Eames molded armchair rocker
The Room to Grow children's room makeover contest requires you to pick three items from Room and Board's furniture choices...which isn't hard to do. The Eames molded armchair rocker would be good for your child's room. (Maybe she'd share it with you?)

Since the school year is about to end, many of us are wondering what to do with the kids come summertime. A full schedule of fun and healthy learning activities takes a lot of effort, but you can’t just have the kids hanging around the house all day either. Part of the solution, though, could be a well-timed makeover of your child’s room. As a way to help, the local Portland paint people YOLO Colorhouse are helping sponsor the “Room to Grow” Kid’s Room Makeover Contest on Pinterest

Ply Magazine stand
The red magazine stand by Ply would look good in a teenager's room, don't you think?

The contest is open through May 31, 2013, and entering takes a bit of effort, but the reward is a walloping grand prize of more than $8,000 worth of furniture and design products and services to give your child a whole new room of her own. To enter, you do have to go on the Pinterest website and download a photo of your child’s current homeroom situation. But if you’re like most of us, you’re either on Pinterest all the time already, or you keep hearing about it and thinking you should check it out. 

Moda nightstand
The turquoise of the Moda nightstand would contrast well with the red magazine table. Will the contest judges agree?

YOLO, whose paints are environmentally friendly and VOC free, is joining with national chain Room & Board (their closest store is in Seattle) and the ubiquitous Annie’s Homegrown, of rabbit-eared Mac & Cheese fame.

From what I read in the fine print of the contest rules, there doesn't seem to be an age limit for the children whose room would be redecorated. Perhaps I can enter even if my kid is graduating from college and will be home for the summer? That basement really could use a makeover, and $8,000 would help a lot...

Read more about how to enter, and good luck, everyone!

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