Toddler Boy Room – Dr. Seuss

posted on May 25, 2010 by  |  posted under Boys, Crafting, Fun With Kids, Other Fun Holidays  |  38 Comments

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

 Toddler Boy Room

 Dr. Seuss

What little boy would not L.O.V.E. this room?  I can’t think of one.

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

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.

Here she is: Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

“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:

To fly.

“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:

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy 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!

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

 Look at that adorable artwork – keep scrolling for her tutorial!

Does that picture on canvas look familiar?

Click here to see how she got that for FREE!

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

I L.O.v.E Dr. Seuss books!

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

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:)

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

 Gotta have a little cat in the hat!

Now for Mindy’s tutorial on how to make that artwork!…

“This project was painting that blank white canvas I’ve had for 7 years.
Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

Before you get excited, I’m not an artist & I did not free hand this thing. However, I’m a GREAT copy cat so here’s what I did.

I started with this picture of the Dr. Seuss room from the Pottery Barn Kids catalog.

Then I had Missy photo shop everything but the painting out of the picture & size it to be an 8 1/2 x 11:
Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room
Then I took this saved photo into Kinko’s and had them make me a transparency:
Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room
Then I projected the image onto the canvas with my trusty overhead projector. Okay, I don’t actually own one of these things.  My husband is a seminary teacher & therefore has early morning access to the church & a set of keys to the library…you get the idea 😉 Don’t worry all was returned.
Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room
Then I traced the image with a pencil onto my canvas.
Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room
After that all I had left to do was paint!
Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

Tada. An “original” Dr. Seuss-esque painting.

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

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.”

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room

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!

Dr Seuss themed toddler boy room


 ps watch out Mind, I might be after your adorable little girl nursery soon:)

    1. May 25th, 2010 at 6:30 am
      Kim says:
      I love the bedding and those murals!

      Kim @
      party inspiration
    2. May 25th, 2010 at 6:31 am
      shelly (cookies and cups) says:
      That room is adorable! I love the lockers too :)
      .-= shelly (cookies and cups)´s last blog ..Multiple Personalities =-.
    3. May 25th, 2010 at 7:04 am
      michelle from 6 in the ctiy says:
      So cute!
      .-= michelle from 6 in the ctiy´s last blog butter… =-.
    4. May 25th, 2010 at 7:14 am
      Nicole says:
      Love it!! That room is so cute! Great job!!
      .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Can you come to my Ballet? =-.
    5. May 25th, 2010 at 7:17 am
      Michelle @ Mommy Loves Stilettos says:
      What an adorable idea!! Love it!
      .-= Michelle @ Mommy Loves Stilettos´s last blog ..♥Monday Minute =-.
    6. May 25th, 2010 at 7:34 am
      Tammy says:
      Precious! And in case you don't have an overhead projector, I've scribbled on the back of the paper with a #2 pencil and then traced it on the other side to get the outline to show up on the canvas. Kind of like we used to do in grade school ;).
    7. May 25th, 2010 at 7:35 am
      Lara says:
      way cute idea! I love it!
      .-= Lara´s last blog cowboy =-.
    8. May 25th, 2010 at 7:46 am
      Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:
      Love the canvas! I recently did a Dr. Seuss room for my son too! The bold colors are SO fun, love it!
      .-= Heidi@TheCraftMonkey´s last blog ..I'm too trendy for this trendy for this blog... =-.
    9. May 25th, 2010 at 7:47 am
      Philip @ RAOP says:
      This is wonderful. Dr. Seuss is Great and I am sure it is well love. I know my son would love it. We are getting ready to redo his room too so we may have to borrow a few ideas!! Thanks!!
      .-= Philip @ RAOP´s last blog ..Acting Like A Three Year Old =-.
    10. May 25th, 2010 at 8:15 am
      Melissa says:
      What an adorable room!!! My grandson would love something like that when he gets older!
    11. May 25th, 2010 at 8:39 am
      Tessa says:
      Those lockers are seriously perfect. LOVE the lamp and the whole room looks like lots of fun to play in!! Great job!
    12. May 25th, 2010 at 8:53 am
      Mrs. McFadden says:
      Adorable! I've been looking at the Dr. Suess bedding for my son's room. You have inspired me. :0)
      .-= Mrs. McFadden´s last blog ..I Heart Faces: Yellow =-.
    13. May 25th, 2010 at 9:41 am
      Nesleirbag says:
      "How did it get so late so soon?" - Dr. Seuss

      I love the flying clock! Your sister did an awesome job of reproducing it and making it come alive! What a great artistic eye she has in putting that rom together!

      Dr. Seuss, with his rhythmic rhymes and wise nonsense, is inspirational for children.

      "Fantasy is a necessary ingredient to living,
      It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope." - Dr. Seuss
      • May 25th, 2010 at 2:45 pm
        Ellen says:
        thanks for this great fantasy quote - i may steal it for my little monkey's bedroom wall!
    14. May 25th, 2010 at 10:47 am
      stacy says:
      LOVE the Dr. Seuss room! Not only is your sister a talented decorator...she is GORGEOUS!!!
    15. May 25th, 2010 at 11:55 am
      Debbie says:
      Amazing! I love it. Thanks for sharing the tutorial - very clever!
    16. May 25th, 2010 at 12:39 pm
      Beth says:
      What a great room! Dr. Seuss colors make for fun decorating!
    17. May 25th, 2010 at 12:42 pm
      LaKeta says:
      Absolutely darling!!!! I love the whimsical feel and all the C-O-L-O-R!!!! Great job:)
      .-= LaKeta´s last blog ..Sassy Lil Treat Jar =-.
    18. May 25th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
      Courtney says:
      How adorable!! I have been trying to come up with some sort of ideas for my son's new big boy room. This is amazing.
    19. May 25th, 2010 at 2:46 pm
      Ellen says:
      LOVE it!
      .-= Ellen´s last blog ..Can you tell me how to get.... =-.
    20. May 25th, 2010 at 3:08 pm
      Crystal says:
      mindy is good at everything isn't she.
      The room is an A +.

      Really I am surprised she hasn't been featured here for her parties.
      Maybe that will be coming soon.
    21. May 25th, 2010 at 8:09 pm
      Raelyn says:
      "Today you are You, That is Truer than True. There is no one Alive, that is You'er than YOU! ~Dr Suess

      That is my favorite quote of his!

      Love the room! So cute...
      Thanks for the canvas tutorial too. Wonder how I could get my hands on a projector???? Hmmmm.

      Thanks again!
      .-= Raelyn´s last blog ..Indoor Soccer =-.
    22. May 25th, 2010 at 10:51 pm
      Beckie says:
      I helped my friend do a Dr. Seuss playroom. I freehanded that clock on the wall too. Check it out...
      .-= Beckie´s last blog ..Stained and Painted End Table =-.
    23. May 25th, 2010 at 11:26 pm
      Lynda says:
      What a gorgeous and imaginative room! It's so simple and clean, yet there are so many cool little details everywhere.
      .-= Lynda´s last blog ..Inspiration: Meta Musings [144/365] =-.
    24. May 26th, 2010 at 7:43 am
      Martianne says:
      Cute! Our new little one this summer will be Jack, too. Your decor is inspiring. I am simply trying to get through decluttering my home, but, then, want to make it cute, functional and fun like yours seems to be...
    25. May 26th, 2010 at 9:55 am
      Young Wife says:
      What a cute room!
      .-= Young Wife´s last blog ..WFMW – Petsmart Doggie Day Camp =-.
    26. June 1st, 2010 at 3:04 pm
      Samdu says:
      Love it! Now I'm super curious about the girl's nursery!! The most fun I've had decorating was my daughter's nursery!!
    27. June 2nd, 2010 at 2:03 am
      Selin says: the quote on the wall
    28. June 2nd, 2010 at 3:08 am
      Sara says:
      Really cute! Would love for you to drop by my weekly blog linking party! It starts on Sunday, and this week it's open all week (by mistake, so take advantage of that!) All the best, Sara
    29. July 6th, 2010 at 1:14 am
      Kathy Carbone says:
      A theme room is filled with creative decorative ideas. As for my son’s room, my daughter personally picked Mickey Mouse as the theme for her brother’s bedroom. I have to say that I am amazed with your Dr. Seuss theme room. Very creative indeed! I especially adore the name lettering on the wall because it gives the room more personality.
    30. July 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm
      Maria Mounsey says:
      so cute! We are getting ready to redo the little boys room and I love how everything turned out...not sure if we will go the Seuss route, as they are a little older, but the colors are great!

      Thanks for sharing!
      .-= Maria Mounsey´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.
    31. January 19th, 2011 at 7:08 pm
      Victoria S. says:
      Mindy did a Seusstastic Job! I love that she took the Pottery Barn line and personalized it. The lockers worked great and the hand made canvas art was a nice addition- easier to move and change than a mural. I've added a link to this on my site where I collect Dr. Seuss blog posts. Stop by sometime.
    32. June 2nd, 2011 at 1:29 pm
      ashley says:
      hey girl! i love this room it is so dang cute!!! your blog is darling, new follower:)
    33. January 11th, 2012 at 8:26 pm
      erin d. says:
      can you tell me where she got the bunk beds? i'd reallllllly appreciate it!
      • January 12th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
        Missy says:
        American furniture warehouse
    34. July 27th, 2012 at 6:08 pm
      Britney {Jesse's Girl} says:
      This room is so adorable! I LOVE the rug and the lockers. Way cute idea!
    35. July 29th, 2012 at 5:05 pm
      Candace says:
      Love the Dr Seuss room. But where did you get the red n white rug? I'm trying to locate one similar to this style. How cool that your husband teaches seminary? I went through seminary and working on a PhD -- while being a SAHM. Awesome hubby here, but whew. It's really a lot.:) But I love being a mom.
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