This project has been a long time coming, literally. Thanks to date stamps I can tell you that this makeover has taken us 13 months to complete. Started last July with a good scrub down cleaning, and storing safely away from everything dirt just before the change in weather. We had good intentions to get it done last Summer but so much got in the way we had to wait until this year to complete this little project for little Miss Sofia Marie.
It’s funny how it happened actually, no real plans were made to get it done last week but we had a few hours sans-child (thanks again mum and dad) and after cleaning our real-life house we had a few hours to spare and decided to get it done. The thought alone of being able to paint quickly without having to answer a zillion questions from the wee-one (yes we’re in THAT stage) sounded almost too good to be true. We hopped in the car and drove our way up to Walmart, grabbed us some KRYLON ColorMaster and Fusion spray paint in colors we knew Sofia would approve and rushed home to get started. It wasn’t until we were half-way through when we both realized we would need another 2 cans of spray paint, one can of white and one of copper, in total we used one can of pink (watermelon), two cans of white, and 2 cans of copper. Thanks to the quick drying paint, we had this baby done with 3 coats on all pieces by the next afternoon. We had it put together and ready for company during the house warming/outdoor movie night. Talk about perfect timing ‘eh?!
With still a few final touches needed, like a new door knob (I’ve got some fun ideas in mind) a custom door mat and window sill planters, for the most part this baby is complete and we couldn’t be more happy with the way things turned out. We asked Sofia is it was worth the 13 month wait and to her reply “Oh yah, my house, wanna go play in it? We can pretend it’s like my rock shop and I’ll sell you rocks, knock on my door okay?”. I’ll take it!