Saturday, April 24, 2010

My 6th Photo

Jamilyn from Living It At Home  Sandra from Sawdust And Paper Scraps and Janet from The Gardeners Cottage tagged me to participate in the “6th photo published on your blog game.” The object is to use a photo from when you first started blogging. I started Sixty-Fifth Avenue a few months ago and when I look back at those first posts it makes me want to change everything I wrote. Heck, I even want to do that ten minutes after I post something. So in case you didn't notice, writing is not my strong point and putting a post together still doesn’t come easy for me. Blogging will only make writing easier right?

Ok, now on to the photo game...starting with your first picture used in your first post and counting up to six. Here is mine...

I was hoping #6 would be a pretty after picture but it wasn't. My picture is the footboard of our daughter's big girl bed after it was stripped. Here are a few more pictures to show you how the story ends.

When I found this bed at an antique shop my search was over. I loved the shape and the little posts on the footboard.  As you can see it has a twin and I wasn't able to buy just one so I took both and sold the other one on good old Craigslist.

After some creamy white paint and an applique for the headboard and footboard this is how I envisioned it to be.

My husband and I hand painted the monogram with the faux ribbon and frame hanger. I was inspired by a picture in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog.

So there you have my 6th picture and a mini post about the little ones big girl bed.

Now I need to tag 10 bloggers to present their 6th photo.  If you want to play along...what is your sixth photo?

Butterflies and Dragonflies
House Notes
It's The Little Things
Living the Dream Take 35
Pine Tree Home
Scientific Housewife
Savvy City Farmer
Morning T
This Blessed Nest

Linking to these Parties.


  1. Oh my WORD! That bed is ADORABLE!

    I'm totally jealous! So cute!

  2. Thanks for tagging me, I'd love to play!

  3. I love that bed. I would of loved to get 2 like that. I wouldn't of had the foresight to have made it as gorgeous as you did though. I am sure that she will love her big girl bed for years to come.

  4. love the bed...would love to have one for my daughter so pretty...

  5. That bed is beautiful (now)!!! Thanks for playing. It is fun to see where everyone started out.

  6. Oh what a fab bed. I want one! =)

  7. Wow is bed had gorgeous details and lines! Looks amazing in white! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance ~ Hope you are enjoying your weekend! What a lucky little girl!

  8. I just wanted to let you know that your support and friendship means so much to me.

    Thank you...I am ever so grateful.


  9. Wow, you really transformed that bed! It's so pretty and I love that you added the appliques. They really finish it off!

  10. That is beautiful!
    My daughter will be using my grandmother's childhood iron bed. How old is your little girl? Mine is only 15 months so I'm thinking of waiting for a year or two. But I can't wait!

  11. Wow...what a great job you did,looks like something out of a magazine!!! All the best,Chrissy

  12. Hi and glad you posted your 6th photo! I absolutely love your daughter's bed! The details are really special indeed. I was actually looking for one just like that! Her room is darling!

    I cringed too when I went back to my beginnings as a blogger...ugh!


  13. How neat! I love hearing your story of your 6th picture!!! Thank you for thinking of me!

  14. absolutely delightful! so sweet and charming! I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!

  15. Thank you so much for tagging me! My first posts were so lame! I fight myself to delete them. But I might play; we shall see.

    That bed makeover is totally lovely! What a lucky little girl to have such a cute room and unbelievably talented mom!

  16. Cute bed! About the BIN primer, lightly sanding and using BIN on your doors will work perfectly. You don't have to get all that old paint off the doors. I also recommend using Behr Premium Plus as the top coat because it dries harder than other latex paints. The key is to let latex cure for at least a week before closing the door, or you will pull paint off. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

  17. wow! i think this is a great post to revisit! that bed is beautiful! and your husbands free hand painting! great job! thanks for tagging me with this fun game! is it ok to do it later this week?

  18. That bed {and her entire room} are precious! You are so talented! I will play but have to take some pictures tomorrow as a follow up before I post!

  19. You did a wonderful job of revamping this fabulous carved bed! Your little girl must feel like a Princess, sleeping in it. Well done!

  20. I remember this post of yours and loved the transformation! Thanks for inviting me to play along too....I actually participated last week. I ♥ blog games. :)

  21. What a great transformation - the bed is beautiful!

  22. What a fab the look! Hope you have a FUN week:)


  23. that is GORGEOUS!!! what a lucky little girl! i don't even know how i got here, but i love your blog and am going to follow!

  24. ok- just wanted to say a big fat "DUH"! i don't know why i didn't realize this was your blog when i know who you are! too many sangrias and too much t-ball this weekend! (though definitely not at the same time!) i need to get some rest!

  25. It is always fun to go back, I did that last week, and it was funny too because it was my favorite picture. Those headboards are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again!

  26. So pretty!! I love the color now!

  27. I think it's so fun to go back - especially for those of us who found you only recently :)

    That bed turned out beautifully!!

  28. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing at the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it! This bed turned out so lovely! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  29. i did my 6th photo tag post!
    i am so glad you tagged me for this!!!!
    it reminded me when i found the 6th photo just how much i STILL want to create it!

    that bed is lovely!!!!

    p.s. congrats on your feature from remodelaholic!!!

    enjoy your day!

  30. Such a great bed. And the room turned out so cute.
    Also I started a new blog "little moth" and would like to do a post on your playroom at some point if that's ok with you. xo Erica

  31. looks gorgeous! I want to strip ellies bed to the bare wood. Was it hard? seems intimidating.

  32. What an awesom blog "game" and of course I love how the bed turned out!