A makeover for my youngest boys room was long overdue, and I’m sharing each project that was a part of it (this is part 2- links to the other projects are at the bottom of the page). I painted the walls and their dressers, and added a few other fun little projects as well, so check back later this week to see all of them.
As you can see from the before and after photos, I began with an unfinished wood dresser. It’s been loved over the years, and I thought it had probably been ruined the day I walked into their room and saw the lovely marker creation by my then 2 year old.
Staining was out of the question forever, so I knew painting would be my next option. And yet it sat unfinished for a few more years until my son who’s now 8, decided BB8 is his “Most Favorite Character of ALL TIME!”
The only prep I did on the dresser was removing the stickers and cleaning the marker as much as possible with warm soapy water (letting it dry completely overnight).
Then, I used a clear coat of polycrylic over the marker to seal it in before using a bottle of the FOLKART Home Decor Chalkpaint in white.
White paint almost always takes two coats, and this was no exception, but one bottle of the chalk paint was still enough.
Next, I used my Tracer projector (one of my favorite art tools) to project an image of BB8 that I found online onto the dresser.
Using a black paint pen, I simply sketched his image.
Don’t miss the rest of the boys room makeover projects, and stay tuned for the Tardis dresser makeover I’ll be posting later this week.