I'm so excited with the results! K-girl is enjoying an antique desk that she got from Papa Bruce's mom. Nana Yvette bought her the chair and we spray painted it white. K-girl and daddy made the shelves for all her treasures. We also found the iron horse sculpture at the craft show down town. The only think we have left to work on in this corner of the room is building a bookcase where the white plastic drawers are sitting. I've added this to Shawn's extensive to-do list and I'm sure it will get done sometime soon.
It's hard to see the horse outline painted on the wall in this picture, but it shows up really well in her room. I didn't want it to stick out too much so I picked a light tan (which looks more peach on the wall). I may go and get some chocolate brown paint and go over it again so it matches the curtains. I'm waiting for Nana to come and add in a few details. I can follow lines, but I'm definitely not an artist. Nana Kristi made K-girl the cute cow boot quilt on her bed and helped her make a matching pillow. She is using the bed that my parents bought me when I was in elementary school. I did take the brass knobs off and paint them with a brushed nickel spray paint.
Interior decorating is NOT one of my talents. I've never been good at it so I was pleasantly suprised that everything pulled together as well as it did. I'm always trying to balance out using things that we've been given and treasure with things that we can afford to buy. I'm grateful that we have wonderful parents who are willing to pass on wonderful furniture to us that holds a meaningful story. I'm also thankful to Shawn's mom and my mom for their willingness to spend time making things for my kids.
I'm sure my cowgirl is going to be happy for many years to come. I know I have two cousins who would be totally jealous of this horse themed room (that's you Anne and Katie Beth) ;) I'm sure she would love for you to come and visit anytime. She may even let you play with her horses!