So imagine my surprise when I found myself putting this little baby in my shopping cart one day:
|Do not try to adjust your screen, the lamp really IS that Pink!|
|If you could throw-up a rainbow, I think this is what it would look like.|
The decor in our log home is pretty much woodsy/country upstairs and basically "blah" downstairs as the basement interior is drywall instead of logs. Lots of antique white, beige and the like. Rhiannon's room used to be the guest room and was painted & decorated in that same aforementioned "blah" motif. Gray carpeting, antique white paint, family pictures framed on the walls, an antique lamp and antique mahogony furniture.
I had originally thought that I'd be doing Rhiannon's room in light brown and light blue colors. You know, pretty contemporary. Pretty mature.........Pretty much "Blah"!
But it was time for Rhiannon to claim her own room. So my Mom was wonderful enough to make Rhiannon this quilt:
At first, I was a little worried. Ok. I was a lot worried. How could I ever find anything to match that quilt? There was not a single speck of brown, hunter green or beige in that thing!!
But I slowly embraced the colors of the quilt. I might even say that I had become "one" with the quilt for a short time. To understand the colors, to read the colors, to even enjoy the colors. And I realized that I didn't have to "match" everything. That everything didn't have to be a color normally found in the woods. And I had to remember that it wasn't my room, but my daughter's room. Being under the age of three, she wasn't really involved in chosing the quilt colors or paint colors. But I tried my best to pretend I was a (normal) little girl and think of what I'd like my room to look like.
So Mom, Rhiannon and I went to Lowe's to pick out some paint for the walls to replace the antique white. I also picked up a semi-gloss white to paint.....the wood trim! Oh, the horror!! Painting over perfectly good wood! I didn't know if I'd actually be able to do it.
Part 2 to follow.....