Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dalek Dresser

Right now some of you are asking yourselves, "What the heck is a Dalek?"

Others of you, are immediately thinking I am the coolest freaking mom in the world. Those of you thinking this also know why bow ties are cool...and are eagerly awaiting November 23.

And for you, this is a bit of a spoilers post of Little B's room makeover. Or maybe just a teaser.

I have a lot more Doctor Who themed things planned for B's room. He turns 12 in a few weeks and while he's away at scout camp, I figured it would be the perfect time to transform his room into a the ultimate Whovian hangout this side of the T.A.R.D.I.S.

This room makeover has been in the works for a full year. It has taken me that long to finally get it all figured out.

The dresser started out like this:

And then with the help of some paint, it turned in to this:

And I totally wasn't feeling the TARDIS in a dresser. The dresser felt...really a was that much of a decorating stumper, by the end, I really wanted to EXTERMINATE it!

Instead, I hit it with Valspar Metallic Silver spray paint. Two cans worth...

I attached spray painted foam balls to the front for the true Dalek, look. Danger Girl asked if I was going to stick a plunger on the top...ha! I decided the lamp would have to suffice for the Dalek eye ;)

A few of you who pay attention to detail may be wondering what the heck is up with the floor. It looks gnarly!

As I was rearranging B's room, I noticed this weird ridge and flat area that was very different from the rest of the painted hardwood floors. So I decided to pick at it, pull at it...and discovered that it was PAINTED VINYL flooring. I had a serious WHAT WERE THEY THINKING moment...when I pulled it back further:

Now I have yet another project to tackle....

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  1. Did I mention that Eva's already planning her birthday party for 11/23? We're having a marathon of old episodes, themed food and activities and The Episode. Can't wait!!!

    1. My roommate and I had planned for 11/23/13 for a long time since it was not only The Doctor's 50th anniversary but it was my 60th birthday! It was a great party!

  2. You need to put some gold on it too. Its just not a Dalek without gold.


    1. i ran out of spray paint. ;) Gold is on the agenda for tomorrow...but i couldn't wait! You are gonna LOVE the curtains :D

  3. Cool dresser! I don't watch Dr. Who so I'm lost ~ but the silver is cool. Also, wowza on the amazing wood floors ~ score!
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  4. OMG! I now have to paint something Dalek. :) The dresser turned out super cute. Great idea.

  5. AMAZING! I love this!! Thanks for sharing,

    Hannah ♫
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  6. This. Is. Awesome. :) Although all Whovians will say the same thing :) Love it! Came by from the Weekend Wonders party. 365ish Days of Pinterest

  7. That turned out awesome!!!!!!!


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