Casey is over the black and white room and would like an Anythingology makeover.
I'm dying to get started!
I'm dying to get started!
She is lacking storage and here's one solution I came up with.
Bamboo shelves, compliments of our local thrift store.
Priced at $45 it fit right into my budget.
I was a little nervous about buying it on the spot without Casey's seal of approval. Thrift stores don't take back returns. I was afraid it wouldn't be there for long at the price and the condition it was in. I wasn't sure it was the look she was going for, but she loved it right away and could see it would be perfect once painted a crisp white.
These shelves were in pristine condition, well made, and VERY HEAVY.
I got started painting right away.
Twelve cans of spray paint later, I completed the paint job.
I WAY underestimated how much paint I needed and had to go back to buy more paint twice!
In hindsight, I should have rolled primer on all the flat shelves and spray painted the lattice work.
The paint ended up costing more than the furniture, ugh.
Oh well, I like the finished result and it's still cheaper than if I had bought a new piece of furniture. It's also way better quality than a newer piece of furniture.
This thing is so solid, you could throw a mattress on top of it and make it a platform bed or use it as a jungle gym. They just don't make furniture like this anymore.
Here it is ready for the haul into Casey's room.
I love it against the black walls, but those are going soon.
Casey rearranged her room herself and wanted the shelves on the far wall where her bed used to be.
Rearranging furniture as a kid is one of the first signs of a future addiction to decorating.
To see the original post I did about Casey's room click here.
I must warn you that the pictures on this post of her room are really bad.
It was from my old, old camera and I didn't know how to edit photos back then.
What am I going to do without Picnik?
Black rooms are difficult to photograph and I have several of them in my house.
The photos always need major help with editing.
Have you found a good alternative to Picnik for editing your photos?
Please share it with me.
Along with Picnik closing I won't have access to the Nikon D90 I have been lucky enough to be using for the past couple months.
At least I know what to save up for now.
I love that camera.
Here are some last parting shots of the room before it gets a transformation.
I still love the black and white, but it's not my room.
The rug is from Target. I made the window treatment from drapery panels from Target. I did the crown molding and window casing trim myself, The bedding is from Kohl's.
The bulletin boards are from Marshall's. The dresser was mine when I was a kid. The side table is from Marshall's.
Say good bye to the black and white, this teenager wants something softer and lighter.
Working on any storage projects or room transformations lately?
Found a new photo editing program you like as well as Picnik?
Thanks for checking it out.
To see other black and white rooms and bamboo projects check out the posts below.