Time has been slipping away at alarming rate. We are well on our way into August and my big plans to "redo" each of my kids bedrooms by the end of summer has turned into a manic free-for-all of painting, drilling, sorting through swatches, trips to IKEA and Jo-Ann ETC, paint drips on the carpeting, foul language and sweat.
Then my middle daughter (11-years-old) decided that BLACK was just the perfect color for her bedroom.So I asked her if she was really serious, or if this was one of those pre-adolescent parent (let's-see-if-we-can-get-mom's-head-to-smoke and blow-up) testing things. She was serious. Sigh.
We've --uh--negotiated a compromise. The walls are now a lovely, calming, soothing shade of robin's egg blue. Everything else is pretty much black -- with a bit of red thrown in. I have to admit that during the negotiating process (and this child is a ruthless negotiator) I had my doubts about putting that shade of blue with black and red. Then the latest issue of Domino magazine came in the mail. And wouldn't you know, I flipped through just a few pages before spotting a photo of a bedroom with blue walls and black and red everything else. And it looked NICE!
So I've been gushing and carrying on like a total weirdo, complimenting her on her "amazing design sense" and "fabulous sense of color". In reality, I'm terrified that she may change her mind and go back to insisting on black walls.
So, in the midst of all this chaos, as if I don't have enough to do already, I started digging through my stash of yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). I must have started this coverlet about five years ago. I can't remember why I packed it away because it's really, really cute-- and a great way to use up all those scraps.
So guess who took one look at it, fell in love with it and decided that they wanted it for their bedroom--Little Miss "I-want-everything-black". Go figure!!