Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Casa de Million

Rich and the guys built a playhouse with an upper deck about three years ago and it's finally play ready. The top was ready last year, but the inside took a little time for this busy family to get to.

At first I painted the entire inside blue and added clouds because I wanted it to feel like they were playing in the clouds. Well, painter has her limits and this girl is not good at clouds (I really thought I would be). It looked terrible and I lost my inspiration to finish, so there the expensively cobbled room sat, waiting for the painter to paint and the cleaner (me again) to clean. And then it happened -- thank God for cable and all those decorating shows -- when I saw that chalk wall with cool frames hung on it in that N.Y. artist's apartment, several spare ideas came together at once and I had a clear vision of what I was going to do in that clubhouse.

My mother had mentioned the apple green picture frames she had gotten for a steal and did I want them -- I did, but said no because I had no purpose for them. Between them and the chalk idea, the rest filled in. The only parts not true to the original vision
are the size of the harlequins and the stripe around the middle. I wanted large diamonds, but became frustrated when I marked them out wrong, so I bought a stencil instead so I could finish the project some time this century. Then I stenciled wrong and it didn't meet up correctly, thus the golden stripe around the room -- which I really like, so goody for the mistake.

So that's where I have been, painting and gardening and I'm not done yet -- I think I am going to paint my house too.



Blogger Mel said...

ok, little miss creative, i need your help. i bought a new condo recently and i've partially painted, had million thoughts about decorating, but i'm overwhelmed by ideas and can't get any one thing firmly planted in my mind.... tell me what to do, i need guidance!!!

9:32 AM  
Blogger kim said...

Oh, I wish I could drive over and bring my paint chip wheels.

We should IM

10:00 AM  
Blogger TTQ said...


5:57 PM  

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