[8/2/07 Update: I wrote this post almost a year ago, but I’m still get hits on it. Based on people’s comments, I decide to update it a little.]
Look at Spiderboy’s new room. It use to be the nursery, but it’s his room now. I painted the walls grenadine red (S-G-180D) and cerulean blue (560B-7D). I used Behr paint purchased at Home Depot. You can usually get paint on sale during holidays like Labor Day, President’s Day, Memorial Weekend, July 4th, and a few other holidays. Actually, if I had to do it all over again, I would either buy cheaper paint (I normally prefer to use a high quality paint so I don’t have to paint again down the road) or paint the room in a neutral color. The reason? Spiderboy will eventually out-grow this room, which means I have to repaint the room again unless I used a neutral color. In fact, a day after I showed him his new room, Spiderboy said he wants me to return his Spiderman room. He wants a Nemo room now.
[Update: If you are going to use the Behr grenadine red, you will most likely need to prime the walls first. I didn’t use primer and after two coats, I could still see where the roller overlapped. Ideally, you should use red primer, but there’s usually only enough room in the can to tint the primer pink. You might also need to use primer for the cerulean blue. I can see overlaps after one coat of the blue. I had enough leftover blue to apply a second coat if I wanted to, but the overlap wasn’t as noticeable as the red. After you stick on the border and wall stickers, the overlaps are even less noticeable.]
The wall border ($10 for 15′ roll) and stickers ($12) were purchased at Sears. I only needed three sets because of the window and closet. Don’t get real wall paper border unless you want to keep the border forever. They are too hard to remove. Instead use the peel and stick kind. They are removable, repositionable, don’t need glue, and won’t peel off the paint. The border sticks fairly well. However, a few of the wall stickers have started to come off. But all you have to do is press down on them again.
[Update: If you have little toddlers in the house, you should place the wall stickers out of their reach. Our little monkey has been peeling them off and crumpling them up in her hand.]
Mommy Forever actually painted the spider and web. I used a laser level to help her draw the straight lines. She did all the rest herself — including the Spiderman head above the closet. Mommy Forever is the artist in the family. I’m just the
geek sexy stud.
We also purchased a Spiderman comforter ($27) and pillow ($13) for him at K-mart. They didn’t have any twin sheet sets in stock. Currently, there’s only two retailers in my area that carry Spiderman bed sets.
Now that I have the room mostly completed, Spiderboy wants a Spiderman lamp. Apparently, he doesn’t think the Tweety lamp (from the old nursery) belongs in his Spiderman room. Of course, no one sells the Spiderman lamp anymore. Unless I go online, the lamp will have to wait until Spiderman 3 comes out next May.
[Update: You can get the Spiderman lamp, bed set, wall stickers, and borders at Target now. The lamp is in the same area as the bed set, but the border and wall stickers are located in the home improvement section.]