Man Creates Incredible 'Harry Potter'-Inspired Bedroom
Harry Potter fans all dreamed of being a pupil at Hogwarts at one point or another - exploring the old castle, eating under the Enchanted Ceiling, and traversing the Forbidden Forest.
But one man decided this dream needn't be too far out of reach, transforming his bedroom into an incredible Hogwarts-inspired chamber. And it is truly magical.
Brian Thompson, a barista from Thousand Oaks, California, decided to undertake the enormous renovation job after a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Seeing the incredible interiors as part of the set tour, Brian returned home on a mission.
One the next year and a half, Brian meticulously collected second hand pieces of furniture and set to bring his dream to life.
"All of my furniture is from the Goodwill or other local thrift stores," Brian tells blog Cordially Carrington.
"Each red chair in my room was about $6 (£4.60). The black display case was $5 (£3.90). I must have made over 100 trips to thrift stores over 18 months to find everything I have."
The barista used insulation foam boards cut into block sizes to create the 'brick' walls, while the columns are made of concrete form tubes.
"Everything is covered in a thin layer of caulking so I could protect and paint it all easily. The trees have a chicken wire fence structure that I covered in Great Stuff insulation foam," he added.
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As for Brian's Enchanted Ceiling, he created it using strings of LED lights made to look like the stars in the sky.
"I found the perfect LED string lights on Amazon and ordered about eight strands [each with 100 lights]. I painted the wires black, painted my ceiling black, then used a staple gun to sporadically distribute them throughout the 'sky'."
Brian also added white and grey spray paint to imitate clouds.
"The perimeter of the top of the walls are lined with door mirrors from Home Depot, $5 (£3.90) each, to give the sky a bit of an 'infinity' effect that reaches beyond the castle walls."
When Brian shared photos of his completed bedroom on Facebook, it soon went viral with people mesmerised at his creativity.
"It's quite difficult to describe the feeling I get when I sit in this room," he wrote in his post.
"To be in a space that was brought to life from nothing but a simple idea and a few drawings. There's nothing I love more in the world than to simply create."
Now Brian, can we hire you to do our bedroom, too?
Featured Image Credit: Brian Thompson
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