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DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

Noah on his Lightning McQueen Toddler BedWhen it was time to transition Noah from the crib to a toddler bed, we may have gone a little overboard! But at the time, he was our only child and we were excited! Excited for his new big boy status, excited for more sleep, and excited for the fun he would have in his new bed! At the time, his favorite movie was Disney’s Cars and he absolutely loved Lightning McQueen. The hope was that his love for the character would transfer over to his love for the bed!

Long story short, he LOVED his bed! And as he grew, so did the bed. It started out with a toddler mattress and a toy chest on the end. Once he out grew that, the toy chest came off and we bought a twin mattress. This versatility was one of the main reasons we loved this bed.

Almost two years later, and our big[ger] boy was ready for a new theme. If you know Noah, then you know that the only theme that made sense was Superheroes! We knew we didn’t want to get rid of his bed, but what my husband put into motion was just genius. The plan was to turn his Lightning McQueen car into Batman’s batmobile! #Winning

The best part of this DIY Superhero room redux was Noah’s involvement with the project. At the time, we were just about 6 weeks away from welcoming his new baby brother. We had been working on getting things ready for the baby’s nursery and it was nice to turn the focus to Noah. He helped out with every stage of the project and even did some personalized artwork!

Scroll through the pictures to see how our DIY Superhero Room Redux turned out!

DIY Sueperhero Room Redux Through Photos!

After we took off all of the race car stickers, we washed and cleaned each part of the bed.

Noah was very excited to help clean! There’s a first time for everything! 😉

Obviously it was hard work and he needed to cool down!

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

After laying everything out, we painted the bed black with Rustoleum Spray Paint.

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

Three coats did the trick

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Batman Toddler Bed

We used my Cricut machine to cut out the Bat Symbol stencil

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

Stencil off for the reveal. He had to touch up a few spots afterwards.

We painted his walls with a skyscraper scene! Every Superhero has to have a city to save. Again, talented hubby drew out the scene and then taped out the sketch so we could paint it.

Noah had a blast painting the buildings. If anyone needs some rooms painted, I know just who to call!

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

Daddy’s little helper

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Skyline Walls

The finished product

The dresser that was in Noah’s room had to be moved into the baby’s room because it was part of the crib set. So we bought a used dresser and upcycled it to be this one of a kind Superhero dresser!

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

After a good scrub down, it was ready to be sanded

He was really committed!

His technique was flawless

Now came the fun part. Time to Paint!

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

Adorable AND a great painter!

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

Each drawer got a different color paint to represent his favorite superheroes

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Dresser Upcycled

We printed each superhero symbol out on thick paper and used spray glue to apply them to each drawer

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

Once the symbols were on each drawer, we put two coats of sealer over the entire dresser

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Upcycled Dresser

Finally the Finished Product!

Hobby Lobby has an amazing Superhero section where we got most of the artwork and décor for his room. There was one piece that was handmade by our boy!

Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a BudgetMama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a Budget

This masterpiece added just the right amount of personal touch! They make time stand still and we’ll treasure them forever.Mama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a BudgetMama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a BudgetMama of Both Worlds - DIY Superhero Room Redux on a BudgetAfter all is said and done, the only things we purchased were the materials to paint the bed, the used dresser, and the wall art! We’re so proud of how this room turned out! Noah loves it, we love it, and we hope you all love it too!

Noah exhausted after working on his DIY Superhero Room

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Comments

  1. Once again I’m a fan!! Love the room but what I love most of all is the way that you involved Noah in making the room his!! love you guys ❤️

  2. You did an awesome job!! It looks like a room he can definitely grow in and still love it for years to come.

    • Absolutely! Makes splurging on the bed worth while since I know he’ll really get his use out of it! Lol

    • Thanks lovely! It was so much fun! I have to give credit to my husband who totally took the lead on this!

    • Thanks! He’s a hard worker just like his daddy! He loves being a big helper! His dresser is my favorite!

    • Yes, he was such a great helper! He made sure to participate in every step he could! Thanks so much <3

  3. Yesenia!!! Oh my goodness! You guys did such a great job! I can’t get over the batmobile 🙂 So smart!! Seriously such an awesome job, taking notes mama!

  4. This room is awesome! My husband and I have told our oldest that he can redo his bedroom for his fifth birthday soon, so I am going to show this idea to him.

  5. Oh my GOODNESS. I love everything about it, especially that your son is so involved in this process. I think the way you painted the walls are my favorite… but the dresser might be too. I don’t have any boys, at least not yet. But I love this idea.

  6. Omg how freakin’ cute is this? I am a momma of all boys and they would LOVE this bedroom. Such a cute idea i might have to redecorate ha!

  7. Oh my gosh i love this! I love how you reused things that is so smart instead of buying it all new! That looks like such a fun room!

  8. This is so awesome. I am highly impressed with it all. i would love to do something similar to my daughter’s room only with decorations she would be interested in.

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