After a while though she wasn't getting it right so I told her I would take over and she was pretty okay with it. I did two coats of plain white. It's not glossy and there is a skill to be had when painting... I do not have it. I suppose you get what you pay for so I went cheap with the paint ($7.00 for 500ml) and cheap brushes. It would have turned out much nicer with more expensive stuff but I'm very happy with it. I only painted the outside and top open section.
It looks great back in the girls room. I dressed it up with some nice napkins, rosary beadsbeads, a vase with flowers and a few first holy communion things. I put boxes along the bottom row only for shoes and the girls can fill in the other shelves with books and toys. I reminded them that they are not allowed to draw or wipe snot on it! Kids! Am I the only one who deals with this issue?
Anyway, it's nice to have something finally done especially by yourself.
Now, what else is next?