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Topic: DIY Dr. Seuss-Themed Playroom/Kids Room  (Read 19471 times)
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« on: August 26, 2011 10:41:58 AM »

(Tutorial pics at: http://www.sisteroo.com/2011/08/dr-seuss-playroom.html)

Oh, the THINKS you can THINK! Have you ever dreamed of having a bedroom/playroom painted with wild and colorful characters? I have had this dream since I was a young girl. I just moved into a beautiful home with a dedicated playroom, so my fantasy finally became a realistic project. Books are the best way to get inspiration for children's rooms and I have been a Seuss-lover my whole life. Seriously, who doesn't love Seuss?!

I'm not going to lie, this project was a pink-tuffed-who-BEAST. Since my husband was dying to mount his new projector (never to be removed again) in our new home theater, I was in a time-crunch (meaning, get it done asap). I worked while the kids were sleeping--a 2-3 hour nap during the day and 7pm-12/1am. Painting 6-10 hours a day for a week and a half was very stressful and I would not recommend doing it this fast to anyone.

Tutorial pictures at: http://www.sisteroo.com/2011/08/dr-seuss-playroom.html

I know all of you don't have access to a projector, but you might be able to snag the office projector for a few nights, or perhaps rent one locally. For pictures as well-known as Seuss, I wouldn't recommend free-hand for most people.

Free-hand or project your background, if any. Project your images and trace onto the wall. Try to keep the projector straight-on with the wall so your image is not distorted. Keep in mind your whole room plan and size your images accordingly.
Color in the lines. It's like a giant coloring book (that makes you ache and convulse after a few hours...only 68 hours to go!).

To organize the toys (pictures at: http://www.sisteroo.com/2011/08/dr-seuss-playroom.html

--Martha Stewart cubbies from Home Depot.

--Dress-up clothes wardrobe from IKEA.

--Toy drawers from IKEA.

Thanks for joining me in my world of Seuss. Best of luck with your painting projects!
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011 10:52:23 AM »

This is seriously amazing!!  Even with the projector, you have MAD painting skills!

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2011 04:12:54 PM »

Amazing, wow, holy cow, and damn does not even come close to describing how I think about this project! You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011 04:16:00 PM »

Wow, that looks amazing! So much work though, you must adore your children.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011 04:26:49 PM »

Wow! That's very impressive. I love the table and chairs too, they look very Seuss-y. Awesome job!

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011 08:18:46 PM »

Well done!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012 07:10:34 PM »

This room is absolutely amazing!! I have to say that Dr. Seuss is my hero and this room, it just makes me want to paint a room like this in my house just to stay young!! Smiley Fantastic work!! Cheesy

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Eeee! I hope you don't mind that I just pinned this (not from here, but directly from your blog)


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