The board and batten in Kinsey’s room is finished!!!
Before I started this project she had been living in a football field…
Sad, I know.
The other day I tormented you guys by showing you a half finished board and batten project. It’s like dangling a carrot. I’m all about real time though, and that is where I was. Yesterday I did my last swipe of pink paint. I may have heard Angel’s sing. Never has a room taken so long to paint!
I still have loads of work to do in here, like buy all new outlet covers and put them on. Oh, and decorate. I can’t wait to start pounding new nail holes into the walls.
Oh, and try to ignore her closet. It’s a downright disaster in there. I have a passionate loathing for closet doors though, so since I took her’s off a year ago, I couldn’t shut the door for the pictures. 😉
I’ll come back later today and give you all the deets on the project (how to do it, paint colors, etc), but I’m just so dang proud of the room that I wanted to show you guys real quick.
Don’t tell Ben this, (hi Ben!) but I’m planning on selling her dresser on Craigslist and purchasing some type of wardrobe system for her closet that will house ALL her clothes. Then I want to get a big ol’ shelving unit (maybe this one) and a cute little girl dressing table (maybe this one) for all her belongings. Oh, and I am planning on selling her twin bed and upgrading to a full sized one as soon as I can afford a new mattress for her (why are they so expensive?!).
But for now, her room will stay like this because all this furniture swapping and closet re-doing will cost me a pretty penny that I don’t have. boo.
My FAVORITE part of the room is impossible to photograph and I’m so bummed! I spent the most time working on this big bay window and I absolutely LURVE the way it turned out. Too bad it’s so hard to see.
Here’s a close-up to give you an idea of what it looks like.
I ran a really huge header board across the top just to give it some oomph. It’s all MDF, I just had the our local hardware store guy cut it 14″ wide instead of 3.5″ wide.
I also decided to use basic window trim around the window instead of the MDF planks that I used around the bay part.
And I don’t know why, but I love the way it looks under the window. I ripped out the old moulding under the window and made the new MDF planks go around the entire window sill so it looks boxed in and finished.
Gah, I’m diggin’ this new room. Seeing the pictures and writing this post has *almost* made me forget how much torture it was painting all the boards. Almost. Not enough to do another room tomorrow though. Maybe next week. 😉
Like I said, I’ll come back soon and give you ALL the details about the room. If you have any really specific questions that you think I might forget to mention, leave them in the comments section and I’ll make sure to address them in the next post.
In my innermost Arnold, “I’ll be back.” Oh, and “It’s not a tume-eh!” I always think of that when I think of good ol’ Arnold.
Have a great day!