Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Toy Room

We call it the toy room. It was designed for C-Bear, our only grandchild. He needed a place at NaNa and PaPa's where he could play and call his own. He's sixteen now, and the room has progressed to even hold - heaven forbid - dolls! C-Bear won't even sleep in the room anymore, preferring the couch, a tent, or the RV. It's NaNa that resists redecorating the toy room!

My first inspiration for the room was cheap paint. I was at Lowe's and found two cans for $3.00 each, my kind of price. Next I had to find something to paint.

Once I decided to paint the ceiling in that room, I took a stiff paper plate, cut it into two pieces, and started tracing half the plate around the room. I admit I tried to use math to make the circles even, but numbers aren't a vital part of my brain. To compensate for my poor arithmetic, I had to make adjustments to some of the scallops. I put those adjusted half circles over the doorway so they wouldn't be so noticeable. After the scallops were painted blue, I used a felt pen for the wrinkles and stitches.

With the room light on it's hard to see the details in it. There are other carousel horses in the room (you'll see them Thursday), so I was delighted to find this globe at a garage sale for the huge price of ten cents. It's not the cost of the treasure; it's the fact it's a treasure!

I used sticker letters to write the poem on the wall. It's always been a favorite of mine. "Life is the first gift, love is the second and understanding the third." Marge Percy.

C-Bear and I added the last line. "But toys are the best gifts." C-Bear.


  1. I like the paint and what you did with it. You are one creative chick!

  2. Intriguing. More pictures, please!


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