Kinley's room is the only room that has actually been made over. The paint job was okay before but a little dark for our taste. Not to mention her walls are fake wood paneling and whoever painted them before us didn't do it correctly so the paint would just peel off. One afternoon Kinley decided to peel off substantial amounts of paint during her nap time, thus requiring a new paint job sooner than later.
Which led us to this:
1. Peel off every piece of paint in the entire room.
2. Prime walls.
3. Paint walls.
4. Realize the paint is still peeling off.
Cry. Cry. Cry.
5. Peel off every piece of paint in the entire room.
6. Sand entire room with a hand sander.
7. Clean walls.
8. Prime walls.
9. Paint walls.
Vow to never paint again.
We also re-painted her dresser and added new knobs. It's a very light pink color with pink heart knobs if you can't tell by the picture. This project took two days due to four layers of paint that had to be scrapped off.
Again, never painting again.
My friend Jenny and I made some curtains for her bare windows. Y'all this was so easy. No sew. Cheap. Quick. Oh, and no painting involved.
My kinda project.
I really stink at giving instructions on how to do this stuff so if you want the play by play on the curtains track me down on Pinterest and there it shall be.
I love her finished room, and like always, the hard work pays off and is rewarding. Now all that's left is to hit garage sales, antique shops, thrift stores and the clearance rack at Target to cover up some of her wall space. That's my favorite part!
Y'all it's like 13 degrees in Missouri. FAH-REEZ-ING! I added my double wedding ring quilt to Kinley's bed (as you can see in the bottom left corner), and I adore having it in her room. It blends perfectly into the shabby chic look we are going for and has so much meaning to me. My mom had it made for me by a family member when I was a little girl and gave it to me when I got married.
Kinley is already telling me it's going to be hers one day. :)
As always, in true Gandy's Simple Life style, the décor is simple. One of my favorite pieces is this painting done by my friend Jenny. I'm in love. She did one for Harper's room to that is so so good. The kiss me goodnight picture was the first thing we bought when we found out we were pregnant with Kinley and is still one of my favorites also.
So there you have it! A complete D.I.Y. room make over.
And believe me.
If we can do it you can do it!