“Mum, you need to passion up a bit,” said The Second Little Pig sometime ago, referring to my lack of lipstick and ordinary attire. She would totally disapprove of the natural, relaxed look that I’m aiming for with House By The Water, if I let her have a say. We don’t know where she’s got it from, but somehow The Second Little Pig (from hereon referred to as P2) has a kind of pizzazz, a crazy style sense that can only be pulled off by someone with an unusual amount of energy and lack of inhibition. So for P2’s bedroom we need luxury and sparkles, glamour and glitz, but most of all lots of mirrors! Here’s our common ground:
I wanted to commit to colours because we had a little furniture makeover planned. She wants pink, black, purple and white. 3 out of 4 is fair, don’t you think?
I decided it was time to start warming up my DIY muscles. (They are going to need to be in top shape once the keys to HBTW are ours.) We braved a trip or two (Doesn’t it always take more than one trip to the hardware store?) to the local equivalent of Bunnings or Home Depot, in search of a greyish-pink paint and other supplies.
Cute. P2 spent several days styling and restyling her new dresser and hutch and self-filmed a little “How to style shelves” movie. Maybe we’ve been watching a little too much home-improvement TV. P2 has drawn up a bedroom layout plan, to scale with some help. We have plans to make a fancy head board – light grey velvet(?), some sort of drapey thing to hang over the bed and probably a faux chandelier. Aussie readers, do let me know if you spot a reasonably priced dress-model thingy (I’ve forgotten the proper name again) for hanging jewels, handbags and scarfs on, like the one shown on our mood board.