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!
Primitive and Proper
Furniture Feature Fridays
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


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

  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!

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


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

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

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

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