Sunday, June 1, 2014


When Kendall moved out in February I had no plans to do anything with her room.  She took her mattress but left the frame & box spring.  I just kept the door shut & pretended that it was still hers.  Then one day I saw this painting by Kelly Barton & I knew I needed to have her:

Trouble was, Kendall's room was eggplant & I had no where to hang her.  Little Miss Sunshine was hanging up at the Athen Art Gallery in Indiana for a few months so I had time to figure it out.  

During a trip to IKEA to find a bed a guest could sleep on, inspiration struck!  I picked up a yellow duvet, which caused Don & Audra to nearly faint with shock.  You see, I've had this huge aversion to yellow for years.  It was a running joke in my scrapbook store that no one could ever find yellow.  And now I'm obsessed with it!  

Kendall's room went from this: 

To this....MAJOR difference!  All because of a sweet painting.

I love it!  There are still things to do...scraping the popcorn on the ceiling, getting a new light, hanging Little Miss Sunshine & a few other things.  But it's coming togetherness quite nicely!  

Audra gave me this awesome print "in the depth of winter i finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer" (quote by Albert Camus).  I knew that it belonged in this room but it needed to stand out.  So I painted the wall (ok, Don painted the wall) firelight yellow & I stenciled this raj trellis pattern on this wall & the wall with the door.  So two walls are cream & two walls are yellow with a cream stencil.  It's currently my favorite room in the house. 

I made the SUNSHINE light up sign specifically for it.  Summer is my favorite everything & we used to sing "you are my sunshine, my only sunshine" to Kendall a the time.  So sunshine = Kendall.  So a sunny, happy room works for us!

Yep, I love it!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! It's really cool! (Well, maybe "HOT" is a better word for yellow…) Very pretty!!!
    I'm glad you're blogging again! :)