Work In Progress Wednesday

>> Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I am debating trying to start up a link party. I figured there are a lot of parties out there for folks who make things and decorate and whatnot, but I don't believe I've come across one that shows off things people are currently working on.
(edit: I Googled it and apparently there are some folks out there who DO do this, but I didn't see any in linky form and it wasn't any blogs I am familiar with)

Being the multitasker that I am, I often have my brush in about 10 different pots of paint at the same time. And with that, there comes lots of unfinished -or works in progress- pieces.

I figured that not only will it justify for me that I'm not the only one who's always got something brewing, but it will also give myself and others the chance to ask for feedback, suggestions, cheering on- whatever we need to help us get the job done.

So while I'm mulling over whether this will work as a weekly party (and please comment to let me know what you think!) I'll leave you with my current Work In Progress...

I mentioned in my post on Monday, that I'd found these two headboards while out thrifting last weekend.
My plan is to paint them white (don't hate on me for painting wood- these are in bad shape and a refinisher I am not!) and then they're going into the little boys' bedroom.

We're getting rid of their bunkbeds. They're SO overwhelming in the small space.

Now here's where I'd like some suggestions.

I've cleaned and sanded them
and primed them

I've bought Rustoleum Gloss Pure White spray paint to cover them.

Do I distress or not distress? I'm not a big fan of the more feminine, heavily distressed shabby chic look and these ARE for a boys' bedroom- however, since they're bound to become slightly distressed on their own anyway just living in that room, should I give them an understated-but-intentional "scuff" here and there?

The walls are going to go this nautical blue color (Glass Sapphire), the trim and closet door will be Pure White (I used Behr's color preview tool on their website to show you an image with the wall and trim colors)

The bedspreads will be a plaid quilt with fairly traditional boy colors- similar to this one from PB Teen

So let me know what you think! Crisp white on the headboards or distressed?!

And don't forget to chime in on my idea for the weekly party too. Thanks! :)

Linking up to Junkin Finds Friday at A La Carte


randomcreative March 2, 2011 at 3:32 PM  

I am clueless when it comes to just about anything furniture related, but I love the idea of a work in progress links list!

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife March 2, 2011 at 4:21 PM  

I vote distressed - after all, any scratches from little boys playing will blend in more then, lol ;)

storybeader March 3, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

I like a more distressed look. But since they are boys, they will probably get distressed by themselves!

The link party looks interesting. Keep me in mind {:-D

Olive Cooper March 3, 2011 at 7:44 PM  

I like crisp white but light distressing would look fine.

Linda @ A La Carte March 3, 2011 at 10:27 PM  

That is going to be so cute! I love them painted white and a little distressing would look great. I love the plaid quilt idea also. Great job. Thanks for joining JFF! Hugs, Linda

Blue Ridge Altered Art March 4, 2011 at 10:34 AM  

I love the idea of distressing, especially since it will be for boys. Great project in progress. ~~Sherry~~

Donnie March 4, 2011 at 11:44 AM  

I opt for plain white because I'm not good at the distressing but it is usually much nicer.

Ms. Bake-it March 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

I would not bother distressing them because they will get naturally distressed by the boys. My boys are grown now but when they were little I used to tell my friends (who did not have children) that if they wanted any of their furniture distressed, let it stay at my house for a couple of weeks! I love the plaid quilts. I did a nautical theme for my boys and used plaid quilts and white furniture and really liked how it turned out. I look forward to seeing the completed room.

~ Tracy

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