Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Boys' Adventure Room Plans

I've got plans.


Big plans for my two little boy monkeys' bedroom!


And if you're wondering, yes, it involves maps.


Lots of maps!


And navy blue stripes-- WIDE ones.


One bunkbed-- check. Painted blue-- coming up!

Source: ruelala.com via Kathryn on Pinterest

I already have the bedspreads as well, in a very similar plaid pattern to this shirt.  (How often do you find a matching pair of bedspreads at a garage sale? And for $2 apiece? Whoop whoop!)


The dresser they already have sort of resembles the shape of these stacked dressers. I want to add some funky hardware to enhance that effect :)


And of course, an adventure bedroom is not complete without some airplanes hanging from the ceiling...


...and a globe... or two or three!


WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE NOW:

Sorry, I'm not ABOUT to show you the whole bedroom... ;)
Yes, we still have Noah's Ark on the walls! :(

So far, we're off to an okay start... but my big hangup is figuring out how to remove the Noah's Ark border paper without removing the drywall paper with it! :/


Not sure how well you can see, but this is what happened when I tried taking it off of one wall. :( (Why, oh WHY did I ever think border paper was a good idea?!?)

Any suggestions? Have you ever successfully removed border paper (without expensive steamers or other equipment)?

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8 comments :

  1. Once upon a time, my husband and I decided to remodel our three-story townhouse...while our three girls were all under the age of three. Yeah. DIF (brand of wallpaper remover gel) was my best friend. Not super-cheap (about $10 on Amazon including shipping), but WAY cheaper than replacing the drywall!

    Many years before that I removed a wallpaper border using nothing but a spray bottle of water to get it wet-but-not-TOO-wet and LOTS of patience. Have you tried that yet?

    Or maybe vinegar would work...vinegar can do anything! :)

    Good luck!

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  2. Love the ideas!! I want to do a map project for my little guys room too!

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  4. Hello! Stopping by from the Marvelous Monday link up at Jam’s Corner. This is such a cute idea for a boys room! Try using vinegar on the border, sometimes that helps it come off a bit easier. Good luck! I hope you’ll visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com

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  5. Can't wait to see it!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  6. I love maps. I am a map fanatic. I can't wait to see what you do. Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!

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  7. No idea on the border paper, I'm sorry, but I DO LOVE your inspiration pictures!!! :) All the best with the makeover.

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