This is the part of the challenge that gets fun. Packages have been arriving that have been filled with all sorts of fun things for her space, but my FAVORITE piece arrived over the weekend when I picked up this custom art.
I have a friend who is an amazingly talented artist. I had been looking around at different pictures of whimsical animal art for her space, and came across this flamingo one. I instantly knew I wanted a picture of our little one with a flamingo!
She asked me to send a profile picture of our little Kasandra, so I sent her this one.
Within a few days, she had something sketched up. After a few back and forth's, we landed on this! Isn't it the sweetest?!!! She is amazing! My goal is to get it framed ASAP because I am so paranoid about something happening to it!
I re-evaluated the board and batten plan for the walls. Originally, I thought it would add some much needed texture to the space. Once the room was painted and I taped off where the bed and dresser would go, I quickly realized that it would be a lot of work with little effect. Her room is small and once everything is put back in place you would hardly notice a wall treatment. So I decided to add some crown moulding and call it a day.
We purchased primed, four inch MDF crown pieces. Normally I would have chosen wood, but considering this would be on the ceiling in a kids space, I went with the most economical.
After two coats of this paint, we were ready to install.
Our good friend Handy Andy came over to lend us a hand, and thank goodness he did. I kind of forgot that you need to be a certified genius to figure out the cut angles on crown moulding. Even with a jig to follow we still somehow managed to make wrong cuts, and I found myself back at Home Depot buying another twelve feet of moulding.
As soon as we figured out the angles for the corners, it went really fast, and a few hours later it was done!
I puttied the holes, caulked the corners, and touched it all up. It looks fabulous!
We also started assembling the bed. I've never known a five year old so interested in home projects. She took the tool and went to town. Sure it took three more hours than it should had, but she was so happy to be involved, so I let her go for it!
Here's the updated schedule:
Week 3: DIY projects
and start bed assembly
Week4: Drapery arrives. Finish up painting, and all DIY projects
Week 5: Install week, take pictures and finishing touches
Week 6: FINAL REVEAL!
Stay tuned.. You don't want to miss the next update! Follow me along over at Instagram for some other sneak peeks throughout the week. Follow the Hashtag: #kascolorfulroom
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I am grateful for the companies who trusted my vision for this space and partnered with me on this room!