Horsing Around and Around

Horsing Around and Around

I could hear the dull drumbeat of  horse hooves overhead, faintly at first, but pounding stronger and stronger as I struggled to open my eyes. Another sound slowly entered my consciousness, adding to my escalating fears. Circus music. How strangely out of place it seemed. The tune sped up, the notes growing more and more maniacal and frenzied, the organ shrieking out its terrifying melody as I blindly fought to free myself from this spinning carousel of nightmares.  Then I woke up.  And realized I was just in my butt-ugly bedroom.

That, or something like that, is what inspired Julia to transform this room of terrors into the colorful and happy home studio it is today.  Free from the visual torture of the horsey wallpaper and stencils along the baseboard (that’s a new one), she can now express herself in peace!

See more on her blog Chris Loves Julia. 

Have a great Labor Day weekend! 
 I will leave you with this quote I just love from Julia’s wall:

Good advice.


  1. September 1, 2012 / 1:06 AM

    Oh my goodness!! I had that EXACT same “blouson valance” in my bedroom when I was a teenager!! I still have the matching comforter… it’s now used for camping. Ha! I did have a much more tasteful border, though… brown wicker baskets with mauve flowers. 🙂

  2. September 1, 2012 / 1:09 AM

    Wow the after is great, bold, & inspiring!

  3. September 1, 2012 / 1:10 AM

    I really like the blue ceiling with the white walls. I don’t know if I would have the guts to do it, though.

  4. September 1, 2012 / 1:33 AM

    My favorite part was your short story in the beginning! ;o)

  5. September 1, 2012 / 1:33 AM

    My favorite part was your short story in the beginning! ;o)

  6. September 1, 2012 / 2:15 AM

    LOVE the curtain. The fabric is to die for. And love the blue ceiling.

  7. Anonymous
    September 1, 2012 / 5:19 AM

    Wow, great makeover! Love the curtains!

  8. September 4, 2012 / 8:59 AM

    Thanks for this value able post. I have read all the things very carefully its really a helpful and effective post.

  9. September 10, 2012 / 9:30 PM

    Ooh, I am a big fan of her studio AND her paintings! Beautiful and simple.

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