And here it is After, not a tobacco stain in sight:Photos never, ever, do a color justice, but trust me: It's beautiful.
I gave Olivia a little bit of control over the color. That is, I narrowed it down to two shades and had her pick between the two.I tend to lean toward darker color, but Olivia picked the lighter, Sherwin Williams' Shagreen. And I'm really glad she did. I think the Ryegrass would have been too dark and not girly enough for the space.
It still needs accessorized, but we're working on that. So far I've taken the one idea from my sister about hanging up wooden letters that make up her name. Olivia worked hard to paint them red, her favorite color. I think it's really important you stick out your tongue while you do that.
It seemed to work, because she did quite a decent job. A little light sanding and a second coat and they'll be good to go.
Incidentally, this is a picture I took outside Olivia's window while I was painting her room.
And here's one I just took five minutes ago.
There seems to be a trend here. It must be all that global warming. The steady rain we've been having the last 48 hours? Just turned into a heavy, wet, wet snow. In the five minutes it took me to download this photo and type this up, the ground is lightly covered.