Will winter ever end? I feel like I’ve been trapped indoors a long time, and the more time I spend within my four walls, the more I want to make changes to them. You know the feeling, time to bring in some rich tones and textures to replace a dated, tired look. But unlike my snow-covered gardens, I don’t have to wait until spring for changes. Something as simple as rearranging furniture or creating a new grouping in a colourless corner breathes new life into the rooms of my home.
So, bundled up next to the fireplace with a steaming cup of tea and two pairs of socks on my feet, I begin to flip through a pile of decorating magazines for inspiration. And then I see it. That inexpensive and very expressive headboard will make a big impact in my preteen daughter’s bedroom.
I get right to work, first making sure I have all my supplies. Paintable wallpaper? Check. Paint and rollers? Check. Trimboard to frame in the headboard? Check. Willing husband to nail in the trim-board? Check!
This is a great bonding experience, as together, my daughter and I carefully measure and cut the wallpaper and rub out the air bubbles as we position it on the wall. After the paper is dry it’s on to the paint. The magenta colour looks amazing.