We moved here about 7 months ago...and the boys share a room.
Sadly, this is how their room has looked for the 7 months we've been here:
Just a mattress and fold out mattress on
the floor with all their other junk.
shame on me.
Well, we got lucky one day driving home from a friends...
we found a PILE of 2 by 4's on the side of the
road and quickly put them all in the car.
On our way home we also found an old bunk bed
ladder, some scrap plywood and some wine crates.
The makings of a new room! For FREE!
I made a rough plan...measured things and cut them.
Had my oldest son do most of the work to pass off a scouting requirement.
We even had a quart of BLACK paint in the
garage from who-even-remembers-when...some clearance find a long time ago.
So we painted everything black so it looked like it all went together.
(I say we, I mean, HE)
It was a hot day, so the paint dried super fast!
When all the cuts were made...we had JUST enough 2 by 4's for the bed!
We had a desk made with the wine crates, bunk bed ladder and scrap plywood!
The perfect amount!
Here's the bed frame.
3 sections with slats across the top...and the extra piece
of the bunk bed ladder screwed into the side, just for fun!
The kids loved playing balance beam on it!
At least we know it's strong and sturdy!
And tall...it really is pretty tall.
But we wanted room for all their clothes and toys under the bed.
And here's the desk!
My oldest and favorite son, ;) loves dragons.
Ever since he was tiny. So we wanted a Dragon's lair feel to the room.
The best part is this GIGANTIC dragon wall vinyl sticker!
Icon Wall Stickers
sent us a vinyl wall sticker in exchange for our honest opinion in this post.
They have a bazillion different patterns, quotes and images to choose from!
And then a gazillion different color options...we went with black.
I'll most likely get some stickers for the other hugely blank walls in this house!
For the boys, we picked a dragon.
Here's how it turned out!
We had a big blank wall.
With some patch on it.
It comes with full instructions for applying as well.
I used masking tape to secure it in place...
Carefully folded down the top edge of the backing
while keeping it against the wall...
And slowly peeled it off while smoothing the vinyl to the
wall with my squeegee thing.
Then I did the bottom half of the sticker.
Then you smooth the whole thing out and let it sit there for about 15 minutes.
After that, peel the top paper down over itself and slide it off slowly,
making sure all the vinyl stays stuck on the wall.
Upon completion, you'll have a phenomenal image that finishes off the look!
Such an easy and amazing update--perfect for renters and home owners alike!
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