I just finished my first small project in Luca’s room and I wanted to share!
We didn’t find out Luca’s gender while I was pregnant which meant that his nursery was designed to be neutral. I had big plans to make it a boy nursery once he was born but never put the effort in- oh, and then we decided we wanted to move.
I was so excited thinking that I could make his room in our new house truly a boy’s room. First step was painting it (the walls were white- I mean, drywall aka never before painted). I wanted to do his whole room with navy walls but was shot down. Glad we didn’t do it in the end, since his room is kind of small and only has one window, so it would have felt pretty closed in.
We are really torn on the “theme” we want to go with for his room. I don’t want it to seem too baby-ish, but at the same time, I don’t want it to be too old for him, either. I also don’t want anything too typical. And Luca isn’t so into anything yet for me to go with that- plus I probably wouldn’t anyway, since their interests seem to change so quickly.
So all that said, we still haven’t quite come to a decision on his ‘theme’. But we both agree we love these comics!
We went to a local comic store and picked up a few kid-friendly comic books (about $15 total).
I then purchased 12″ cardboard / paper mache letters from JoAnn Fabrics at $2.50 a piece. I wanted them really big so they would take up the entire space above his crib. I wasn’t comfortable with anything heavy hanging above, but I also didn’t want to leave it empty and boring.
Which I painted blue using acrylic paint. (The black and silver letters are for a laundry room project.)
I went through each comic book and cut out the individual strips. And then, using good ol’ Mod Podge, I kind of just randomly arranged the comics to the letter. I used only the same comics for each letter- so, the “L” was only Sesame Street comics.
Not sure what happened to the U photo..
I used command strips to hang them up since they’re so lightweight.
I’m sorry in advance- the lighting in his room is terrible. Between that and the gloss of the Mod Podge, I am not happy at all with these pictures! I’ll try to get better ones.
My favorite part of these letters, besides how fun and colorful they are, is how much Luca likes them. He says “Wow! Cool!” every time he sees them. He loves for me to pick him up and bring him closer so he can look at the characters.
So, as you can see in that above picture, we still don’t have a clue what we’re doing with the space. I’m hoping it will just evolve naturally over time- and that Luca won’t care too much to have a mismatched space.
I can see this project completed in so many different ways! Use an old picture book, pages from a favorite story, magazine, family pictures, Toys R Us Christmas book… there’s just endless possibilities