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Friday
May042012

May the 4th be with you...

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!

Reader Comments (2)

Oh my gosh, Jacob would love this room! He has even started a Star Wars club during his kindergarten recess - he gathers up all the other kids and reads Star Wars books to them!

May 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeah Z

Great job, Holly! I really love the dressers.

May 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternicelle

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