After 10 straight days of priming and painting the attic, I desperately needed a break. On a whim, Ted and I hit an estate sale last Friday morning. I wasn't expecting much since it advertised mostly tools, but figured getting out would just be nice. I came home with some old laces and doll clothes, but this was my biggest score!
Since we're renovating the attic into a bedroom for Mary and playroom for both kids, I thought this would be a much cuter storage bin for Mary to store her stuffed animals, rather than the big ugly tupperware they're currently in.
It was in great shape, but dirty as can be. Although I love the look of something old, I draw the line at filth. I tossed out the original, yet very dirty old mattress and pillow, cleaned her up, and gave her a fresh coat of paint.
From shabby to chic! For the mattress, I cut up a remnant of the carpet in the kids' bedroom and covered it in white linen. Then I added the pretty pink lacey cloth as a blanket and added a heart-shaped pillow (all from the estate sale - washed twice for good measure!)
Wanting to keep it simple, but cute, I decoupaged images of little girls and babies onto the front and back slats.
When Mary came home from school, I got a much better reaction than when I first showed her crib, yellowed and grimy.
We're hoping the upstairs will be done by the end of March and we can once again walk around our house without tripping over anything. I hope even sooner, because my nerves can't handle too much more of this!
When it's finally complete, I'm going to take a day just to sit back, hot tea (or ice-cold Coke) in hand, and catch up on all the blogs I've surely been missing out on. Until then...Godspeed!