On my last post, Remodeling Kids Bedroom Entry 1 we had just finished skim coating Elijah’s bedroom walls. The walls were in horrible shape after we tore off the wood paneling. I knew it would happen but it was worth it to brighten up my kid’s bedroom. After we skim coated basically the entire room, we sanded the joint compound down to a smooth finish. I had to re-plaster the walls in several spots a few times to get it totally flat.
Elijah is a nature boy. For his room, we decided to to make it very much like he was outside. My mother-in-law painted clouds on Elijah’s ceiling free-hand. I am not a creative artist so I was thrilled that she painted the clouds.
My husband has the creative gene and painted rolling hills on the bedroom walls. Don’t let the fear of not being creative enough stop you from trying. Always remember, it is just paint. If you mess up you can re-paint. Think about what your child likes best and go with that type of theme. Your kids will love a creative, lively, fun bedroom!
For the top parts of the wall and spaces between clouds on the ceiling, we used Behr satin “Pool Party” blue paint. For the rolling hills, we used Behr satin “Moss Landing” green paint. These are very kid friendly paint colors. If you aren’t sure what colors to choose, just ask the sales associate, there is usually a display just for kids palate of colors.
We varied the height of the hills for added interest. Above the hills is the sky that reaches up to the ceiling.
You can see how the hills are just rolling up and down the walls. We plan to create a bigger jungle scene on the bedroom walls with trees and lots of animals. The scope of our home remodeling project is too large right now to focus on the little decorating details like hand-painting animals on the walls. We will come back to this later.
In the above picture, you can see how the Palm Fan Store Tiger Shark ceiling light and fan really pulls the room together. It looks and feels like you are outside when you are in my son’s bedroom. Adding a visual accent that is both functional and decorative is the way to go! Palm Fan Stores has a great line of ceiling fans with themes for every interest.
My son is so proud of his room. He loves the jungle theme, he’s posing in the above picture with this little jungle tree with parrot. I am so glad that for our Total Home Remodel project, we chose to get the kids rooms finished first. They are really proud of their bedrooms that reflect who they are!
Home Remodel Before and After Pictures
I feel like I can post some before and after pictures at this point. We are not done with the remodel project in Elijah’s bedroom. In the immediate future, we will replace the floor trim, add new closet & bedroom doors with trim, replace the carpet, and add curtains.
Elijah is super excited about his new bedroom! It has a Dr. Seuss feel to it with the rolling hills and clouds. He loves it! He takes everyone who comes over to our house straight upstairs to see his Jungle Bedroom! I’m so happy that we spent a little extra time and made his bedroom creative.
25 thoughts on “How to Paint Jungle Theme Bedroom Walls, Boy’s Bedroom Remodel Continues”
Love the paint job, we wanted a jungle theme also and I wasn’t ready to take on such an ambitious paintingproject, so I used a whole wall mural instead. Congrate on your great paint job!
Wow-your husband sure is creative!! But you made a good point-it’s just paint and if you mess up-just paint over it!
Thanks, Jennifer. He loves his jungle theme. He’s had his race car bed since he was 2, so fun for boys!
So cute & easy too! Especially love the clouds! He has the same race car bed as my little one 🙂
Funny. I would never think to put a fake plant in a child’s room. But it really makes the jungle theme work!!!
Oh believe me, he LOVES his jungle room and loves helping any time he can too!
Elijah looks thrilled throughout the whole process!
The room looks awesome all the hard work looks like it paid off.
I would love to be able to try this in my kids bedrooms when we move. It looks so fun.
What a great idea for a noys bedroom.
Very nice paint job. My 2 younger boys would flip for something like that.
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I love the themed bedroom idea. The colors are great too. Kids definitely love having their own special space.
Wow, what a fun room! It looks great!
What a cool room! Keep the ideas coming, because my twin boys’ bedroom needs some serious help as far as decorating is concerned!
This is so inspiring!! The room looks wonderful!
Your sons room is so adorable! Love the ideas!
looks good! my son has the race car bed too!
we painted our son’s room the same blue but then used wall stickers to decorate the walls.
Hi Jane, Yes, it is a lot of work but always worth it in the end. I find it amazing how many steps it takes to remodel just 1 room! As soon as you think you are done, there are always about 9 more steps left to do! lol He loves his room. I can’t wait to complete it and finally be done… 🙂
Jennifer, I’d love to see your kids room. You could post on the facebook fan page if you would like. (http://www.facebook.com/pages/AkronOhioMomscom/66429209651?ref=ts#!/pages/AkronOhioMomscom/66429209651?ref=ts) I have thought about doing the chalkboard wall. How did it turn out. Is it a big mess to keep clean off of the floor? I’m considering it but just don’t have a plan as to where to put it yet!
What a lot of work you all have undertaken! Elijah’s room looks great, and I bet he just loves the new look!
Looks great! We did something similar in our kids’ room. We did the clouds on the ceiling and painted the walls the same blue like a sky. We did rolling green hills on one wall in chalkboard paint so the kids can actually write on the wall. We went with bright colors for curtains and bed linens just to make it fun: lime green, fuschia and orange!
Anyway, looks like you guys did a great job and it looks like a fun place to be.
Shh! He does not need a pet iguana. lol We tried salamanders this summer…they didn’t last too long…
I love following your home remodelling projects. We are in the process of changing our finished basement into a rec room and adding an art studio for Paige! It is alot of work, but so worth it!
This came out so well! I love it! Now all he needs is a pet iguana! 🙂