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Kid’s Bedroom 2 – Final Robot Room

We had a robot-themed bedroom in our old house, and I saw no need to scrap it just because we moved. So here are the before and after shots of the robot room, which our 3-year-old son loves.




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The dresser on the left was inherited from my parents and painted with Rustoleum Kona brown. Here’s a better photo of the retro robot prints over the dresser.







Bedding from The Land of Nod—including robot duvet cover and shams and orange blanket and shams. The Mr. Robot Pillow available at Branch Home. (The creases in the bedding are courtesy of my son, who would not stop jumping on the bed before I took these photos.)

The decals above the bed are available on Etsy in many color combos.

We created the initial above the bed ourselves. I bought the letter from CraftCuts.com, which allows you to choose a variety of fonts and sizes. (This is Cooper Black.) We painted the edges of the letter orange, then set it down on robot paper from Paper Source. We cut the paper to approximately fit the letter, sprayed it with repositionable spray glue and cut the excess paper away from the letters with an X-acto knife. (For more full instructions and photos, click here.)





A bargain print from AllPosters.com and a pennant created by my mother-in-law complete the reading nook, which also includes bins and a chair from Ikea.

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The wall behind the door includes this custom coat hook. I commissioned Andy to make it because I couldn’t find any I liked. It was super easy — measure out the dimensions of wood you want (he added a routered edge, mostly because he had a new router he wanted to use), then add vinyl decals and hooks.


And here is a fun little surprise in the closet. The robot decals came with two bonus monster decals, so I put them in the closet. When our son says he has monsters in his closet, he’s right. When he says he can’t go to bed because his room is “full of bees” — well, he’s full of crap, but he gets high marks for ingenuity.

Kid’s Bedroom 2 – Stage 3

I was looking for a piece of furniture for this room and liked the cubic bookcase from Land of Nod. I did not, however, like the $299 price tag.


Instead, I found the Nornas sideboard at Ikea ($169 when I bought it; now $179) and decided to stain it to match the furniture I already had for the room.379

Here are the stained pieces as they dry:381

And here is the completed piece, which includes two more cubes of storage than the Land of Nod model, for $120 cheaper. Done.


Kid’s Bedroom 2 – Stage 2

The next steps included painting the walls (we went with Benjamin Moore Blueberry), adding overhead lighting, and replacing the windows. (The windows in this room did not fit the frames correctly and there was a full-on breeze coming through both of them. The room is at least five degrees warmer with the new windows in place.)

Here’s a photo of the white trim, blue walls, overhead light and new windows with Prairie-style grids.