Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lego Room

Finally! The boys have what they want! A Lego room! 
Here's the before.

And After!

A while back the boys wanted to change up their room. The main thing is they didn't want bunk beds anymore. So we separated them. They also have been wanting a Lego room for quite some time. I really was hesitant because I didn't like any of the Lego rooms I had seen out there. I wanted something a little less child theme but still fun. So my brain went to work. 

Here's the breakdown 
My inspiration for the color palette was this. When I saw this I immediately loved the colors. Monkey's favorite color is orange and Big Guy's favorite color is blue. Perfect! Right?

Now to pick the wall color. I wanted to go with some sort of grey. Who knew picking the shade I would want would be such a nightmare! Seriously this is my basket of samples. And lets not talk about how Bear and I spent the entire day painting the room the perfect grey color only for it to look like lavender when we were done. So back to the drawing board. But second time was a charm.

Next was the Lego wall. Last summer when we were garage sailing I saw these Ikea cork circles. They were  a little bigger then coasters and smaller then trivets. Not sure what they were for. Anyway I got like 80 of them for $4! Score!

And so the Lego wall began. Although the boys were a little concerned it looked like polka dots at first. I also painted Monkey's dresser blue

Lego wall up close

Now for the bedding. I found these striped sheets at Marshall's. And loved them! Then I found the indigo blue looking sheets at Walmart that matched perfectly. I sewed the two flat sheets together to make a reversible duvet cover. I took the pillow case from the blue sheet set and made a sham. Then used the left over fitted sheets for the bed. The orange Lego pillow is actually a dishtowel that I found at Ross that had a cool texture. I glued some orange felt on it and wa-la....Lego pillow. The Lego head pillow is just grey fabric that I had and white felt. Easy Peasy. 

I made them Lego initials out Jenga blocks that the boys have and NEVER play with. I just hot glued them together. Found some wooden knobby things at the craft store and spray painted them. The canvas was on sale at the craft store for $4. I just painted it and hot glued the letters on them. 

I didn't do much with the closet. We don't have doors on our closets because quite frankly they were ugly. I painted the closet, spray painted the baskets, put up a shelf and made a Lego sign. 

This sign was made from an old canvas I found at a thrift store for 50 cents. I painted it orange, printed up some clip art and decoupaged it on to the sign.  

As far as the art that went on the wall, the boys picked out Star Wars Lego guys.

I found these old cork place mats at the thrift store and painted them white. 

Then decoupaged the pictured I had photo shopped on them. The pictures were all found online. I just made them black and white and then added a pop of color to each of them to match the room. 
There it is. The Lego room!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Vampire Diaries Cake

A friend of mine had a birthday recently. She and I are both huge fans of the show Vampire Diaries. Anyway I thought I would bring here a little special something to make her day. 

Season 3. Episode 1. Just saying

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Dr Suess Cupcakes

Every year the kids school celebrate "Read Across America" week with a fun filled week of Dr. Seuss activities. The teachers ask one parent to bring in cupcakes for the class. Since no other parent volunteered in any of the kids classes I felt like I had to do it for all them. Which meant I was making 85 cupcakes. This is what I came up with this year. 
Green Eggs and Ham Cupcakes! The kids loved them. 

The teachers all got 2 eggs. 
I was so glad they were a big hit.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Skylander Party

This year Monkey really wanted a Skylander Giants birthday party. I don't know much about this. All I do know is that it is a video. I did some research and found out that these "creatures" live on islands in the sky and battle it out. 
For the invitation I kept it simple but special for him.
Next thing I worked on was his banner. I tried to mimic the elements that I had made. 

The decorations were what I was most excited about. I made a bunch of elements put up on the cuboards. These were out of my famous felt, hot glue and paper plates idea. 

I hung them up all around the kitchen as well has vines to give it an "island" feel.

I took the lanterns that I had from other parties and spray painted them. Then I tried my best to make them look like Skylander Characters.

The skylander gang 

I ended up hanging them in the kitchen.

 I kept the present area pretty simple

I made Bouncer out of felt and posterboard 

I wish I would have gotten a better picture of the table scape. But here is what I did get. I decorated it was some fake rocks made out of paper bags and spray paint.

 Monkey said he wanted a portal as a cake. 

For the actives we did a Skylander's Trivia. The kids really enjoyed this.

After trivia we did the funnest game ever! I had made a bunch of these pretend rocks out of paper bags, newspaper and spray paint. We were just going to use them as decorations but then my love thought of a great game the morning of the party. Since they throw rocks in Skylander video game, the idea of the game was to lay all the rocks in a line in the middle. We divided the kids into 2 groups and then had them take 15 steps back. When my love said "GO" they had to try and throw as many rocks as possible on the other teams side of the court until the time was up. Then the team with the least amount of rocks on their side won the game. Let me just say this was a SERIOUS hit! 

 For the favors I decided to just keep it simple easy. I gave a personalized candy bar away at the end.

 It turned out to be a great party!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ninjago Tooth Fairy Pillow

Poor Monkey has been waiting for this for a while for this. I think he has lost at least 4 teeth and hasn't had a tooth fairy pillow. He has been asking for a Lego Ninjago one. So here he goes.

Kind of a sad one but I whipped it up in about 20 minutes. Lol.