Up until a few months ago, my son’s room was, for lack of a better word, BORING! The walls were plain white and I had some decor, but it wasn’t doing the trick for me. When we decided to switch him out of his crib into a big-boy bed, I decided it was time for a room makeover!
He needed a dresser, so when I went to visit my parents, I showed my amazingly-talented dad a picture of a red glazed dresser on Pinterest and asked if he could make one for me. He drew up a plan in a matter of minutes and had it built in a matter of days.
I chose the paint (Red Tomato by Behr) at Home Depot and then my kind father painted it for me ( I was very pregnant at that point) and installed the hardware. We barely managed to fit it in the back of my van to transport it home. It was meant to be!
I glazed it with an old rag later and then put a top coat on it to seal everything, re-installed the hardware, and that was that!
The dresser totally makes the room. I absolutely love it. I still can’t stop staring at it every time I go in there.
Edit: As per a few readers’ requests, here are some more pictures of his room:
We added this train table a little bit after finishing his room, so it’s not shown in the top photo.
I splurged on the Pottery Barn quilt. It was just too perfect and too cute.
Here’s a link to the ORIGINAL IDEA:
Then, I just had to get rid of the white walls. I was inspired by this paint color when I did a Pinterest search for “blue rooms”. We settled on a very similar color at Home Depot (it’s Blue Jewel by Behr).
Then my very awesome husband installed the beadboard paneling and moulding with a little help from yours truly. For a finishing touch, I bought the metal car hanging at Hobby Lobby and a fun basket to put all those random things that seem to not have a place. Everything else was leftover from his previous room decor.
Pinterest is simply amazing! I could have never pulled this off without it. What do you think? I hope you love it as much as I do!
If you have any questions about this, please leave them in the comment section below and I’ll try to answer them. Thanks!