Monday, 18 February 2013

Small Changes

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.
When B first drew onto the wall, he was so excited and kept exclaiming "Wow". Now we just have to try and teach him the tricky rules about what walls and furniture you can't draw on and which you can! I also made this little bag to hold the chalk and duster as the hallway is too narrow to have a pot or box for them.
On a recent girly weekend in Lewes, I came across these awesome sheets of wrapping paper in the shop 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.

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  1. i love wickle! {but find i need to hide my credit card when visiting!} can i ask what fabric you used to make the little chalk bag? it's so very sweet
    kellyx

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    1. Hey Kelly, the fabric was a fat quarter I picked up ages ago from a craft sale. But looking on the edge, it says it is a Windham Fabric called Storybook VIII. Not sure if it's still available. xx

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  2. Gorgeous wall and drawings! x

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  3. Great work! Love those wrapping paper sheets x

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    1. Thanks Jude. BTW loving yours and your partner's instagram feeds. Such good photos x

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