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new house: third floor, Maja’s room | Crazy For Trying

Maja’s room  was in pretty good shape when we moved. There were  no major cracks in the walls and no huge amounts of plaster falling or wallpaper peeling. Since her room is the smallest of the three bedrooms on the third floor and given the general ‘good’ state of the room … it was the fastest to get to a finished state. Yay! for low hanging fruit!

We started with a room of the palest rose colour…

maja's room

And ended with a room of the palest lilac colour.

maja's room

And then the fun part: a wall stencil. Looks like wallpaper… but isn’t! This is the Sweet Dreams stencil from Cutting Edge stencils. I have to say, I was really nervous about doing the stencil. I admit to maybe doing a few deep breaths, cosmic stretches, and pleaseletthisbeeasy mutterings before I started. Truth time: while stenciling was a big deal in the ’80s — you remember all those hanging grape vine things people put in their kitchens, right?!? Thankfully my parents never succumbed to that awful trend. Of course, that means I’d never stenciled before (boo hoo!).

Turns out, I didn’t miss out on an essential life skill and the stenciling was really easy and fun. And ta-dah!

maja's room

(please forgive the bad photo stitching…)

So not a 1980s stencil! What I like best about this room is that it’s just the right amount of “girly.” It’s not a grown-up’s room, it’s not a baby’s room… it’s a kids room without being saccharine.

Detail of the stencil:

maja's room

And… you would think that would be that. But no. The room was done in September. And then un-done when the electrician came through in February:
disarray from electrician

And then we cleaned and put the room back together… until a few weeks later when it was un-done again by the insulation that we had blown into the ceiling and walls.

But now, FINALLY!, it is cleaned up and vacuumed and dusted and mopped and put back together for what feels like the umpteenth time… and I’m so very happy with how it all turned out. Maja is very pleased with it in general, her only request is now for a beanbag chair so she can have a reading corner.

Maja in her insulated, rewired, painted and put-together bedroom

 

One Response to new house: third floor, Maja’s room

  1. elyn says:

    So pretty!

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