I've been home a lot with B recently, taking my turn with the child care whilst Mr B works hard. This is how it goes with us and our freelancing lives ... one works hard whilst the other looks after B, then we swap. Spending lots of time at home always makes me start itching to make changes. All that time staring at our home from ground level makes my brain start whirring with the little tweaks and alterations we could do. This weekend, in a small frenzy of change, we made additions to two walls. Both are in redundant corridor locations so these extras have given them a new function.
First up was the wall underneath the stairs which we've painted with green chalkboard paint. We bought the paint online from Fred Aldous (they have about ten different colours) and one small pot was more than enough for two coats of sumptuous colour.
Wickle for £2.50 a pop. I bought these two (along with a vintage map of the world) and found the perfect spot for them in the little alley leading into B's bedroom. Hung at toddler height with some washi tape, B regularly takes my hand and leads me to sit in front of them and look at the "mammos" as he currently calls animals.