Thank you for your kind words over the playroom reveal yesterday! Today I’m sharing the first of many projects from that space and it’s really one of the easiest– the little mint peg princess shelf on her gallery wall.
I wanted a place to display her sweet little peg princess dolls we’ve been collecting for awhile. I was strolling through IKEA one day and came across this Bekvam unfinished birch spice rack.
I’ve been thinking of using it for little bookshelves somewhere, but thought it would be darling as the perfect place to house her peg dolls.
For this project I used the Benjamin Moore Ben line in Cool Mint (582). It’s an easy to apply paint that covers well, so it was perfect for this simple project. Cool Mint is the color of paint that was in Ruby’s nursery at our last house so it is a sentimental color and a little reminder of her baby days. Just look at itty bitty baby Ruby (sniffle, sniffle).
Because the rack was already unfinished, there was no prep other than a primer (also Ben). Just one coat of primer and one of paint and it was ready to hang. I rolled the parts I could, then touched up the other nooks and crannies with a brush.
I think Cool Mint is really the perfect mint color. It’s soft, not overwhelming, and such a pretty hue.
We hung it just low enough that she can reach it herself, yet it still looks like part of the gallery wall.
Benjamin Moore has a fantastic giveaway for withHEART readers today– 5 gallons of Regal Select paint (the line I used in #projectpaintitall for that jaw-dropping kitchen/dining/living transformation) in the color and finish of your choice (a $249.95 value). All you need to do is leave a comment here telling me which room/project you would use it for, and a winner will be chosen at random and announced Friday. Good luck!
Also, check out the #OnlyThisCan hashtag to see more amazing projects using Benjamin Moore paint.
The guys at my Benjamin Moore location know me by name and even know my kids’ names and give Ruby a piece of candy whoever we go in. Now that’s love.
If you’re wondering, I bought the peg princesses from this Etsy shop. I’ve already ordered two more for Ruby’s stocking.
Up tomorrow I’m sharing a fun Christmas DIY that is super sweet. Hint, hint. I’m cheesy. That’s all.
Until then, my friends….
*playroom and living/kitchen photos by Katie Torriente; nursery photo by Veronica Reeve
**This post was sponsored as part of a collaboration with Benjamin Moore.