Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Boy's Room Makeover (Part 2): The Dresser

My son's room makeover marches on!

Last week, I painted his beat up dresser a fun shade of orange...

Here is the war-torn dresser before...
(Complete with little boy hieroglyphics from years past.)

Also with memories of glow sticks gone wrong... 
(A word to the wise: don't let glow sticks leak — it's a disaster waiting to happen. It is also an effective paint stripper, as we learned.)

Four (count 'em, four!!) coats of heavy duty, once-this-stuff-cures-it-ain't-going-anywhere paint & his dresser is done!


My son has used this dresser all his life. Now that he's nearing the pre-teen stage of his life, it was time for it (and his whole room) to get a fresh update.

This past weekend was a long weekend here in Canada & we took advantage of the extra time to paint Parker's room as well. We chose a neutral grey so the shots of color would pop.

My to-do list is half done!

The window treatment is on this coming week's to-do list. I'm planning to sew a valance with some great orange fabric I found. Wish me luck!

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Homemade Ginger


  1. AAAHHHHmazing!! I love the color... SO I think when you finish this room I'll just copy it for my boys :o) I'm loving it...

    Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link
    back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

    oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks
    party… stop on over and check it out!

  2. Gretchen@BoxyColonialTuesday, May 28, 2013

    such a fun color! And I've never seen that paint before..."melamine finish"--I'm intrigued!

  3., May 30, 2013

    Looks brand new--love that color! (and love your name ;)

  4. Sarah VanderkooyThursday, May 30, 2013

    This is beautiful, love the color!

  5. Looks great - I love that shade of orange!

    Thanks for sharing at the party!


  6. Megan @ Homemade GingerMonday, June 17, 2013

    So fun, I love the color!! I featured you over at my blog today. Feel free to grab a "featured" button in the right column. Thanks for sharing in the Ginger Jamboree!

  7. Fun to play with different colors when doing house designing.

    AZ Homes for


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