A Little Boy’s Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

A Little Boy’s Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

We have been living in our current home for three years now and had yet to give our little boy the bedroom makeover he so deserved. In the time we’ve been here, he has gone from a just-walking toddler to an almost four and a half year old little boy with a real mind of his own.

Painting procrastination

The house is a newbuild house and so we had to wait a good year before a lick of paint could touch any of the walls because we had to wait for settlement cracks to appear and for snag checklists to be carried out. This was done almost two years ago and in that time we decorated one measly room. Dreadful I know.

So all this time we have been living with drab magnolia, of the shocking trade paint variety (you know the type, you wipe the wall and the paint comes off with it!) in every room. Until this weekend…

I’ve been conscious for a long time that Little Man’s room has been such a mish mash with no particular style or theme. I’ve felt for ages that he wasn’t in the ‘little boy’s room’ he so deserved to have. When we moved here, we brought his old nursery curtains with us and they were fine for a while but when we were out shopping some months ago, he fell in love with some Thomas And Friends wallpaper. This showed us we needed to replace his existing ‘theme’. We bought the wallpaper with a view that we would redecorate properly but time ticked on and we never got around to doing it.

Thank goodness for bank holidays, because as I sit here and type this, at the end of a very long weekend of DIY chaos, Little Man is sound asleep in his newly decorated Thomas And Friends bedroom.

The bedroom makeover begins

We chose to only do one wall of the wallpaper, as you will see in the pictures, it is a pretty intense design. He has a long, narrow bedroom – any more of that wallpaper and it would have made it feel so much smaller. The rest of the walls he decided he wanted blue. Again, this was ages ago and we’ve had the paint for the best part of a year.

The colour on the walls is Dulux Mineral Mist in Silk. I was worried it might make it feel cold, as blue can sometimes do. But teamed with navy blue curtains and duvet cover, it really works well. Little Man even had fun getting involved with a little bit of painting too!

A Little Boy's Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

We desperately needed more storage for his bedroom. We had taken to using plastic Tupperware boxes to store all of the little odds and ends – you know the kind I’m sure! I hated them! I found a great storage unit on Ebay and for a really great price. We have a similar set up downstairs in our lounge for his toys. They are great as you can throw all of the toys in there at the end of the day and the room is tidy. I love how colourful it is as well.

A Little Boy's Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

The picture was taken pre-bedroom makeover – I’m so pleased to see the back of those drab magnolia walls!

Wall sticker winning

Little Man’s room has a huge wall and this has always been a challenge to fill. I knew I wanted to get something for it that really stood out but wasn’t quite sure what. When I was contacted by Love Sticker and was asked if I would like to review one of their wall stickers, I knew straight away that this is what I was looking for.

Love Sticker sells any kind of wall sticker you could possibly think of, for whichever room of the house you choose. So I set my sites on their Thomas And Friends wall sticker collection and I wasn’t disappointed. Ultimately the final decision was Little Man’s, and he picked the one you see today in this post. I have to admit, he’s got great taste. It looks amazing.

As we were decorating and using silk emulsion, we decided to put the sticker up first and paint around it – admittedly this was a little fiddly, but well worth it.

Little Man was disappointed to begin with, as he couldn’t understand why it wasn’t colourful! Bless him. I told him to wait for the big reveal!

A Little Boy's Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

This particular sticker is one of three sizes, this is described as ‘huge’, measuring in at 175 x 100 cm, It is huge, but we needed it on the wall we had and I think you’ll agree, it’s a perfect size!

They are super easy to put up – surprising given the size of it. But once it’s up and level, I can honestly say, it’s the easiest wall sticker we have ever put up. No lumps, bumps or bubbles anywhere. The look on Little Man’s face when we peeled off the protective layer was a picture. He’s so happy with it!

A Little Boy's Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

His room is complete with a new set of bedside drawers and table lamp. Guy Diamond of Trolls fame has even invaded our very own Isle Of Sodor by turning up to provide some gentle light at night in the form of a colour changing night light. It’s adorable.

A Little Boy's Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

Bedroom makeover: Mission accomplished

I’m so happy with how this bedroom makeover has turned out. We still have a few bits and pieces to do. I want to put some shelves up and a couple more pictures for the wall, but even now, it feels like the cosy room my little boy deserves to have.

A Little Boy's Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

A Little Boy's Bedroom Makeover With Love Sticker

Now he just has to keep it tidy. Ha ha ha. I’m so funny I make myself laugh!

 

Have you done a bedroom makeover recently? Perhaps you’ve used these great stickers too, let me know in the comments.

I was gifted this wall sticker in return for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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38 Comments

  1. 1st May 2017 / 7:05 pm

    Oh wow looks amazing! #MarvMondays

    • Jaki
      1st May 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  2. 2nd May 2017 / 2:25 am

    Beautifully done, such a time saver! Forget my question on Instagram as you did use a wall sticker. #MarvMondays

  3. 2nd May 2017 / 7:11 am

    Looks lovely! My little girl is nearly 2 and is still in her grey and lemon “nursery” themed bedroom, think we are going to hold off a little longer till she really finds an interest in a certain theme! My 5 year olds on the other hand is marvel packed!!
    #TriumphantTuesdays

  4. 2nd May 2017 / 8:44 am

    Love the sticker! It looks fab #TriumphantTales

  5. 2nd May 2017 / 8:48 am

    Aw I love how he’s helping you paint and I love how bright and colourful the stickers the are! #TriumphantTales

  6. 2nd May 2017 / 11:14 am

    Wow, I love the Thomas sticker, it looks fab! I love that your boy is getting stuck in with the painting too! #triumphanttales

  7. 2nd May 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Holy cow! That’s a sticker?! I totally didn’t realise that on first glance! That’s such an awesome room!! Hope he is loving it!

  8. 2nd May 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Wow! It looks fantastic. We have so much decorating to do it’s overwhelming. Very inspiring #Triumphanttales

  9. 2nd May 2017 / 1:14 pm

    That sticker looks awesome! His bedroom looks amazing now!

  10. 2nd May 2017 / 1:15 pm

    What a great makeover! i love the wall sticker i will defiantly keep this in mind for when we re-do our little boys room. #triumphanttales

  11. 2nd May 2017 / 3:38 pm

    This is totally awesome. My boys would love the Thomas sticker, it looks brilliant #TriumphantTales

  12. Rhi
    2nd May 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I love that huge sticker! I’ve always used small wall stickers but that is really effective #triumphanttales

  13. Nige
    2nd May 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Looks amazing fab makeover thanks for hosting #triumphanttales

  14. 2nd May 2017 / 6:50 pm

    Wow the wall sticker is amazing! If we ever get around to decorating I’ll look at the options for my 3 kids 🙂 Good job on the rest of the room too #triumphanttales

  15. 2nd May 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Wow that looks amazing! My three year old loves Thomas and I love the stickers too! And we have mineral mist in the nursery 😁😉 #triumphanttales

  16. 2nd May 2017 / 8:27 pm

    #triumphanttuesdays lets hope Thomas is a keeper and paw patrol doesn’t take over 🙂
    He must love his big boy room

  17. 2nd May 2017 / 9:30 pm

    What a fab room he has now and I love the wall sticker it looks perfect on that wall! We live in a new build too and my walls are all white. I am just so indecisive…I can’t make up my mind what colours to do anywhere so we’ve just kept the white for now. I really wanted a wall sticker for my daughter’s room so I might check these ones out 🙂 #triumphanttales

  18. 3rd May 2017 / 12:58 am

    Ah wow that looks amazing! Bet he loves it xx

  19. 3rd May 2017 / 3:27 pm

    Oh wow! His bedroom looks so amazing! #MarvMondays

  20. 3rd May 2017 / 4:34 pm

    Wow, my little girl would love something like that, with a different image though! Little boy no so much, he’d never go to sleep! #triumphanttales

  21. That Mummy Blog
    3rd May 2017 / 7:27 pm

    Wow! That looks so brilliant, it’s so colourful! We’ve been looking to get a few wall stickers for our ‘in progress’ play room – these look such good quality, I’ll have to check them out! #TriumphantTales

  22. 3rd May 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Oliver would LOVE his room!! It’s so cute, I love the sticker! #triumphanttales

  23. 3rd May 2017 / 10:14 pm

    That’s deadly. I wouldn’t mind I did them on my little mans wall.

  24. 3rd May 2017 / 10:29 pm

    Wow! Looks fantastic, you’ve done an excellent job! I can’t wait until we eventually buy our own house and I can decorate Rory’s bedroom #TriumphantTales

  25. 4th May 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Ooh I love! There are some amazing wall stickers around and this one is no exception…I wish they were around when I was a kid! Great job on the room – it’s gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

  26. 4th May 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Loving this post. Reminds me of our little lot at the moment. Nursery still not complete and he’s nine months now!

  27. 5th May 2017 / 4:49 pm

    wow that sticker is amazing i really had to look hard to realise it wasn’t a framed picture, really makes a big difference to the room. i love your son’s choice of Thomas, a firm favourite with my kids when they were little #TriumphantTales

  28. 6th May 2017 / 10:59 pm

    This looks absolutely brilliant. That wall sticker is fantastic. I LOVE the open window effect. Fabulous. The whole room is brilliant. And the photo of your little man helping you paint is adorable. Hugs Lucy xxxx #MarvMondays – sorry it has taken me so long to comment. It has been quite a week. x

  29. 7th May 2017 / 2:09 am

    His room looks great – you’ve done a fab job. And the sticker really does look great – so colourful!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂
    Debbie

  30. 7th May 2017 / 8:37 pm

    Wow! What a fab room transformation, and that sticker. My goodness. How huge is that! When I first saw it I did a double take because that open window looked pretty open to me. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam xx

  31. 7th May 2017 / 9:06 pm

    That looks amazing! Zach would absolutely love that Thomas sticker! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  32. 9th May 2017 / 9:57 pm

    I can see why he loves it, it looks great! We moved into a new build at Christmas and I’ve used wall stickers to decorate the girls rooms, until we can paint it. They are such a great way to transform a room. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  33. 10th May 2017 / 8:43 pm

    oh wow brilliant makeover!! Good job mama
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime Don’t forget to join us again next week!

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