Redecorate: Adventure Time Room

I have 2 weeks left before we meet our baby girl and for some reason nesting means redecorating for me – not cleaning. I’ve been working on her nursery for about 4 months. It’s going really slow. Yet I got the crazy awesome idea to also redo the boys’ room in a theme that’s really special to all of us. I managed to design, paint and put together the furniture (my husband helped me with that, thankfully) over the last two weeks. The baby’s room isn’t finished, but I still feel really accomplished.

We watch Adventure Time on a daily basis so it seemed fitting to fill their space with something they really love. I had to illustrate all of the characters, though it wasn’t that difficult. I had them all printed at Staples while they were on sale for $3.99/poster (18×24). They’re usually $27.99 so that was a total steal! I went ahead and sprayed some Krylon Crystal Clear in Matte on each poster, even though I doubt it was necessary. Initially I tried to use Glue Dots to stick them to the wall, but it was expensive and the posters are really good quality and really thick, so it didn’t work. I ended up using Simply Tacky instead. It’s not that elegant, but I wanted to be able to easily remove it and wasn’t sure the spray adhesive would hold up.

All of the furniture is from Ikea, as well as their bedding.

Adventure Time Room

Adventure Time Room

Adventure Time Room

Adventure Time Room

Adventure Time Room

Adventure Time Room

20 Comments on Redecorate: Adventure Time Room

  1. Demietrich
    June 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm (429 days ago)

    Your kids are incredibly lucky. Fantastic work :)

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    • Shelbi
      June 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm (429 days ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  2. Kelley (Another Novel Read)
    June 18, 2013 at 9:07 pm (429 days ago)

    This is the coolest thing I’ve seen all month! You and your husband did a spectacular job putting this room together. It’s so colorful and Adventure Time-y and awesome! (I can’t believe you got such a great deal on the poster print-outs, too.) You’ve got some lucky kids. :)

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    • Shelbi
      June 18, 2013 at 9:29 pm (429 days ago)

      Thanks so much. It’s my favorite room in the house!

      Reply
  3. mike sky
    June 19, 2013 at 10:33 am (429 days ago)

    what a great work! How did you do the illustrations?

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    • Shelbi
      June 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm (428 days ago)

      Thanks! After I took my wall measurements I mapped it all out in Photoshop with the low-res characters and then I just traced them all in Illustrator.

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  4. Saucysam
    June 20, 2013 at 4:28 am (428 days ago)

    Omg! This room is mathematical!!! You did a fantastic job!

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  5. Salmon3rd
    June 21, 2013 at 1:51 am (427 days ago)

    This is so flippin sweet!!! Would you ever consider posting the image files for the posters? I would love to print my own!

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    • Shelbi
      June 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm (423 days ago)

      Yeah. I’ll have to double check my files first. A lot of them are really large so I had to chop them all up and print them on multiple posters. If I can get it sorted I’ll add the link to the post. :)

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  6. Allison
    June 21, 2013 at 2:07 am (427 days ago)

    This is amazing. I really want to make an awesome room for my girls one day. (though my youngest is too young to care anyways) Beautiful work.

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  7. Hil
    June 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm (426 days ago)

    Arrgh. My 3 yr old just helped me post a blank comment. Sorry. lol

    Awesome job on the bedroom. Childhood should be magical and you are doing just a fab job of making that happen. Your kids lucked out!

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  8. marijhaene
    June 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm (425 days ago)

    i love it!!! great job! did you paint the walls yourself or did you have to get prints for the characters and stuff?

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    • Shelbi
      June 24, 2013 at 3:59 pm (423 days ago)

      I painted the sky/hills. In the post above I go into detail about how I did it, but I just illustrated, printed, cut and tacked. :)

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  9. Whitney
    June 22, 2013 at 11:32 pm (425 days ago)

    Where did you get the rainbow curtain??

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    • Shelbi
      June 24, 2013 at 3:58 pm (423 days ago)

      Ikea. :)

      Reply
  10. Steven Sommer
    June 23, 2013 at 10:01 am (425 days ago)

    There will be no three hours dungeon for this artist.

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  11. Bee
    June 24, 2013 at 12:12 am (424 days ago)

    OH MY GLOB! This room is fantastiiic!! great job and what lucky kids you have!

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  12. vic
    June 24, 2013 at 8:29 am (424 days ago)

    parents, you doing it right!

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  13. ????
    June 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm (423 days ago)

    I’ll immediately grab your rss as I can not in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Please allow me know so that I could subscribe. Thanks.

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  14. alex
    June 24, 2013 at 3:01 pm (423 days ago)

    this room is algebraic!!! i’m 100% stealing this idea! thank you thank you!!

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