Her idea about the headboard was good and the only place it can sit in the room is against the window. That leaves curtains out, completely. She had a plan....shutters. She wanted a pair of old shutters! How proud can a mama be?!
With that in mind I set out with tape measure in hand. I found the perfect pair at the Vintage Bazaar. (I told you about it here.) The seller worked with me on the price and I got them both at a great deal; far less than I would have paid for curtains. I loved the green color but that was not going to work in my girl's room. She has chosen a soft shade of grey. (Can anyone tell me the right way to spell grey/gray?)
After cleaning the grime and dirt off them I...........................wait for it...........................painted them! Roll your eyes, go ahead.
I first gave them a coat of gray that we used on the wall. I mixed up the p-o-p paint (recipe in this post) and went to work.
I let that dry then hit the shutters with the same white I mixed up for the headboard. I put two coats of that on.
Nope, not gonna show you yet! You will have to wait to see the finished product.
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