Thursday, June 3, 2010

It's Done!

Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish. ~ John Jakes

I spent the last week painting Beanie's bedroom, as promised.  Could I have picked a MORE beautiful week to spend it indoor smelling paint fumes?  I don't think so.  Still, it's done.  And I really took my time this time, removing (scraping) paint from previous endeavors from the baseboards and window frame and cleaning thoroughly so that the tape would stick.

I was a little worried about the colors I chose, although I took a pillow sham with me to compare colors, I still thought that the pale green might be a little TOO minty (or lime sherbety as the case may be), and the blue, TOO blue.  But both look beautiful and match the blue and green polkadot quilt that now adorns her bed.

I also picked up an inexpensive armoire off of Craigslist and painted it to match the room.  Note to those who might wish to attempt the same...DON'T.  Well, you can but don't attempt to paint over laminate.  The paint won't stick.  After several coats I finally have the outside looking as I want and am going to quit while I am ahead.
  
So, the bedroom is put back together.  I have a few more small things I need to do and I'll post pictures.  But overall, I'm proud of this one.


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