Sprucing Up

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I have been on a big reorganizing and redecorating kick lately! We just finished painting the walls and trim in our bedroom in addition to rearranging everything in the room and purchasing new bedding and night stands. I really like our new bedroom now! One thing always leads to another with me and painting the trim in our bedroom now has me working my way through repainting all of the trim and doors in the house! I'll show pictures of our room another day but today I want to show what we worked on to spruce up the girls room this weekend! 

The girls had this big blank wall above their beds that I didn't really know what to do with.

 (The humidifier was hanging out in their room because I did this project while we were all still under quarantine) 

Originally I intended to hang their pottery monograms like I had hanging in Kenley's nursery but it made me nervous to have such heavy things hanging above their beds. Then I wanted to use this wall as a place to hang all of the girls artwork and projects. This would have been a nice place to store artwork but I think that the cluttered look of it might have been too much for above their beds. My next plan was to order some big vinyl monograms for above their beds on Etsy. 

While I was looking up vinyl monograms, I remembered the monogram printables from For Chic Sake!

I went to Target in search of frames and found these big ones that were exactly what I wanted on clearance for only $11! It was meant to be! 

I thought it would look best if there was something in between the frames. We used this tutorial from Dear Lillie to make a big black and white picture for our room and it turned out great so we made one for the girls room too! 

The girl working at Staples actually thought that the picture didn't look good enough on the engineer print paper so she printed it for me on photo paper! That was so nice of her! The quality really is much better on this picture than the one we did in our room! I'm so thankful that she did that! 

Staples was out of white foam board so I just used this poster board. It worked just as well! 

This picture of the girls has been the wallpaper on my laptop for a while. I just love it. It is from when they first started hugging and playing with each other on their own. 

 Here is what their wall looks like now! 

Total Spruce-Up cost: 
Frames: $11 each = $22
Poster Board and Engineer Print: $9

Total: $31

The room looks so much more finished! Now I just need to get my sewing machine out and make their duvet covers! 


Emily said...

I love it! Whenever I have the money to do more decorating I plan to do monograms above our bed as well :]

Unknown said...

Love this spruce up! :) I need to tap into your creativity for Elizabeth's room, lol :)

Carol Blanchet said...

Wow!! It looks so great!!
I just might have to copy you ;-)

Christy said...

That looks amazing Keri! Way to go!