My son and his friends are constantly running around the house playing superheroes. In fact, last weekend I had the pleasure of eating lunch with Spiderman and Ironman. I enjoyed the company, however, the downfall to his superhero madness… the costumes end up everywhere! Masks in my bathroom, turtle shells in the kitchen. I cant really get mad, the poor kid has nowhere to store his accessories.
So this year for his birthday I decided I would create the ultimate superhero central. Nothing too crazy, just a place to hang his cape after an exhausting day saving lives. I wanted something organized yet functional, cute- but cool. So for under $40 I transformed this
Woodwork is not my area of expertise, but if I can do it you can do it!
All you need is:
1 x 6 plank of wood 6 feet long, cut in half
Hanging hardware of choice
3 inch screws
2 L- brackets
12 1/4 inch screws
What you want to do first is paint both planks with your base color. I used a flat black I had leftover from a previous project.
Once that is completely dry apply Vaseline to all areas you want to look distressed. I applied it generously with my fingers to the edges as well as random areas on the wood.
Then you paint over the entire area with your top coat, including the areas with Vaseline. I used a semi-gloss red I had purchased from Home Depot. I applied two coats to ensure an even color.
Once the 2nd coat is fully dry, I took a baby wipe and wiped off the areas with Vaseline. The paint peeled right off. I recommend wiping a second time with a dry towel incase any areas are still sticky.
Align the boards and attach your L-brackets. Lastly, attach your hardware and hang on your wall using the 3 inch screws. Voila!
This little space is all his! Finally, his own superhero central where he can play and use his imagination.
I’ve also included my printable for you to download.
Be creative and enjoy!