5 September 2015 Tags: ,

Did you have to move houses when you were a kid?  What did your parents do to make the transition easier on you?

Nolin’s mom, Donna, decided to redecorate his room into a hockey bedroom when they first moved to Stoney Creek (from Oakville) to make him feel more at home.

After chatting with Donna, we set up an in person consultation and I brought a bunch of hockey bedroom ideas with me.

I put them together in this post for you so that you can get some inspiration if you’d like to make your own hockey bedroom.

Hockey Wallpaper

We sell wallpaper murals that ship for FREE all over the USA and Canada, and I have a few really cool hockey designs.  They’re super easy to hang and totally removable.

**Super sneaky tip (if you like these designs): keep your eyes peeled on our newsletter for when they come on sale…or for an extra hot coupon code!

Donna loved the idea of hockey wallpaper, but wanted something more custom.

Hand-Painted Hockey Murals

I’ve been painting murals since 2005 all over Southern Ontario – and even got the chance to paint a mural for a Mike Holmes TV Show!

Since I had already painted some hockey logos, I brought photos of these hockey bedrooms for Donna to see.

P.S. if you love these hand-painted team logos, get in touch for a quote. 

A Toronto Maple Leafs mural painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca
A Pittsburgh Penguins mural painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca

Montreal Canadiens Mural

A hockey bedroom painted in Montreal Canadiens theme by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca

Nolin fell in LOVE with the hand-painted hockey logos, and wanted his fave team painted – the Montreal Canadiens.  This is what his room looked like once it was all painted and put back together.

How can we help you create a hockey bedroom?

  • Buy wallpaper! We sell cool sports themed wallpaper murals that ship for free in the USA and Canada.
  • Hire me! I hand-paint murals in Southern Ontario.  Get in touch for a free quote.
  • DIY! If you’d like to paint your own mural, keep scrolling to see how I created Nolin’s hockey bedroom.  I’d love to see your handy-work when you’re all done – remember to tag me in your social media!

How I painted this Montreal Canadiens Mural

Once Nolin decided on the Habs logo, we had to hammer out the design idea.  Since three walls would be painted in white, Donna and Nolin thought a red feature wall would look super cool.

Montreal Canadiens hockey jersey

So we used the Home Jersey as inspiration for his mural.

A boys bedroom without paint or trim, before it was turned into a hockey bedroom by AboutMurals.ca

Here’s the “Before” shot of Nolin’s bedroom, before it was painted.

First coat of paint starting the Montreal Canadiens mural painted by AboutMurals.ca

We choose Benjamin Moore Ice Mist (OC-67) for the white walls and the mural stripe in the Montreal Canadiens logo.

Once I finished painting the base coat, I got to work free hand drawing the mural on the wall and adding the first coat of red paint.

TIP: Anytime I paint red, I allow myself enough time (and enough paint) to do about 4 coats…or more.  Coverage in red paint isn’t very good (usually yellow and green paint too).

The Montreal Canadiens mural in progress being painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca

I added green painter’s tape for the horizontal lines.  Check out my super sneaky tip to get really crisp paint lines.

As I let one coat of red dry, I started to add the blue.

I’d go back and forth between the red and blue as each one dried.

Peeling painter's tape off of the Montreal Canadiens mural painted by Adrienne of AboutMurals.ca

Then…my favourite part…peeling off the painters tape!

It’s just like crossing something off a to-do list.

Is there anyone else out there who gets a kick out of these things, or am I alone?

Muralist Adrienne stands next to the Montreal Canadiens mural she painted

Ta-da!  A fun hockey bedroom painted (that’s also perfect for a man cave, basement bar, pub or home office).

About the Author: 

Adrienne is the owner and founder of About Murals. Her work has been featured on Cityline, HGTV, The DIY Network, CTV Life and The Toronto Sun. She enjoys writing about trends in wallpaper murals and creating videos teaching DIYers how to hang wallpaper. You can reach her at adrienne@aboutmurals.ca.

2 thoughts on “Hockey Bedroom Ideas

  1. Hi Interested in what paint numbers (codes) you used for the red and blue?

    1. Hey Shannon! I used the Glidden official Montreal Canadiens paint colours. I believe they were #NHL-016B for the red and #NHL-016C for the blue. I’m pretty sure I got them from Home Depot, however, I painted this mural a long time ago. Would love to see your mural if you paint one – tag me on social! :)

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