Decorating with Skateboards

I think we have been working on Angry Kid’s room redecorating for at least two months now.  My goal is to have it done by his 5th birthday.  We still have a month to finish it with this deadline. I’m a complete planner and control freak. So I won’t post pictures of his room until it is completely done. I’ve been giving little tidbits along the way, by showing his closet, and then the vinyl sticker on his wall.

Last month, when we went to The Clash at Clairemont IV, we came home with a signed skateboard deck.  I already had an idea for the deck before we even stood in line to get it signed.  I knew the perfect spot where I wanted to hang the skateboard deck on the wall.  Angry Husband even knew about my plan and agreed with me.  I showed Angry Husband the skateboard deck, and he instantly said, “first thing we do, is to clear coat the board to preserve the autographs”.  I had not even thought of that.  Angry Husband sprayed approximately three coats of clear spray paint on the deck, and let it dry for about a day.

I had ordered a skateboard deck mount from Store Your Board, previously.  This led to an entire argument in our house, because Angry Husband wanted to make something himself.  Seriously, I did not want to wait for the multiple hardware store runs to find the right size of wood/screws/etc. He was not a happy camper, but he installed the mount and deck. Please ignore some of the messy paint on the edges of the closet.  We haven’t done our final touch-ups.
Mounted Skateboard Deck for DisplayThe second project that involved skateboards in Angry Kid’s room, was his shelves.  Last year, ironically at The Clash at Clairemont III, we won two skateboard decks in a raffle. They have been underneath our bed for a year. I knew that they would be way too big for Angry Kid, and one of them was signed.  I knew that somehow, they had a future purpose.

We bought four l-brackets, and used them in mounting the decks for shelves.  We did not want to damage to actual boards, so we had to drill some additional holes in the l-brackets to properly align with the holes on the decks. We mounted the brackets on the wall first, using dry wall anchors, and then the decks were placed on.  I think they are a great addition to this extreme sports room.

Skateboard Shelves on the Wall
Close-up of Skateboard Shelves

I need to find a cover for Angry Kid’s plain duvet still, and some other odds and ends.  I’m still debating on crown molding for the ceiling also. I think this room screams for crown. Angry Husband agrees. Now we just need to find the time to finish it all.

11 comments
Shari@Tales from the Sippy Cup
Shari@Tales from the Sippy Cup

I used skateboards in the K-man's room as well (http://twitpic.com/1hcnph) but I love the shelf idea! Angry kid's room is looking awesome. Now come over and help with with my living room - I have been through 21 colors on the wall. Seriously. 21. You know that will be a blog post!!

court
court

That is a fabulous idea!!

Bobbie
Bobbie

I love it! I host a link party on saturdays it is www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com and would love for you to join me :)

Infarrantly Creative
Infarrantly Creative

Holy heck...I am loving the preview. Those skateboards are a fun way to add personality to the walls. He is going to love his room. It looks like you planned each detail. I loves it.

liz
liz

Go for the crown! A great finishing touch. I bet his friends are jealous.

Caitlin
Caitlin

This is an awesome room for a kid! He'll love it! So creative!

Megan
Megan

That Angry husband is a handy guy to have around! I would not have thought to clear coat the deck either. AKs room is looking AWESOME. My kids rooms need doing, but I lack the ideas at this point to even get started... Soon. Very Soon... I will get some focus on that part of the house. :) maybe. A duvet cover idea- I dont sew (kinda like I dont bake), so I would have to beg a dear friend to help me, BUT you can take 2 flat sheets of appropriate size for the duvet and sew them together on 3 sizes. Add buttons (and button holes) to the 4th side for closures- and voila- instant duvet cover. Durable, washable, and very possibly easier to find a pattern/color that fits than a formal duvet cover.

Mikalisa
Mikalisa

Looks gr8..Oh! He will appreciate u in the future!!!

Angry Julie
Angry Julie

Pottery Barn inspired me to do my own shelves. Thank you for that link. Those duvets are perfect. I don't know how I missed them on their site. I kinda obsess over the catalogs.