It was four months ago that we bought this house, to the day. (It feels like longer.)
Such a milestone should have fanfare, so how about we celebrate with something pink?
This is the bedroom our daughter inhabits. Our five-year-old daughter with a sparkly personality. I suggested painting it a stylish color like a silvery-gray (“Think of all the bright colors we could accent it with! Yellow! Pink!”), but that idea was rejected as not special or fancy. I thought about what my favorite color would be if I was young, almost six years old, and it would be unabashedly pink. So pink it is.
In case you could forget, this “before” picture pretty much sums up the way all the bedrooms in this house looked when we bought it. That was a burlap wall with crazy wallpaper underneath.
It was a plain room, and kind-of small, and I really want each bedroom to have something memorable about it, so I decided that the large window in the center of the wall that you see when you first walk into the room would be perfect with bookcases on both sides.
(Thanks to my brother for helping!)
The bookcases were planned and built, and the paint rolled. A built-in desk will go under the window. Next the new crown molding will wrap around the top of the shelves to make them look as though they were always there. The bookcases are being primed and painted white this week for crisp, bold contrast. More to come…
(Doesn’t that last bit sound a little like HGTV? I can tell I’ve been watching it lately.)