The Bedroom is Done . . . Mostly

Posted on August 21, 2008 - Filed Under Crafty, Kids |

Last weekend, we bought paint and got started on Dorian`s room at long last. I looked and looked, but can`t find my before pics, so here is one of when I started marking out the border line.

Dorian had a blast climbing up on this mattress and sliding down and I let him stay up late while I painted the top part of the room. He loved it.

The paint we had on the wall before was a really pale blue and it just got sucked into the plaster, leaving a really splotchy, ugly room that I detested. But first we had no money to repaint and then I was pregnant and while I thought Dante was a boy, the doctor wasn`t sure and so I didn`t want to paint the room in a super boy theme if it turned out I was having a girl. Then things got hectic and nothing more happened with the room. Until now.

I spent two days painting like mad. There was a real gap in there thanks to everyone puking around here! But today, I finally finished the last coats on the border and we moved furniture back in. Dante hasn`t moved back in yet, because he was still vomiting last night and I`d rather wait until I`m sure he`s ok to make a big move. His crib will go by the door.

The colors are actually a little darker in real life. It took two coats of paint on the upper half and FOUR on the bottom. I seriously can`t believe I painted the same spot four times. Then the border was another four layers. And then I had to touch up everything because the cheap masking tape we bought ended up peeling paint off the wall! But at long long last, it is done.

The theme is stars, but I`m so utterly sick of paint at the moment that I can`t handle painting stars. So we are going to make paper ones to stick on the wall . . . that way we can always take them down when they get sick of stars. lol. Besides, this dresser is really bright with all the blue and yellow in there and it totally makes this a kids` room.

This room isn`t quite done, either. I have to hang fabric on the ceiling to cover the ugly tin roof and put up pictures. Dorian and Irving are rooting for the Puppy Love painting to go in there if I ever finish it. We`ll see. Here`s where it sits at the moment . . . unfinished and annoying me!

I might do some simpler stuff that actually goes with the size of the room. :D

Comments

5 Responses to “The Bedroom is Done . . . Mostly”

  1. Renee on August 22nd, 2008 8:58 am

    Wow, you’ve been busy! Looks great!

  2. Connie on August 24th, 2008 1:44 am

    You’ve done a great job! It looks wonderful! Love the color :-)

  3. CHristine on August 25th, 2008 8:55 am

    You did a great job!

  4. Jessica K on August 25th, 2008 3:28 pm

    That looks fantastic! Isn’t it funny how painting projects seem so easy in the planning stage, but when you start them, they always take forever!
    I love that your boys want your painting in their room. Doesn’t that just make you happy? :)

  5. Gloria on August 26th, 2008 6:56 am

    I really admire how you do everything on your own! I remember you painted the dresser too. You just have that creativity, grit and determination. Hey, it might took longer but at least it’s done now, right? The room looks lovely!

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