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Red Leader
06-27-2005, 01:23 PM
I need some help. We are moving to a new house at the end of next month. My son wants his room redone in a "skateboard" theme. I told him I'd do that for him since I was planning on re-painting the room anyway (it currently decorated in Blues Clues, and he's too old for that). I have purchased 3 cheap skateboards from Target and plan on sawing them in half and attaching them to the wall with L-brackets to be used as shelving.

Beyond that, I don't know what else I can do. Has anyone done anything similar to this for their kids? Does anyone have any other skateboard theme things they can suggest?

pedro
06-27-2005, 01:40 PM
Paint some skateboard ramps on the wall, that can't be too hard.

creek14
06-27-2005, 01:52 PM
http://www.decoratetoday.com/products/wallpaper/search_results.asp?gensearchby=1

pedro
06-27-2005, 02:03 PM
http://www.decoratetoday.com/products/wallpaper/search_results.asp?gensearchby=1


hey Creek, that's pretty cool, all kinds of skateboard wallpaper.

Roy Tucker
06-27-2005, 02:54 PM
We did skate board posters with my son (framed them to make them look nicer). Easy to take back down when he moves on to his next thing. Or when he moves out.

http://www.art.com/asp/display-asp/_/ID--1873/posters.htm?isSearch=Y&searchString=skateboard&ui=700CC3383D494CD590D562286D7622C6

TeamCasey
06-27-2005, 02:58 PM
If you were Ty Pennington, you could build a skateboard or ramp bed.

Just saying. ;)

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 03:05 PM
If you were Ty Pennington, you could build a skateboard or ramp bed.

Just saying. ;)

Funny you say that, I am Ty Pennington, well sorta. I was going to make him a skateboard bed, and probably will down the road, I already have the plans drawn out. We just bought him a brand new bed about a year and a half ago and my wife won't let me build one (yet). She wants to wait until the fall when my younger son is ready for a kids bed. So, I'll be doing that in the fall. :thumbup:

I think I'm going to go with a Tony Hawk poster since my son loves Tony Hawk. I might also use some "trucks" for skateboards to hold his hats. I'm trying to come up with something original to use wheels for. I might just nail the wheels to the wall as a display type thing, but I was trying to avoid too much nailing things to the wall. A-ha. I could use the wheels as closet door pulls, or dresser pulls. Yea, that's what I'll do.

Thanks everyone for your ideas, links, etc. :thumbup: :thumbup:

RBA
06-27-2005, 03:06 PM
Maybe you can put a concrete tube around his bed. But it might be hard to make; but when does a young kid make his bed up anyways. ;)

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 03:07 PM
Here's what the "trucks" look like.

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000ASGDE.01-A2QUBZRFQD7A2Q._SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg


I figure if I nail about 5 of those to the wall, it would hold 10 hats. Could even use one on the back of the door to hold a towel, etc.

pedro
06-27-2005, 03:07 PM
A-ha. I could use the wheels as closet door pulls, or dresser pulls. Yea, that's what I'll do.


good idea.

you could also build shelves using old skateboards.

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 03:29 PM
A-ha. I could use the wheels as closet door pulls, or dresser pulls. Yea, that's what I'll do.


good idea.

you could also build shelves using old skateboards.

That was in the plans. I have already purchased "cheap" skateboards from Target for that.

I hope my wife doesn't throw together some Xanadu inspired paint colors and screw this all up. :laugh:

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 03:45 PM
Alright. This project seems like its pretty much a done deal.

Now, my youngest son. He's almost 2. He wants his bedroom to have a Hooters theme. Anyone have any ideas? :evil: :laugh:

Redsland
06-27-2005, 03:48 PM
He wants his bedroom to have a Hooters theme. Anyone have any ideas?
A handful of nannies.

:evil:

KronoRed
06-27-2005, 03:54 PM
Hooters?
http://www2.ucsc.edu/scpbrg/images/miscGraphics/closeowl.jpg

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 03:57 PM
Hooters?



Ummm, not so much.

I could put a bunch of these around the room.

<picture removed, too disturbing to continually look at>

KronoRed
06-27-2005, 03:59 PM
Sound proof the room and I think that's a great idea :D

Chip R
06-27-2005, 04:06 PM
My mom has done something like that for my nephews' and my niece's rooms. One of them had an airplane motif.

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 04:17 PM
I like this poster. What do you guys think of this one?

http://www.art.com/asp/sp-asp/_/PD--10087712/Degrees_of_Lameness.htm?sOrig=CAT&sOrigID=2053&ui=34657FF96A674FE2A77CE661597210FC

Redsland
06-27-2005, 04:24 PM
My mom has done something like that for my nephews' and my niece's rooms. One of them had an airplane motif.
An Airplane motif? Surely you're joking.

;)

RFS62
06-27-2005, 04:25 PM
Does he like gladiator movies?

KronoRed
06-27-2005, 04:25 PM
:lol:
I like that

Redsland
06-27-2005, 04:27 PM
Miss? I speak Jive (http://www.timcrofford.com/jive/).

Redsland
06-27-2005, 04:39 PM
I have purchased 3 cheap skateboards from Target and plan on sawing them in half and attaching them to the wall with L-brackets to be used as shelving.
Hmm. RL, what can you make of this?

:D

Falls City Beer
06-27-2005, 04:50 PM
I read this great book about Ancient Greek history that said parents in Sparta would hang a set of wolf or bear teeth--fangs and all--over the cradle to "break" kids of their fear of becoming prey. Sweet. Now every TV's got the V-chip. :rolleyes: :sleep:

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 04:57 PM
Hmm. RL, what can you make of this?

:D

I can't make anything of it. My jive translator's not working. :confused: :thumbdown

KronoRed
06-27-2005, 05:00 PM
Yeah it's busted Redsland! ya turkey

Redsland
06-27-2005, 05:00 PM
The Jive Translater? What is it?

:D

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 05:05 PM
I'm gonna be strappin' them doodad's to da wall with some gizmo, ya hear!

creek14
06-27-2005, 05:18 PM
Creek jr's room is a sports theme. We have seats from Riverfront and lockers in there. When he gets tired of it I'm going to move in cause it rawks.

Chip R
06-27-2005, 05:44 PM
An Airplane motif? Surely you're joking.

;)I'm not joking. And don't call me Shirley.

http://peoples.ru/art/cinema/actor/nielsen/nielsen_1.jpg

Redsland
06-27-2005, 05:54 PM
Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop posting.

Red Leader
06-27-2005, 09:36 PM
The Jive Translater? What is it?

:D

It's a website that translates jive, but that's not important right now. ;)

Redsland
06-27-2005, 10:48 PM
Tell me everything from the beginning.

KronoRed
06-27-2005, 11:25 PM
Tell me everything from the beginning.
Well, let's see, First the earth cooled. And, then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died, and they turned into oil. And, then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And, Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothes. I couldn't believe it, he took her best summer dress out of the closet, and put it on, and went to town.