image sourceNever fear, we concocted art projects to keep us busy. I had schlepped paint and brushes, thinking we would do another mural. But with wood panelled walls through her house, there really wasn't any wall space unless we hung canvas. For those of you who have spent any time on a small island, you'll understand that hunting down such oddities as rolls of primed canvas can be a challenge. So, we opted to work with other materials.
Our challenge was to turn my friend's little girls' room into an underwater mermaid grotto.
With all that wood, this would be tricky.
We headed for an amazing batik and quilting fabric store on the island- totally drool worthy. (more pics from flickr) I felt like a contestant in Project Runway, as we only had half an hour to select fabric and notions before we had to pick up kiddos from school. On your mark, get set, shop!
Kaycee had to drag me out, as I was prepared to gobble up everything in sight.
Stick a bulb underneath mamma turtle and viola, instant night light!
image sourceI really wanted to hang some blue icicle lights, but those had to be ordered online. We did hang some blue rope lights around the turret (yeah, they have turrets!).
aqua glass knobs on the dresser, the look will be complete.
We ran out of time before we could select fabric for duvet covers and the bench cushions, as well as pick out some new rugs to complete the space.
So, what would you do to make this room more ocean-like? My friend's girls are 4 and 6, but she wants to make the room something they can grown with, so we didn't want anything too themey or young.
Kaycee, will you send some pics when you finish? We all want to see the transformation!