Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Playroom Art
Last week I showed you a peek into our playroom. It's a fun room, still slightly beige, but progress is being made. I knew when it came to the art for the walls we needed some color. I also wanted to work with the pile of frames/canvases that I had on hand that weren't being used. Nothing "went" together, but I new that with a little spray paint and creativity it would all come together.
The first thing I did was take 2 canvases, I don't remember what was on them originally, painted over them with some craft paint and added some vinyl numbers (cut by a friend).
This beauty was my next victim. The art was all wrong, but the frame was nice and large. A little spray paint on the frame AND mat, and I had a great frame to put some paint chips in for a nice dose of color.
More frames that were originally black or brown received a new life in the form of white spray paint. I also painted the mats for more color. The one on the top left is proudly displaying more colorful paint chips. The train photo is one that we picked up a few months back at a train show we took the boys to. The PLAY was typed into word and printed out. Easy enough. The cute little raccoon is from modtots. I won it a year ago in a giveaway that Decor Chick hosted. He is super cute.
The elephant hand print was inspired by this pin, originally from here. I wanted to included something that was made by each of my boys, so Henry did the hand print. The frame was originally black and I painted it with spray paint and then craft paint. The other picture is a piece of Cade's art. He dictated and a story to me (before he could read or write) to type out and he drew a picture to go with it. It has been a fav ever since. The frame and mat were of course panted by me.
You really can take a bunch of mismatched nothings and create something quite cute. It just takes a some time and patience.
Ok, now, what color would YOU paint the playroom? I'm all ears.
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