Here are the befores:
Here are the afters:
I purchase the paint when Lowe's was having their Memorial Day Sale (they had a rebate for Valspar Paint) and I also had a 20% off coupon, so with two gallons of American Tradition by Valspar's Hampton Surf Blue, I got to work....just two coats later, a peel of the tape (and some MAJOR touching up on the white stripes) we were ready to put this galaxy together!
My dad printed out the planets on his massive printer. They are on a heavy vinyl and I sprayed two coats of clear varnish over the top to prevent them from getting ruined by greasy fingers and things of a childlike nature. We used a 3M spray adhesive to get them to adhere to the wall, and rolled them on to make sure there would be no air bubbles.
The sun on the ceiling, my dad printed on a lighter paper (seeing as how the kids SHOULDN'T be able to reach up there) in the hopes that gravity would not pull it out of orbit. Connor got those cute glow-in-the-dark stars for Christmas in his stocking.
The lettering is just your run-of-the-mill vinyl that my dad cut out. If you are interesting in having a room like this of your own, he wants me to tell you that it will cost $1,000. I think my dad is sick of me asking for his help on these projects and is saying these things to get me to stop asking. HA! We still have to finish a jungle in Abi's room!