8.13.2013

Update on the Boys' Rooms

You know how I've been trying to work on my older boys' rooms?!  Well, it has been slow going!  They started school last week and neither room is finished!  
Oh well, at least they are getting there, right?!  We did get a bed for the oldest, so they are sleeping in their own rooms.

But I thought I'd give you a little update on what I have done so far!

Room #1: The Star Wars Room
This room is for my oldest who requested a Star Wars Room.  He is crazy about it!  
We finally found him a desk, so I painted it to match the rest of his furniture.
We paid $80 for it on Craigslist.
 I really wanted a desk for him so he could have a place to display all of his lego creations!  

And really quick I have to tell you about his Boba Fett helmet!  My younger brother made it for him!  It is AMAZING!  He has definitely got some mad skills!  My brother is a huge Star Wars fan, too.  In fact, him and my other brothers went to the Star Wars Convention in Florida last year, and he made full costumes for the 3 of them.  Because of their costumes, they were featured in the NASA Magazine!!!  So cool!  
My brother left to serve a two year mission for our church, and before he did, he made this helmet for my son!!!  We love Uncle Stephen!!
 Anyways, the black shelf I got from a garage sale for $5.  It was originally white, so I painted it black also.



 I looked online for cute decor for his room, and Star Wars stuff is EXPENSIVE!!! Yikes!
So I made these wall plaques for $3!  Oh yeah!
I found these square plaques at D.I. for $1 each.  So I painted them gray to match his room
 Then I found some images online and printed them off my computer
Using the same method found here, I rubbed the image onto the plaque, then filled it in with a sharpie!
 Finally, I took my ink pad and rubbed it over the entire plaque, focusing on the corners and edges to give them a dirty/rustic look.
I think they look pretty awesome, and my son agrees...which is the best part!

While I was at it, I did the same thing for his name plaque.  I downloaded the Star Wars font, printed out his name, but instead of transferring the ink, I just cut out the letters, traced them, and painted the letters gray

Room #2:  The Music Room
 My middle son wanted a music room! What?!  I didn't even know where to begin!  My little first grader isn't even taking piano lessons yet!
I'm still struggling with his room, so there's not much to show yet.
I am trying to incorporate some music aspects into stuff he already has, mostly because he gets really attached to stuff...like his Knight! lol! 
So while I was at Goodwill I picked up a few old records for $1 each.  And, yeah, that's pretty much it for his room!!!  
Anyone have any suggestions?....please....I need help!!! :)




Let's Connect!

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  1. Hmmm, I've never done boy stuff before, but a guitar would be awesome. You can often find them at DI or Goodwill.

    The records are a good start though. My sister once did a whole bunch of CDs on a wall (the "music" side out so they were all the same) which looked cool. Band posters? I'm at a loss...

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    1. Haha, well thanks for trying! I do have a guitar...I should hang it up! And I'll have to look at posters, I didn't think of that!!!

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  2. Hi Therena, love your little boys room....how come I am just now finding your blog??? Love it!!! Will sign up to follow you!
    Christine from Little Brags

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    1. Aw, thanks Christine! I'm a follower of yours :)

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  3. So cool! My husband is jealous! He is a huge Star Wars guy... but when your name is Luke, I don't think yo have a choice! ;)

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    1. Thanks so much! Haha, so true! My older brother is such a fan that he named his son Luke lol!

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  4. Love the Star Wars room. We have so many Star Wars legos in my boys room. Between them and my husband we have lots of Star Wars stuff.

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    1. Thanks so much! The legos tend to drive me crazy...its never ending! lol

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  5. You might want to start by finding out what kind of music he likes. Guitar, classical, cello, rock, etc. I'm also doing a music themed room for my son, but it is a rock theme. hoping to have his record valance finished soon. You could try framing sheet music of his favorite song. I've seen fabric that has music notes on it online too that you could make curtains and throw pillows out of. If he's going to take piano lesson, maybe a keyboard off of craigslist would be a good idea and it would go well in a music themed room too.

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    1. Oh I've tried! He is the kind of kid that can't even tell me what he wants for Christmas, lol!!! I love the idea of the framed sheet music....and fabric!
      Thanks so much for giving me some ideas!!! I need them! :)

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  6. I LOVE the Star Wars wall art. A fantastic project for only $3.00? Now THAT is a winner. I found you on Fluster Buster's link party and I'm sure glad I did!

    Thanks for sharing...

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  7. I love the Star Wars room! As far as the music theme, I have seen where you can frame the album covers. There are so many cool retro ones that would make some awesome art work!

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    1. Oh, yeah thats a good idea!!! Thanks SO much Tammy! :)

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  8. Love the plaques... and I'm a 27 year old woman, lol!

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    1. Haha, thanks Andrea, glad you like them!

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  9. Oh my heck, I love that Star Wars room SO much! Love the plaques and the Boba Fett helmet is serious awesomeness!

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  10. For the music room what about his name in wood letters covered in music paper.

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  11. I'm in the middle of planning a Star Wars room for my son too. That helmet is amazing, and the art work you made looks great! I can only imagine how much you would've had to pay for something similar. Looks great!

    (stopping by from the Link Party Palooza)

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    1. How fun!! I'd love to see your room! Thanks much Emily!

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  12. Such a fun idea for a boys room! It look amazing!

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    1. Thanks so much, I just need to finish! lol

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  13. I love that desk! Great job. It looks beautiful!

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  14. The stars wars stuff is fantastic! I think even my husband would like those...men they never really outgrow star wars LOL

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  15. Whoa, this is amazing! I can't show my husband though because instead of transforming our son's room into something like this, he'd want to transform OUR room hahahaha

    I would love it if you linked up to our linkup party this week!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/08/on-display-monday-15.html

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    1. Haha, well, my brother's entire house is decked out in Star Wars...his poor wife lol!!! Thanks so much, I'll definitely link up!

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  16. Both rooms look great! It will be fun for me to redecorate my son's room as he gets older. Thanks for giving me some great ideas!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! I hope to see you back next Sunday night!

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  17. Awesome boy rooms! My son is also a Star Wars fan .. love it! :D I found you through Huckleberry Love :D

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    1. Thanks! I know, I love that my guy is into Star Wars!

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  18. Hi, Leahand I are both Star Wars fans so it makes me laugh that her comment is just above mine, but can I move in? Seriously though it is lovely and I think I need to make some new Star Wars prints. Visit my pintrest board (http://pinterest.com/gemia/star-wars-nerd)cause I would love to see what it inspires you to create so I can do it too!

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  19. Awesome rooms! I love the Star Wars art you created! And that helmet is amazing!!

    Thanks for linking up with us for Much Ado About Monday this week!

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  20. You are so talented! I love your son's idea of a music room - perhaps a keyboard stencil horizontally painted up a bit of wall? And hooks in the shape of "notes"? :-)

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    1. Aw, thank you so much! Oh, I like those ideas, thank you!!!

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