Now that your little boy has become addicted to Nascar he’s asking for a race-theme bedroom? Have you recovered yet from shopping for Nascar items? Seriously, the average person doesn’t have thousands of dollars to redo a boy’s bedroom, and that’s what it would take if you want all of the Nascar elements. Maybe you can’t find fabric for making Nascar bedding and curtains but there are certain things you definitely can make to go towards the theme. A tire night stand, for instance, can be made by anyone, and for a fraction of what it sells for.
When you stack tires beside the bed, you instantly create a night stand for a boy’s room, or even for a man-cave. If you have lots of space, you can make a huge table by stacking ordinary car tires. But if room is limited, or you don’t want the table to overshadow the bed, you can make a much smaller arrangement. Shop for scooter or moped tires, tires from a child’s motorized car, or tires made for other really small cars. Visit places where tires are sold – car or moped – and you can get a good deal on used tires.
Clean old tires before stacking them; you can make them shine by coating them with a thin layer of vegetable oil or a spray-on, clear-coat product. Stack two or three, depending on how tall you want the table to be. The stacked tires make the table but you’ll still need a tabletop.
The tabletop can be a circle cut from wood or something else. You can find wood circles at a home improvement store and one of those is perfect as the tire tabletop. Just lay it in place and the table is finished. For a more secure stack, put glue strips around surface of the top tire and stick the wood to them. Another choice for a tabletop is a glass circle – also found at a home improvement store. To secure it, use glue dots, which aren’t quite as noticeable as the strips. Other tabletop choices include an old game board or even a piece of thick, fabric-covered cardboard.
Want some other race theme pieces for the room? Make two, spaced stacks of tires, lay a board across them, and create a desk. Or, make the same arrangement, but use it as a stand for games, media, or other bedroom things.
The stacked tire table make a great lamp stand, plant stand, or even a chair. Paint a car number on the stack to create a Nascar theme, or paint the tires with colors of your favorite race car driver. See, it’s cheap and easy to make a race theme bedroom. Now, let’s see what your little girl has in mind for her room…