[Noteworthy ~ In Taiwan most rental apartments have all white walls. It is fairly uncommon to find a rental apartment here with brightly colored walls or a landlord that would grant you permission to paint. Luckily for us, we have negotiated with our own landlady and she is very cooperative (as discussed in previous post).]
I wanted to be sure we have some pictures to show baby Gerock when he's older what his first home looked like in Taipei!
|Wall at Entry: Freshly painted room, Super challenging puzzle completed by Yours Truly,|
new IKEA chair (not a traditional rocking chair, but it rocks a *little*)
We hunted across Taipei for the perfect rocking chair and could hardly find any contenders. Apparently, the Taiwanese have yet to be introduced to a good wooden rocking chair on a nice big Southern porch... Thankfully, this IKEA chair is designed with some give and can serve the same purpose.
|Wall at Right of Entry: New wall stickers,|
dresser/diaper changing station, drawer labels by Mom (me)
I discovered many cute wall stickers online from a Taiwanese auction website and much to my dismay I was unable to order them (my inability to read the Chinese on the website and lack of a local credit card). After resigning to the a room without fun stickers... I discovered the exact set I'd had my heart set on at the nearest night market by our home (RaoHe Night Market)! :)
|Removable wall stickers above the diaper changing station ~ |
baby Gerock already enjoys gazing at them while we change his dipe
|I made a few labels for the dresser drawers|
|New curtains, selected and made at the Yongle Fabric Market|
|Close up of our Down-On-The-Farm curtains|
And finally, here is photo of the puzzle we had framed for baby's room. This is buy a popular local artist. The picture is called lucky apple. This was THE hardest puzzle I have EVER completed! I figured I wouldn't have much time for puzzles after baby's arrival. Glad I finished this one in time.
We may not have a theme, but if you know me well, you'd also know I love elephants... What is that you say reaching up into the tree branches on the puzzle?