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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Inexpensive Artwork For A Little Boy's Bedroom...

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When I was home visiting in Nova Scotia this past summer, I had the pleasure of helping my cousin & his wife put together a look for a bedroom that was going to become Big Brother's room when Little Brother arrives this fall.
We chatted about a  look for the room, and I suggested that the room could fresh & fun without being too 'themey' or 'disneyed out'... a room that could grow with 'Big Brother'  for the next few years.
We started off with a visit to Homesense to search for new bedding for a twin bed and some inspiration for a colour pallette for the room.
Mom fell in love with a beautiful cotton bedding set that was made up of various shades of blue.
Then we chose some fun accents pieces in frog green to give the room some great little boy energy.
{I really wish I had taken pictures of the bedding and accents...but it was such a busy few days!}
One thing we couldn't find for the room was some artwork.
I suggested we look at children's books to see if we could find something suitable to frame.
After some time browsing through children's books, we found one that we liked.
A counting book {$7.95} with cute animals...perfect for a little boy.
 I loved the counting theme and the simple, black typeface with sweet pictures.
 We visited a local dollar store and picked up some inexpensive frames.
 And because the pictures from the book were a little small, I added some scrapbook paper in blue & greens to make borders to fill in the frame & compliment the artwork.
 It didn't take long for the finished project to look like this:
 Silly seals and funny frogs.
 The grouping of 6 framed pictures came in under $30. A fantastic deal!
I was so happy with how this project came out.
I only wished that I could have been in Nova Scotia longer to help with painting the room and getting
it all ready for the dear little "Big Brother".

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Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Angie,

What a great idea! And it is so personal too! Love the accent colours you chose for the picture frames.
Have a great week!
All the Best,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a fun and perfect project for a boys room, Angie! I love this idea and how you used paper to fill in the rest of the frame.

Amanda said...

Hi Angie! Conrad's room is almost complete - it's painted and the hardwood goes in tomorrow! I will send you pictures when it is complete with the beautiful artwork on the walls!! Thanks again for all your help!

The Cannary's said...

I love that you added the strip of color instead of a boring mat!

Jackie said...

Hi Angie,

What a great idea! Love your blog and love the fact that you are a fellow maritimer! I am from NL, I am quickly becoming addicted to blogs and organizing and blogs about! I look forward to reading more of your blog and your future posts. BTW: you have a beautiful family.


Dana said...

So clever and cute!! Love how it engenders a love of his home province!

Kellie Collis said...

What a fabulous idea! Just brilliant! It is adorable! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Heidi said...

That project turned out awesome! I still can't believe those are dollar store frames though :) I use frames from our local dollar store a lot but I always have to alter them to make them look better, paint them or something. Great job, hope he loved his new bedroom

Rose Harbour said...

Love those. I've never seen that book, but it's a winner.

Morgan said...

This is such a good idea! And looks so sweet all together. Love the colors and how well they all go together.

Barb said...

I love that you didn't center the page, and instead left a strip of color on the right. So cute and creative!

Happy Wednesday to you!

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