A Black & White & Star Wars Room

A Black & White & Star Wars Room

Carrie McBride
Nov 6, 2014
(Image credit: Valérie/Do Not Iron)

Name: Boris (2)
Location: Arnhem, The Netherlands

When my baby boy turned two, I decided it was time for a little more grown up room, but I couldn't change the outlay of his (tiny) room or most of the furniture. And since I didn't want to spend any money and time on paint jobs or wallpaper, it needed to be simple and cheap.

I chose a neutral black and white base and combined it with my favorite color, green. First I made a pattern on the wall with duct tape. Then I painted an obsolete white light fixture (from our living room) in a grass green, which (by coincidence) turned out to be the exact same color as the green LEGO boxes I already had. I replaced the dresser with an antique linen closet from my grandmother to add some much needed storage.

Since I'm a big Star Wars fan and have lots of merchandise and toys, I decided to use some of it in Boris' room for decoration (although he is allowed to play with it!). The spare bed doubles as a reading nook and got some new bedding and pillows (all made by me) and I made a duvet cover with a Tauntaun for Boris' bed. I made his bed about a year ago, using MDF and reusing the sides of the fifth hand bed my cousin gave me. The moon over his crib is a Photoshopped picture I printed out on gray paper.

In the end I spend a little bit of money on a good primer and some green paint and a few yards of white cotton for the crib bedding. The rest of the fabric and materials were things I already had lying around the house.

Thanks, Valérie! Readers, visit Valérie at Do Not Iron.


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