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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  1. Looks great Nicole! I can't even keep up with your changes girl. I don't know how you do it but it is remarkable. So creative!

  2. I love your work and I'm sure whatever you decide will be P-E-R-F-E-C-T! I love the art work! You are so creative!

  3. Such a great idea! I love it! XO, Aimee

  4. I love the art wall in your playroom! I am on such an orange colored kick right now. Have you considered a light shade of orange? My first instinct was avocado green. Blue would look good no matter what. I think you have a lot of options...


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