When 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!
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.
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!
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!
This masterpiece added just the right amount of personal touch! They make time stand still and we’ll treasure them forever.After 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!
Carmen Vargas says
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 ❤️
He’s such a Big helper that Noah! We love you too! <3
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
Annette @ Textures of Grace says
Love this. So creative. You guys did such a great job. I love that your son was involved in the whole project. Special.
Thank You! Very special indeed!
Maya Kim says
Awww what fun project! And I love that he got to paint his own room and help build all that adorable furniture! Great ideas!
Thank you! He’s a great painter 😉
Oh my word! You did such a good job with the bed and the dresser! Love the room!!
Thanks lovely mama!! We had so much fun! Glad you love it!
Justine Y @ Little Dove says
Oh my gosh, that was so smart to repaint the bed to look like the batmobile, genius! I love how this room turned out, and I love that your son was so involved in the process!
Thanks so much! He really was a big helper! It was special for us all!
Amanda Martin says
How cute is this! I always wanted a themed room as a kid. I hope to give my kids a fun room one day.
It’s so much fun! Sometimes I find myself living vicariously through them! Haha
Dawn Karwoski says
That is so sweet that he was really into it and helped with the redux! I love the cityscape most 🙂
Thank you! It turned out even better than i imagined!
Ali Gilbert says
Ummm…this is awesome! Totally brilliant changing the bed to a batman bed instead of buying a new one. And the drawers are SO cute!! Love it! Great job.
Thanks lovely! It was so much fun! I have to give credit to my husband who totally took the lead on this!
This is a terrific super hero bedroom. My boys would be jealous! I love that your son was so involved in bringing this dream to life..
Aww Thank you! It was super easy and Noah sure was a big help!
I love the transformation, and it looks like it was a ton of fun for the whole family!
It absolutely was! Thanks!
His dress turned out so well and I love that you got him involved in the project! Nice work, mama!
Thanks! He’s a hard worker just like his daddy! He loves being a big helper! His dresser is my favorite!
Awesome transformation! And talk about a sense of accomplishment for Noah. Kudos, Mama.
Yes, he was such a great helper! He made sure to participate in every step he could! Thanks so much <3
What a fantastic idea for a little boys room!! Love it.
Thanks so much! He’s loving it!
Emma @ theweekendabroad.com says
What an amazing wall!! He’s a lucky boy. Great family activity too.
Thank You! We definitely had fun with our boy!
Whitney Roberts Kutch says
WHOA!!!! Can I be adopted by you?!? This is so awesome and I know that baby boy is one happy guy!! Good job!
Haha! Love it! Noah absolutely loves his room! Thanks again!
Leigh Suznovich says
Oh my gosh how CUTE!! Genius idea to turn the Lightning McQueen car into the bat mobile and I especially love the dresser drawers.
Thank You! I know right, my husband’s bright idea! Gotta give it to him!
what a nice job! ANd it looks super fun 🙂
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!
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.
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.
Easter Babe says
The room looks great! I really love the dresser. Very creative! It looks like he had a great time making his new room.
I love that you had him involved with it all. It looks great
Angela Tolsma says
I absolutely love that you remade his bed! Totally going to have to show that to my sister in law!
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!
Kara Ferwerda says
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!
Dennis Littley says
what a great idea for a boys room. Great job getting your son involved!
I can see your child loves paintings. You are doing a great job as a parent to encourage him be creative in his work.
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.
What a great upcycle! My daughter would die for a super hero room!
This is absolutely amazing!
Thank You so much! It was a labor of love and we had such a great time creating this space together!