Fairy/Tinkerbell Themed Room for my daughter...

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  1. darksidedesign

    darksidedesign New Member

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    We finally purchased our first home and I would like to take the time to make my
    5 year old daughter's room something special. She is a fan of all things Peter Pan,
    with an extra special place in her heart for Tinkerbell. She really wants a mural
    painted on the walls of her new bedroom, which is something I have done for
    others in the past. The mural part would be fun, but I want to take things a step
    further.

    I thought it would be really fun to bring in some 3D objects to make it seem as if
    she were the size of an actual fairy. For example... a spool of thread for a table,
    with possibly a thimble for the seat.

    This is where you come in... give me some ideas. What other things could we do?
    A mushroom perhaps? What materials could I use to accomplish some of this?
    What types of things should I include in the mural?

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Preston - darksidedesign

    p.s. My 3 year old son is a train nut and we will likely get going on his room after
    we have finished this one, so any ideas there would be great too.
     
  2. Lord_Gita

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    I know Home Makeover made a lantern out of a 4-poster bed in their tink themed room. A wall mirror could be the hand mirror Wendy used. A single couch shaped like a flower. Tall curved lamps like grass blades. Lots of fun ideas. :)
     
  3. Watson

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    When my son was on the way I did an entire Peter Pan motif for his room. I made a night sky all the characters and for Tinkerbell I had her sitting on the light switch and used glitter mixed with paint for her wings.

    Here are some pics. The Hook vs. Peter picture was about 4 feet by six feet. I was so proud of that room. We have since sold that house.

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  6. Gigatron

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    If you want to do a large spool of thread, check with local a phone/cable/electric company (i.e Verizon, AT&T, Con Edison, PSE&G, etc.). See if you can find out and talk to the people that come out for repairs. Any company that runs lines from the poles should have large empty spools that the cables come on. Once the spools are empty, they usually just dispose of them. They may be willing to give you one for nothing. If you don't have one of those places available, try a section of PVC sewer pipe and 2 round sections of plywood. For enlarged thread, go to a home repair center and get some rope. A couple of rounds of this should look like thread.

    A mushroom could be done with a section of pvc sewer pipe covered in padding and fabric for the stem and just a large custom pillow for the cap.

    You could take some large branches and make large leaves using fabric and wire frames (for the veins). You could also make large flowers and large bugs (I'm sure there are plenty of bug themed stuffed animals readily available).

    -Fred
     
  7. RedTwoX

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    I definitly like the latern/bed idea. It's part of the story so really worth the effort.

    I thought of a mushroom chair before reading it in the original post. It's a big obvious, but fun. You could pull it off with a bean bag on top of a base.

    The Lost Boys lived in a tree house right? (It's been a loooong time since I visited Never Land) I would try to work a tree house theme in. Perhaps paint large leaves and branches around the top of the walls. You might even use poster board or sheets ABS to make leaves coming off the wall into the room.


    Beautiful room Jades Dark Heart.
     
  8. eltee

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    I believe 3 day Blinds has a Disney license to do character window treatments (shades, blinds) so this might be a fast and easy addition.
     
  9. gnrlotto

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    Are you going for a Disney look, or a more realistic one like the recent Peter Pan films, or even Hook?
     
  10. darksidedesign

    darksidedesign New Member

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    Great ideas so far. Nice work on the Pan Room, JDH. I like the idea of giant leaves
    or flowers, that would be really cool. She has told me she would like stars on the
    ceiling, so we will likely do that.

    As far as the look Disney vs live action, I definitely prefer the live action films to
    the Disney version, although my daughter is a fan of all of them. If I did paint
    Tinkerbell on the wall, it would likely be the Disney version for simplicity sake.
    But I was thinking of making all the props in the room fairly realistic.

    When I first mentioned the idea, my daughter said she wanted me to paint London
    rooftops on one side of the room and Neverland on the other. I like the idea, but
    thought it would be a great deal of work. Then I came up with the Fairy Scale idea,
    and I am sure we are talking a whole lot more work than painting the walls. Why
    do I do this to myself?

    Keep the suggestions coming.

    darksidedesign
     
  11. Watson

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    LOL doing this type of thing makes it easy to go overboard. On the ceiling I used a huge template with ACTUAL constellations to paint the stars. When you turned off the lights the whole ceiling would glow with stars.

    I really like the London skyline idea and had thought of doing that but with all the baby furniture my wife bought I only had one large wall space and I wanted the Peter vs. Hook to go there.

    I cant wait to see your progress on this :)

    JDH
     
  12. eaviii

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    The mushroom should be easy to do- I know there are cat trees out there that could serve as a template (I know this because my wife wanted one and they are about $600)- Container store has some silvered trash cans that, with a ball peen hammer and a little time would look very much like an inverted thimble- With some particle board, a little paint, and the wire spools mentioned, you could make a nice desk or corner table to look like a playing card on top of a spool or too- A naked wood chest of drawers could be painted to look like stacked matchboxes pretty easily as well- Just a few thoughts-

    Doc
     
  13. darksidedesign

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    Great suggestions. Anyone else have any ideas?

    dsd
     
  14. Gigatron

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    You could always watch "Honey, I shrunk the kids" and it's sequels to get some ideas.

    I'm pretty sure you don't want to make a gritty Neverland, i.e. using pool foamies to make cigarette butts or big soda can tabs or beer bottle caps...or do you :lol. That would be pretty funny though.

    -Fred
     
  15. darksidedesign

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    Had a chat with the wife about all this. We decided we had to take it one of two
    ways... #1 Keep all the items man made objects, ie. spool of thread, thimble,
    buttons, etc. or #2 Keep all the items natural objects, ie. flowers, mushrooms,
    bugs, etc.

    As it stands right now, we are leaning a little more towards the natural objects.
    We thought it would be fun to make a flower shaped table and paint a large flower
    on one wall and some toadstools on another. Of course, Tink would have to make
    an appearance as well.

    Only problem with this direction, I don't have as many ideas for natural 3D objects.
    What are some other options? How could we incorporate a bean bag chair?

    darksidedesign
     
  16. howlingwind13

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    Clouds on the ceiling but what about on the floor? make it look as if the bed is flying. Blue carpet with white cloud inserts.
    mike
     
  17. darksidedesign

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    The floor and possibly the closet doors are the two areas of the room
    that will likely go untouched. We do plan however to do the blue sky
    thing with the clouds and maybe adding glow in the dark stars for the
    evening hours. One of her cousins has the stars in her room and she
    absolutely loves it, so I think that will be a requirement.

    Keep the suggestions coming.

    dsd
     
  18. Gigatron

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    You could paint the bean bag chair to look like a rock. Just cause it looks like one, doesn't mean it has to feel like one.

    -Fred
     
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    Why didn't I think of that? I bet they have a bean bag cover that has a rocklike texture.
    If anyone knows of a place to get a good bean bag cover, send me a link. Great suggestion, Gigatron.

    Keep 'em coming.

    dsd
     
  20. WookieeGunner

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    How about looking around at the After Christmas Sales for oversized lighted animals to use as lamps.
     
  21. PHArchivist

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    If you did the London skyline, you could make furniture and toy boxes look like buildings...
     
  22. Scapey

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    I'd love to see some Pan characters drawn in the same style as certain T-shirts in my wardrobe ;)
     
  23. darksidedesign

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    HA... what T-shirts would you be referring to? Just kidding.
    Come to think of it, I do have a drawing of Captain Hook
    that I did a while back that looks completely different from
    the Disney version. I'll have to see if I can find it.

    I really like that idea, PHArchivist. I am torn as to which
    direction to take this whole thing. Her birthday is later this
    month... I don't have to have it finished, but I would like to
    at least have a good start by then.

    I will for sure take some progress photos, so you all can
    see how things are turning out.

    Any other ideas, folks?

    dsd
     
  24. Brino

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    I know these are kinda out there but here are some things you could try:

    1. Have Tink painted on the wall with her wand in her hand and at the star tip of the wand, make it a light in the shape of a star (or something) and have it light up at night as a night light (or something).

    2. Paint a tree on one side of the wall and at the top have branches secured to the wall and make it look as though the tree is semi-real and have it create a sort of canopy.

    3: Put "firefly lights" in the tree or in the blades of grass. Heres a link to some you can buy:

    http://www.fireflymagic.com/fireflies/index.html

    The firefly lights work like the ones in Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland. And yes I know, these ideas are strange but the would at a magical touch to the room. :)

    Brian

    P.S.- I'll have more ideas soon. :p
     
  25. darksidedesign

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    The fireflies would really be a nice touch. In fact, one of my friends suggested
    transforming the over head light into a firefly. Great suggestions, Brino.

    Any others?

    dsd
     
  26. Lawgiver

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    I think that would creep me out, a giant insect sitting on the ceiling...
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  27. darksidedesign

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    It wouldn't be a creepy firefly... a cute cudly one. I really would prefer to do something like the
    photo below. I think that would be sweet. Problem is... how could I make one? Cuz I aint gonna
    pay what they are asking for those.

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    or like this one...

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    dsd
     
  28. darksidedesign

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    Any more suggestions?

    dsd
     
  29. Brino

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    How the hell would you chnange the light-bulbs in those things? :lol

    Maybe you could make Toadstool (mushroom) deklamps.
     
  30. Brino

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    Bump.
     
  31. howlingwind13

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    My girlfriend read this thread and suggested making one wall look as if it's the inside face of the clock. (I've never seen PP so) But she said they go inside...so that's her suggestion
    mike
     
  32. darksidedesign

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    That would be kinda cool, but rather confusing to my little girl. She is more into
    the whole fairies flying around, flowers, etc.

    There have been some great suggestions so far. Any more?

    dsd
     
  33. Gigatron

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    Just for the reader's sake, make a post of the ideas you're most likely going with, ideas you're not going with and any room mods you want or don't want to make.

    I think it'll be easier to come up with ideas if we can clearly see along what line you're moving.

    -Fred
     
  34. darksidedesign

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    Great suggestion. I'll get that up ASAP.

    dsd
     
  35. Jedirick

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  36. darksidedesign

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    I really like that idea. That would be really cool and it would tie in quite nicely.
    The more my daughter talks about this, the more she wants me to do the whole
    London skyline on one wall and Neverland on the other. The croc on the Neverland
    side would be sweet.

    I'm gonna start sketching up some ideas and see what we can work out.
    Keep the suggestions coming.

    dsd
     
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