Thursday, 28 February 2013

Let's Play - Wardrobe Door Makeover

Morning all,






The next step in doing the boys room has been completed. Not only did they approve, I had their eyes lit up and got some rather odd comments - sadly my ability to understand teenage boys was a skill I left behind in High School. The doors according to them are "Sick!" and they are "Stoked" - I can see that all that English homework is really paying off...

So the doors were very shabby, I looked into replacing them but when I toyed with the idea of spending close to $200 on new doors, which will look just as shabby when they boys are finished with them, I decided it wasn't a good investment.


Then I was cleaning up the Xbox games and I just started looking at the case and bingo, how about I make them into game covers.

So if you remember way back last year when I made these for my boys based on their favorite game Skyrim


I checked if this was still the game of choice, they decided that they wanted 2 of the Elder Scroll games and even though it's only a pc game they wanted Guild Wars 2, so that's what I did.





The best part is, these games are all based on ancient times and the nicks and scratches only enhanced the finished look (Score one for Mum!)

After cleaning the wardrobes I decided that I needed a warning on each door - my joke on them!

DIY Delight or Disaster? Searching for 5 different fonts, fiddly weeding not to mention "tips and hints" from the boys to get to say Delight. My boys love this, I am currently the coolest Mum going...that will change quickly I'm sure! The photos are really disappointing that room is so dark, lighting is a huge issue in there.

While I think this is only something that would be coveted by other gamers, what do you think?

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

15 comments:

  1. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! You are brilliant!!! You've done it again Mel! No wonder the boys think you're cool, the doors look fantastic! You should be really proud of yourself...

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  2. I am not a gamer but I think that this are the coolest. I can see why the boys are stoked and think they are sick. Seriously, cool. Great job!

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  3. FABULOUS~

    My boys play those games too. The language you grow into and pick up as time goes on....and then they change it.

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  4. These turned out soooo well. Great job, I think they're pretty sick myself.

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  5. You are the coolest mom, Mel! Always so creative. My son would have loved it if we turned his closet into his favorite game case!

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  6. That's great, Mel! I'm sure they love it :-) I can not even keep up with all the games they play {and worst is Roy!} - that's his way to "relax" ... mmm, not when he messes up, one would think he was killed in real life, so, relaxing ... ?? Think not!

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  7. I'm completely stoked over these sick doors! This is the sickest DIY delight that I've seen yet for a boy's room! You rocked it Mel. Pinning.

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  8. These are sick! (said w/the highest of compliment attached to the words ;) ).

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  9. Mel these are fabulous! I know nothing about X Box games, but I'm sure every boy in the world is jealous of these! So cool! and apparently sick and stoke-worthy!

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  10. Wow - sick!!! ( I thought the word for cool things was " Sweet " - so either that's North American or I'm really out of it lol
    Do your creative juices ever slow down?
    XXX

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  11. Definitely a delight - my oldest would love this! Totally sick ;)

    Have a great day hun, Estelle xx

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  12. One of the best (sickest) door makeovers for a boy that I have seen yet. Way to go you Cool Mom!!

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  13. You are one cool mom! I think they are awesome!

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  14. I have no idea what those games are, but the doors look amazing! You really are the coolest mom!

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  15. I think they are fantastic! I am sure your boys were really excited that you did this for them. Neat idea for a boys room...my husband would probably really like them if I wouldn't object (he is really into gaming still).
    Thanks so much for sharing at my Real Family Fun link party.
    KC

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Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, between housework and 5 kids, this is the only thing I get out of bed for ;)

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