I think I can, I *still* think I can. Repeat.
Things are progressing in the girls' room...slowly but surely.
We finally chose a paint color, and it was not easy. I wanted a lighter gray tone, but the light in the room just made them all look either too warm or too blue.
We ended up choosing "Persian Seed Pearl" Colorplace at Walmart. I have to say as pleased as I have been with this paint in the past, and after using expensive brands to compare to, I was very disappointed in the consistency of this one. It dripped and dripped and dripped some more. But, I will say that two light coats covered the pink, and my little helper and I were able to stay on top of the drips.
The color is truly fabulous. We all love it and the room looks so fresh, clean and bright now.
I am, however, way behind. We have so many other things going on that this project seems to be going at a snail's pace despite my intentions to get it done by Saturday.
Several things are ordered and on the way, though.
The crystal chandelier should arrive Thursday. It was a bargain at $83 and free shipping.
I ordered twin matelasse coverlets and pillow shams.
I seriously found a bargain in these twin duvet covers with the colors they wanted, so I will use this fabric as a jumping off point for the rest of the room and see what I can find at my local fabric store that coordinates.
I have painted Isabelle's dresser, and it is way beyond what I could have ever imagined.
Some of you might remember this is the dresser I meticulously stripped of its white paint several years ago and you are probably wondering WHY I, a wood purist in every sense, would even *THINK* of painting it. It was always painted, and that's how I remember it in my grandmother's house, so I'm sure she would approve and that's honestly all that matters to me:-) Just wait until you see it...
Things I still need to do are:
-find bed frames and come up with something for headboards
-paint a dressing table and mirror
-paint antique washstand
-final coat of wax on existing armoire and dresser
-find a decent small armoire
(There are a couple armoires on craigslist that could be perfect, but they are about an hour away, so we haven't had a chance to look at them yet)
-find fabric for over bed
-find window treatment fabric
-find throw rugs
-find or make bed skirts
I'm trying not to panic. Really I am--even though I have depleted my already low budget for this makeover, I know I can make it happen. And I'm determined to make it happen because my girls deserve a pretty room.
Looking at the bright side, it is coming along, and I'm really excited about how it's going to look when I'm finished--eventually.