January 11, 2011

The Superhero Bedroom - Part 2

Alright, so I finally got around to painting Rex's Super Hero bed.  It took a lot of work....two coats of primer, a coat of gray, taping off the skyline, painting that a darker gray, taping off another line of buildings, painting that, and finally painting the Rex sign.  Whew!  It's not perfect, but it's done.

Here's the before:


A lot of you guessed I'd paint it to be the Batcave (which would be totally cool), but the city scape was the plan all along.  (Laura was right.)  Now it looks like this:


I'm trying to decide whether or not I need to paint the far right side to match (see above).  What do you think?

After getting over the initial let down that I painted a Rex sign instead of an Ironman one (since he really thinks he's Ironman), he was happy.


A couple of days before I painted it I got a Pottery Barn kids magazine in the mail and saw this.  I was really excited because it gave me something to look at when painting my city scape.  (Sidenote: In the magazine they had a mini cardboard Batmobile sitting in front of the bed.  It made me laugh because even thought I'm sure they didn't I yelled, "They copied my cardboard Batmobile!") 


I was originally going to paint a giant R sign on the wall above the bed, but after my mom did such an amazing job of the painting I just had to hang it front and center so it's the first thing you see when you enter the room.


They have been playing in here non-stop.  


I think they'll have fun in here for a long time to come.


I have a few more things up my sleeve for the room, but the hardest part is now done.

Before you go, if you have blanket-making skills and you want to do something great, click on the charity tab.  I just added something new that you can get involved in. 

Thanks for reading.

ADDENDUM: If you are looking for bed plans you can now find them HERE on my Dad's blog.

58 comments:

  1. Wow that looks amazing!

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  2. Oh my goodness that is just so cool~! I love the paintings on the wall, so creative.. If I paint something I have to copy cat. You get a gold star for this one~!..
    ta ta for now from Iowa...

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  3. WOW! I think I just pooped my pants! How AWESOME is that!! My boys LOVE Marvel comics - well, any comics actually - this is so cool. How great it must feel to be able to do this for them! You all did a GREAT job!

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  4. oh, I'm going to make sure my two boys never see this post! I just redid their room with new bunk beds, but made them keep it mommy-friendly without a "theme", even though they would have much preferred something like this!! It's wonderful, without being too theme-y, since you used a "vintage" style instead of modern.

    I still have yet to post photos of their new bedroom, although I did recently show their newly decorated playroom, if you're interested to look (I know you just did a playroom as well!)

    PS. My younger son thinks he's Ironman as well!!

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  5. Incredible!! What lucky little guys you have!

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  6. OMG...it looks so great. I had showed my boys the post when you orignally showed us the bed and artwork...and they died. Wait until I show them this!! Can you take two more little boys....just for the weekend?..LOL!

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  7. I absolutely love that room. I am going to be redoing cooper's room but he is 6 and I think we are doing a skate board theme but I want a bed just like this. Can I ask how much it was to build the bed and if it was hard? Are there any sort of instructions or tips you have? Thank you so much!!! brooke
    brookedouglass@yahoo.com
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

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  8. OMG - that is awesome! I'm soooo jealous. :)

    Love it...

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  9. wow wow wow! This is so incredibly impressive! I LOVE it, it looks amazing! Lucky boys! I cant wait to see more! You are amazing at this! :)

    ~Maria-Isabel
    (Agape Love Designs)

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  10. Someday I'm going to commission both you, your mom AND your Dad to do my kids room ;)
    You guys are an amazing team!
    Biz
    http://busybizblogs.blogspot.com/

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  11. YES!! It's amazing! I love what you've done. But wait, you were wondering if you should paint the far right side, like the stairs? I don't think you need to worry about painting the stairs because the slide is plain, which is fine and it balances out. I'd say you're completly done! (Except for the other things you have up your sleve for the room). What lucky boys! :)

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  12. I LOVE the room!!! SOOO adorable! My oldest son is just starting to get into Batman and I think he'd go nuts over this :)
    When I saw the cardboard Batman car in the latest PBkids I KNEW I had seen it somewhere but couldn't place it! Now I know where it is from...stealers! HA! :)

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  13. OR are you talking about the right wall next to the bed? I guess that makes sence. Then the city is centered under the mural above. It can take up that whole wall like that. Or save yourself the work and put some hooks there for superhero capes or something else within the theme...

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  14. That is SO awesome! Your kids are so lucky to have such a unique room!

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  15. AMAZING, I love every detail.

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  16. That is really cool! I have a suggestion for the far right. What about a brick pattern - with a sign over the door that something like Stark Enterprises. The sign could be separate so you can repaint it when he changes who he is.

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  17. I can't even find words. This makes me want another boy SO badly... you think my 13 year old would go for a room like this? :)

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  18. i love your BLOG!

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  19. Awesome bed! My son would love it. Did you build the bed or buy it?

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  20. That is pretty awesome!

    Just one question...
    How hard is it to change his sheets?

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  21. WOW! What part is not perfect? That looks AWESOME!

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  22. WOW! I wish I had a bed like this when I was younger.

    Just Better Together is having a giveaway!

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  23. WOW! It looks amazing!! My vote, paint the far right. I also LOVE the paintings on the wall. Totally jealous :D

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  24. This is so unbelievably cool. You have a real talent in that you made something that is super fun for your boys and still chic. I love the modern feel of this.

    I thing the far side would look good painted but it definitely doesn't look unfinished as it is now. Great job!

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  25. You are soooo coool! Will you be my mom! :)

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  26. That is amazing! What a fun room that will be!

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  27. I love it! It makes me want to do my boys room and super heros? My son's already decided that is going to be his theme for his 4th b-day party. I bet Rex LOVES the room.

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  28. That turned out SUPER AWESOME! I just love it! Although I might be slightly biased. I think the R in the sky is perfect. It's the dream bed for any boy.

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  29. I was thinking how much my little boy would love this and then I thought pffft...forget him, I WANT TO SLIDE OUT OF BED EVERY MORNING!!

    awesome!

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  30. OMG the envy of all the kids around town! It turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Yea me... more importantly yea you! What an amazing job you have done and Pottery Barn must be bugging your house to come up with such a cool idea. I am not sure what you mean about your question that you ask during the post, not sure how to help. Lucky, lucky boys!

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  32. So...first of all, I LOVE everything that you do. And...I sorta secretly wish that we lived close so our boys could be friends! Ha. Anyway, I have a question for you: How do you spray paint things without them crackling up? I paint tons of things, and things randomly crackle/wrinkle and get ruined, and I don't know what makes that happen. Sometime it happens instantly. Sometimes it happens on about the 4th coat. I swear there's no rhyme or reason. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!

    Kayla
    kaylalawrence@hotmail.com

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  33. soooo cool cheri!

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  34. Your boys are going to get sooooo much use out of this fun bed!

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  35. ummm, you're MY hero! What a lucky kid!!! fabulous job!

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  36. What a great idea and it works so well! I love the grey walls, white trim combo and will do my whole house like this soon.
    Rex's bed is gorgeous. Great effort Cheri!

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  37. Holy Batman! This is amazing Cheri!

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  38. HOLY COW!!! Way cool....I knew your parents were talented but they are way beyond what I ever imagined...Man I miss them. Give them big hugs from us!
    With love, The Russians

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  39. This is SOOOOO AMAZING!!!! I wish I were half this creative! :)

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  40. your boys are too cute! and i lOVe the play area/bed. such a great idea!
    kelseyannesmith.blogspot.com

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  41. Melissa - Changing the sheets is a little annoying, but not that bad. I just climb up there and to the contour one and I've decided to stop using the flat one because it always ends up getting completely messed up anyhow. It was that way in his last bed, too. I figure I'll just wash the blanket every week and skip the flat sheet.

    Cheri

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  42. a.maz.ing! Seriously! This rocks! :)

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  43. W. O. W.!!! That is stinkin adorable! I am super impressed!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  44. That looks so amazing! I'll have to show this to my husband because he loves anything comic book themed :)

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  45. So AMAZING! We have two boys, Clark and Kent...so you know how much we LOVE this! I can't get over that painting too. Really awesome!

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  46. That is so cool!

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  47. Holy goodness! That room is just too much coolness in one spot!! I recently blogged about the superhero room I did for my son when he was younger but yours puts it to shame! Awesome job!!
    Natalie
    here's my post if you wanted to peek!
    http://aturtleslifeforme.blogspot.com/2011/02/its-bird-its-plane-its-little-boys.html

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  48. It's funny you yelled "They copied my cardboard Batmobile" because when I saw your painting I yelled "she copied my painting!". Yes, the painting of the cityscape in the PBK catalog is mine. I own the copyright and I wish you had not copied and then published it!

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  49. Of course, WOW! My dad saw this and wants to build a bed like this for my daughter.
    Thinking princess theme :)

    Did your dad have plans for this or dimensions he would be willing to share?

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  50. I am wondering if you made that poster/picture that is hanging on the wall? Or where did you buy it from? Thanks.

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  51. The room looks AMAZING! This bed would be perfect for my son, who doesn't have a lot of space in his bedroom. It's one piece of furniture that my husband actually didn't frown at the thought of creating! I will chime in with my wish to know if your dad has any plans or project that he wouldn't mind sharing. Please, please!!! :D
    ~Michelle // email: monkeystein12@gmail.com

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  52. The room looks AMAZING! This bed would be perfect for my son, who doesn't have a lot of space in his bedroom. It's one piece of furniture that my husband actually didn't frown at the thought of creating! I will chime in with my wish to know if your dad has any plans or project that he wouldn't mind sharing. Please, please!!! :D
    ~Michelle // email: monkeystein12@gmail.com

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  53. Hi,

    I would really love to do something like this for my little boy, I live in Ireland. Would you mind please letting me know the dimensions of the bed for a guide. My email is kelimcteague1@gmail.com.

    Thank you

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    1. At the end of the post there's some large red writing that gives you a link to the bed plans. Good luck!

      Cheri

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    2. Thank you so much for that. It really does look amazing brilliant idea :)

      Keli

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  54. Amazing!! Does this fit a twin size bed or toddler bed?

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