No stamping projects today, but a bit of creativity in another form...
I shared photos a couple weeks ago of the Spring Break project we tackled here at our house - transforming our children's toy room and shared bedroom into two separate bedrooms. But unfortunately we couldn't finish them completely in one week's time.
It's been hard to be patient, but the paint on their walls finally had time to cure. So we put the final details into our boys' new rooms this weekend - the wall decals! And now Nick and Luke have their themed" bedrooms done! Click here to see the "BEFORE" and "ALMOST DONE" photos. Below are the "AFTER/DONE" photos.
Luke's Star Wars room AFTER/DONE photos:
We got the Death Star and Star Wars characters mural decals from Fathead.com. Or should I say the Grandparents did. Thanks, Grandma & Papa Jandro and Grandma and Grandpa Tessman!
Grandma Tessman also made a valance with some Star Wars fabric we found at JoAnn's.
The clock was given as a gift from Luke's friends, Violet and Nolan. And the black "stardust" lamp shade we found at Target.
Love that light switch! Grandma Jandro found it on eBay.
The useless closet...
...is now a cozy reading nook. Remember the puzzles Luke was showing off in the March 20th post? Well, this is where we hung them.
We are super proud of Luke's bed that we created with Ikea furniture.
It's amazing how much storage we have from this design.
Nick's Mario Bros. room AFTER/DONE photos:
Nicholas had to help me out with the positioning of his wall decals. The scenes are supposed to represent the images in the Mario Bros. video games.
Nick's room has a useful closet. AND it's big enough to hold both Nick and Luke's hanging clothes. So for now they share this space (just as they also share the computer that we put in Luke's room).
Here is Nick's reading nook (in the bottom of this closet).
Oh! Nicholas picked out his own lamp shades at Target. Right when he saw them, he said they looked like clouds. I totally agree and and glad he spotted them.
It's a pretty cheerful room with all the bright colors.
There are little touches of Mario everywhere. The question boxes and mushroom are empty treat containers - candies found at various stores over the past year or so. You can just do a Google search for Mario candy to find them.
Thankfully we already had a "cloud" valance for the window that my mom had made a few years ago. (She's a talented gal.) The clouds on the walls were very fun and easy to paint by hand. And we found this cloud ceiling lamp at Ikea.
Many have been asking about the big corner tree. This tree has been in this room for over 7 years now. I put it up right after we moved in. I plastered the corner of the wall to create texture. Next I covered that area with brown paint (in three shades) to form the trunk. Then I just pinned garlands to the ceiling and stamped a few leaves on the upper part of the trunk area. That's it.
They really love having their own rooms. It gives them their privacy and I think it makes them feel a bit more grown up. And guess what!!? They are STILL keeping them clean. I haven't had to ask them to clean up once during the past 3 weeks! Not once!!
Stamp Your Art Out! ~Rachel