Monday, July 1, 2013

More DIY art and vintage finds

Slowly but surely getting E.'s room back together.  I've collected all sorts of things for her wall collage, some vintage and some hand made. Here's a little look-sie. 

E.claire admiring her new wall collage from her mattress on the floor. :)

I'm starting to think I made a good decision leaving the wall color a soft baby blue.  I think it really fits the new Navy and Coral colors we have going on.  So from top left I'll describe each thing for you.  The white frame with a picture of Audrey Hepburn says "Happy Girls are the Prettiest" that was taken from my Pinterest board. It's a great reminder to be happy with yourself for who you are. The next picture says "For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness, and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."  This was also taken from Pinterest.  Then we have a framed Henry Mancini record of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Can you tell I love Audrey Hepburn yet? Hopefully my daughter will too.  Below that I took an old frame and spray painted it white and added some coral wallpaper I found at Target and centered a cute picture of my daughter when she was around 2 riding on wagon at a farm.  Very fond memories of the Fall in NC.  Right below that are two foam blocks wrapped in fabric with silhouettes taken from The Graphics Fairy and decorated with ric rac and trim. To the left of that another white spray painted frame with a print from Better Homes and Gardens with the quote, "It's the People I love that make this house a Home.  You can click on their printables section and find it.  To the left of that I hung a rosary bracelet.  It's pretty and red and she can look at it and know where my history is. After that the gray framed gold faux taxidermy art I crafted a few weeks ago. Above that a vintage embroidered girl that my Grandmother made years ago in a brass frame. And finally in the center, the vintage oil painting I found at a local thrift store for $15. It's signed "R. PASANAULT." It ties in the baby blue, dark blue, white, and coral nicely. The lantern in the corner was a clearance find at $2 at Target. Not sure if it will stay, or maybe I'll add a light to it later on.

As for how I decided on an arrangement, I laid everything on the floor first and played around with it. I measured how much space on the wall I had and made sure everything would fit.  I used a ruler and pencil to mark where the holes would go. I got pretty lucky and didn't have to make more nail holes than I needed.

And some close-ups so you can see details.

And a slightly different angle. I think I can fit more stuff on the wall, what do you think?  Still looking for a lamp for our little table and we think we found a bed for E.claire so that will be fun to makeover (we decided not to craft a new one for her due to time constraints and more pressing projects like fixing wood rot on our front windows.  Plus we want to enjoy the summer a bit more.

Stay tuned for more bedroom pics and final room pics hopefully by the end of the week!


1 comment:

Sarni said...

I saw a great idea where you paint an area on the wall (contrast color) and place your Art pictures within that area. All these Special Treasures that will be the fabric of her life. Nice job!

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