Friday, November 9, 2012

The Super Hero House Tour

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I mentioned the other day that I decided to build Wild Man a Super Hero House! He LOVES to play with doll houses, but the hubs wasn't too keen on buying him one. So I created my own version of a dollhouse -- one that is perfectly acceptable for boys. A loft apartment with a big city scape view. You know, right in the heart of all the action, far enough away from the bad guys! ;)

So here's the Super Hero House all finished!
Let's take a tour shall we?

I wanted it to look like a "big city loft" ... I needed it to be masculine.
In color. In design. No curves or girly lines. No pink or pastel. ;)

and this what I came up with ...
FYI - It took every ounce of me not to do cute vintage wallpaper! ;)

Here's the living room ...
complete with a flat screen TV ... and a "dresser" turned hutch ...
Pinterest Style, you know! ;)
oh and coat rack to hang up their super hero capes! ;)
The Rug is Dash and Albert.
It's Scrapbook Paper on Clearance. ;)

Then there is the kitchen ... very modern.
I actually bought this kitchen and just spray painted it.

and then there is the dining room.
which while a little plain, is the perfect place for a Storm Trooper and Batman to discuss the problems of the world over tea. or beer more likely. ;)
The upstairs is a little bare -- and desperately needs a woman's touch ...
but the Houndstooth rug (patterned felt) is as far as I've gotten! ;)
(there are only so many hours in a day my friends! haha)

and while we all know Super Hero's rarely have time to sleep ...
there is one bedroom with a simple twin bed and nightstand!

But the top is by far my favorite ...
The pegboard city scape I created using scrapbook paper!

It's the perfect place for the superhero's to do some skateboarding --
(skateboard compliments of a McDonald's Happy Meal ... sweet!)
and check in on the world below! ;)
So there you have it, my DIY Super Hero House!
What do you think?
If you were a super hero, would you want to crash here?
In between saving the world and romancing the ladies, of course! ;)

Monday I'll give you a tutorial for how to make the house & furniture!
It was seriously simple and quick, I promise!

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  1. Looks great!! A doll house for boys and superheroes -- great idea!

  2. This is absolutely awesome! My son needs some "boy" stuff so he leaves his poor sister's doll house, dress up tutus, and makeup. This may be on his Christmas list:) Thanks for taking the time to link up!

  3. Wow. I'm kind of obsessed with this and I cannot wait for the tutorial...

  4. THis is so great, one of those 'why didn't I think of this' ideas. I can't wait for the tutorial

  5. THis is so great, one of those 'why didn't I think of this' ideas. I can't wait for the tutorial

  6. Amazing! I have 2 boys and this is a great "no cute" project!

  7. This is just the cutest thing! I have a boy who would love this. I'm pinning and sharing on FB.

    Anne xx

  8. Oh my goodness this is brilliant!! I bet you were your son's hero! :D

  9. What a FUN idea! I love that there is a way to make a "doll house" for boys! Because I think this looks like it would be very VERY fun to play with! Thank you SO much for linking up at Happy Hour Link Party, I am pinning this to our Features Pin Board!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy


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