I have completed the sanding down of the night stand and the bookcase.
I primed both pieces.
I finished a second coat of paint on the night stand, and am waiting for the bookcase to finish drying so I can put a second coat on it. Notice the afghan in the picture? I was trying to match the red paint to that color. I think I got pretty close. While I'm waiting for the bookcase to dry, I have to prime and paint the bedroom door. I sanded that down earlier as well because it had a tendency to stick and made it very hard to get out of the bedroom on humid days.
I'm getting closer to my Swedish bedroom inspiration, but I'm going to have to hold off on refinishing the floor and whitewashing the built-ins because we're meeting M's sister & her family in NYC at the end of the week and then they're all coming back here. So I will have the room as put together as I can by today, but then hold off on finishing while I clean the rest of the house get beds ready and do laundry, plus work the rest of the week. Back to work!
So here's how it looks for now. I have to wait to refinish the floors and whitewash the built-ins. My glass knobs for the built-ins and the nightstand aren't in yet, so I still have a white knob on the nightstand.
I can't make it to IKEA for a few weeks yet to get a chair. I'll probably put one of our spare recliners in that corner and cover it with a red bedspread in lieu of a slipcover.
I have to get more do-dads for the shelves above the bed and hang the Star of Odin I purchased from a craftsman on Etsy.
Oh, and I had to use a miter box and cut shoe molding all around the room. That was stressful. Overall, even though it's not finished completely. I am liking the way it's turning out. What do you think?