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Max’s room hadn’t been updated since he moved from a toddler bed into a twin, and he had kind of outgrown his train bed set that we’d bought back then. His needs for space have changed, of course, but there’s still a lot of kid in there too. We really wanted an update that would last a few years, and few things have been as consistent as his love of Star Wars. (Gee, wonder where that came from!)
Between IKEA, Target, and using things we already had, the room came together for not a lot of money. This was his big birthday present this year, and we had a ton of fun putting it all together.
The Rebel Quilted Bedding was a great fit (It’s also available in queen size. Ahem) and will be plain enough to grow up with Max. We added a pop of color with orange sheets and a throw pillow that features original movie artwork.
All the things that are most important to Max, obviously. I got the orange mesh desk organizer to bring in that pop of color, and the LEGO clock, Funko and Itty Bitty collections, and Death Star Perplexus are just conveniently themed things he already had.
Lightsaber management is a serious challenge for any Jedi kid, so we knew we needed some sort of solution for Max’s. This wall-mounted broom holder is the perfect solution, and has the added bonus of creating a cool art installation at the same time!
And last, but SO not least… the light fixture. I’ve seen mentions of this “Ikea Death Star” light all over the internet, but never executed like this. All it takes is an IKEA PS 2014 light and a ridiculously talented friend who loves your kid.
Our friend Steve is an artist by trade, and he had this light at his house for ALMOST A YEAR. When he delivered the finished product to us, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It’s extraordinary, and really has to be seen to be believed. The detail he put into it is just incredible. From the teeny tiny lines, to the holes he drilled, to 3D printing the inset piece to alter the shape.
Would it be weird to install it over my dining room table or something some day after Max grows up and moves out?