A Harry Potter fan captivates the internet with his incredible makeover in bedrooms with a Hogwarts theme.
Brian Thompson from Thousand Oaks, California, was in awe when he visited Harry Potter's Wizarding World at Universal Studios and decided that he wanted to recreate that magic in his own bedroom.
With the budget of a barista, he managed to create an incredible space that is part of Gryffindor's common space (his house), partially Great Hall – and 100 percent incredible.
Where the magic happens: Brian Thompson from Thousand Oaks, California enchants the internet with his bedroom makeover with Hogwarts theme
Like a theme park! He was in awe when he visited Harry Potter's Wizarding World at Universal Studios, and decided that he wanted to recreate that magic in his own bedroom.
Dive into Gringotts' vault: he started the process 18 months ago when he started collecting pieces from second-hand stores and other items that he could buy on sale. He only spent $ 1500
& # 39; I remember the feeling I got when I first walked through the Hogwarts interior in the Harry Potter Wizarding World at Universal Studios. It left me enchanted, & he said BuzzFeed. & # 39; The process to make that vision a reality was my inspiration. & # 39;
He started the process 18 months ago when he started collecting pieces from thrift stores and other items that he could buy in the sale.
Two months ago he really started working and built the structures that would become his personal Hogwarts.
All in all, he only spent around $ 1500 and thought about how he could do almost everything alone, watch YouTube videos & # 39; s about laying vinyl floors and borrowing his father's tools.
Brian used pipes in concrete form to build the columns, chicken wire to form the structure of the trees – yes, trees – and lots of insulating foam for the faux brick walls.
Amazing: his favorite part is the ceiling, which looks like an endless starry sky
Lumos! Brian ordered LED string lights on Amazon and painted the wires black so that they would fuse with the black ceiling
The stones were awkward.
# Each brick (there must be 400-500) was individually cut from foam, textured with a heat gun and sealed with sealing material to protect and make it repaintable.
& # 39; The & # 39; mortar & # 39; a few hundred meters of rope is actually woven into all of the stones to fill the space, which was then closed with more sealing, & # 39; he said.
His favorite part is the ceiling, which looks like an endless starry sky.
Brian ordered LED string lights on Amazon and painted the wires black so that they would fuse with the black ceiling. He then enjoyed them there, created the sky effect and even added white and gray spray paint for clouds.
At Home Depot, he had offered rear door mirrors for sale for $ 5 and used them at the top of the wall near the ceiling, making it look like the sky was moving in all directions.
Working like a house elf! Although he started buying items for it a year and a half ago, he only started work two months ago
Charmed: Brian said his family was impressed and he was enthusiastic about the response from the internet
Save those galleons! He became creative so he could do it with a barista budget
& # 39; I wanted to think of a way to create an illusion that made the sky look bigger & # 39 ;, he said.
Speak against Thank you, Carrington, he said he had also found the chandelier in a thrift store, but was creative with it: he painted most of the gold, but blackened the chains so that it seemed to float.
He added floating candles, which he plans to move up and down.
Finally, there are plush red chairs, a black display case, golden frames, and old trash cans that look like they were picked from Hogwarts.
Brian said his family was impressed and enthusiastic about the internet response.
& # 39; The most valuable result I have had in sharing this project is the collective enthusiasm of sheer persistence that brings you to the finish, & # 39; he said.
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