When it came time to decorate my boys shared room, the biggest challenge was choosing a theme that was fitting for both of them. One thing they have in common is a passion for sports, so I went with that.
They've become quite inspired by Rocky Balboa. I did a little internet shopping to see if I could find something for their space that referenced their favorite Rocky quote. Outside of bloody, life-sized posters of a beat up Sly Stallone, I came up empty handed. I wanted to inspire the boys, not scare them, so I made my own large scale Rocky art.
I typed Rocky's motivational quote on the computer in Microsoft Word, reversed the color to white on black and saved it to my portable thumb drive. I took the thumb drive to my local office supply store and had them enlarge the document and print it on high quality photo paper. Then I framed/matted it in a simple, chunky black frame and placed it on their interchangeable trophy shelf.
This project ended up costing less than one of the bloody posters. It not only personalized their space but it also provided a cool, large, graphic element.
Does your family have a favorite quote?
*For the DIY tutorial on the interchangeable sports shelf, click here.
*For paint colors in this space, click here.
*For DIY tutorial on the wall stripes, please click here.