One of Benjamin's gifts this year was a room makeover. Everything in his room was so mismatched, and I thought it was time for that to change, and for his room to have a bit more personality.
He had purchased this chair at a thrift store a few months ago. It was the ugly mauve color you see still on the seat. I bought a few bottles of dye and spent a day dying it - which involved scrubbing the dye into all the cracks and crevices, which is not easy on a chair like this. I liken it to trying to dye a shar pei puppy!
Another thing I did was paint this bookcase, which had been red and orange for probably a decade, to a royal blue.
This is a "before" of the room - although we were already in the process of painting, so it's a mess.
Here's the "after."
We painted the top portion of his walls gray, with a thin black border underneath.
The chair and bookcase, done.