I love having a space that is playful and fun to decorate. Downstairs is subdued and sleek–sometimes you’re stuck being a grown up. Upstairs in the girls’ wing, we can take some chances. It’s a fun, vibrant space more fitting a pair of teenage girls.
Of course, we only have one girl at home at the moment, but we’re hoping Sweet Miss will be heading this way come summer. Maybe that’s why Baby Girl has had a little more say in the decisions we’ve been making lately. During Thanksgiving break Sweet Miss will get a chance to offer up some suggestions. We’re looking forward to our girl coming home on Wednesday.
So enough chit chat, let’s take a look upstairs.
Baby Girl enlisted the help of a friend, and the two of them got busy.
The Mr helped them out with the high part, but they did the rest all by themselves. Snaps for take-charge, can-do girls.
Now you may be asking yourself why in the world we’d let Baby Girl paint a wall black. Well, it’s not simply black paint; it’s chalkboard paint. Girls love to write notes, messages, flowers, hearts, poetry, music, and basically anything. This is a great space for them to be totally creative.
And remember the Magic Carpet? (Check out the whole story here.)
This wall totally plays off the black and bright vibe we’ve embraced in this area rug. The red bookcase totally pops against the black wall.
It’s amazing how much area the girls have to fill with their chalk drawings and sayings.
Little Buddy wanted to get into the act, too. He tried to eat the chalk while we were at church yesterday. Apparently, a bag full of chalk isn’t as tasty as other treats he’s found in sandwich bags.
Now that we’ve added a bold black wall, we have been trying to figure out what color to paint the rest of them. I’m pushing for subdued and Baby Girl is looking at a vibrant aqua. I guess we’ll let Sweet Miss be the tie breaker.
It’s nice to have the hangout room where we don’t have to be as serious and can take some chances. The chalkboard wall is an ever changing source of entertainment. Who knew I’d ever hear Drake and laugh rather than change the station? (He’s a rapper just in case you’re as totally uncool as I am.)
Have you taken any chances with decorating lately? Do you love or hate the chalkboard paint craze? Does your dog eat everything in sight?