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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi All! My son would like us to redecorate his bedroom. It was done 10 years ago as his nursury so it is about time! He would like a football theme. Any ideas? I am good at painting if that helps ......
post #2 of 14
Maybe you could make the lines and numbers on the floor with painters tape.

Paint goal posts on the wall.

I wonder if you could find a plastic helmet and use it for a lamp shade????

I have seen football throw pillows.

Football bedding.

You can buy stick on or cardboard football players, you could stick or tack them on the walls.
post #3 of 14
On http://www.mommysavers.com/deals/lillian_vernon.htm you will find some sports themed lamps, shelves, rugs, etc. that would probably help, too. And much of it is on sale!! Go to Lilly's Kids and then to Kids' bedrooms.
post #4 of 14
A friend took a large ceiling tile and painted a basic one color shirt on it...whole tile...in the color of their favorite team. Then, HE (as in the dh, NOT the wife!!!) painted his favorite player number on it in white. It is super simple, but OH SO CUTE. They hung it with a piece of wide grograin ribbon at the top, which was simple enough not to be girly. I was very very impressed when I saw it....and plan to try it!
post #5 of 14
When we bought our house in September my ds (10) wanted his room decorated in a football theme. We painted his walls maroon (on bottom half of the walls) and a yellow gold (on top half) for his school colors. We live in a fairly small community so these will be his school colors for the next 7 years. We attached a corkboard strip in place of a chair rail and framed it out with 2 pieces of molding on top and bottom. At the very top of the walls around the room we wrote, “If You Mess With the Wolf You Get the Pack†on two walls and “Go Wolves†on the other two. I then painted footballs on the corkboard. I framed his all-star football jersey and had his older brother autograph his old jersey from high school and framed it. I got 2 big frames that fold football collector cards and added his favorite players. You can get about 50 cards for around $5. I also enlarged and framed some of the action shots we took of his team last season during the playoffs. I found football shaped lamps at Wal-Mart for $5 each at Christmas. I have to say it is one of my favorite rooms and he loves showing it off to his friends.

I have also done the ceiling tile for both of my kids. My son's has a helmet with his football number of it .
post #6 of 14
Take a large piece of cork board and cut it in the shape of a football, and then use white paint to paint the stitching and lines. Get football uniforms and cut a piece of sturdy cardboard to fit snuggly inside and hang them on the wall. Check out his favorite team websites to see about getting free posters. Look on the internet for the instructions for making "lockers" out of wood for storage.


Tonya
post #7 of 14
I just did a all sports room, but could easily just be football! I LOVE the way it turned out too! It's neutral enough to be able to change teams, if he wants, and to last him through highschool.
1.Left the ceiling off-white (hate to paint ceilings!)
2.From ceiling down about 2 feet I painted a light kacki color all the way around the room. (Used tape to mark the horizontal line.)
3.When it was dry, I finished painted the rest of the walls a darker kaci color. (kind of like coffee with cream.)
4. After that was dry I used a hot glue gun and attached jute twine along the ceiling and some 3/4in twill fabric tape along the line that joins the two kacki colors. The twill tape is cream says BASKETBALL(they also make a football one) in bold letters with a ball inbetween each word. I got it at my scrapbook store for not much$ and it's not babyish at all. These hide messy edges and the hot glue peals right off (when you want to )and does not damage the wall. the glue comes off with the twine/fabric tape.
5. I purchased white letter stickers and spelled out all sorts of words that have to do with the game...touchdown, field goal, hike, quarterback...you know. They run both verical and horizonal, up and down. I used both lower and uppercase letters (each word was EITHER all lower OR upper case), in order to save $ by using all the letters in the pack.
6.I also used ball decalls next to the words that I got at the scrapbook store. My DS's is football, soccer,basketball, and baseball, but you could ,again, just do football.
7.I purchased inexpensive dark kacki curtains as to not detract from the decore in the room and have them blend in more.

On the walls DS has his pennants of all sorts of teams hanging down from under the twill tape line.

Right now he LOVES the Illini and has an orange and blue comforter and his Illini pennant takes center stage hung slanted above his bed (the only one not in the "line up" with all the rest. When he decides the Bears are his fave team, pennants are switched and ,since their colors are the same the blankets stays. If he was to honor the White Sox, it's just a change of the pennant possitions and a Sox blanket. Same with his highschool. Add the highschool pennant and the bed is dressed in chool colors. THAT is the best part!
post #8 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone for the great ideas........We will use a lot of them!!!!!!!
post #9 of 14
We just finished a new room for DS. I did the painting basic so we can change the theme as he ages - currently he's 5. One wall is a solid khaki (great for some of the corkboard ideas). Other 3 walls are split with a chair rail 3 feet from the floor. Top half is the same khaki and bottom half are 18 inches alternating boxes. The whole bottom wal was painted a light blue (not baby blue or UNC blue but a cool blue) and then I taped it off and did alternating squares with a darker blue washed over it. Rug is berber. Right now lamps and accessories are from the 'Cars' movie but they can easily be switched out. I got a denim/plaid comforter and we're all done.

Check JCPenny's for clearance bedding in some different designs. Even some solids and then you can just add fottball pillows.

Watch out for the stickers on the walls...some of them are just junk.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by 3boysmommy View Post

I just did a all sports room, but could easily just be football! I LOVE the way it turned out too! It's neutral enough to be able to change teams, if he wants, and to last him through highschool.

1.Left the ceiling off-white (hate to paint ceilings!)

2.From ceiling down about 2 feet I painted a light kacki color all the way around the room. (Used tape to mark the horizontal line.)

3.When it was dry, I finished painted the rest of the walls a darker kaci color. (kind of like coffee with cream.)

4. After that was dry I used a hot glue gun and attached jute twine along the ceiling and some 3/4in twill fabric tape along the line that joins the two kacki colors. The twill tape is cream says BASKETBALL(they also make a football one) in bold letters with a ball inbetween each word. I got it at my scrapbook store for not much$ and it's not babyish at all. These hide messy edges and the hot glue peals right off (when you want to )and does not damage the wall. the glue comes off with the twine/fabric tape.

5. I purchased white letter stickers and spelled out all sorts of words that have to do with the game...touchdown, field goal, hike, quarterback...you know. They run both verical and horizonal, up and down. I used both lower and uppercase letters (each word was EITHER all lower OR upper case), in order to save $ by using all the letters in the pack.

6.I also used ball decalls next to the words that I got at the scrapbook store. My DS's is football, soccer,basketball, and baseball, but you could ,again, just do football.

7.I purchased inexpensive dark kacki curtains as to not detract from the decore in the room and have them blend in more.


On the walls DS has his pennants of all sorts of teams hanging down from under the twill tape line.


Right now he LOVES the Illini and has an orange and blue comforter and his Illini pennant takes center stage hung slanted above his bed (the only one not in the "line up" with all the rest. When he decides the Bears are his fave team, pennants are switched and ,since their colors are the same the blankets stays. If he was to honor the White Sox, it's just a change of the pennant possitions and a Sox blanket. Same with his highschool. Add the highschool pennant and the bed is dressed in chool colors. THAT is the best part!

I love all of this! We just redid DD's room and DS is on the fence about changing his, I'm glad I searched and stumbled on this thread!!


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