Toddler Boy Room – Dr. Seuss
May 25, 2010 by Missy
Toddler Boy Room
What little boy would not L.O.V.E. this room? I can’t think of one.
It was designed by my little sis, who happens to have an amazing eye for decorating! My sisters aren’t going to tell me when they do anything great anymore for fear it will end up here! I could write a whole post about all the great things about my little sis, but that’s not what you are here for, so I won’t.
“Hi, I’m Mindy and I love to decorate. I’m happiest when I have home projects to work on. When I’m not driving my husband crazy with remodeling projects, I like to travel, read, cook, throw parties & spend time with my family & friends.”
Five Fun Facts:
1- “I’m afraid of heights but I’ve bungee jumped twice, been the co-pilot in a single engine airplane, been canyoning in Switzerland & I REALLY want to go skydiving for my 30th birthday. My sense for adventure is always getting in the way of my fear of heights.
2- My favorite flower is a daisy.
3- I’ve never lost a limbo contest.
4- I could eat chips & salsa for every meal.
5- If I had endless riches I’d live in a different country each summer.”
Super Hero Power wanted:
“I have flying dreams ALL the time & they are fantastic! I always wake up disappointed that I can’t actually flap my arms and take flight.”
Here is the cute Dr. Seuss themed room:
She found the lamp at DownEast – they sell Pottery Barn seconds. She purchased the quilt and cat in the hat pillows from Pottery Barn (they are on sale right now:). She got the lockers from a store that was closing – she didn’t even have to repaint them – they matched perfectly! Lucky!
Close up of the knobs on the dresser (from top picture) - so FUN!
Look at that adorable artwork – keep scrolling for her tutorial!
Does that picture on canvas look familiar?
I L.O.v.E Dr. Seuss books!
She found this magnet board at Ikea – perfect for holding all the fun Leap Frog magnets. Those Leap Frog movies and toys have successfully taught both our boys the alphabet! We are all about Leap Frog toys at our house:)
Gotta have a little cat in the hat!
Now for Mindy’s tutorial on how to make that artwork!…
Tada. An “original” Dr. Seuss-esque painting.
You may have noticed my painting is backwards from the Pottery Barn Kids one. That’s what a transparency will do for you. I figured it didn’t really matter. Also, if you were wondering, I used acrylic paint and not oils. I have both, but after reading more about oil painting and the fumes and paint thinner and everything I figured it was best for this pregnant lady to steer clear of all those chemicals for now. So I opted for my trusty acrylics and they worked great! Plus they dry super fast unlike oils. However, you do have to do multiple coats to get a dark enough pigment, which took some time.”
Doesn’t it look great against the yellow wall?! I love the bold colors.
Mindy – the room turned out perfect! Nice Job!
and thanks for answering the question, “How Does She reproduce art on canvas? AND design an amazingly cute Dr. Seuss room!?”
You’re the best!
ps watch out Mind, I might be after your adorable little girl nursery soon:)