This past weekend, Joy was gone to a sleepover birthday party and Jason and I worked on her new bedroom while she was gone. Although I would have loved for much more to be done by now, we did get a good bit accomplished. Her bedroom is painted and the actual color is much deeper than the primer and we all love it. It's called Pool House. I think it's going to be great with the rich brown accents added in there. The doors lying there in the floor soaked up the primer like crazy! They were stained before and it took three coats of high hiding primer to cover them! I hope to get to the actual painting of them one day this week, so we're done with them before the weekend!
Jason worked on painting the furniture out in the workshop while I was painting her room. It also took several coats of primer for the bed and armoire as they both had a fairly dark stain finish on them. When those have their cream mocha paint on them, then we have to move her desk and night stand in there and do the same with them. It's just kind of slow going because of all the coats that are needed and we only have so much room to work with out there. (Sorry no picture of that stuff yet). Oh, and he did get her ballet barre painted too. (Now to find affordable mirrors to go behind the ballet barre).
This weekend, we also hope to paint the door frame trim and window trim as well as the trim that has been removed that is out in the workshop waiting for the cream mocha color too.
Colt's girlfriend, Amber, is giving these name letters a makeover. She is very talented at this sort of thing. We gave her a pic of Joy's comforter and the paints and she's going to give them her touch. I know they'll be perfect for Joy's new room when she's done!
Oh, and we walked past this scene I-can't-tell-you-how-many-times this weekend. I'm so used to seeing things like this around here ever since Joy came along and it always makes me smile. She's always lined up figurines and had hours of imaginative play. But I have to admit I was glad to see she doesn't feel like she's getting "too old" to do this sort of thing.
When she was younger if she couldn't find figurines to use, she would just use bottles or anything on the bathroom sink. She would line up entire families and they would go swimming in the pool (the bathroom sink). I hope she doesn't give up all this too soon because I'll miss that kind of stuff! :)
However, this had Jason and me stumped. We couldn't decide exactly why these two were hanging out of the books up above the others like this. Jason concluded that they must be cliff climbing. I didn't even try to guess. Maybe you all figured it out?
I couldn't stand it much longer, so when Joy came home, I asked her why.......and would you believe that these two were spying on the others that were hanging out and playing a game? lol! Evidently when they were playing the game, there was some bullying going on and the two were spying to see if it was true! lol!
And so the mystery was solved and I would like to say that it's all cleaned up now, but the truth is those folks are still sitting there on my bookshelves and those two are still spying on the others! Oh well it just goes along with all the other messes from the makeovers, I guess!
Hopefully I'll have more progress to share after the weekend! Oh, and I noticed I now have 302 followers. I promised a giveaway when I reached 300, so I'm trying to come up with something in the middle of our makeovers....I haven't forgotten! I'll be back before long with something! :)
Have a great Tuesday everyone and thank you for stopping by!