Originally Posted by 3boysmommy
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!