The one where I'm just now, in the middle of April, checking off just one thing. Yes, just one item, number 3 can now be crossed off the list. Insert happy dance here. Organize the toy closet - check; paint the girl's built-ins -chiggy-check! I'm not even going into why number 1 and 2 aren't done yet. Let's just say this is why I didn't bother making a list for March or April. Whatever, today I'm celebrating the fact that the beasts are finally complete. Woo to the hoo!
This is the only before picture I could find. What can I say, I'm a bad blogger.
Just imagine that they were all white. I painted the backs with chalkboard paint and painted the detail on the drawers black. Both bookcases were also given a fresh coat of white paint which made a world of difference in person but doesn't really convey in photos.
The part that took the longest was painting the detail moulding black.
I had to wait until the white paint had cured first; I gave it about a week to be safe. Then I taped, sanded, and painted with a black acrylic paint in a satin finish (SW). I probably should have used a tinted primer first because it took probably 6 coats (no lie) to cover the white. Then when I pulled the tape up I had lots of touching up to do as some of the paint was pulled up by the tape. I think this happened because I had to apply so many coats and let the paint dry between each. Let me just say it was a headache, and in the future I will use a tinted primer and hope and pray that works better. I finished the drawers off with a couple coats of poly. It feels good to call them done!
I had the most fun accessorizing these shelves. I love the way everything just pops off the black background. The chalkboard paint brings in such a fun, whimsical vibe.
These are my two Josies. I named my daughter after my mom. It's one of my most favorite pictures. The mirrored frame I purchased at Target many years ago.
The girl likes unicorns. This one I picked up at the dollar store and sprayed it gold (Rustoleum metallic gold).
I also sprayed these silhouette book ends with that same gold. These were all black purchased from Target months ago.
The girl painted this watercolor.
This is her first birthday picture.
Why can't they stay little like this?!
The butterfly mirrors were a Pottery Barn Kids purchase from many years ago. They were part of her nursery design.
I love this little white pedestal bowl (Home Goods). She uses it for her jewels.
I still have a lots to do in this room, but it has come a long way already.
It's getting there - one step at a time. Have you finished up any projects that seem never-ending lately? It feels good to check something off the list even if it did take a whole lot longer than I anticipated.
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