Tuesday, August 17, 2010

i give up!

I really wanted to show you a clean and completed room, but "clean" just isn't in Regan's blood and I just have not been able to get it all done as quickly as I had wanted. So, for better or worse, this is how Regan's room looks right now. In case you've forgotten, this is what the room used to look like, but Regan decided about a year ago that she does NOT like pink!

When she was choosing her colors, she decided she liked the strips and wanted to keep them, so I re-taped the white and painted over with blue and green. That part was easy, but because the walls are textured it is impossible to not have some seepage of the colors under the tape. In case you are wondering, it took me about 3 hours with a teeny paint brush to touch up the white stripes.
The curtains are the top sheet from her sheet set ($15 with coupon at Bed Bath and Beyond, not bad for 100% cotton curtains and sheets). I have not put top sheets on the kids beds for years because they just kick them down the the end of the bed and never use them! We found the quilt on clearance at Target yesterday and did not realize until we got home that some of the circles have the same green with white polka-dot pattern that her curtains and sheets do!

The built in book shelf used to be a dark stain, we decided to paint it white to help brighten up a dark room (only one window with a large tree just outside it) and I think it makes the room feel a bit bigger too. The closet curtain is a $3 Walmart sheet. Took me about 10 minutes to make a pocket for the tension curtain rod that holds it up. Oh, and the blank canvas (above the fan) will eventually have a USA map.
The ribbon I used on this lamp was the inspiration for the colors Regan chose.

This dresser used to have a dark cherry stain, I sanded it down and painted it Caterpillar green (sorry dad!), yowzers that's bright, but I think it is Regan's favorite part of the make-over! We hand painted the knobs together with the colors of the wall and bed frame.

Eventually there will be a BIG bean bag chair in this corner (I just ordered the bean bag fill today)! And hopefully one of these days the room will be clean enough for me to do a real reveal with all projects complete and everything put back where it belongs!
Next up? Painting over those flowers in the boys room!


Courtney said...

i like how regan matches the sheets and the room :-) what did you do with the old pink headboard? it's shape was really fun.

musicalmary said...

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