Kate and I finished painting the walls and trim on Sunday. We didn't change the color of the trim (white) and the finish was still in good shape, so only a few touch ups were needed. Before the walls and trim were the same color; now there is nice contrast between blue and white.
Matthew sanded down the dressers Monday and Tuesday. They were cream with pink flowers on the fronts of the drawers (they are in the first picture of my last post, sitting in my studio blocking my worktable). We assumed the floral detail was a decal resting under a layer of sealer, but they were painted on and took quite a bit of effort to sand away.
Kate and he were supposed to go shopping for supplies on Monday while I was working, but a blizzard kept them housebound. They ventured out yesterday instead to buy new bookcases and paint for the dressers. I was supposed to take the day off to accompany them but my assistant called in sick so I spent the day at the office instead. They didn't look for a new headboard, nightstand, lamp or accessories, Kate is saving that shopping trip for when I'm available...awww...hopefully I'll be able to take a vacation day later this week.
Kate didn't bring home the burnt orange shade I was steering her toward, the orange she selected is brighter than I would like, but it's her room and her money so I didn't say anything. I got the first coat on the dressers last night. I'm going to finish them with a brushstroke finish on all but the tops and the raised fronts of the drawers, which I will paint with a roller for a smooth finish. I'm trying to talk Kate into updating the drawer pulls to something modern but she doesn't want to spend the money. I may end up treating her just so I can have my own way.
It's almost the same story on the nightstand and lamp...the table/lamp combo she is using now is one I picked up at the Goodwill for cheap years ago and won't match the new room, but she's reluctant to spend money on new ones. She's been contemplating other solutions though, I expect she'll buy reasonably priced replacements...I think she's just waiting for something which speaks to her. We'll have to go to the thrift and consignment shops when we go shopping to see if we can find something with some character.