It all started while I was reading "Madeline" to Lydia. The book dropped and she went to grab it. The cover ended up ripping in half. I thought it was sad that such a pretty cover was ruined. So yellow, gray and black. Within about 10 seconds I had a plan to use that pretty ruined cover.
I've had this cardboard playhouse in a box for 2 years, just waiting to be put together.
I had extra yellow paint from our guest bathroom. Lots of black and white scrapbook paper.
After a few late nights......
We have this.
I cut lots of triangles out of different black and white paper and hung them like a bunting.
They are glued down, so you don't actually have to bother with making anything from fabric.
The window shades are covered with velvety paper to give them a little texture.
It seemed the French thing to do.
I used Modge Podge for all my glueing. That "sky light" window at the top is decorated with lots of black velvet stickers against the yellow paint. I modge podged over them to make sure they sticked.
The bird pillow was made by Nikki at Nature's Heirloom.
The other two pillows were Hobby Lobby clearance.
You can see part of the ruined Madeline cover on the door. I glued it to a nice basic background paper. Don't you just love those 12 little girls in two straight lines?
We've already spent lots of time reading in this cheery little hideaway. I think my love of yellow is spreading to my daughter. (She still likes pink most of all though.)
Ah Madeline, douceur même.