Wednesday, 8 June 2011
Little Red Shelf
Another little Jumble treasure. This one not so well received by The Queen of Clean. I think it is cute and the sort of thing that Soulemama would have in her kids rooms (although she'd probably have a beautiful display of wooden kids toys/seasonal nature finds rather than my odd little assortment). I like the size, the colour, the pointy ends on the top and base, I even like the little dinosaur sticker that was stuck in the middle. The Queen of Clean on the other hand thinks it is simply awful. He has accused me of using the word 'vintage' to describe anything fit for the skip.
I was a bit naughty and whipped littlest one into a frenzied state by showing it to him and suggesting he could keep his blackboard chalk on it. Queen of Clean then had no option but to do the honours and get it on the wall. Mean aren't I? My littlest one asking you to do anything is too hard to resist. The glimpse of blackboard you can see there spans the whole wall and it's great to have somewhere to rest the chalk nearby. Yes that is the word 'fart' you can see scrawled on there. What can I say, I am a liberal parent and am willing to help sound out any word if it means a child is engaged in writing practice......
So here it is - my little red shelf for £1. Yes another bargain scored at Saturday's sale. I'm not even going to bother re-painting, I love the cheerful shade of red and it goes well in his room.
What do you do when your taste clashes with your other half - do you resort to underhand strategy like me? Or should I be more respectful that he's getting rather tired of the vintage vibe?