This is the third post in my series on how I’m making my little one her very own princess castle bed! I’ve already discussed how I got the inspiration and what furniture I purchased as a starting point in Part 1. Then I began building the basic structure and add-ons necessary to give it that castle “look” in Part 2. If you missed either of those, feel free to go back there first, read up, and come back here, where I’m going to talk about adding some color with paint
Miss Bean had wanted all pink and nothing but pink! Originally I planned on using several different shades of pink. Then I remembered that this bed is actually a really large piece of furniture in a pretty small room, so it was definitely going to be the focal point. Yes, I realize that any “castle bed” would become the focal point of a room no matter what size or color it was, but I didn’t want to walk in the room and have it scream “PINK!” at me. So I made the executive decision to have some pink, but not all pink.
I decided that I would paint it to look as if it was made from stone. I wanted the “stone” itself to have a base of white, and with gray being the more dominant color. And I would have a pink as the grout. After going to Home Depot, I chose Behr’s Pink Chintz, Ancient Stone, and Pure White. The Ancient Stone pictured above looks much more like a creamy tan than the light gray it actually is.
Now that I have chosen my colors and put everything together (for the most part), I can start painting! I love when things start looking the way you had pictured them in your head, and adding paint definitely brings it all together. Since I chose to use the pink as my grout, that’s what I used as my base coat. I probably should have put on primer first, but I’m a sucker for Read the full post here