Remember way back when I wrote this post about my daughter’s bedroom? And this one on searching for a bedside table? Well, we did things in stages and I am happy to share a sneak peek with you. There’s still a few things to do yet! (Definitely a case of the shoemaker’s daughter.)
But first, I spent a few hours this weekend spiffing up her dresser. It was her change table/dresser when she was a baby but is still in great shape.
So what colour to paint? Off white to match her side table? Black because it always looks crisp? Or a fun colour taken from her headboard fabric (below)? Yes, M agreed that the red would be a good choice.
I used Beauti-tone’s Cranberry, part of the Style at Home colour collection. The paint expert at my local Home Hardware, where Beauti-tone is sold exclusively, suggested I use the Trim and Door paint which gives a finish similar to semi-gloss.
That’s her artwork and accessories are from Anthropologie, West Elm and Ikea.
Tips for Painting Pine Furniture Red
1) Prime with a Primer/Sealer like Zinsser BIN as it will seal the knots.
2) Prime again with a primer specifically made for red paints. I already had some Ralph Lauren primer on hand so I used that.
3) I painted three coats of the Cranberry paint and may do another one still. After two coats, it was still looking more like a hot pink than red.
And since you have all been so patient with me, here is a sneak peek at her room so far. But first, the Before:
I originally said I was going to keep her bed but it felt really juvenile so I sold it to my daughter’s friend who loves it!
M loves the headboard that I designed, the West Elm bedding (sheets and quilt) and the peace sign pillow by Rock my Soul that I won. On another post and when everything is done, I will reveal all of the sources.
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