Corner of My Home

Katrina's Room

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:

  1. paint the entire wall yellow
  2. tape for the stripes
  3. 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
  4. paint the green and pink stripes green and pink respectively
  5. peel the tape

I hope that helps anybody who’s planning to paint stripes anytime soon.

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7 Responses to “Corner of My Home”


  1. 1 Papa Urchin March 8, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    Ahhh the stripes. How I hated the stripes. Why do I always get myself into these painful painting techniques.

  2. 2 Marie March 9, 2007 at 3:55 am

    such a beautiful room for a little girl!

  3. 3 amandajean March 9, 2007 at 9:58 am

    it is such a beautiful room! thanks for the great tips on painting stripes. I have been wanting to paint stripes, but I am afraid that if I ever want to paint over them I will have a funky texture on the walls to deal with later.
    Did you make the drapes?

  4. 4 Miss*Laurence March 9, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    Love the room, especially the hangers with Katie’s name and the floor. Your house is so tidy! It looks like pictures in a magasine! Hope the flood is now a bad memory.

  5. 5 Gina March 9, 2007 at 6:14 pm

    So cheerful and lovely! I really like the idea of a big fluffy chair in the bedroom. Did you paint the stripes yourself? Very nice.

  6. 6 amy March 9, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    lovely room…. sweet as candy

  7. 7 missy March 10, 2007 at 11:32 am

    Thank you so much for solving my alphabetical problem! I SOOO appreciate it! I love the stripes too! Buy my fav part is a cross between the chair and the letter hooks! I think they are so charming! Thanks again, Smarty ūüôā


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