Newsflash ** I am the QUEEN of unfinished projects.** If you come visit you’ll see the proof – a high chair that is only painted on the front, a nightstand that has one coat of paint and needs two more coats, a picnic table that is sanded and pulled apart on the back patio that needs to be refinished and put back together.
Brian is constantly asking me to finish the projects I’ve started before beginning another, so this week I finally gave in. We’ve been working for weeks on our playroom and I’ve pledged to my dearly beloved that I will NOT move forward on another project until this one is completed!! So, here goes ~
This week’s #makeovermonday project is part 1 of a series of reveals in our playroom remodel and refresh. We’ve been working diligently as a family to purge and sort and clean out this out of control non-decorated space.
This is what it typically looks like at our house on any given day:
Toys shoved everywhere possible and Christmas tree storage on top!!
We pulled all the toys out, got rid of items that wouldn’t fit or have gone unused and then found a home for everything we decided to keep.
That brings us to today. For YEARS I’ve wanted to paint our old entertainment center and the time has finally come! Last night was a dream come true. Y’all, Brian helped me paint!!!
At 10:40pm we started mixing paint on the kitchen counter. I’m not even going to go into everything I used to get this color because I doubt it could ever be recreated and I’m not even sure I would recommend that you use what I tried out on this project. More on that later.
With the help of my hubby, we finished the entire first coat last night.
Remember those mirrors? Yep, we painted right on top of them. Bye-bye mirrors!
This piece is massive. I’ve put it off for so long because I didn’t know that I would ever be able to truly finish this monstrosity in less than 2 years of painting.
Note: do not EVER tackle a piece this big unless you love love love painting furniture. You’ll be ready to cuss halfway through, trust me.
I got home around 3pm this afternoon and picked up the paint brush to see how much I could finish before dinner. Honestly, painting is therapy for me. I could be a Bob Ross lady for furniture as my dream job!
WOW! What a difference! The room is already 10x brighter.
In case you didn’t notice, we have a pink cabinet. Ha!
Kylie walked in the door and said, “Oh wow, that is really pink, mom!”
We’re not done with this project yet. I have a few touch ups to finish tonight and the big middle shelf that needs to be painted before placing back in.
Still – the fact that we’ve been able to tackle this monster of a piece of furniture in 24 hours blows my mind!
I can’t wait to reveal in the coming weeks how we’re pulling this room together with a fun and playful design for our kiddos – stay tuned!
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