Thursday, August 9, 2012
Little Girls' Room
Now that the Alameda Point Antique Faire is over, I'm diving head first into redoing Elizabeth and Miranda's room -- two spunky and totally adorable twin girls who will be six this fall.
I was tasked with finding them new beds, and these are the vintage frames I found for $15 each. They were an unsightly shiny electric blue color, so I've been spending my time toning that down a bit to a light aqua. I was really happy to find grey primer because it I think it's a nice mid-tone that bridges the gap between the darker blue and the lighter aqua.
I'm trying out the Gripper brand vs. my standard Zinnser BIN after Lane recommended it. It's perfect for this application because of the spindles. Zinnser is thin and would drip like crazy every time I ran a brush over the spindle, but Gripper is thick enough to stick without excessive dripping. I'm really happy with it so far.
Here are some of the patterns and colors going into their room. Lots of blues -- aquas, turquoise, and navy. And lots of warmer pinks, oranges and corals. Aren't the animal silhouettes cute? My business parnter, Wendy, made them, and I think they're perfect.
My next task will be to attempt to create two floor-to-ceiling bulletin boards which will go behind each bed. They'll be covered with the burlap and trimmed with the navy and aqua ribbon. Ever heard of homasote? That's what I'm using for the bulletin board material. Have you ever made a bulletin board from homasote? Any tips?