I decided to make over No. 2 Son’s room and I think I took on a little more than I can handle in such a short period of time. Things are not going as smoothly as planned and I am starting to panic.
I am having trouble with trying to coordinate all the different finishes among the different style of pieces in the room. I don’t like my first attempt with the dresser. I thought I would try a two toned look, stained top, painted bottom using some Federal Blue milk paint I purchased years ago and never used. It has a purple tint to it that I tried to tone down but is still looking strange especially with the blue walls. If this wasn’t a “use what you have” makeover, I would have tried one of Miss Mustard Seed’s pretty milk paint colors for sure.
So what else is in the room? A pair of black mid-century nightstands, one of which is pictured above.
A desk which was left unfinished since Mr. DIY made it many moons ago.
I used Minwax English Chestnut which I am not exactly doing cartwheels over.
And his bed also made by Mr. DIY and myself.
I never took a picture of the finished bed but you can get an idea of what it looks like. It has a rich chocolate brown finish.
Yes, even more blue. Blue walls, blue headboard and blue dresser. Perhaps a little too much blue for one room. It’s just not looking like what I envisioned in my head. Not sure what to do but I am running out of time. HELP! Suggestions welcomed.