underwater.
This wall hanging is a quilt that was passed on to me by my sister. Long story, but don't you love the vintage print? It's perfect in the room.

The Raggedy Ann and Andy print is from a thrifted book. Brother and sister love.... this room is filled with it.


3 comments:

Melissa said...

How wonderful! I love that blue-- and I love no VOC! I'm excited that you can now get low-voc stuff at the hardware store (ie, cheaper!) but no-voc is even better!

I want the story on that quilt.

Liz said...

looks super heather! Good job :)

Noreen said...

That room should be in a story book!! Beautiful and charming!! Yup, me again.