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Home Living : June 15th 2010
HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1 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 www.waratahwardrobes.com.au FACTORY & SHOWROOM Unit 1, 183-185 McCredie Rd, Guildford 9632 5444 Lic. No. 160400C 2070199i hln wk50 built-in WARDROBES Lifetime Warranty Free Measure & Quote Custom Design Built-in Wardrobes Renovation of existing Wardrobes Sliding Mirror doors in a variety of colour frames Hinged or sliding Federation Doors Frameless Shower Screens glassrooms conservatories garden rooms ground & 1st floor extensions BUILDER OF QUALITY EXTENSIONS MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C 1300 721 150 Designed and built for your lifestyle. Call for an obligation free in-home consultation. Showroom: 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains firstname.lastname@example.org www.classichomeimprovements.com.au Create an improvement that will allow your home to breath fresh living space 2150467K HLF wk45 WWW.HALFPRICESHUTTERS.COM.AU CALL 13 61 21 AND SAVE CALL 13 61 21 AND SAVE UNIMAIL RP290909 * This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, special offer or coupon. HUGE STOCK CLEARANCE SALE ALL SMART STILE PLANTATION and ROLLER SHUTTER STOCK MUST BE SOLD HURRY! CALL TODAY NEGOTIATE A DEAL TODAY!
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