This is more of Katrina’s room. You’ve seen it before — and here too — but I so love this room. You can see the curtains here as well as the roman blinds. The chair we picked up for something like $50 off of craigslist. It was a great buy — it has the original horsehair cushion and I love the claw feet — but needed to be reupholstered. That cost a little bit more than expected due in part, I think, to the channeling on the back. When we were looking at the chair I told Katie to climb up in it and I told the owners I wanted to make sure she could get in and out of it — she was 2.5 years at the time — because it was for her room. They looked at me like I was crazy. Well, she sits in it — and occasionally naps in it — every day.
And just a little note about the stripes. We were pretty successful with the following technique:
- paint the entire wall yellow
- tape for the stripes
- paint the edges of the stripes that will be pink and green with the yellow paint — this is the trick, it ensured that any bleed through was yellow
- paint the green and pink stripes green and pink respectively
- peel the tape
I hope that helps anybody who’s planning to paint stripes anytime soon.