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Home Living : June 15th 2010
6 HLN - HOME LIVING: NORTH, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 New ways to spark up kids' rooms » ADVERTISING FEATURE HOMELIVING From baby nursery to teen retreat, there is now a bevy of decorating options for painting your child's room. Here are tips to create a bedroom to delight your little (or not so little) ray of sunshine. The Artist Within A child's room is a great place to demonstrate the full scope of your creativity (or your child's, if you're feeling brave). You don't need to be a trained artist to paint a mural with a fun kids' theme. Look around at books, magazines and the internet for inspiration and then practise your design on paper until you get it just right. You can then map out your artwork on the wall using a soft lead pencil (with an eraser at the ready), before getting out the paint. Beyond the Four Walls Remember it's not just walls that look more stunning with a fresh coat of paint. Raw pine furniture, such as bookcases, slat beds and bedside tables are an inexpensive alternative to pre-coated furniture, plus they allow you to co- ordinate your furniture with your walls and the rest of your decor. You can even make a statement piece out of an otherwise ordinary object. Check out the bookcase with toy chest that packs a punch when painted. Simply prepare the furniture with an undercoat and finish off with water- based enamel that will cope with bumps and scuffs. Something New, Not Pink and Blue It's no longer simply blue for boys and pink for girls when it comes to children's rooms. Think outside the square and embrace some new not-so-predictable shades. A playful orange tone is a hit with both genders, while a fresh citrus colour will see a child through the tweens into late teenagehood. If you're not sure about making such a bold statement, remember a feature wall is a great way to inject some colour into a room while still playing it safe. Written With Love All kids seem to make at least one attempt at drawing on the walls, to the horror of their parents. These days, parents can relax when they've used a paint with high washability and scuff resistance. Simply wipe the wall with a damp cloth to remove the offending sketch, or beat your budding Picasso at his or her own game by painting a chalkboard section to their wall. Sticky Business For wall art that is simple and quick, you can't go past removable stickers or decals for children's rooms. Because they're removable you can easily peel them off and reapply them if you put them in the wrong spot; or change them if your child has outgrown his farmyard theme and now wants spaceships. Afterwards, your walls will be left unmarked, with no clean-up required. Details: InspirationsPaint.com.au TIMBER KITCHEN RESTORATIONS We refinish your timber doors & benchtops, bringing them back to new for much less than the cost of a new kitchen Ph: 1300 888 245 ww w.aglrestoration.com.au free quote all areas 2122417i hlf wk33 SPLIT & DUCTED AIR CONDITIONING Authorised Dealer Licence No 215990C WINTER SPECIALS SAVEUP TO$600 ON DAIKIN DUCTED SYSTEMS SAVEUP TO$300 ON DAIKIN SPLIT SYSTEMS PHONE NOW for a FREE In-Home Quote 9737 0293 2172567i hln wk42 Showroom & Factory: Unit 1/10 Hornsby St, Hornsby www.twinliteawnings.com.au firstname.lastname@example.org WINTER SALE 2050109i hln wk51 1500 x 1 metre $600* 2250 x 1 metre $700* 2950 x 1 metre $800* 3700 x 1 metre $900* 4400 x 1 metre $1000* DOME OR GABLE ROOF 5900 x 2900 $5500 * Subject To Site Inspection & Conditions Do Apply * Available In A Variety Of Colours TWINLITE AWNINGS (Aust) Pty Ltd Lic No 150568C *Trademark of the General Electric Company PHONE: 9482 7000 Internal Shutters · Motorised Blinds · Blockout Blinds · Roman Blinds · Sunscreen Blinds and more... WIDEST RANGE AVAILABLE · INTERNAL & EXTERNAL TIMBER & ALUMINIUM Blinds &Shutters Give your windows and doors a new look. We will come to your home and work with you to find the best solution and design to meet your needs. Phone Yvette or Kris Burbage today for a free measure and quote on 9624 7767. Visit our website www.boomerangblinds.com.au Strongest Ceiling & Wall Repairs Ceiling & wall expert Old ceilings restored 1st class work only Work further than Aust. Standards 40 years experience Call Kerry 0406 798 557 (anytime) Gold License No R80718 *Conditions Apply 2171259i hln wk48 50% OFF* (Call now!) RESTORE CEILINGS? DECORATIVE CEILINGS? CRACKED CEILINGS? CRACKED WALLS?
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