Part One is Here.
So once I got my stuff out of the “Storage Room”, I was just dying to tackle an enormous project: refinishing the cabinet! We bought this cabinet at a used furniture store four years ago because it was sturdy and functional and what we could afford, but I always thought it was as ugly as sin. Just never seemed like a good time to do anything about it, though…. Until now!
I was overwhelmed by the thought of sanding it, though, so I did a little research and found a product called “Batida de Pedra” that is used for painting the underneath of vehicles that will stick to ANYTHING, no sanding necessary. So I put two coats of it on the cabinet.
Below: on the left – after two coats and on the right – after one coat.
About this point, my good friend Leila had mercy on me and the huge project I had undertaken (since I also thought it would be a good idea to paint the ROOM and everything while the cabinet was taken apart! So, she and some helpers came to give me a hand. 🙂 Thank you so much, guys!
Detail: Leila’s husband and her son (above) are professionals at furniture restoration and thought I was pretty crazy to use that “Batida de Pedra” stuff. Haha. They insisted on sanding it before painting. 🙂
After sanding, it looked like this:
The next day, a couple helpers came to paint the room too! It went from a cornflower blue to a very, very light lavender. Fabio also painted the ceiling WHITE and all the woodwork as well.
The butterflies I cut out of a material scrap someone had given me and sewed them on in random places.
This is the first time we have ever had a “Girls Room” and it is so much fun to have it all girly!!