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Amaya’s room is finally finished enough to post a few pictures.  There is more I’d like to do in this space,  but with school in session and weeks flying by, I thought I would post what we’ve accomplished so far, with more updates later. Amaya really wanted hot pink bedding, but to keep the room from feeling too little girl sweet, I ordered a gray buffalo-check duvet cover and shams from Ikea.  I like how the gray check balances out the more feminine pink and faux fur in the room. We did a cheater’s Board and Batten treatment on her walls which means we did the battens directly over the textured sheetrock without adding the “board.”  This treatment adds such dimension and detail to a room!  (Although it can make it a bit trickier to hang artwork, mirrors, etc.)  The board and batten is painted Sherwin Williams Creamy, and the…

I read somewhere awhile back…maybe in House Beautiful magazine?…. that most people never finish the last 10% of a room.  The last 10% is the final details, the little ribbons and bows, the perfect colored vase, the right picture frame. I must admit I am truly guilty of this.  Guilty of “finishing” before I’m really finished.  It’s somehow easier to select paint for a room, arrange furniture, decide on colors, etc. than sticking to the discipline of all those final details. But what I’m learning is that the final details are so much FUN, which is why I persisted through sweat and tears, canceled travel plans, power outages, and online digital glitches to complete our Little Miss’s space this week. And we’re pretty tickled about it, she and I. Her walls were already turquoise (BM Gulf Stream), but with our recent love of orange and yellow, we wanted to incorporate those colors into her space. I think we managed…