Happy Thursday and almost Christmas! Am I the only person not ready for Christmas this year? I need another week. Good news? The trees are up, the presents are purchased and most of the house is decorated and ready for company. The guest room? No.
A few weeks ago I decided I was unhappy with the guest bedroom headboard so I found a great buy on our local online garage sale. I purchased this nice looking, all wood headboard for a mere $30. The seller even delivered it to me. And then it sat in our garage until my husband demanded a plan for it, or else it was going to the curb. He hauled it upstairs to the guest room for me where it sat a few more weeks. (I’m so thankful he humors me this way.) This is the headboard as it looked in the garage…
Two days ago I decided it was time to do a quick guest room makeover for the holidays. Chalk paint to the rescue! My plan was to paint the bed a crisp white, switch out the headboards, make the bed and style the room. Piece of cake. Well, without naming names, this chalk paint claimed it was “one step”. In my mind one step means you paint it once and yield Martha Stewart-like results. Particularly at Christmas. This is after one coat. (i.e. step)
This is after two steps. It’s getting there but clearly needs one more coat. I don’t have time for this.
My guests come tomorrow and at this rate I fear they may get paint in their hair when they go to bed. I’m going to give it at one more coat and hopefully it will finally cover the old wood. (I have used chalk paint on several occasions but this is the most trouble I’ve had with coverage, maybe some sort of oil in the wood?) By tomorrow I hope the paint is dry and I can transform this room into a cozy, Christmasy retreat like I have in my mind. This photo is via Fox Hollow Cottage and sort of what I envisioned for our guest room. Isn’t it lovely? Simple, and neutral. (But I want to add some touches of green and red for Christmas).
So, I’m multi-tasking today. I’m baking, painting, writing Christmas cards (still), cleaning out my car and wrapping gifts. And decorating my car with antlers and a red nose. You?
This is my sweet angel in the powder room. A asked her to say a prayer for me that I magically get everything done by tomorrow. I’ll let you know how the headboard turns out!
I hope you have a lovely and successful day! xo Dell