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. I would LOVE to paint my bathroom. It is the same boring yellow as the rest of the house and I really want something cooling and calming like a soft sage green.

  2. I would like to paint my bedroom. It's all white and has not been repainted since we first moved in 21 years ago. A touch of color would really bring it to life.

  3. I am REALLY tired of my kitchen, the one wall where the cabinets are hung. I would like to paint it bright tangerine orange! It is chartreuse now and has been for 7 years. I love that color, but am ready for a change.

  4. Tabathia B Reply

    I would like to paint my bedroom

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  5. I would love to paint my downstairs bathroom to cover the hair dye I accidently splattered on it.
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  6. Christian Alejandro Reply

    I 'd love to tackle our bedroom! It could use a change in color.

  7. shea balentine Reply

    My current project is the master bathroom.. my inspiration came from humming birds =)

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