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Saturday, March 9, 2013

DIY Kiddie Room Makeover: At INR 0 !!!

So recently I shared in another post how our shifting to the new home was affecting my little girl (we shifted to this new home a month back.) There were lots of reasons she missed her old place, one of them being the pretty strawberry pink room we had got painted for her, with pink n red walls. She absolutely loved it and so did all her friends.

But alas, once you decide to buy your own place in Mumbai, that too in a high-rise, there's not much stuff you're left with in your pocket, your wallet, or in any of your bank accounts. This of course is difficult to explain to a 05-year-old, who, each time I tell her that we don't have enough money right now to get the whole home painted, tells me I can walk down to the ATM and there's lots of money there for you mamma!!!!! Hmmm...I wish :-)

So it was that I decided to take matters in my hand and give her what she was pining for -  a room that looked more like a kiddie room, instead of the boring white walls it had. And what more fun than involve her in a mommy-daughter team thing and create something fun, colourful and lovely for her room! So here's what we did....

this is how the room was when we bought it a month back...bare walls with no colour


And here are our supplies that we used to spruce up the room :-)

 an old palette of colours

 lots of brights...

 an old bowl from the kitchen drawer used as a mixer ...

 we used cotton to fill in the colours on the wall :-)
 
We first did some basic outlines on the walls....

 the sun peeping out first....

 outlines of the sky...

 and a rainbow too...

Then came the sticker stars on the ceiling...these we found in an old story book on a sticker page

the whole ceiling glitters with the golden stars...
 
The first few colours on a sky...

 the painted sky with the clouds...

absolutely love the skyline now :-)

 some more bright blue clouds fill up the sky...

 the stars and the bright clouds all play together :-)

 and there comes the sunny bright sun...


the clouds the sun and a star lamp from IKEA

We are still colouring the rainbow, its half-done, but I have told her we will finish it up soon :-) The room now is really really bright and colourful, just how a kiddie room should be...and what did it cost us??? Nothing !!!!! :-D

- Debolina Raja Gupta

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And like I always believe in and say:
'Heal the world we live in
Save it for our children' - MJ

Happy Parenting!!!! Be good to your little one, and to the millions of little ones out there who truly need every bit of love and compassion they can get.....Be a grown up...save the little ones.... Debolina Raja Gupta
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