First you will need to strip down the room & fix any damage those little angels have done. You should fix up any holes before you paint (you have boys you know there will be holes!) this will give you a quick DYI fix. Once this is done, sanded & smooth it’s time to move onto the painting.
Here’s a guide to picking the right kind of paint. as for color…It’s really a personal choice. Any range of blue, yellow or green will match a bright action hero. A more subtle grey or lighter color will make the characters really stand out on the walls. Personally, I would go grey & do a skyline.
The graphic above has all the super hero Pantone colors so you won’t have to guess! You can thank this guy! He also has the evil villains colors listed on the site.
These fab Batman themed rooms and accents are sure to give you some great ideas to do in your own kids rooms! Grab some accessories & have a blast making a custom wall or art piece for any kids space. Build a custom bed or just get some wicked wall decals to make their favorite theme pop.
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Get a Crazy Big Decal!
If you aren’t the super artistic type then you should seriously think about a large wall decal. You get all the joy of a mural with almost no effort. You can go with a subtle 18’x18″ or all the way up to a 48″x48″ size on this one…the large one is amazing! What better way to trick out a way than with a enormous wall decal? I really like the neutral non specific super hero in it as well.
Revamp a Cruddy Old Lamp!
Everyone has a couple outdated tacky lamps hanging around…turn them into super hero masterpieces! This girl even found glow in the dark hot glue to add the new fabric so it also Glows…nice touch.
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Add Some Character! – Kapow Bam Pow Zap
These aren’t decals, these are paint by number stencils so you can easily add some comic book style to the walls, dressers, desktop or even make canvas art.
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Want to Paint a Mural?
The thought of painting a wall mural is not only scary but a bit stressful! However this is a paint by number wall mural Stencil…which means it will look outrageous & be super easy to do. Simply trace the design on the wall & fill in the numbers!
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DIY Superhero Play House
This is not a doll house…this is a sophisticated establishment for professional crime fighters. No Polly Pockets Allowed.
I love the design, how it functions & the fact that it opens…but I would have to trick this out with some bright primary colors!
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Get Real Art!
Posters are great but an image on canvas looks really finished & makes the room look like a designer did it! This one is a respectable 16″ x 16″ & features a whimsical cityscape with a crime fighter with cat.
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DIY Superhero Skyline Chalkboard
The skylines are perfect for this room theme, add in a chalkboard & you’ve made a kids day! Not only can this be the perfect backdrop for crime fighting action hero play…but it really ties the room together.
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Make an old desk Pop!
Will a little bit of time you can paint out an old junk desk & add a large cool logo decal right to the top! Sure this one is featuring a Flash themed Decal, but you can paint a desk green for the Green Lantern, or even black for Batman.
If you need matching Superhero Drawer Pulls then Etsy will be your choice for a handmade look. You get tons of options with this seller & they look fabulous!
DIY Superhero Backlit Canvas Kids Art
Forget the night lights, make some groovy light up wall art with a superhero theme. These are great for just about any of the characters, & will really make that theme come alive!
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Yep pint sized super heroes need to be ready for action & this fabulous case will display your kids favorite super hero costume! you can get a real “In case of Emergency” wall case or go with a Medicine cabinet.
Trick out a Superhero Dresser!
All you need is some paint & a few wall decals or stencils to make this fab dresser. You can pick a theme or mix up your kids favorite characters. If you take the Decals to a paint store or Home Depot they can match the colors so you will have the perfect Superman blue or Spider-man Red.
I love this one, it’s not hero specific yet has that classic comic vibe. You can Either buy this one or get creative & make your own! It’s made by Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for Kids, and titled Comic Adventures Growth Chart by artist Holli Conger. It measures 12 by 42-Inch tall.
These aren’t just cool pieces of art, these are Marvel Comics lamps! The include a wall decal that makes it look like the object, face or fist is busting thru, they look amazing once they are up!
Choose from the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man’s Mask, Thor’s Hammer, Captain America’s Shield, Iron Man’s Hand, Spider-man’s Face, or Spider-man’s Hand. If you need Ninja Turtles they come in Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, or Michelangelo.
Simple & Cheap Wall Art!
This crafty mom spent $3 at Staples for an engineer print of Ninja Turtle Lego pieces then mounted them on foam board. Perfect for just about any theme…just grab some toys & take pictures! You can see the whole makeover here.
Simple art with a giant impact!
This is one of those art projects that is truly simple to make & look just fantastic!
Get a little crafty!
This awesome mom created a fun art display with her kids favorite characters, the directions are easy to follow & the end results is really cute! The paint job on the wall is pretty groovy for a ninja turtle room as well!
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Trick out a dresser!
Kids want shiny new awesomeness…not your old beat up college dresser. But because they are total animals that destroy everything in their path that’s what they are getting! No fear you can turn old dorm junk into fabulous ninja turtle coolness. You will just need paint, small wall decals and a bit of imagination!
Did you know sheets are great for making artwork? These groovy canvases were crated by simple wrapping sheets around unused canvases.
Using a cheap table Ana decoupaged a logo and painted a sewer lid! Check out her full remodel here…we were super impressed!
A staple in all kids room are the lamps. And while that cute pastel lamp with the teddy bear on it worked when your kiddo was a baby, it’s now time to upgrade to something cooler.
DIY Action Figure Lamp
I love the idea of taking old ratty action figures & making them into a fabulously cool lamp. I’m sure you can find tons of these at thrift shops, garage sales or in the bottom of the kids toy box. A couple dozen well placed heroes will make this lamp rock!
- Lamp with a small or medium-sized base
- Hot glue gun
- Plastic toys (40-50 is best)
- Spray paint (optional)
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Handmade Superhero Lampshade
With this project all you need is a bit of Mod Podge, a Lamp Shade, Super Hero Fabric and either a regular Lamp Base or a Pendant.
- Make the template: Tape one edge of the paper to the seam on the lampshade. (you might need to piece several sheets of paper together). Wrap the paper around the lampshade and secure with tape. Using a pencil trace along the top and bottom edge of the shade. Cut along the pencil lines.
- Pin the template to your ironed fabric (trust me you want this ironed!). Cut around the template leaving a 1” border around all sides. Iron one side seam edge back 1”.
- Apply Fabric Mod Podge to the lampshade. Line up the non-ironed edge of the fabric with the seam on the lampshade. You should have a 1” over hang on the top and bottom. Wrap the fabric around the shade. Apply more Mod Podge to the edge that is ironed-over and press against the lampshade to secure.
- Using Mod Podge, glue the 1” overhang to the top and bottom inside of the shade.
- Attach a band of rim around the lampshade with hot glue.
DIY Super Hero Lamp Shades
Turn a boring lamp into custom super hero awesomeness with just a plain lamp & a pre-made applique! This is a project for people with just about no DIY skills.
You will need
You can add just like shown or you can add several & make it an action packed shade. Just be mindful of the sizes because some of the patches are tiny & some are huge. You can find just about any Action Hero Applique Here.
Basically you will be using the glue gun to glue the appliques onto the shade.
You can paint the lamp base in a solid primary color with a can of spray paint if it doesn’t match your theme. Also replacement lampshades are pretty affordable at Target or Bed Bath & Beyond. If you are unsure of which size shade go ahead and buy the appliques you want, take them to the store and work out what you need right in the isle.
DIY Batman Lamp
With this fun project you will need to break out some tools but you won’t spend much cash. While this guy uses the batman logo you can use any action hero you like with the same result.
You can find the full directions here.
DIY Batman Bedside Lamp
This lamp is super simple to make it’s basically a work light with a mask on the front.
- You’ll need a shop light or use what I am a Stick Up Light that uses batteries…far safer & no cord. They come in a three pack so I may just add 3 action heros!
- Fluorescent bulb…the standard bulbs will get too hot. (not needed for stick up lights)
- Mask of you favorite hero, Personally I’m going with Iron Man, Spider-man, and The Hulk on this project. Having that light up eyes really suits these guys.
The result will be something like this. Be mindful of the half face masks, they won’t work well on this project.
You can find the full directions here.
Make a huge statement with this super spiffy super hero wall art. This one is great for the DIY maven or just the geek with a mission. You will need
This is a pretty simple project with a huge impact, so take your time and have fun! Since you already have the supplies think of how you can trick out a headboard, mirror or dresser in the exact same way!
You can find all the directions here
A new drum lamp shade & a sharpie can really go far in this type of design! Add in some buildings, maybe a logo if your artsy…it doesn’t have to be perfect so don’t try to make the lines straight.
Tip – If you print out a logo you can simply tape it to the inside of the shade…once the light is one you can trace it quite easily. Be sure to remove the paper when your done.
Stuck with a baby blue lamp from the nursery days? If the lamp base doesn’t match then grab a can of spray paint…$4 will make it have an entirely different feel.
If you’re going to go super hero you better have some awesome bedding! The bed is the focal point of the room & it sets the tone of the theme. Choose a group shot or an individual character, there’s no wrong answer with super heroes…well if you’re a purist you may want to keep DC comics & Marvel comics on opposite sides of the room.
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It’s possible that this is the coolest bed for boys…EVER! First it’s a loft bed with a hidden roon underneath it…awesome. Second it has a slide, that’s right a slide! Third it’s totally tricked out in a batman theme. Classy.
Once you add the skyline scene you could really make this into any character theme…or even add several. Most wall decals would stick fine to the side of this as long as the surface is smooth.
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This groovy tutorial walk you thru changing those standard pics in to a comic book theme. You can get super creative with this one! Almost any action shot can be turned into a fun super her piece of artwork for your kids room…or your office.
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When you have kids you know that the “toy situation” is always a crisis. I’m not even sure where all that crap comes from! This tutorial includes templates for a DYI storage cube makeover. The end result is nothing short of amazing! Plus you can use a simple cheap cube shelf from Target or Ikea & they still look custom.
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I really can’t pick my favorite wall art here & I think I would have to make them all…and maybe a few more! These are just too awesome to Not make!
Captain America Wall Art Directions
Batman Wall Art Directions
Superman Wall Art Directions