Monday, October 26, 2009

Cornice boards for a few girly girls

There is a very small window of opportunity where you can make your girls' room 'princessy'. I am attempting to get every minute I can out of this phase of life, before they are too grown to want such things. As if the twinkle lights were not enough, I again enlisted the help of my craftsman husband to build cornice boards for the girls' room. The boards are made of MDF (fake wood, in case you are unfamiliar with the term) that we added trim to. Home Depot sells those little decorative things that I glued to the front to add a little more princess effect.

Next, I painted them with left over paint that I had from another project and then used gold craft paint to glaze the surface. To 'glaze', I simply brushed on the gold paint to all the cracks and crevices in the trim and then wiped it off before it dried. It added a nice "pop" to the boards.



Mayhem and Moxie said...

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Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love these!!... So princessy:)! Way to go... your blog is so pretty:)


jenjen said...

Beautiful! I love those and my girls would think they are perfect!


Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

Love, Love, Love this idea! I will be putting it to use in my own home.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Pretty pretty! if the cornices that were up when we bought this house looked like this they would have stayed instead of being one of the first things that I tore down!


Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cute & perfect for a princess. I've been wanting to make this for my daughter's room.

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