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.


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