11.16.2010

LET’S CRUISE BABY!

I hope that you had a chance to check out my guest post on Cottage and Vine today!

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As promised, I’m back with an update on the Nick and Bren’s room! First, can anyway name the movie that the title of this post came from?  An all time favorite in my house!

As you know, the room is painted and it has a very wide (30 inches) black stripe.  I originally wanted to do a chalkboard stripe, but with my boys that wouldn’t work!

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I knew that a '”street” on the room would be perfect, but I didn’t want to just paint stripes on the wall.  So while in Hobby Lobby I found a pack of wood slats for $1.99 for 6 which was perfect!

Once again I put the kids to work! All I had to give them was a pack of fruit snacks;-)  ***Side note*** make sure they finish the work before you pay them!

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As soon as they opened the fruit snacks they were left me to finish the work myself.  That was fine.  The craft paint wasn’t giving me the look I wanted so out came my high gloss ultra white paint!

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Next step was to figure out how to attach them to the wall.  I originally used my Elmer’s glue that’s similar to Gorilla Glue….

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One thin line of glue 

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All was going good, but it wasn’t holding the way I needed it to. 

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Then my sister walks in the room and asked why I didn’t use my glue gun.  I knew she was going to be useful for something!  So out came the glue gun

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PERFECT!

Cool right?!?! Yeah, Nick is going to be so excited when he comes home! Now, what’s the use of having a street in your room without cars??? It just don’t make sense right?  Stay tuned because the cars are coming next!

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And yes, they will be glued to the wall (in a different way)….Talk about torturing kids;-)

What do you think so far?  Have I gone too far with the glue?  or have I not gone far enough?!

26 comments:

Laila said...

WOW. I love it. I'm not 100% about gluing the cars to the wall but I'm curious to see what it'll look like. Does the room only have 1 window?

Sing said...

Great great great idea with the stripes, gives it a nice raised 3-D effect.
The only thing about the cars being glued is will they try and rip em down and play with them?
What about doing vinyl cars that can be easily removed? They can take them down and place them all over the "street."
If not vinyl, another adhesive that can make it so they can be interactive with the street and cars.

Centsational Girl said...

I love this idea!!!!! Can't wait to see it when you're finished, your boys are gonna LOVE it !!!!!

Kate

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

The idea of the street around the room with the cars is fabulous.

Erika at BluLabel Bungalow said...

The wood slats look great! About the cars being glued to the wall...great idea for show, but you know who you are dealing with, here!

Chyanne M. said...

Their room is really coming together. Can't wait to see the finished space.

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful! can't wait to see more...

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Yea dont tempt the babies...put a white ledge same place where the are on the wall...so they can be a display...that way they can still play with them and enjoy them...

I like everything so far.

http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

okay, I see that you guys are questining the cars being glued to the wall! Hmmm...maybe this will be a post for tomorrow!

Averill said...

Such a cute idea! Can't wait to see how you manage to get those cars up there (glue gun again maybe?!?!).

Brandi said...

WOW looks great so far. I can't wait to see the finished room. I bet your boys love their new space!

Is the movie quote from Disney's Cars?

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Brandi you're right! I know that movie like the back of my hand! And yes, Nick loves the space. Bren, well he could care less;-)

Anonymous said...

YOU ROCK!!!!LOVE THIS IDEA.

TARRA

Kelly said...

Okay, love the way this room is starting to look. Also just saw this post on knock off wood and thought it would be SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute for you to do with the beds:
http://ana-white.com/2010/11/rooms-you-can-build-the-bumper-crops-triple-bunks.html

Just a thought.

Kelly

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

It's looking so cute!! I'm having great luck with the velcro strips from 3-M just in case that may work better with the cars. Can't wait to see more!! Maureen

Decorchick! said...

Girl that is going to be SO awesome! What boy wouldn't love this?! Hot glue is such a lifesaver. Can't wait to see it with the cars!

Stacy of KSW said...

I love it!!! and your kids will too - can't wait to see what you do with the cars. As soon as my kids start feeling better, I am heading to IKEA to pick up a pair of these http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40177520 for our car room, not nearly as cool as yours but I think you are going to like it :)

Allison said...

I'm a new follower to your blog. I loved your guest post today at Rene's blog! I espeically loved your idea of board games! It is so important to spend time together as a family. What a fun room you have put together for your boys! The walls are great. I can't wait to see what you do with those cars.

Karen said...

What a great idea I like the way you think. Can't wait too see the final results

pk @ Room Remix said...

So clever, Lakeitha! That is absolutely the cutest idea. Can't wait to see the cars on there. The boys have to be loving it!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

This looks amazing...you know I don't have any problem with gluing things to the wall!! You'll know what to do with the cars...

Janlel

Annie said...

I vote for making a small black shelf to put the cars on, or velcro that ways they can still play with the cars but then they can put them back up on the wall when they are done and you still have your design. It's gotta be functional, they are still kids!

erinbearin71 said...

We love the movie CARS too!

As for our standard Welch's Non-Alcholic bubbly, we are pretty traditional~ Mimosa's all the way! (Add OJ to the Welch's). :)
I love the colors in the boys room. I am getting geared up to use a darker blue in my son's bedroom.
BTW, I am designing his room specifically for his disability (autism). Hopefully I can match a little bit of style with the functionality!

traci zeller designs said...

So fun! I love the idea about making the cars somehow removable!!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

OMG- I wasn't sure what you were doing at first but then I saw the street!!! I get it- just genius!!! How fun!

Lisa said...

forget the kids- cars is MY favorite movie! the room is going to look great! i can't wait to see it all finished!