Friday, May 29, 2009

too soon?

my friend Megan's 2 year old son James (who is adorable and very active) left her a gift on the sofa yesterday.  

Luckily the sofa is scotch guarded and the markers he used were washable, but just in case I sent her this article from the nytimes and told her that it is one of my favorite house ever because it is.  
Pamela Bell had her daughter's 7th grade class cover her John Derian sofa in fabric marker graffiti, and let her son have his way with fabric paint on a couple of chairs.  I love this idea so much and when we have kids I plan on giving them some chairs to draw on.  My only concern would be that they might get confused about where and on what it is appropriate to draw at other people's houses. 


OmnisLucis said...

that's one happy sofa! it would suit a kid's room perfectly and would make a wonderful birthday activity/gift.

Courtney said...

Ha! I'm sure that your friend must be a little relieved about her sofa, but if it had not been so lucky, she certainly could have taken inspiration from the NY times article!

And yes, you might have to make sure the kid's were old enough to understand when and where it was appropriate to draw on furniture :)

Have a great weekend, Abigail!

Shawna said...

That is such a great idea! I'll have to do it one day with my future kids. The couch is white.... It would be plain and eventually worn and stained. With the decorations it's vibrant and tells a hell of a story!

Sam said...

That shot of the room with the light and the sofa and the orange carpet is so...happy looking! I love it!