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I’m not really done…

…but the basic parts of the bed are painted. Yay!

I always have a moment of doubt when I start a project like this, but I’m happy to say that I am now 100% sure that I like the bed better this way.

I talked to Zoe about it yesterday and asked her if she thought we should leave the bed wood-toned.

“No!”, she said.

I asked her why, and she said, “Then it would look….not good.”

There you have it-the authoritative word from Zoe.

I haven’t even started on the drawer part at all, but I don’t think that’ll be terribly time consuming (though it’s going to be a bit of a pain since these drawers are the type that won’t come out all the way).

Did I tell you that one of the slats for the box spring/mattress area broke on the way home?

Well, it did.

But just last night I found a board in our scrap pile that appears to be just the right thickness, so once Mr. FG chops it down to the right length, I think we’ll have ourselves two more slats.

So, we’re getting pretty close to the point where Zoe can actually use her bed, and she and I are both pretty excited about that.


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Monday 18th of June 2012

I love it!!! Amazing what a little paint and time can do :)


Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

So pretty! Love your comment about having a moment of doubt at the beginning of each project -- thanks for that! It is so weirdly comforting and inspiring to hear. I am riven with doubts pretty constantly so you have given hope to this blunderer!


Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

Priskill, because each project is slightly different, it's the uncertainty of how it'll all play out that cause us to have these doubts, I think. You don't doubt how laundry will go, because one laundry day is much like the last. The thought I keep in mind while I'm charging into a new project is -- any blunders can be fixed or covered up. It's all changeable. You will see where your blunders are/were, but no one else will, until you point them out.


Monday 21st of May 2012

so far so great!!! looks really good.... can't wait to see it all together! I think something bright for the comforter!


Monday 21st of May 2012

I'm thinking she'll choose something colorful...and probably something with purple in it. ;)

Leslie Shelton

Sunday 20th of May 2012

Love the white paint! Ever since being inspired by your "How to Paint Furniture" post, I have been hunting down all kinds of bargains to paint!


Monday 21st of May 2012

I know...once you get started, then you can't really look at a piece of furniture without imagining what paint would do to it!

Kathy M

Saturday 19th of May 2012

Love all your painting projects. Any ideas on the best way to paint wicker? I just picked up two chairs and would love them to be painted a bright color for my porch.


Saturday 19th of May 2012

I'd use spray paint for wicker if I were you...brushing it would be a nightmare!

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