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Friday my son, N decided he wanted to redo his room. At about three in the afternoon he informed me that he needed lime green paint to do this. I had not been feeling well and told him we would do it on Monday. Not exactly what he wanted to hear. He was pumped and wanted to make his changes NOW. Fortunately for me I had primer and I knew he would have to primer over all the skate logos he had painted on his wall. So I got him the primer and set him to work. Monday we bought paint and here is the result. I am told by N and his friends this is the Shimdizzle. I said I’m sure we will see it on the next cover of Better Homes and Gardens. Anyone wanting to recreate this shimdizzle needs only acquire furniture at the local thrift store. (Cover all holes in the upholstery with scraps from your mom’s scrap bag), a gallon of lime green paint, a quart of black, and your favorite skate magazine. Now that is design on a dime. While N was creating the shimdizzle DD and I repainted her dresser. Gotta love the differences in my children.


  • Casandra says:

    Wow! That is seriously green! Good for you that you let him express himself. I know plenty of women who would never allow that in their home. He is lucky, and creative.

  • Shari says:

    Wow, lime green. Does he sleep in that room! Wow… hope he appreciates what a great mum he has!!

  • Unknown says:

    I love lime green, but wow it really looks different on walls. But as long as he likes it that is all that matters.

  • Joanna says:

    That is so funny! I love your son! I hope my kids ask to do something like that when they're teenagers:) And for the record, I LOVE the green!!!

  • Anita says:

    OH! Em, my darling 12 year old boy has been at me to paint his room 3 walls bright blue and the other a deep blue…I'm scared. They go for the bright stuff eh? Kind regards, Anita.

  • SheilaC says:

    Yup! That is definitely green!!

    When my 2 girls were little they wanted a pink bedroom…. the pink they chose was a bright bubblegum pink that ended up being SO bright we needed sunglasses in their room!

    It ended up fading after a couple years and wasn't as bad….

    RE your daughter,
    Funny how kids in the same house can be so different 🙂


  • Lynda says:

    Wow! shimdizzle is quite the statement! A few years ago my youngest daughter painted her bedroom deep dark purple with pearl painted stripes. So cool. Now that she is married and gone I still love the deep purple room…very calming.

  • Helen McNaught @ AuntyHennys says:

    I recall many years ago my own Brother wanting to paint his bedroom black – my Mum almost fainted but all my Dad said is……"it's only paint"!! How true – good on you to let your boy do his thing!

    My own boy is 16….. mmmmmm I wonder what colour he will go for? It had better match his quilt:-)

    Happy Sewing!

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  • Needled Mom says:

    Wow!!! It looks great though.

  • TaraB says:

    I'm pretty sure my 13 yo would also say that is the shimdizzle (whatever that means!) He has been begging me to paint his room ORANGE… Sorry I love your blog, but my 13 yo will not see this picture…

  • Anonymous says:

    Shimdazzle more like! I once ( aged 18)decided to paint my room white with Emerald woodwork. The Emerald paint tin had a loose lid and I ended up with a green car interior!

  • hetty says:

    Wow! That Shimdizzle is cool! I love the black trim too!

  • QuiltedSimple says:

    wow. bright and cool – how awesome!

  • Wanda says:

    Wow! This is exciting and happy! It's what I call "kawasaki green" and I've always loved that color but I usually see it on motorcycles and not walls! Great imagination! I really like it!

  • Nanette Merrill says:

    Reminds me of my daughters dark eagle green room. Ick. I'm sure this isn't the color you would pick. You've been a good sport about it Emily.

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