That’s what can happen when you recolor a room in your home. You also may discover a new you.
I love to watch young children with their coloring books. Depending on their ages, some color carefully within the lines, choosing the hues carefully and closely following real-life examples. Others take a more free-form approach. After all, who says a king’s face can’t be purple?
Children’s creativity can be nurtured in so many ways. Have you ever watched children playing with a dollhouse? And I don’t mean just little girls. Little boys like to move furniture around the rooms as well. The decorating seed can be planted early and the dollhouse often is where it all begins.
I sometimes find vintage dollhouses in the shops on South Dixie Highway’s Antique Row in West Palm Beach. I think they can make fun projects for families with young children.
During this time of quarantine, a child might find enjoyment repainting a dollhouse, inside and out. Mom and Dad might help little ones make curtains for the tiny windows. And together you can find pictures of handsome rugs in design magazines or catalogs that can be cut out and laid on the dollhouse floors.
There’s also plenty of miniature furniture on the market, and that includes online sources. Perhaps your miniature dining table is in need of miniature cups and saucers.
If one is handy with plywood and has an architectural style in mind, a new dollhouse can be built from the ground up. There are patterns available for dollhouses in styles from Victorian mansions to New England cottages.
A love of decorating can start early, in the same way that becoming a great skier often begins on the slopes at an early age.
With more parents opting to home-school these days, an art class at home can be a happy time to bond with siblings and parents. Isn’t it ironic that this devastating pandemic has helped bring so many families closer together, whether they’re cooking, making art or even exploring the world of decorating?
So true! When my son was young, I took a castoff, plastic dollhouse, stripped off the old decorations, and pasted on new pictures from decorating magazines with poster glue so they could be easily updated. The house went from bland to Wayne Manor from Batman. My son and I enjoyed playing with the now upscale mansion.