My oldest turned seven on April 18th. My husband and I had been trying to come up with a good birthday idea for him. We really did not want to get him toys since he already had so many but we wanted to do something he would really enjoy.
We had been talking about giving his room a make over. He wanted a star wars room, so we decided to surprise him a total room make over for his birthday. His room really had no theme before hand, the walls were still painted a light blue from when it used to be his nursery (before we decided to move our room and the nursery downstairs and let the big kids have the upstairs), there was no art work on the walls and he just had the red bed spread that he wanted last year. We knew this was going to be a big surprise and that he was going to love it.
I worked it out with my parents to have Alex and Destiny both stay with them for the two days before Alex’s birthday so Chris and I could get his room done. Of course the day we were going to start, it rained so much that our entire basement flooded and Chris ended up having to clean it. I worked in Alex’s room and actually stayed up almost all night long getting it done.
We painted the walls two different colors, there is a grey accent wall, the window trim is grey and the rest is a dark blue. These colors match perfectly with the bed set he got from one of his Grandma’s ( it was also part of the surprise ). I made all the art work in his room. The canvas prints I just painted, splattered to make stars and just the stickers that you can put on walls, the framed blue prints actually came with toys that my husband had as a child that he had kept and the memory board I made so he can hang pictures of his friends and family up. I found a darth vader alarm clock, I used the pillow case from his bed set as a table cover and my husband gave him an old book of star wars ships.
It took a lot of work but I had the room ready for Alex to see on his birthday. I picked him up later in the day on his birthday so my husband would be home from work when Alex got to see it. We took him upstairs, Chris covered his eyes until we were all up there and then we let him see. He was shocked and really excited about his room. He keeps telling us that he has the coolest room ever.
We do have a little work left in it, I need to hang the curtains once my mother in law is done hemming them, we are going to add another coat of paint ( I ran out of time ), we are just waiting to do so until we rip out the carpet and replace it and we are also replacing the trim along the floor. Overall the room looks great right now and I have a very happy child.