Mercedes' room is taking shape. I may be hauling things out to the lawn on Saturday morning to give away or sell! We got rid of this huge dresser that took up a whole wall of her room. My friends gave me a smaller chest of drawers, so we painted that black (Meche's favorite color is red) and tucked it into a corner of the room with a silk plant on top. I'll find a little red bowl for her crystals.
She already had a cream colored bedspread, so I bought red sheets and put the cream spread back on the bed.
I painted the room country white. We rent, so I'm technically not supposed to paint at all, but since we've lived here 9 years without painting, and since I'm just using white again, I figured I deserved to give my girl a freshly painted room. It's so nice to watch the marks on the wall disappear under the paint roller!
I'm now looking for a red area rug, red or red and black curtains (the blind is filthy and I don't know how to clean it), mosquito netting, and a writing desk. The really lovely part is that I've only spent about $30 on the room so far - a gallon of white paint, a quart of black paint, and some Gorilla Glue to fix her closet door. And a $12 set of sheets at Wal-Mart.
Mercedes is quite the "neat freak," so I think she will appreciate having a beautiful room again.