The begging started a few months ago… and never stopped. My little dudes were desperately wanting Mommy (that’s me!) to create a superhero room for them. They wanted Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Hulk and a chalkboard. Well, I’m a big fat pushover and couldn’t resist a room makeover so I started brainstorming and running my ideas by the littles. Here’s what I came up with.
Then, I got to work!
First, I painted the room a crisp white (Behr – Swiss Coffee) then I decided I wanted a cool design on the wall behind their beds. After some brainstorming, I decided I wanted a hand drawn city skyline so I started painting. I just wanted random buildings and almost a graffiti style to it. I wanted it a bit messy but fun looking. My kids thought it was the coolest thing ever and played with their superhero figurines in front of it for hours.
The nightstand is the Ikea Rast and I painted it and added new knobs. The little robot and the lamp are from Target and the Superhero art above the skyline is from Hobby Lobby. They have some pretty cool comic book inspired art. My boys love it!
Next, I spray painted the beds (that used to be navy blue) a bright glossy yellow (Krylon Sun Yellow) to match the Jenny Lind inspiration beds. The Jenny Lind beds are $600 from Land of Nod and mine cost me $20 each on Craigslist. Heck yeah! I made the back two pillows (tutorials coming soon) and the Superman and Batman pillows came from Geek and the Chic on Etsy.
I love the high gloss look and the yellow is so happy!
Next, we brought in the kelly green campaign dresser I did for the Pixelated Wall during Creating with the Stars. I love this dresser so much! Also got this one at a bargain for $10. The frames are the “Parker” frame from Cut it Out Frames. There is one frame for each of my boys and the last one says “Every Superhero needs a sidekick – Reserved for Palmer”. It’s for my little baby boy that will be here any day now! I can’t wait to meet him and get his picture in the frame by his big brothers.
My boys’ made these super cute puppy dog superheroes at Build a Bear and I think Spiderman pup is just too cute! The basket holds a few of their stuffed animals. It was clearance find from Hobby Lobby.
These absolutely amazing quilts are from KB Cute. Our sweet friend, Kerri of KB Cute makes both custom and premade quilts and crib sheets on her shop. I gave her my design ideas, color choices and I couldn’t believe how fast she whipped these up and they’re exactly what I’d hoped for. Her work is impeccable and she is so creative and on trend. Her quilts are truly an investment piece that will sure to be a family heirloom that will be passed down. The green trim and the herringbone pattern are just too cute for words and can grow with the boys. She is insanely talented. If you need any quilts or crib sheets, she’s your girl. She has a bunch in her shop for sale but her custom work is what sets her apart from the rest. She will create exactly what you need for your little one! Check out her shop here. Oh, her Instagram feed is drool-worthy too! Follow her @kb_cute.
This fun striped rug came from Ikea. I love a pop of black in white in any room!
Time for the little dude’s baby nook. I painted the trim (except the baseboards) a bright blue that I had on hand. It’s an Oops paint I got from Home Depot. I love the mistints in Home Depot because you always get super fun colors for a steal of a deal. The container cost me $.50! I love the pop of color it adds.
The green rug and yellow curtains are from Target and the crib is from Ikea.
This cute little black and white striped throw is also from Ikea but I added these funky colored pom poms. I made the chevron bumpers for my last little boy, Tanner and I’m excited to have them out again for baby boy #4. Kerri also made this adorable superhero crib sheet for the baby and I loooove how it ties in with the big boys’ bedding.
The one request the boys had was a chalkboard so we made a giant one! I will have a full tutorial on how to turn an interior wall into a giant chalkboard real soon! Of course we had to draw a superhero scene on it!
and the dudes that inspired it all, my little superheroes. Well, two of them anyway. 🙂
Til next time…
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