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!