Bahahahahahahaha! Happy Star Wars Day! What? You aren't celebrating? Is it weird that I am? ;) Whether you're celebrating or not, I thought today would be an apporpriate time to reveal Quinn's room, which I have redone in the last two weeks.
Because I have not taken enough time to learn how to use my camera manually, the pics are a bit off. Sorry. I'll work on that! Here are some before shots of the room:
It will be three years this August since we have moved into this house. In that time, I have picked up the two random, yet very solid wood!, dressers from craigslist. I paid less than $100 total for them. I always knew I was going to paint them, so I was really more concerned with their shape and size than their finish. Anyhow, here are some after pics of the room:
Ugh. This pic is way off. Sorry :(
I love how the dressers turned out!!! I have been eyeing some from Pottery Barn Kids, and they are about $700-$800 apiece! I think I did alright...
I wanted some cheap inexpensive artwork or something to hang over the bed. I couldn't find anything that fit the bill, literally. So, I took some old puzzles that Quinn had, Mod Podged them, attached a hanger (grosgrain ribbon, but "hanger" sounds more masculine!) and that was that! The puzzle on the left looks very blurry because it is a hologram puzzle--not because of my photog skills. Well, only partially because of my photog skills...
I picked up the bookcase at a garage sale last weekend. Solid wood, $10. Fantastic! I cleaned her up and gave her a coat of paint, and she fits in perfectly. *And I would like to add a little disclaimer about all of the wall clings: I would normally only put up a few of them, or just create a scene with some, but my son loves them. LOVES THEM. And Grandma keeps buying him more! ;) Anyhow, if you're checking out these pics and thinking, "Gosh, Holly. I would have gone a little easier on the stickers..." I am with you!!!! But, it IS my son's room, so I figured I'd let him keep the clings...
I didn't know what, exactly, to use to decorate the top of this dresser. It needed something, but I didn't want anything too girly or babyish or clutter-y. I ended up just taking some old frames and spray painting them different shades of blue. Works for me.
And I REALLY love this peg board. I put this up shortly after we moved into this house. Quinn really likes collecting "treasures", and this gives him a space to display them without putting holes all over the wall--especially when you know there will be new "treasures" next week!
The paint I use--ALWAYS--is Benjamin Moore. The walls are Pilgrim Gray #2132-50. The dressers and bookcase are Deep Royal, #2061-10. I primed everything with the Aqua Lock primer in tintable white, but I did not have it tinted.
Enjoy the Son! And may the Force be with you!