Hey, guys! Do you have dark furniture that you would really like to lighten up, but it’s family stuff? You know, not quite heirlooms, but could still cause heart attacks if you went near it with a paint brush? Yeah, that stuff. Well, sorry, got no solution for you- ha!
Actually I do, sort of- put it in the basement and hope your kids will pick it up soon for their starter homes. We’ve had this bedroom set for many years, originally belonged to Richard’s grandparents. It has been used in our daughter’s room through many moves.
Now that both kiddos are moved out and [too] far away, I have two guest rooms that are pretty much neglected. This room is dark and the dark furniture doesn’t help matters. Remember the paint brush/ heart attack problem? Couldn’t go there.
Soooo, a few months back, I came across garden trellises at Hobby Lobby at 50% off. Had no idea how many I would need, don’t have one of those new-fangled phones with internet, so I did the next best thing. Called my daddy. My step-mom measured their bed for me. Thanks, Ellen!
I needed 3 trellises to fit the width of the bed. They went into the closet for a couple of months because I didn’t have a bed frame. Found one at my neighbor’s yard sale a couple of weeks ago. Thanks, neighbor.
To make a long story
short not quite so long, I used picture hanger wire to strap the three trellises together, wrapped some clear tape around the wire so it wouldn’t scratch the wall (or someone’s head), and propped my little masterpiece against the wall.
It’s a little taller than the original headboard, so the painting of my daughter doesn’t fit over the bed any more. Any suggestions for that space over the headboard? Or maybe I should hang the trellises on the wall, a little higher?
I’ll give you a mini-tour of the room tomorrow since this is running so long already.
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