Nerf Battlestation

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Have you met my boy, Levi?

Yep, he’s a goofball.
A goofball who loves Nerf guns.

A goofball who had a messy closet.
A messy closet that was little,
and didn’t really hold much of anything.

A little, messy closet
waiting to become…

Oh yes I did!!
warning: Pictures do not do justice
to the coolness of this little closet.
just saying.

Those walls are aluminum foil, Duct Tape, and upholstery tacks.
I used some spray adhesive to help keep that aluminum foil in place.
As well as the Duct Tape and tacks.
He thinks it’s the coolest.

chalkboard placemats on the door.
Oh yeah…the door.
don’t ask.
Love the task light turned pendant.
And that red bulb…feels like a bunker!

Him and his friends LOVE the ladder
that leads to…nothing.
There is a shelf up high to hold the
“special” guns.

That nerf bullet holder is just pvc pipe
glued together and wrapped in Duct Tape.
(everything is cool to a boy if it is wrapped in Duct Tape!)
Some Allen wrenches on the bottom keep
the bullets from falling out.

I added a velcro strip up high
and velcro on the guns.
That way they are kept up out of the way
and it gives the boys more elbow room.
And a reason to climb the ladder.

Do you have a little boy?
And an empty closet?
Okay, new question.
Do you have a little boy?
And a closet you could MAKE empty?
Maybe try a Nerf Battlestation for the few years he is even young enough to want one?

Til’ Next Time!!

Linking up this great project with these happening places…
-Uncommon Designs-Gingersnap Crafts--Live, Laugh,Rowe--The Rooster and the Hen–Beyond the Picket Fence-Christina’s Adventures-fireflies & jellybeans--the 36th avenue-
someday crafts-Mess for LessAt the Picket Fence--simple home life–the shabby nest--whipperberry-30 handmade days–delicate construnction–5days, 5ways-serenity now-naptime crafters--tatertots & jellothe diy showoff--the  brassy apple--ask anna-

Nellie is the founder of NellieBellie, and takes basically every photograph you've ever seen on this site. She also runs our web design business, the Savvy Sites Administration.


  1. Roeshel

    April 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    That is AWESOME! I agree with the others – you are the coolest mom ever! Looks like Levi agrees! You are so creative! Great job!

  2. Cathy @ NurtureStore

    April 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for linking up with the Kids Co-op – great to have you join in.

  3. Bonnie and trish @ Uncommon

    April 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Loved! Coolest!! featured it tonight! Stop by and grab a button! :)

  4. Shiloh

    April 13, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    That is SOO cool! Pretty sure I would have to fight my son to play in that closet. How awesome.

  5. Trish@ uncommon

    April 13, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Just so we are clear… I thought you were cool before this! :). Great project! My little nephew thinks you are cooler than cool!

    Take care,


  6. Maury @ Life on Mars

    April 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Wow… you are a very cool Mom. I know he loves it!

  7. Dharma

    April 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Everyone hates Martha now….LOL. Seriously cool, lady. They’re only that short for so long, might as well join ’em…..you are not going to beat ’em :) Love the bullet dispenser….seriously, I’m stealing that for my own 10 y/o Nerf enthusiast.

  8. {Adventuresindinner}

    April 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Best Mommy EVER!!!

  9. Kim S

    April 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

    What an amazing mom you are! This is the coolest thing like ever! my son would be oh so jealous!

  10. Bella

    April 11, 2012 at 8:30 am

    OMG this is awesome! I wish I had an extra closet to do something like this. Your son is so lucky to have a cool mom, all his friends must want you to be theirs!

  11. faithfilledcc

    April 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Does your little man truly appreciate what a great mom he has?!! I think we’ve had this conversation before!! You are the best ever, Janel! This is genius!!

  12. katie goldsworthy

    April 10, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    You win the Cool Mom Award on this one! Awesome!


  13. Jennifer

    April 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Oh my goodness. His friends’ parents will be hearing about this!

    “But MOMMMM!! Levi has one!!!”

  14. Jen @ Four Marrs & One Venus

    April 10, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Get the heck- shut the – my BOYs would LOVE like LOVE this! This is the coolest thing Ever!! So so creative, does he ever come out? I don’t think my kids would. lol! Just throw them some PB& J’s and we are good! Love it lady, just love it!!!!

  15. Whitney @ The Rooster and The Hen

    April 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    My son is jealous.

  16. Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage

    April 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Mom of year award goes to … Yes, Hating Martha!!

    Love that you made Levi one very happy little guy!

  17. cassie

    April 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    shannon took the words right out of my mouth. i am feeling totally inadequate.

  18. Shannon Fox

    April 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Coolest mom ever.
    The end.

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