We're finally making some progress in the playroom. I've been slowly chipping away at the task of painting all of the trim white, and I've come to two realizations:
1. Painting windows is very tedious
2. I probably should have used primer.
But, live and learn, eh? I actually thought for half a second before I started that priming might be a good idea, but then I discovered the nearly full gallon of white semi-gloss in the basement, and thought:
go out and buy primer (and therefore delay the start of the project)
jump right in and just start with the paint (not spending any money and getting immediate gratification? It's a win-win!)
Obviously I opted for the latter. So, two coats in on most of the trim, and it looks like a third will need to be applied (dag nabbit!). That being said, I'm loving the white trim. Makes the whole room feel lighter and brighter.
Then I got this great idea to make valances for the windows that look like puffy white clouds (why is it that every project I start becomes more and more involved along the way?). So I've been playing around with a piece of white fabric I had laying around (me? have spare fabric?? never!!), and I think I've got it pretty well figured out. But, I will need more fabric to make three valances, so off to the fabric store I go. In the meantime, here's a little sneak-peek at the grassy hills, which I did finally manage to finish up this weekend: