The impending Holidays have ignited a fire under my arse, and I am determined to finish my daughter’s Big Girl Room
this year! It’s time to get serious….that means I can’t do laundry, cook dinner, or shuttle kids until it’s done! And while I’m delusional dreaming, let’s throw in no work either.
Okay, since reality doesn’t play that game, I’ll just dedicate my
5 minutes free time to solely her projects until it’s done. And really, I’m starting to get very excited about how it’s coming together.
Remember my Craigslist score:
She’s now officially girly, thanks to Sherwin Williams Radish:
It’s waterbased, so goes on thin, dries quickly, isn’t overly stinky…and has stuck to everything I’ve ever painted without sanding.
that’s what she said
Since my paint is such a deep color, I added black, left over from my front doors, to the primer as tint. Using a foam roller, I covered the wood completely:
Again, I used a foam roller for the flat surfaces, and a small foam craft brush for all the
annoying intricate crevices. I know it’s a little hard to get amped up about it while it’s sitting bare in my garage…so let me show off my photo-editing skills with a before and after shot:
It took two coats of paint, and a third in some of the larger, more visible areas.
I still haven’t decided on the monogram, but look how stinking cute this bed will look with one:
Hopefully this bed (and new mattresses I’ve yet to buy…have you seen the price of mattresses?!) will be set up in her room soon. I think Babygirl’s crib is about to collapse around her. (Yes, she’s 4 1/2 and still in a crib, shut it!!!)
Speaking of, does anyone have any mattress-shopping tips? What about her crib…I don’t think I should sell or donate a severely loved one, but I hate to just trash something. Ideas?