My middle girls and I had talked about doing something to transform their rooms from a little girl room to a teen room. I found these beautiful gray and lilac quilts on sale here in Turkey and got them. But we still wanted to try something new. I knew that if I didn't tackle a project right upon our return, it might not happen very quickly. So, while jet lagged, we took their room apart, painted all the furniture creamy white (several coats), then scratched it all up to look antiqued. The plan was for us to stain the scratches (I was coached in all this by my friend T.)
Once I began putting the stain on, we all agreed that it seemed to turn the white to a yellow. I am sure some of it had to do with technique (lack of), but we decided to just keep it scratchy. We loved it! And that meant we were DONE after 3 coats on both beds, drawers under the beds, a dresser with drawers, a wooden chair, and 2 wardrobes (no closets here, remember we are in Narnia)....all while I was falling asleep on America time! It was a perfect way to stay awake! We just kept chugging sweet tea and painting!
We are so happy with the final product! It took a lot of elbow grease, but I only spent about $40 on supplies. They seem to be keeping their room picked up better now!