Few “before and afters” are as satisfying as the ones from Cal’s room. Her bedroom was crazy hideous before we got to work. I can appreciate a red paint as much as the next guy, but a very bright “primary color” red, plus sponge painting on top of that, AND the unfinished paint job at the ceiling line – Woof.
I simply love her room, now. I think it’s decorated in a way that will grow with her and could be perfectly suitable for a future baby boy. It’s cozy, cheerful, and every piece of art on the walls is hand-made by myself. I want Cal to look at the things on her walls and feel the love and patience her Mom put in to each crafted piece.
AfterWhat was done: Hardwood floors refinished and stained darker, baseboard trim installed and painted (Benjamin Moore – Dove White), wall paint (Benjamin Moore – Gray Horse). Closet re-designed and painted (Behr – Caribbean Green) Paper mache fox head (complete with inter-changeable fabric bow-tie), embroidery hoop wall art, gold-leaf “C”, floral guitar pillow, and peach crate, all hand-crafted by me. What still needs to be done: new wall shelves for above the changing table (Land of Nod), more art (Rifle Paper Co.), install new curtain rod and sew curtains (not yet decided on orange or gold stripe), new carpet (Target).
I’d say Cal’s room is 95% complete. We still need: curtains, a rug, more art, shelves, and eventually adding new bi-fold doors to the closet (because our mischievous baby will certainly want to rummage through those open shelves once she’s mobile)