Pinterest is so inspiring…

I love to PIN PIN PIN!! And I also love to DO DO DO!! I sit putting Mia to bed and because I am the fun one I have to really work hard at not tickling or playing or talking to her… So I think about all the beautiful rooms I see on Pinterest and start creating the lists in my head of what I want to do in her room… As she is finally in the place I plan to keep her I can finally do whatever we want. And she’s 2 so we have her in a daybed and have begun going from baby to big girl!!

Here are a few things I have done… I painted stripes on just this one wall- will do the rest in a bit. I plan to put up chair rail as soon as I make to the ReStore to get it!! I refinished this beautiful French Provincial chest and put all the paintings Brookelyn has done for her on that wall as a focal point… I plan to paint frames around them all like I saw on pinterest and Pinned!! I also repainted her ugly brass fan with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint… It sticks to everything under the sun without priming. Yes it’s almost $40 a quart but it’s sooo worth it to me!! We all know I LOVE LOVE LOVE chalk paint!! It is my new best friend!!

Here is a sneak at what I have been up to in her room!!

Fan: i started with Paris Gray, didn’t like. Then Old Ochre which is a cream color but turned khaki on the gray… so then added a coat of Old White… charmed!! I painted the blades Versailles… I will say if I did this again I would take the blades off… good night nelly what a pain it was to try and paint around them… and I thought taking them down would take too long… Take them off and do yourself the favor!!

Before:

After: I did wax with both dark and clear wax. Rubbing many of the areas to bring all the layers I painted to come thru. I plan to go hunting some new globes!! Nothing ever really pretty about a fan but in Texas it’s a necessity!!

And the gorgeous dresser is redone in Provence and accented in Old Ochre. Minimal distressing and Clear Wax.

before: one of the hardware pieces in broken on the top drawer. The previous owner tried to repair but it didn’t look good or work good. So I have one ordered. It was hard to find but I did!! so excited!!

after:

I have the headboard and footboard to make a new daybed from… that is on the plan for my hunny to help me with list!! I have an inspiring Pin for that one too!!

And then I have the date with my sewing machine to sew ruffles on her curtains!! I am so excited to make all the changes. And it feels good to do somethings that you want done for your own home!!

Thanks for stopping in. Come back soon… I have so much more to share!!

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  1. GypsyFleur says:

    Never thought of the FAN using ASCP!! Love that!! Lovely blog:)

  2. Maureen says:

    The dresser looks beautiful. You did a great job!

  3. Amanda says:

    Hi There! I found you via FFF at Miss Mustard Seed’s! Great transformations! I am an ASCP enthusiast myself and was excited to pin your dresser to my “Paint it Annie” inspiration board! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

  4. Lori Young says:

    Thank you Amanda!! and Maureen!!

  5. Fabulous Post .. I have the same bedroom suite awaiting a refinish.
    I have also done the tissue flowers in my daughters room. Great minds think alike.

    Cheers Niamh
    http://www.KathleenaThomasDesigns.com

  6. Love that color. Does it have a bit of teal to it? Any tips with ASCP?

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