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It's finally done!!!! I started this project mid-June and put the finishing touches on it yesterday. Tristan's new space-themed room is completed and he loves it. He's loved space since as long as I can remember. He's always asking questions about the universe and galaxies, and he even won the science award at his school last year in Kindergarten.
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First I'll start with the paint colors--I used two different colors. The first 3 walls (and ceiling) are by Valspar, and it's called Cosmic Blue (4008-10C) and the wall with the curtains on it is also by Valspar, called Star Gazer (4008-8B). The combination of the two colors really makes the room pop.
I used his existing curtains from his old room. They are made by pottery barn. They were pretty long, so all I did was fold it up to the length I preferred and using this amazing stuff called Peel 'n Stick. I cut fabric to size and used the Peel 'n Stick again covering the fold. I recommend that stuff, especially for people like me who are oblivious to sewing machines! (That's another project in due time)
Yes, yes....I realize yellow submarine has absolutely nothing to do with space, but we're a Beatles-loving family and Tristan LOVES the song and the movie, so we kept it. :) The toy box is old, we got that at a yard sale years ago. It's all battered and bruised but we love it.
His bed set comes from Target, it's made by Circo. The clothes line and clothespins come from Wal-Mart. I painted the clothespins orange and yellow. Using photoshop, I changed the photos I wanted to use to black & white and then added blue stars on them. They are regular sized 4x6. The main reason I went with a picture clothesline is because we live in California, and earthquakes are not a rarity. I did not want something hard like a big picture frame over his bed (even though that would have been cuter) so in the event of an earthquake, it wouldn't hurt him.
You definitely cannot have a space room without CAPTAIN EO! It's one of our favorites at Disneyland. If you haven't seen it yet...Gogogo! It's so much fun.
The yellow picture frame is sized 11x18 and spray painted yellow with a bit of the clothesline and another clothespin- this way we can change artwork :) This current masterpiece is of course, a spaceship.
We got this awesome solar system canvas at a store called Utopia. Unfortunately, it doesn't exist in our mall anymore:(
I made the labels again, using Photoshop.
See that folding chair? That was the funnest part! I got that thing at a thift store for next to nothing. I took it all apart re-covered the seat and back cushion with the same fabric I used for the curtains- The fabric comes from Joanne's. Then I spray painted the whole thing with a jade green and put it all back together. Best. Homework. Seat. Ever!
Check out this ceiling. My nerdy husband (love you babe!) also loves the universe, and meticulously placed constellations on his ceiling. He wins father of the year. At night, while falling asleep, Tristan can point out the little dipper, the big dipper, Orions belt....and so on. Seriously, so cool. The hanging planets came from my mother in law, who is a teacher, so I don't know where she got them.
And that's it! A room that will last him until he's a messy teenager and I'm not allowed in there.