Saturday, August 11, 2012

Progress

Pin It Now! Ok, so I am finally 3/4 of the way done with my daughter's room. I am feeling a sense of accomplishment because it has been 6 months since the first branch on her tree was sketched in chalk. The tree - DONE, the desk - DONE, the mini wall gallery above desk - DONE. It feels so good to check this off my list before school starts up in 2 weeks. My husband (at his leisure) will put up the crown molding as promised (there is no going back since we didn't paint the strip near the ceiling as you will see in the pics below). You also can't tell, but the ceiling is 2-3 shades darker for contrast. I will also make her a quilt of some kind. Just when I finally think I have picked out the quilt pattern that I like, I see something else. The fabric of choice is Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom line. Although, I may make a cream or brown ruffled comforter (anthropology style) with a bunch of cool throw pillows with that fabric. Any thoughts? Would a quilt look too busy? Well, enjoy the desk before and after pics and have a great weekend everyone!

 BEFORE - This is a thrifted desk that I picked up for $12. It was painted with a yellowish cream color in high-gloss paint which looked weird and made for a rough writing surface. So this pic is after my hubby sanded and painted it pink for me.



     AFTER - I distressed it of course and added the wooden pieces under the  knobs to make it look more vintage. My husband did not understand why I would mess up a perfectly good paint job. :-)                         
Tree Wall Mural



Little Birds

Thrifted shelf with owl friends.

Mini wall gallery with handmade goodies and the Shabby Rocking Horse.



10 comments:

  1. That gallery wall with the butterflies is just genius! and the tree mural...wonderful. The desk fits in perfectly.

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  2. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW We are so totally blown away with the tree mural...it is AWESOME!!!! Incredible! Fabulous! Outstanding! So incredibly UNIQUE!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! The distressed desk is fabulous and it's pink!!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Junkin Joe...sending hugs!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea!! And everything is better in pink, right? ;-) What more can a girl ask for!
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. This is so cute! I absolutely adore the tree. I think the ruffled comforters look great in simple colors--I made one with dropcloths. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my blg--I am a new follower!

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    1. Thanks so much! Aren't dropcloths and amazing thing. I will have to think about that. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Seriously....I am president if your tree's fan club! I love it! You are crazy talented!

    Thank you so much for inspiring me today!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Thank you so Mrs. President. ;)
      PS. I love your blog

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  5. love the desk, but, that tree is amazing, chrissie!

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