I can't believe we are already at week four! This is the part in the challenge where you see your vision truly come to life.
I was THRILLED to partner with Tonic Living who agreed to make the Roman shade for our little girls space. They are one of my favorite companies, and their fabric selection they offer is OUTSTANDING! My original plan was to do a valance in the Paint Palette Punch fabric, and a white roman shade with matching pink banding. Last minute, I decided to simplify it with a white shade and a outside border of the floral pattern. The shades came in the mail yesterday, and I literally squealed in delight when I opened the package. They. were. perfect!!!!
Within two hours I had them hung. I will update a post on hanging them in another post, but lets just say anyone who owns a drill could do it! Here's a sneak peek:
My week was filled with painting projects.
It started with the dresser. I had refinished this not so long ago, but it didn't match the color scheme.
I have heard rave reviews on this Amy Howard, Lacquer spray paint. This eggplant color was a risk, but I thought it would tie in the magenta color beautifully
The first coat went on smoothly, but I panicked a bit with the color. I called a handful of people to talk me off the edge of backing down from this color, and decided the colors would play nice together. See the fabric swatch laying next to it? Looks great, right?
Two coats of the eggplant color, and a couple of top coats later it was done. I rolled the drawers a nice matte white, sealed them with a few top coats, and my dresser was done! The spray paint went on really smooth, but the sealant that you spray on was crazy blotchy. I ended up rolling the top with a poly coat and a foam roller just to even it out. Not sure where I went wrong with it, but in the end it turned out great.
Next onto the light fixture. If you recall in the original board I put together, I planned on keeping her original light
But as the room evolved, I realized she needed something more bold, so I found this Ikea one
But the color was all wrong, and it wasn't anything a couple cans of spray paint couldn't fix!
I went with a white matte finish for the outside. This is my FAVORITE spray paint ever. It literally bonds to anything and with an amazing finish.
After the white dried, I flipped it over and sprayed the inside with this bold magenta color.
There's that fun stencil again!
SO much fun!
Remember that adorable artwork I shared last week? I took it to Hobby Lobby and got it framed! I splurged a little and got the museum glass put on there so there was no glare. I think it looks pretty sweet!
I'm working on adding some pizzaz to her bed this week, and show you her cute little bedding! I'm also adding some SUPER fun finishing touches, Including this cute little growth chart..
I am grateful for the companies who trusted my vision for this space and partnered with me on this room!
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