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Home Living : June 15th 2010
4 HLS - HOME LIVING: SOUTH, 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 4/45-47 Whyalla Place Hoxton Park Ph 9608 6688 HLS 2399433iL WK02 MINDA SECURITY SHUTTERS & GRILLS Best Quality Shutters Direct from the Factory Protect Your Home Special Price Free Quotes & Measure 40% 50% 60% OFF! ROLLER SHUTTERS "Don't Be Fooled!" Forget The Gimmicks Just Genuine Prices UNIT 4/17 STENNET RD, INGLEBURN 9829 1255 2021344i hls wk39 shutterworld The latest technology in security shutters Heat out to 90% Cold to 90% Noise 50% SLIMLINE BOXES BUY DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER & SAVE $$$ www.shutterworld.com.au 12 Months Interest Free Terms Free quote! Come visit our showroom! LICENSE NO 175403C Beat the winter rush & save $$$ EXCLUSIVE SLIMLINE DESIGN 9755 1622 or 4677 2301 www.premierimprovements.com.au Builder Lic. 118223C We offer: • Obligation FREE design and quote • Submit all Council applications on your behalf • Experienced tradesmen • All insurances and warranties Visit our Display Room: 21 Governor Macquarie Dr, Chipping Norton 2180446i hls wk29 Call the gable specialists on QUALITY -- All bluescope-Lysaght product -- 15 year written warranty • Engineer designed and certified SERVICE -- We do the lot -- supply install, concrete and council plans FREE no obligation on site TRUST -- 15 years succ ully trading i industry -- Full job under contract or kit only PRICE -- with the buyin wer of one of Australia's st ng grou behind us we guarantee t hat South West supply, inst concrete and council plans, te visit cessfull in the industry r one ng power t li ' larges to undercut any written quote tha bring us. on ggups you b ll job under o t buyi 2161634i hls wk31 Double & Carport from $5,800 BARNS from $7,400
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