Three out of four of Martha’s walls are painted with black chalkboard paint. In the seven months we’ve been in our home, she has had the room “redecorated” many times with everything from math computations, to a Christmas tree and fireplace with stockings, to her favourite quotes, to bookshelves… Last week her vinyl wall tattoo headboard arrived and I had to wash the wall (to rid it of chalk) before applying it. I ended up washing all of the walls so she could make a fresh start. She was thrilled to have a clean slate – and very black walls once again – and it didn’t take her long to get out the chalk!
We are pretty close to having things done in Martha’s room. The vintage chair above still needs to be reupholstered. We’re thinking bright solid velvets (one for the chair, another for the seat cushion and contrasting buttons and piping)…And we still need some window treatments.
Martha’s desk made the move with us – after a fresh coat of glossy white paint and black knobs. The chair is the Tobias chair from IKEA. This window looks into the stairwell and lets in light from both East and South-facing windows.
Martha’s sole white wall also has a window – this one looking down into the great room. The sill is home to a Pez collection we started in the kids’ christmas stockings many years ago.
Next to this window hangs a collection of framed playbills from three musicals and one play we were fortunate enough to see on two separate trips to New York City. ”Wicked” was definitely our favourite!
And I’ll share one shot of Martha’s walk-in closet. It is a work in progress – no built-ins yet. I made a clothes rod from a branch, wrapped in fabric scraps, and hung it from the ceiling – does the job for now. The wallpaper in the closet was once destined for a wall in the living room, but somehow found its home here.
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