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April 24, 2009

Johnson’s Wax Decorating Ideas for A Weepy Girl

personalities001rErr…I mean…for the Romantic type. Which, according to Johnson Wax is the type of girl to weep at the end of stories or movies with sad endings.  You poor, poor girl.

In any case, today is another excerpt from the great book, “How To Have A Prettier Room” by Johnson’s Wax. No publication date on this one, but from the illustrations I am guessing in the 50’s. Last time we looked at how the Artistic Type should decorate, but today we are going to focus all of our…err…dreamy planning skills on decorating for the Romantic Type.  Or something.

I do like the pearls and the bow though. I think I might have to steal that look….

First off, determining if you are the Romantic Type:


Are you dreamy and weepy?  Are you sentimental and do you like pink? Do you keep a diary and plan ahead?  No wait…is that last one right?  Anyway, here you go!  The Romantic Room of your dreams. Actually, the room looks cute, especially the hat rack with purses on it. romantic-type001

Hmm…splatterpainting a wood floor, huh?  I don’t know if I feel comfortable with painting a wood floor, unless it is really, really beat up, but the picture is cute.  I LOVE the dressing table with the pink accents. But what I don’t understand is this: how can the Romantic Girl be able to saw and assemble her own dressing table when the Artistic Girl had to ask her brother for help to complete her desk, which is basically the same structure? Hmm…a mystery that may never be solved….romantic-type003

I love the satin heart bulletin board!  So cute.  Also the ruffled skirt is an idea that I have actually used in previous years.  Once again, the hat rack is awesome.

So, that is it for you Romantic Types!  Still to come, the Outdoor Type and the Prom Personality….ummmm…hooray?

This post is submitted in the Hooked on Fridays party at Hooked on Houses!  Go see what else others are hooked on this week…Also at Fifi’s Fashionable Fridays party, check out everyone else’s fashion picks!

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6 Responses to Johnson’s Wax Decorating Ideas for A Weepy Girl

  1. Gayle Reply

    April 24, 2009 at 11:12 am

    This is great! I love those vintage pictures!

  2. Fifi Flowers Reply

    April 24, 2009 at 11:44 am

    I LOVE old advertising… tres chic!
    ENJOY your weekend!

  3. Kris Reply

    April 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    Isn’t it fun to see how things were done in the 50’s. I was born in the early 50’s so I do have some knowledge about how things were done by my mother. I’m with you on splattering the wood floor with paint…don’t know if I would dare even try it? And I don’t remember the shirring tape but it sounds interesting and easier than I think it would be to make a dust ruffle now.


  4. rue Reply

    April 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    That is so cute! I love those old decorating books 🙂


  5. Laura at Decor to Adore Reply

    April 25, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Oh this is a hoot! Thank you for the smile and style!

    Please stop by my blog. I am hosting a 200th post giveaway.

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