Remember this update on Lou’s big girl room? Well, I was finally able to paint her bed. This bed has special meaning, it was mine when I was a little girl. I had to prime it first. The bed was originally white, but my brother painted it black when he inherited it for his bachelor pad in Georgetown. Gone are his bachelor days… He’s now living in the burbs with his wife, Milena and baby girl, Olivia. They didn’t need the bed in their new house and I thought it would be so great for Lou to have it.
It took me almost an entire day to paint this baby. Here is is (back to white) with the primer.
… And the finished product. I used Duron’s Melon Shine. I love the color!
I am somewhat embarrassed to show this picture as there is still so much left to do on “Project Big Girl Room.” But we’ve come a long way, baby. Here’s a peek at what that poor little girl was sleeping on for two months until her Momma painted her bed.
So uncomfortable. It was two mattresses stacked together. No wonder why she wouldn’t stay in her bed!
As you can see, her room is pretty small. Here are some shots of it when we were awaiting the arrival of it’s original occupant. Perfect for a crib!
A little more crammed with a Big Girl Bed…
But we are making progress. I just picked up the green pillows and coverlet at HomeGoods for a grand total of $80. God, I love that store. The “Anna” letters will be 86’ed. I’m in the process of designing her new bedskirt and a few other really exciting changes are in the works. The bookshelves should be done this week. I am sorry to say that most of the fabrics that I used (I originally designed the nursery 6 years ago) are now discontinued.
Stay tuned.. This one’s gonna be GOOD.