Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Oh the places we will go!

Here is another project I've completed recently for our home and I couldn't be more happy with it. I knew the moment I found this trunk that I wanted to use it in our toy room. We really needed a place to put all the pillows and blankets that gather in this room. I was constantly folding blankets and putting them back on the futon...ugh! Problem solved!!!!


Here's a before shot. It's not too bad black but I love me some color so of course it was gonna get painted!


The really nice thing about this project is that it was quick. No muss no fuss. It did take me a little time trying to figure out which fabulous color to use. As you can see there is already a lot of color going on in this room...but...it is a toy room so let's just go for it!


I knew this piece would be sat on, stood on and even drawn on...chalk board paint to the rescue. It's not too often kids hear their parents say "sure, draw all over the top of that trunk!" Their friends really like it too and it's amazing some of the things they draw. **idea moment** take pics of all the great drawings for memories and maybe another project down the line :-)


I used Annie Sloan chalk paint again in Antibes Green...my personal fave color. This is probably why the last two projects I've done for our home has been in green :-) I distressed the sides and again this works great for the toy room. If it gets (or when) more distressed it will only add to the character. Basically, it's kid proof :-)


Oh, and the cat C.C. would like to go wherever we might be going. She has to check everything out and wholeheartedly approves...how do I know??? She sleeps on top of the trunk most afternoons.


I just had to show you this picture. My camera is always laying around the house and so whenever I download pictures I never really know what I might find. This one cracked me up. I'm guessing from the point of view that it had to be taken by my 4 year old. What young child takes a picture of a can of paint??? My kid!!! I'm so proud!

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14 comments:

Twice Nice said...

I love color too, so I loved seeing this trunk. Great idea to make the top a chalkboard! Lucky kids! Deb

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love the result! Your kiddo is quite the photographer! Your CC looks like my Miss Kitty! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Casa De Luna said...

I like all of the vibrant color in the play room! Storage, plus Dr. Seuss, plus chalkboard paint....how can you go wrong? I really should get around to purchasing some ASCP. Some day...

Casa De Luna said...

p.s. I'm happy to be your newest follower!!

Colleen said...

Thanks Deb!

Colleen said...

Thanks Debbie! I love the name of your blog. I think I may be a plate addict too...just picked up a few more at the thrift shop. Have a great weekend.

Colleen said...

Thanks so much for the comment. I just checked out your blog and I LOVE it...especially the Live the Life You've Imagined series. I'm not your newest follower :-)

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

This is EXACTLY what I need for the boys' room x2! Hmm, I wonder if we could build it!??! Oh my goodness, you have done an amazing job restoring it! The chalkboard paint is GENIUS!!! I'm so impressed! I'm your newest follower and bloggy friend and I'd love for you to return the "love" when you visit next, if you haven't already! Oh, and if you haven't signed up yet, I have a $50 stencil giveaway going on right now and I'd love for you to have a chance to WIN!

XO, Aimee
Your Bloggy Friend

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

PS Pretty please share where you found out how to add reply to blogger! LOVE this feature SO MUCH, I can hardly stand it!!!

XO, Aimee

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Darling- love this project!! Following along- would love for you to come share your projects at Feathered Nest Friday sometime too~ going on all weekend!! :)

Colleen said...

Oh my goodness...I just re-read my reply. I am NOW your newest follower...eeekkk better proofread better next time!!! Sorry!

Colleen said...

Hi Aimee, there is a reply word just below each comment. I must say I had never noticed it before so I wonder if it's something new from blogger. However, what I don't know is if this response is e-mailed to you or just posted here. Please let me know if you receive this...thanks!

Colleen said...

Thanks so much! I'll hope on over the your link party...thanks!

Amber and Brad said...

What a fun pop of color, love your style!

If you get a chance, I would be honored to have you stop by and share at my weekly Chalk Paint linky party.

www.ShadesofAmberInc.blogspot.com

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