Sunday, January 10, 2010

How To Create a Little Surfer Boy Bedroom

Remember Zelda?She was the entertaining proprietor of a fun antique shop in Carpinteria, CA where we picked up this great old surfboard for my little guy's bedroom:It was all rustic white, which I loved, but I wanted to add something to it. Originally I was going to paint a fun shark logo ... but settled on a classic "Lifeguard" and striped look so he won't outgrow it in a minute. Here is my garage floor painting station:
I typed the lettering on the computer and then used tracing paper to outline them on the board. Good old painter's tape helped me paint straight lines. I'm still undecided on sanding the part I painted so it looks as antiqued as the old white underneath? Should I go for it? I suppose I could try it on one stripe and if it looks terrible I could re-paint, right? :-) Here is it's home on his bedroom wall, right above the surfer dude lamp I made last fall:
A couple more snippets from his beach-themed bedroom:

This footprint art features an old Woody wagon - I bought it at a Piggies & Paws party from my friend Jennifer who is a rep: I repainted a red TJ's-clearance-aisle fish I had in an office ages ago. Now it suits his beachy blue theme:
Fun starfish pop off the wall above a window:
And finally -- Helloooooooo, Crabby Blue!
Linking to loads of before & afters and beautiful projects at Metamorphosis Monday and Made It Mondays and Make it for Mondays and It's So Very Creative and The DIY Show Off and The Inspired Room.

18 comments:

Michelle said...

I love love love all the beachy things...especially the starfish above the window. What fun to decorate!

Paula Grace Designs said...

The surf board is awesome. What a great find and a great use! Love it completely.
Paula Grace :)

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

This has to be the cutest bedroom ever! I just love the whole room! The surfboard is just fabulous.
~Amy

Lyn said...

I LOVE it! You did a super job painting the surfboard. Love all the accessories you have in the room too.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

The room looks great. Everything turned out wonderful!

Mama Thompson said...

What a great idea for a boys room...LOVE it...and the surfboard turned out so great!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Nice board. And yes I would go for distressing the blue a bit too. As you said you can always repaint, but I think it would look great.
The rest of the room looks very nice too. You have one lucky surfer dude.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

So cool. Love ALL the decorations!

Lori said...

Love it! We have a place at the beach and I just love everything beachy... The surfboard it way to cute...

Thanks for stopping by come back anytime.

I'm having a party on Thursday called "Get your craft on" and I would love for you to link up.

The Persimmon Perch said...

Love love love that! How fun. Thanks for posting to Made it Monday! Jules

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

LOVE your son's beach theme room - I'm having a giveaway right now that would be pretty cool in his room! The surfboard turned out great and I LOVE that footprint art.

bigguysmama said...

This is such an awesome theme! I would say to make the lettering fit with the rest of the surfboard. You did a great job with your decorating! What a lucky boy!

~Mimi @ Woven by Words

Blue Creek Home said...

That looks like a fun antique store.

And I love what you did with the surf board...too cute.

Rhonda

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-Meleah- said...

Love the beach theme and that surf board was an awesome find!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I really love that surf board! Great find, the room is super cute!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I LOVE that. It looks amazing. This is on my favs list that will be going up in a bit.

Cheri

carol said...

love the bedroom. My kitchen is all about fish

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