Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Superhero Bedroom

Do you remember me showing you the plans of Cade's room? No, that could be because it was over a year ago. Seriously, that is bad. I do have to tell you that this room has been done for many months, I just didn't take pictures right away and then forgot that I didn't tell you about it. That, is bad.

This was actually a very fun room to do. Cade really wanted navy walls, but I knew that that would be too dark. When I put the inspiration board together I mentioned that I was going to do a navy accent wall. I changed my mind. I ended up painting a navy rectangle almost the length of his bed to create a focal point. I painted it high enough so that one do when he actually has a bed, as apposed to a mattress on the floor, it should still be a the right height.

Everything is nice and classic with a touch of superhero. When he decides that something else is cooler than Superman, the art work will be simple to change.

 I took 3 frames that I had, painted the back piece of the frame navy, and used Mod Podge to adhere the "art" to the back piece that was painted. The buildings are pieces of scrapbook paper cut to size (I used paint for the windows), the Superman emblem was a black and white coloring sheet I printed out and painted, and the Pow was also cut from scrapbook paper. Super easy. Lesson - kid art doesn't have to be elaborate or expensive.

The windows had ugly Auburn blinds that needed to be replaced, so I made faux shades. I found the navy and white striped outdoor fabric at Hancocks and hemmed all four sides to fit the window. I made the length about 18" longer than I needed so that I could draped the fabric across tension rods and then insert the rods at the top of the window. I didn't need the shades to be able to open and close, I just wanted to be able to block out more sun light, so this option is working very well for us.

Maybe one day I will get around to showing you the little guys room.

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  1. Very cute Nicole. I love the little yellow bedside table and the art work you made.

  2. Great room! By the way, we've moved blog locations! :)


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