DIY, kids, Spiderman

And it starts with a little #DIY

CountingStarsInTheRain_And it starts

When we moved into this house just shy of two years ago, we had some big plans. Fixing the deck, repainting bedrooms, creating an office/studio space and building a man-cave in the basement.

Bedroom #1
We started small, with the kids rooms. They always seem to be the projects that we want to cross off of our lists first, I decided to start with my sons room. He is a pretty artistic child and he LOVES to draw. Comics, books, characters, mazes and lego villages seem to consume his every thought. So, of course I head over to my Pinterest account and create this cool board which is fully inspired by my son and all his favourite things (yes there is a storage idea for ties, he loves those as well).  I spent a lot of time trying to figure out storage options for him as his new room is now quite a bit smaller then his old bedroom and he has a lot of lego and books to store. But I had an idea…and it was a big one, and it was going to take up a lot of room – or should I say wall?  Oh yeah, did I mention that I was also trying to incorporate a very large, wooden bunk bed with built in desk? Well, needless to say that was the first thing to go. The two beds, built in dresser and desk. Gone. I couldn’t make it work, no matter what I did. Between the bedroom door, the window and closet there was no way that I was making that work, well, that along with my big plan. I replaced his big cool bunk bed with a twin sized captains bed with 6 draws (lots of room for lego and his comic book creations. I quickly realized that this wasn’t enough storage for all his lego so I picked up one of these 10 draw organizers from Canadian Tire (yes…I separated all his lego by colour – and no I don’t suggest you do the same because the hours of sorting only lasted for 2 weeks).

My Big Plan
CountingStarsInTheRain_DryEarse

I decided that I needed to figure out a way to turn my sons wall into a dry erase board. The whole thing. My husband (along with everyone else) thought I was nuts, but I started on a mission. How could I turn his whole wall into a dry erase wall? I searched, I pinned, I looked in different stores and nothing. Nothing made sense, nothing was big enough to cover his whole wall, and I was starting to believe that I couldn’t make this whole dry erase wall work. Enter Rust-oleum Dry Erase paint! Game changer! I purchased 2 of these dry erase kits, 2 rolls of this Spider man border and went to work. The whole process took around 3 days, between allowing each layer of paint to dry, and applying the border. I also purchased a super hero poster and a vintage tin Flash sign to a few extra pieces to his newly created comic book themed room.

Final result. 1 totally awesome, almost floor to ceiling, dry erase wall and just as expected, he totally loves it and so do all his friends.

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The best part is that his entire room was a surprise. I had moved him to our spare room for a few days and was able to fully surprise him with his new comic book themed room. Dream big my child, dream big.

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