I finally got Joanna’s quilt top pieced. Yes, I know I can’t count it as finished until it’s quilted and bound, but that will have to wait until after our trip. Since we’ve had her room painted for about a year now, I’m not waiting any longer to share!
Her walls were previously solid beige. We installed the chair rail ourselves (well, okay…Jeremy installed it. I just painted it.) and then painted the walls above the rail pink, and below vertical stripes in 2 shades of gray. I used painter’s tape to block off the sections, and it turned out pretty well with minimal bleeding under the edges. There are some little imperfections that don’t show up in the photo, but overall I love it! And Joanna loves it, too.
The bed was a Craigslist find. It was originally stained a blonde wood color, but I primed and painted it white. The bed also came with a trundle, so that when we have guests I can pull it out and make a king-sized bed if necessary.
I still want to make something different for the windows instead of the lacy valances currently up there that came with the house. I’m also going to make a round bedside table with a pink tulle skirt, and put a little lamp with a pink shade on it.
This button “J” and frame were inspired by Pinterest. I found the frame at Ikea. It was black, so I spray painted it white. I put some gray and white chevron print fabric behind the glass. I used a wooden letter from Hobby Lobby and hot-glued pink buttons all over it. I’m very pleased with how it turned out.
I’m going for quick and easy for her quilt, so it’s just strips cut to 3 different widths. I’m going to quilt it in lines straight across. I haven’t decided yet if I’ll make them straight lines on either side of all my seams, or if I’ll do wavy lines down the center of each strip. I don’t have to decide until we get back home. Maybe I’ll put it up for a vote…what do y’all think? Straight lines or wavy?