Tuesday, December 4, 2012

*Holly Paint*

Remember way back when I wrote about re-doing my son's room??? Well, I thought I should finally post a little something about the makeover! I don't have pictures of the whole room but here are a few to start...
Since my son is now sharing his room with our foster son I had to find a larger dresser to fit both of their stuff. I was so glad when I found one on Craigslist for $50.00.

 Of course I forgot to take a before picture but it looks just like this one that Cassie re-did on Primitive and Proper.  Go check her out she has a great blog and I love what she did with her dresser.


I painted the base and drawers of the dresser white and then sanded heavily to age it.  My husband and I found the license plates at the Sacramento Antique Fair.  The California one was from on of my husbands old trucks.  I drilled a hole in the license plate then added old wooden knobs. 
I stained the top of the dresser and added industrial gate pulls to the remaining drawers. 
 Definitely a keeper... this can grow with my boys through their teen years!
 (Of course, knowing me, I will get tired of it...sell it and do something different in 2-3 years!)


I also found an old sign at the same flea market that said "Toy Loading Zone." I think it may of been a Christmas decoration. So I had my husband cut it into strips and then I mounted it to an old fence board (from my parents old porch) and screwed it onto their toy box. Yep...I like it!!  

 P.S....Isn't that chalkboard amazing??!!  My brother-in-law made that for my son...go check out his cool art here!
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9 comments:

  1. that is such a cool and unique idea, holly! fabulous job!

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  2. omgoodness - i luv this and you're it can grow with them for so long - that's the hardest i find with decorating is to find things that will grow with them. i found u via primitive and proper, and am your newest follower!

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  3. Stopping in to pin your dresser, and your toy box is pretty darn cute too.

    Bliss

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  4. Pinning your dresser! How cool! Great idea!

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  5. This is a fantastic dresser! It's so unique and I'm sure that your son loves it. Megan

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  6. It is so hard to decorate for boys but you nailed it! Gorgeous practical pieces.
    Great job!
    Jan

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  7. Awesome repurposing idea! This dresser has been chosen to be the "recycled piece of the week" on Wolff's Flea Market's facebook page.

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  8. How big is the dresser? Im trying to do something like this for my sons room but im buying everything online.

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