Monday, May 30, 2011

The Boy's Room

I  have been working on my little man's room since spring break and I will get it all finished someday I think?!?!?  I wanted him to have a little extra storage space and a place to put his tv he got for Christmas...he also plays the family wii more than anyone else, so I decided he could keep it in his room...

My mom and I were talking about his need for more storage when I told her I was scouring Craigslist for an old dresser for his room. Mom remembered that she and Dad still had MY old {childhood} dresser in there detached garage...this thing had been in there for 14 years!!! It had been moved out there when my parents began building there house right after my senior year. I found all kinds of high school memorabilia inside it's drawers...eeek including my sophomore year yearbook!

Here is a shot of the after before...after before because this pic was after I washed it down with Murphy's wood soap...it was mega dirty!



So after washing it down and killing a bajillion spiders....shiver!!! Mom and I loaded it up and off I went with it with visions of what I might do to make it more boyish....


I sanded it a little...it didn't need much and then I primed it with gray primer...

I ripped the back board off and replace it with a new piece the nice man at Lowe's cut for me...one of the little drawers was gone...so I decided to create a shelf on the top part and thought it would be the perfect place for his wii and dvd player and some kind of cool baskets... I wanted locker baskets but am way too  impatient to find the perfect price and size, so I bought these el' cheapo's from the dollar general...



And grabbed my can of metallic silver spray paint and went to town!!!!

This will work until I stumble across the real deal...


And here is the dresser in the boy's room... I love how it turned out and even better the boy loves it too...he said and I quote...."Mom this room is sweet with my new dresser!"  Worth killing all those bajillion spiders....

You can't see it in this pic but I used chalkboard paint on the top and added a piece of molding along the bottom to beef it  up some:)


:) LaKeta

Partying it up here:






Domestically Speaking

6 comments:

Jennie said...

GIIIRRRLLL! This looks AWESOME! I LOVE IT! The red is so fantabulous too. You rock!

Jennie {Cinnaberry Suite}

Jennifer said...

Great job!! Love how it turned out and I love the silver painted bins! Looks good to me!

angie @ the cellar door stories said...

love how this turned out! the bins look amazing ~ good thinking!!

thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my porch swing makeover ~ i really appreciate it!!

Diane said...

WOW looks amazing...I am attempting my first furniture DIY make over...did not use primer???Maybe should have talked to you first LOL!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Great work! Inspired idea to just put a shelf on the top. What fun to give your old dresser a new life!

lizy b said...

Love how it looks with the drawers taken out! Brilliant!
I've been painting some old furniture here at home and it seems like it's always a bit sticky....have you seen this? How do you get rid of it?

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