Sunday, April 17, 2011

May the Force be with You


I can't be for sure, because I don't know every six year old boy on the planet, but my Connor has to be the biggest Star Wars fan on the planet.  He lives Star Wars.  He asked me once why I hadn't named him Luke.  If I had only known, I might have.  

Recently I bought him some very cool vintage prints for his room, but after they were hung, I took them down and returned them.  Just because I love vintage, doesn't mean my boy does.  I thought about it, and I kinda felt pretty stupid, Star Wars.  What was wrong with me?  I should have known better. 

So I hunted down some Star Wars art on Etsy, and wasn't disappointed.  I found some awesome prints for his room. 

I made a lot of changes this week in his room, it was time to make it even more Big Boy.
I got him the mirror for over his night stand/dresser.

I bought these from Cutitoutart on Etsy.  The seller was awesome, more than happy to change the back ground color of each picture.  I love how Vader is red, it's such a cool pop of color with the other three in tan.  Connor picked which characters he wanted, I was surprised when he said he wanted Han Solo.

These are hung right next to the character art.  They are blueprints from 1977 of the two of the ships in the movie.  The Millennium Falcon and Luke's Land Speeder.  I bought these from Goblinhut on Etsy, very cool.

Then I found these movie posters at Joneallen, again on Etsy.  They were originally 11x17, but I asked if they could be made into 11x14, and of course they could!  How awesome is that!  I just love the helpful sellers on Etsy and the unique items you can find. 

Not sure if you remember these, but they were originally red, I decided to tone the red in his room and painted them Almond.  I should mention the 5 layers of primer it took to cover the red!  Yikes, red is hard to cover.  Then I took my chalk and wrote "May the Force be with you" on the top one.  The bottom one is a magnet board I made, the magnets are clone trooper, I made them too. How fun!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out his big boy room!  May the Force be with YOU!!


Allison@FabRehab said...

I love this. We are at a peak obsession with SW at this house too.

Donnie said...

What cool room and a cool mom too!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I love the vintage pictures of the characters. My boy is 17 now and was such a Star Wars fan when he was little. Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Your post brought back those sweet memories!

Cassie Bustamante said...

that is awesome! my son would love this room- his is star wars, too! :)

Barbara Pilcher said...

You get 5 stars for being the mom every kid wants. I think that was so very thoughtful of you, to give your son a room he could love.

And it looks beautiful, not an easy task to pull off in kids' rooms sometimes.

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

How sweet a mom are you? Jordan would love this room! You did a great job lining up the pictures. I'm really really bad at that. I think all 3 boys have been a character from Star Wars every Halloween. Wonder what they will come up with this year? Hmmm... maybe, Darth Vader, haha!

I need your energy.

jflasteele02 said...

Just saw a post yesterday on a blog where the mom made her son a darth vadar lamp. She gives a tutorial at I think she posted it on April 9th. Thought your son might like it too. I'm not a big star wars fan, but you did a great job on his room!

Atticmag said...

Adorable. You are such a great Mom to support his interest. He has a great room. Please stop by and see my new curtain. Hope your family has a very happy Easter. Jane

Sew Can Do said...

Love those framed prints. We're big fans as well. Stop by my blog to see my Star Wars sugar egg. And you may want to check out my shop's Star Wars kid's hats if your little guy is that big a fan!


Cheryl @ Sew Can Do

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! This room looks amazing! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration.

Designed by Chance said...

That is so nice. I didn't get framed pictures in my room until I was an adult. My mom was not so into decorating.

. said...

What a great room! Your Etsy finds are awesome!

I have a friend whose still obsessed with Star Wars...he's 36! ;)

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Hey everything in awesome!!
I love it!

Jana said...

Turned out great!! Thanks for linking up over at Giggles, Glitz & Glam!

amber @ barbwired said...

I love this and so would my son! I will not share it with him though...we just re-did his room to Transformers. :)

amber @ barbwired

♥ Miss Tea said...

hahahaha i love star wars too and now i'm hooked with Stargate series, i'm glad you found adorable star wars art pictures on etsy for Connor! i always wanted to make the chalk frame but i still cant find the chalk paint around here urghh.

Jen said...

Great room! Star Wars has been a part of my life for the last 11 yrs...both my boys love Star Wars. Thank you for the ideas.

michele said...

ADORABLE! my son with the star wars obsession is named Luke so you can imagine the attention he used to get when he was younger!

come visit soon.


Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

HI there...visiting from NTT. I have a huge Star Wars fan at my house too! I've been slowly updating his room too. Lots of fun ideas here! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Jill said...

What a great room and a lucky lucky boy (even if you didn't call him Luke! - too funny!!)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Rosario said...

love it! My son loves Star Wars also and he really like your son's room.

LaVonne said...

You just might be the coolest mom ever! Even my own husband would love this room. :)

Thanks for sharing with us. Especially all the Etsy love.

I am visiting from WFMW. I hope you have a great week!

Happy Easter,
Long Wait For Isabella

Camille said...

My husband is obsessed with SW. He wanted to name my 24 yr old son Luke but I didn't. We named him Mark and when he found out just a few years ago that Luke was in consideration for his name, he was quite bummed we picked Mark! Oh well! You did a great job on your son's room, the blueprints are so cool.

Danielle said...

So cute! What a fun inspiration for his room! We are not into Star Wars yet (still getting over Bob the Builder), but there's a 5-year-old in my Sunday School class who can sing the ENTIRE theme song perfectly and quotes the movie like crazy. Things to look forward to! Thanks for the super cute and inspiring idea!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a great theme and I really like the wall color. A dream come true! My boys would have loved this when they were younger. Great job.

Erin said...

My 4yo son is obsessed with Star Wars, too! He's already told me he wants to be Darth Maul for Halloween and with a request like that, I'm going to have to plan ahead for that costume. :) Awesome job with this room--your son is one lucky boy to have such a creative, generous momma!

Erin @ Carolina Country Living
(visiting from Domestically Speaking)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

What great touches~ love the chalkboard~ Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

my son would love this! thanks for linking this up to our wicked awesome wed party.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

That chalkboard stands out! The room overall is a hit :) Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Liz said...

Don't forget that May 4th is Star Wars day! May the Fourth be with you! (I know...really bad but it's true! From one scifi nerd to a future scifi nerd's mom.) :7D

Have a fun day!



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