21 October 2014

A Project For Leftover Paint Samples, And Progress In Ella's Room

Ella's room has been a really fun space to design. 

It has evolved into the perfect celebration of color for this creative and colorful girl.

The idea for the headboard came to me as I was trying to figure out what the heck to do with all of this leftover paint. I had 12 paint samples leftover from the great wall color decision. I won't throw it away. Projects eventually materialize, and the paint always comes in handy. 

I saw this headboard from Urban Outfitters and fell in love. Ella loved it too, which rarely happens. The girl is picky. 

Unlike the inspiration headboard, I avoided staining the wood because the smell lingers for months, and with her sleeping so close to the headboard, I'd rather be safe than sorry. 

Instead, I made a light wash of leftover light gray paint and water, so the wood grain shows through. 

Ella was happy to help. 

After we measured and marked the center line, we taped random stripes, and chose colors in no particular order. 

I added a frame at the end, to even out the edges, and give it a more finished look. 

This vintage string art is perfect in here. Those colors!

The desk will receive a paint treatment to tie in with the headboard.

There are a few more things to do in here, but honestly, there will always be a list of things to do.

It's called life. I may never be done in here. But we're at a comfortable place, and she is happy in her room. I know because she spends hours in here, reading, crafting, coloring, and creating. That's all that matters to me. 

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  1. I just love that headboard - the colors, the style, everything! I like that it's different and customized for your daughter. Beautiful!

  2. I love the way Miss Ella's room is progressing. I'm thinking she is very happy with it also, fits her personality. I like the desk a lot...is that a recent find?

    1. Thanks Diane! It completely fits her personality! The desk is new, just a plain old unfinished table from Ikea. The size was perfect for her projects. We are going to paint it eventually.

  3. I LOVE how it's coming along! So beautiful! And I'm with you, there will always be a list of things to do!

  4. That's such a wonderful look and a great use of leftover paint. My oldest is wanting to redo her room and we need ideas :-)

  5. Great use of leftover paint samples. I have a bunch of those from our recent paint project! The headboard turned out beautiful, better than the inspiration piece.


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