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Home Living : June 15th 2010
HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 7 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 2270247K HLF wk51 Kitchens Bathrooms Doors Laundries Solid timber maple French Doo Crazy! $169 Shower Screens from $375 Taps from $45 30% off Custom Made Kitchens Toilets from $19 5 full ceramic Vanities from $199 4 panel solid timber maple Doors Crazy! $135 Bathroom Accessories from $15 ainless eel Sinks m $110 AusLux 24 Bridge Street, RYDALMERE - off Victoria Rd Ph 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au OPEN 7 DAYS Mon - Fri 9.00am-5.00pm Saturday 9.30am-2.00pm Sunday 9.30am-1.00pm End of Financial Year SALE Display Kitchens Wanted!!! 70% of normal prices Kitcheners Kitchens has an impressive range of brand new clients with homes in your area to "show your new kitchen for our brochure when Call 1800 826 144 now (24hrs) for a free design and quote or visit www.kitcheners.com.au *For kitchens with cabinetry valued over $6000 (ex glass splashbacks, stone benchtops & trade works). Deposit required. Can't be used in conjunction with any other offer. +Approved applicants & selected products only. Fees charges & conditions apply. See in store for details. GE Creditline is a credit facility provided by GE Finance Australasia Pty Ltd (ABN 88 000 015 485). GO Mastercard & Buyers Edge is a credit facility provided by GE Capital Finance Australia (ABN 42 008 583 588), both trading as GE Money. Kitcheners Kitchens made just for youTM ® HUGE DISPLAY DISCOUNT! INTEREST FREE FINANCE AVAILABLE+ PLUS
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