Tween Boy Room Reveal with Glidden

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I am so excited to share the final painted room “after” we chose some new colors using Glidden paint My Image Inspiration. In our first post we shared some images that we were leaning towards for color inspiration. Here’s the image we chose.

My son is into cars and this photo was taken on a recent trip to Disneyland, which he also loves, so it was a great mix of both. We decided to do something different with the paint in his room so we went with 2 colors: Onyx Black and Pebble Gray.

We purchased the Glidden High Endurance Plus™  from Walmart, which is a paint and primer in one (Glidden paint can also be purchased at Home Depot and other fine retailers). Let me tell you, I’ve painted SO many rooms in my time (mostly because I don’t like the color when it’s all said and done). In fact I just painted this entire house last year. This paint is AWESOME. It went on the wall so well and the colors came out perfect!

We wanted a gray for his room initially but the color I brought home ended up pretty blue (fine, but not what we wanted). Both the Pebble Gray and Onyx Black from Glidden came out perfectly. I seriously could not believe how well the paint covered – especially the black being such a dark color going on a light wall!. It was such a relief to be able to easily choose colors from Glidden’s simplified palette and feel confident that it would look great. If you’ve ever looked for a light gray color you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. There are thousands of different grays all with different undertones and some that barely look any different. Choosing a color can be completely overwhelming! I was really impressed with how Glidden paint made it so easy for us!

For his room I painted the Pebble Gray first (2 coats) and allowed to dry for a day or so. Using a laser level I marked my line on the wall and used painters tape to create a straight line. The black went on last and once the painters tape was removed a fun 2 tone wall effect was created.

Doesn’t it make SUCH a difference?! I’m so glad we took on this project and my son is even happier with it! We have a few more little projects for the room but I’m glad the painting was a success!


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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. Our master bathroom …. but I love the colors of this room that now I want to do the same to our son's room ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing and the change to win the GC.

  2. Susan Smith Reply

    I want to paint our Family Room. It's white and I'd love to put some color on the walls.

  3. I would like to paint our living room
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  4. I'd love to paint our guest bedroom. We haven't gotten around to it. First I need a theme for it!

  5. we need to paint our master bedroom. Its the last room in the house to be repainted from the previous owner. why IS the master always the last room on the list?

  6. If it wasn't for the fact I live in a rental, I'd repaint the teal the living room is currently painted in.

  7. Chase smith Reply

    Id actually love to paint my kids tree house, i know its not a room in my house but i hope it qualifies for the $100 gift card question anyway.

  8. lisa brown Reply

    I need to paint the bathroom – it is burnt orange in color and that color makes the room dark.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  9. Cindy Merrill Reply

    Oh yes, indeed, I'd love to paint our new screen porch a nice color- the Misty moonstone shade would be interesting.

  10. Kim Ripley Reply

    I would love to paint my daughter's room. It is an ugly army green color but we are renters and I don't know if they will let us paint.

  11. I would like to give the living room an update with a little color.

  12. Cathy Truman Reply

    Your sons room looks great. We need to paint our bathroom it needs a lot of help.

  13. I would like to paint the living room. It has been over 10 years since it was last painted.

  14. Love what you did to the room! It looks so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ I'd love to paint my bathroom! It could use some cheering up ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I would like to paint our computer room, but we have not decided on the color yet.

  16. Becky Richied Reply

    I'd love to paint my livingroom space now, just to refreshen the room a bit

  17. sarah hirsch Reply

    i'd love to paint our hallways because they've been smudged by dirty hands too many times

  18. I really want to paint my bedroom next. Thanks for the inspiration. Your room looks great.

  19. I really want to paint our bedroom, we just got married and moved into a new house and I want to add some color!

  20. Jacob LaFountaine Reply

    I would go with the bedroom being the room to paint. No more boring, old white paint

  21. I would like to paint my bedroom.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

  22. Susan Chester Reply

    I love the colors you picked! I would paint my boring white living room walls.

  23. Maria Iemma Reply

    I need to paint my guest room before the Christmas Holidays. Your post has inspired me and I love the colors you chose

  24. Stephanie Foster Reply

    Within the last year, we have repainted nearly every room in the house…except the master bedroom because we could not decide (or agree) on a color that we would both want to live with every single day. I change my bedspread often, so I am afraid of picking a wall color that would limit my options for bedspreads. Basically, I am too indecisive and I don't know if I will ever settle on a color…so either my walls will remain white, or I will begin changing the wall color as often as I change my bedspread.

  25. Iโ€™d love to paint my daughterโ€™s room next but it will be quite a chore because she has this bed with drawers that weโ€™d probably have to take apart to move it!

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