Superhero room


Today I’ll be sharing the room makeover for my son’s superhero room! It’s finally done! YAY! I feel like just yesterday I was showing you his nursery.

I was thrilled when Sherwin-Williams asked me to be apart of the National Painting Week. I absolutely LOVE Sherwin-William paints, so it was a no-brainer! They challenged me to use the color red, and I knew my son’s room would be perfect for the color red. He’s been wanting a superhero room for awhile now, so we finally got rid of his “baby” bedding. He’s officially 5 years old (aka a teenager), ya know. I cannot believe he’ll be starting kindergarten in a few months!

Superhero big boy room


The color red I incorporated into this room was Showstopper Red (SW 7588). It is the perfect red! Not too orange, not too pink, just a good deep red.

Beforea and after super hero room

The first thing we did was move his bed. It opened up the whole room, just by scooting it over a few feet. I also used Agreeable Gray (SW 7029) for the other walls, Pure White (SW 7005) for the small stripe and Indigo Batik (SW 7602) for the medium stripe. All of these colors were satin finish with the Emerald line of paint. We also used Pure White in Pro Industrial (semi-gloss) for the trim.

Superhero sign

Here is the collage I showed you last week. I was excited to finally frame that vintage comic book my son picked up at a thrift store with me awhile back. You can find the tutorial for the DIY red super hero sign here and the blue sign (and free download) here.  I may have also been caught spray painting that arrow (found on sale at Hobby Lobby) in the snow in 15° weather here. A girls gotta do, what a girls gotta do. ;)

Superhero boy room

I showed you last week how to make the roman shades here. I found the blue bedding and pillows at Target, and the star sheets and light fixture at Pottery Barn.

Painted stripe wall

Here’s a tutorial for painting the stripes. I have to give a huge shout out to my awesome husband for helping me paint this wall. He had a few days off and offered to help me paint those days. First it was the stripes and then it was the kitchen ceilings. He’s a keeper all right! It was definitely a lot of work taping everything off, but so worth it!

super room

My son loves Captain America, so of course I had to grab a shot of him as well. I found the large shield on Ebay for 10 bucks and somehow my husband figured out how to hang it up by using some strings. You also may remember that hutch from his nursery. We stripped it down and stained it last year. I don’t think I’ll ever strip a piece again, lol!

Superhero room decor

I’m so happy with how it all came together. Most importantly, I love seeing my son smile every time he walks into his new room.

Superhero room

To find the striped wall tutorial click HERE.

There are several other bloggers sharing their room makeovers during Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week. Check out a couple of their posts below for lots more inspiration. Find more info here:

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House of Earnest console makeover

So what do you think?! Please leave any questions in the comment section below and I will answer them there.

This post was in partnership with Sherwin-Williams. All opinions are 100% my own. :D 

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Tiff posted on April 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm (#

    How adorable! Now if only it would stay that clean, right? ;)

    • Jamielyn posted on April 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm (#

      That would be wonderful…if only!! Thanks for stopping by Tiff!

  2. Michelle posted on April 9, 2014 at 5:26 pm (#

    This is AMAZING!! That wall is so fun and I love all the little details!! Such a perfect big boy room for Carson!

  3. jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof posted on April 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm (#

    this looks fabulous! My 7 year old son would love it :)

  4. Krista+@thehappyhousie posted on April 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm (#

    It is absolutely fabulous! I love it- so crisp and colorful – my boys would love it:)

    • Jamielyn posted on April 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm (#

      Thanks Krista! Xo!

  5. Rachael K posted on April 9, 2014 at 9:10 pm (#

    I love everything about this room make-over!

  6. KWolff posted on April 10, 2014 at 9:29 am (#

    You did a great job on the room! He’s a lucky little guy to have that space to call his own!

  7. Debbie posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:24 pm (#

    My grandsons would love his room! Love the red and the stripes!

  8. Sara posted on April 10, 2014 at 5:55 pm (#

    I love the stripes and would love to see a tutorial! Thanks for sharing, I’m sure your son thinks his new room is super cool :)

  9. Desiree @ The36thAvenue posted on April 11, 2014 at 11:55 am (#

    Love the stripes!

  10. Amy@theidearoom posted on April 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm (#

    Such a cute room! Love all of it!!!

  11. Katie posted on April 14, 2014 at 6:57 pm (#

    LOVE this! Could you give your stripe dimensions?

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:43 am (#

      Hi Katie! I am posting the tutorial for the stripes tomorrow! :)

  12. Kristyn posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:45 am (#

    So cute! Great job. :)

  13. Michelle posted on April 17, 2014 at 10:55 pm (#

    I’d LOVE to see a tutorial! I do better when following directions! :)

  14. Mallory @ Classy Clutter posted on April 25, 2014 at 11:42 am (#

    Featured this today in our Boys Room Roundup! xoxo

  15. Liz posted on April 30, 2014 at 1:53 am (#

    Hi, what are the stripe dimensions? The room looks great!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 14, 2014 at 12:43 am (#

      Hi Liz! I am posting the tutorial for the stripes tomorrow! :)

  16. Sherri posted on May 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm (#

    Cute room! If you don’t mind me asking, where did you find the blue wire basket “hamper”? Thanks!!

    • Steph posted on June 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm (#

      I also would love to know where the wire basket and metal boxes came from?

      • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:17 pm (#

        Hi Steph! They are from Home Goods.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 23, 2014 at 9:40 pm (#

      Hi Sherri! I found it on Land of Nods…it’s an online store! :)

  17. Chelsea posted on September 21, 2014 at 11:34 am (#

    Where did u get his bed from! Looking for something similar for my son! The room looks amazing!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:53 pm (#

      Thanks Chelsea! I got it from Walmart! :)

  18. Jennifer posted on October 13, 2014 at 8:19 am (#

    Such a fun room for you “big” boy!!  I love the stripes, the bedding and that hanging lamp.  The room came together great. I was wondering, I have tried locating the Captain America shield on e-bay, and all that I come up with is $100 – $1000 metal shields. Do you remember where you found this?

    Thanking you in advance,

    • Jamielyn posted on November 24, 2014 at 8:20 pm (#

      Hi Jennifer! I found mine on ebay for about $15. I don’t remember the seller, but there are always different sellers that pop up. I’ve also seen the shield at Halloween stores!

  19. Jennifer posted on October 13, 2014 at 8:24 am (#

    Such a fun room for your “big” boy!!  I love the bedding and the hanging lamp!  I was wondering, where on e-bay did you find the Captain America metal shield?  I have been looking but only come up with $100 – $1000 shields. Would love to surprise our 4 year old with this….he would be thrilled!

    Thanking you in advance,

  20. Melissa posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm (#

    Where did you get the light? Love the room!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 20, 2015 at 5:11 pm (#

      Hi Melissa! I found the light fixture at Pottery Barn! :)

  21. Chelsea posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:38 am (#

    Hello! Love the room you put together for your little guy! I’m working on rooms for my 3 boys and wondering where you’d found this perfect light fixture?
    Thanks so much!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:26 pm (#

      Hi Chelsea! Thank you so much. I found the light fixture at Pottery Barn! :)

  22. chad posted on June 22, 2015 at 3:11 am (#

    that room looks great!!! was wondering, though, are the gray stripes the same color gray as the rest of the walls, or is it a different color grayy?? its hard to tell…

    • Laura Capello posted on June 22, 2015 at 8:07 am (#

      Hi Chad! It’s the same gray! The light from the window adds light and shadows, thus the slight variance in color.

  23. JenH posted on October 4, 2015 at 5:10 pm (#

    We loved this color scheme and painted our toddler son’s walls with the same ones – just different stripes. Now we’re trying to figure out what carpet color to install. Can you tell me what color carpeting is in your little Captain America’s room? Is it more grey or more beige?

    • Laura Capello posted on October 5, 2015 at 7:14 am (#

      It’s more cream than anything! :) If I got to choose, I’d go with a light gray.

  24. Kristine posted on January 25, 2016 at 12:01 pm (#

    I want to make the Red Superhero sign you made for your son, and I’m trying to find where you got the superhero saying stencils – where did you find them, or how did you make them? Love the sign by the way!

  25. Maureen posted on March 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm (#

    HI, LOVE your little boy’s bedroom. I know it’s a long shot, but do you happen to know brand and color of the tan/cream solid color wall? I am having such a hard time choosing a not too dark or not too light tan / neutral wall color for our sons’ shared bedroom…Thank you for any suggestions! :)

    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 7, 2016 at 8:13 am (#

      The neutral color is Agreeable Gray (SW 7029) by Sherwin-Williams. :)

      Neutrals can be so difficult! I hope this helps!

  26. Candice posted on March 21, 2016 at 9:57 pm (#

    Is this the light you ordered? It says the color is bronze but it doesn’t really look it. Just wanted to make sure.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm (#


  27. Jaimie posted on May 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm (#

    OMG! You just made this pregnant woman’s day! I’ve been returning to a google search picture of your son’s room as the inspiration for my son’s nursery. Today, I lucked up on your blog! I’m so thrilled. You gave perfect instructions and now I have some direction on the size of stripes! Thank you!

    Perfect tutorial. 
    I believe we’re going to go with a combo of sage green, grey, yellow, and white! 

    Thanks again!

  28. Kerryn Edwards posted on April 18, 2017 at 3:55 pm (#

    Hi, I’m writing a blog about our house renovations and my six year old saw these pics on Pinterest. Would you mind if I link to your page to show where our inspiration is coming from? 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 19, 2017 at 7:27 am (#

      I don’t mind at all! I’m looking forward to seeing how your forever home comes along. :)