I thought about painting it a fun color, but ultimately decided white would be best. Shaun told me the flower design was ugly and I should paint the entire bed white, but I wanted to keep that detail. I figured if it looked ugly once painted, I could always paint it later!
I used two cans of spray primer, and two cans of Rustoleum Universal spray in satin white. I think the end result is darling! It is amazing what some fresh white paint can do.
Once I cleaned up the insets, I loved them, and they keep the bed from looking too much like a hospital bed. Which it does, I'm aware.
The rest of the room turned out great! I finally hung the yellow clock on the wall, it had been resting on top of the window blinds for the last three years.
I added this little half-moon table, which was also given to me by my mother in law and painted white years ago. It works so well under the window, a perfect fit! An old Ikea desk lamp was a free bedside light, even though I wanted to buy a cuter one. I was actually pretty impressed with my restraint. (Since, you know, I get Shaun's employee discount at TJ Maxx!)
I found the sheets, bed skirt, and reversible throw at Target, the pillows and blanket I already had from various places. The yellow vase was purchased years ago from Crate and Barrel. I decided to leave the racks on the wall as display rather than take them down and deal with patching all the holes. I couldn't think of anything creative to use them for, so I hung my colorful skinny belts and a girly purse.
The other rack holds a robe and some other random items. Yep, I stole one of Ashford's toys because it matched the room.
The other side of the room looks exactly the same. I did paint the windows in this room, which I hadn't done yet. I was actually shocked at how many doors and windows we hadn't painted in the five years we've lived here. Awful that you do it all when you are going to be leaving soon!
I still get ready in here every morning, as you can see I didn't remove all my shoes or extra overflow clothes in the closet. I'm very happy with the way it turned out, and even happier that it only cost me a few cans of spray paint and some bedding that I can use when Ashford is old enough for a twin bed.
On the home sale front, we have had huge turnouts for our open houses, lots of showings, fabulous comments, and a few very interested buyers, but only one couple that has had a second showing....which was yesterday. They really like the house and do NOT have a house to sell, which is amazeballs. We are hoping and praying that this is the couple that puts in our first offer. Wish us luck!