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Pretty In Pink
When a toddler gets her first ‘big girl’ bed its a big deal. Especially when she’s your last baby. When she asks for her headboard to be pink, naturally you give her pink.
When I found this headboard it was perfect. It’s adorable, twin size and it does NOT have spindles – win! Immediately she told me that she wanted me to paint it pink. She started to ask almost daily “when will me headboIt’s be ready?” At first I hesitated with pink, but she’s three and its her bed so why not?
Normally she and her brother are both banned from my workshop, but I made an exception this time and let her help with the prep work. It lasted merely a few minutes and she was off onto something else. Tea parties I’m sure.I decided to use a paint sprayer for this makeover and will admit that this is my first time using a paint sprayer. It definitely takes a little getting used to, adjusting and just simply playing with it. I always say that I will never experiment or try something new on a customer’s piece, which is also why this worked out so well. Once the prep was finished and I hung my tarp I was ready to give it a go. My first coat went on uneven, naturally as I was still figuring it out I suppose. But once I got a bit more comfortable and sprayed the second coat it made a world of difference. Once I was satisfied with coverage of the pink I decided to highlight a few areas with a light gray/white.Then I spray sealed with a pearl finish, hoping to tone down the pink just a touch while giving a subtle shimmer.
The headboard is definitely pink, but once we brought it to my daughters room it really looks nice with her comforter and she’s is over the moon with the end result. I couldn’t ask for anything more!
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