Welcome to week four of the #oneroomchallenge! I have been making over my boys room and hope you’ve enjoyed following me along the journey.

In case you’ve missed any of the last three weeks, you can find them here: Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3. Here’s the inspiration board we’ve been working with as well for this project. 

Boys Room Inspiration

This week, we will be talking about painting furniture and a fun little DIY project that I was invited to feature on our local daytime TV show.

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Let’s start with the furniture. Last week, I told you how we repainted the boys beds. We decided to give a little refresh to one of the dressers that had seen quite a bit of love over the last number of years. And we wanted something fun, so we chose “Guest of Honor” from the Para Paints collection.

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I absolutely love this green because it’s bright and fun and honestly, it’s perfect for a boys room! With a coat of primer on first, it was actually incredibly easy to roll on the green paint. Note, when painting furniture, you will want to make sure you use a small foam roller rather than a regular wall roller. The foam is perfect because it doesn’t leave any streaks or fuzzies behind.

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I knew I wanted something fun for the hardware, but had a really hard time finding any knobs or pulls that fit the bill. I decided to give this idea of having plastic animals as the drawer pulls. I bought them at my local dollar store, spray painted them metallic, drilled a hole in the back, inserted the screw in the back and voila! The kids think they are the coolest thing ever! While they may not be the most permanent solution, it’s ok because they didn’t cost a fortune!

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Sticking with the same color, I wanted to make bookends for the room, using materials I already had at home. All I needed for this project was one of my son’s dinosaurs, a few scrap pieces of 1×4 pine and some super glue.

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Using a saw, we cut the dinosaur in half and then measured out the pieces of wood. We made them 3×4 in size.

Then I used the same primer over both the dinosaur and the wood, let it dry and then painted them green.

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Once the paint had dried, it was a simple and easy assembly using super glue. You can watch me assemble them on TV here.

And it’s just that simple to add some color to a space, refresh an old piece of furniture and craft something out of items you already have in your home. I really feel like it’s these little attention to details that will make any room go from average to awesome in no time flat!

Boys Room Makeover One Room Challenge

Make sure to come back next week as we are in the home stretch and I will be sharing some difficulties and set backs that we have had in this makeover and how we overcame them!

Love & Blessings,

CMartin-Sign

 

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16 Comments on Boys Room Makeover Week 4

    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 3:28 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks a bunch.

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  1. Delia Gibbs
    April 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm (1 year ago)

    It looks wonderful Christine :-). I asked my son if he’d like me to make him dinosaur bookends like those. He blurted out, “I would like to have one of that!” referring to the Star Wars robot…lol.

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:15 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you and too funny about the bookend request.

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  2. Havalah Turner
    April 29, 2016 at 12:23 am (12 months ago)

    I’ve been wanting to try those kind of handles for my kiddos dresser. Yours turned out awesome!

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  3. simple nature decor
    April 29, 2016 at 9:42 am (12 months ago)

    This is so colorful and happy, I adore the green…Fabulous Job.. the animals handles are to scream for! 🙂 I am in love
    Maria

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:14 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you so much.

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  4. Mila @jestcafe
    April 29, 2016 at 9:43 am (12 months ago)

    Very creative way of doing the knobs and book ends. Nice!

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  5. Tammy
    May 5, 2016 at 11:28 am (12 months ago)

    I love the hardware you selected! What a fun way to give personality to the space!

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  6. Laura Ingalls Gunn
    May 5, 2016 at 11:45 am (12 months ago)

    Christine the animal hardware is adorable and I can’t wait for the reveal! I love the direction the space is going in. As a fellow ORC participant it’s been wonderful to gather some fantastic inspiration. I’d love for you to share your progress at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Our readers would love to see it. The gathering is at http://www.decortoadore.net

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    • Christine
      August 9, 2016 at 10:34 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks Laura!

      Reply
  7. Merlyn
    May 6, 2016 at 3:54 pm (12 months ago)

    Those drawer pulls and bookends are sooo creative! Great to see a room that actually looks like a boy’s room with color and fun, not something out of an RH catalog.

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    • Christine
      August 8, 2016 at 1:02 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks so much.

      Reply

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