Big Boy Bedroom Semi-Reveal

I’m sorry I was too impatient to take before pictures, but here are a few glimpses into Jack’s new big boy room.  We sold the full-sized guest bed on Craigslist and haven’t gotten a new twin mattress yet, so just imagine it where the stack of bedding is in front of the headboard.  And if anyone knows a dirt cheap place to find a twin mattress in Indianapolis, let me know!  We’d prefer a mattress without bedbugs, because the very thought of bedbugs gives me the heebie-jeebies.

In addition to painting the walls, I also painted the tops of two end tables to use as bedside tables.  I found a 50 cent can of “oops” paint at Home Depot, and it was enough to paint the tops of these tables plus Jack’s dresser.  Painting the tabletops makes them look nicer and less beat up, plus sort of hides the fact that there are about 5 different shades of wood finish going in this room!

Here is Jack’s dresser before I painted it.  It is a campaigner piece that originally was used in Josh’s room when he was a kid.  Actually it probably was used before that, but I don’t know the provenance.  There is a matching desk and bookcase, but I didn’t want to put those in Jack’s room just yet.  As you can see, the dresser was a bit the worse for wear, having been beat up, plus having a sticker on it from some radio station Josh used to like in middle school, and a weird mark on the top where Jack’s humidifier leaked unbeknownst to us.  It needed help.

Here is the dresser painted red with the oops paint.  My flash made the color too saturated looking, in real life it’s more muted.  On top of the dresser is a Noah’s Ark poster, to go with the animal bedding.  When we find a good deal on a mattress, I’ll show you what the bedding looks like – it’s really cute.

It took a long time, but I think it was worth it to paint Jack’s room.  Now I’m itching to paint our living room and dining room, but I might wait until I get the Easter clothes finished!

What was your creative endeavor this week?

6 thoughts on “Big Boy Bedroom Semi-Reveal

  1. Nothing creative on this end….well actually last weekend Morgan and I did some scrapbook pages to hang on her walls. The only one decent was the one that did not have little fingers helping, but she had a blast, so I guess that’s the only thing that matters. I really love the color of Jack’s walls. I am getting the “bug” to repaint, reposition, and redo. I think it’s because coming up in May I will have lived in this house longer than I have ever lived anywhere in my life (I know you know what that feels like).

    1. My only tip on bedding is to search the product name before you buy. My mom found Jack’s bed set online, then searched the maker’s name and found out that Kohl’s carried it, plus had it on sale, plus she had a coupon for some high % off, so was able to get the set for a fraction of what it cost on the manufacturer’s website where we originally saw it.

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