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Another Painted Number Dresser

Ok, so all you have to do is type “number dresser” into the Pinterest search engine to know that painting numbers on the front of dresser drawers is quite the trend. Just sayin. And, if there are two things I love to decorate with these days it’s chevron and numbers! But, let’s be real… chevron really doesn’t belong in a boys’ bedroom. {If you can prove me wrong with a cool example, I’d love to see it… I would put chevron literally EVERYWHERE if I could – but that’s just me!}

But seriously, adding numbers is an easy way to update plain ol’ painted furniture – and I find it to be especially appropriate for your kiddos’ rooms! In my experience, boys’ rooms can be tricky. There aren’t a lot of color variations to work with. I love the boldness of navy but by itself it can be dark and boring. We had some red accents already but I am bored with blue and reds. Enter green – and this is the year of emerald, right?!!
I wanted my numbers to be less serious and more kid friendly than some of the other places I’ve painted them. Check out this post for details. Again, with my Silhouette Cameo I created some stencils and added a circle border. I also just taped off some stripes on the smaller drawers, instead of trying to number them 1 to 4 with different sizes. The entire piece was painted with homemade white chalk paint and distressed. We ended up staining the top instead of painting it. I really, really love this combo with a distressed finish.
Anyhow, this was a quick Sunday project last weekend and looks great in his sports-themed room. We’ve had this same theme since my son was a tot and he’s reaching double-digit age this fall! But, I think this theme is great for growing boys. We had already collected a lot of these pennants so it was easy to incorporate a little vintage into his decor. Hoping to upgrade to bunk beds soon and will be sharing more boy’s room updates later!

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    Such fun details you added to the dresser. I love that you chose green. I recently painted a table in my son’s room green too. Such a great accent color.

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    Blues and greens…especially the saturated kind!…are some of my favorite colors. Love the dresser up against that navy wall. Thanks for sharing over at MMS. I,too, have been restoring parts of my century old house…I love it. And hate it. All at the same time. Funny how that works. Definitely going to explore your blog more and see what great ideas I can glean from you 🙂

    Pelham @ UrbanDEN

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    Thanks @UrbanDEN… I totally understand the love/hate feeling of old houses. One project always leads to another and another… Thanks for commenting. I’m headed over to your blog too!

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    Claudia, I was going through old comments on my blog, and I came across your comment and thought, “Hey, I never checked out her blog”. So here I am. I just subscribed because I like what I see! (The dresser is SO CUTE!)

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