Saturday, April 2, 2011

For It's 1...2...3...Strikes Your Out.....

I have been working on redoing Seth Man's room for about 4 weeks now. {I cannot wait for summer break so I can work on all the projects swirling in my head}...I painted his room an amazing blue/grey color {Blue Blood colormatched at Wally World} over Spring Break. Seth's room had a slight "cowboy" theme and it was long time for something new! He plays baseball and loves it, so I decided to do a room with hints of America's favorite pastime with a vintage feel.  I have been killing myself on redoing a dresser for his room...it was in serious need of revival...more to come on it later... I have been trying to figure out storage needs for this lil boy hence the dresser above.  I was trying to think of something that could house his baseball bats and his massive collections of oversized NERF guns ;) when I remembered an old barrel my MIL gave him for his "cowboy" room...it was in the attic because I never knew quite what to use it for... It dawned on me that it would make a great storage option for these taller items....so up to the attic I went. I brought it down and taped off the metal rings around it. Then I lightly sprayed it with Heirloom White not really caring if I covered it completely or not.  Then I printed the verse from Take Me Out to the Ball Game and traced it onto the barrel, went over it with a paint pen and then used my sanding block to scuff it all up and make it feel really old!!! I love how it turned out and Seth thought it was a really cool addition to his ever transforming room...I cannot wait to have it all finished!!!!




Here's one more picture of it just because I LOVE IT so much:)


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8 comments:

Sommer said...

I cannot believe there are no comments on this awesome piece!! I want a barrel! lol. I would be delighted to have you join my VIP party today =)http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/04/powder-bath-revealed.html

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wanted to stop by and let you know I featured this post today! Thanks for linking it up. :)

Jenn said...

Love this idea! I've been working on some stuff for a baseball room as well and I love this idea for storage!

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♥ Miss Tea said...

What A Great Idea! so inspiring! love how it turned out, I want a barrel too!! love it!

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emilysnan said...

hiya , love the barrel it is a great piece , i also love your bucket list too tfs i am visiting from fingerprints on the fridge and am your newest follower , hope you will stop by mine for a peek and maybe follow me too
xmaggiex

Sommer said...

Hi there! Just wanted to let you know this was featured on my blog this morning =) Come grab a button when you have a chance!

Cheers! Sommer

Kristen @ Who's Watching the Baby? said...

I followed you back, because I am in love with yer barrel! It really looks great!

alison said...

That turned out really cute!

Hey--thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

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