Friday, March 20, 2009

Thrifty project . . .

So I am not done with McCartney's room. I haven't finished girly-ing it up yet. As if the walls that ooze pink aren't enough! *wink*

I have had these frames laying under my desk at work. I got them at Goodwill on a 50% off day about a year ago. I used 99 cent acrylic paint and then added the words. I printed the words using Wackadoo font and then rubbed pencil on the back of the paper. Then I traced the words onto the frames on the front side of the paper. This leaves a faint pencil line and I used a $2 paint pen to copy over the pencil.


I really wanted to paint polka dots on the wall, but the walls have this funky texture on them. I knew it would be difficult to get them to look straight so I went to Hobby lobby and bought these luan circles. They were 57 cents for the small ones and 90 cents for the large ones. I used more acrylis paint and they match the dots on the comforter. And it helps tone down the large expanse of pink wall.
I have seen people do these name plaques and thought they were adorable! I looked at the wooden plaques at the hobby store, but I wasn't going to spend upwards of $5 on one. I had an old shelf I ripped apart and used the back of it for the plaque. Of course more acrylic paint and the paint pen did the trick. The stars were also luan peices from the hobby store. They were 4 for $1.49. The ribbon was from my gift wrapping supplies. The cute butterfly hanging on the edge of the shelf was $1.99 and half off!

Since the butterflies were 50% off, of course we had to have another! This one and the baby under it hangs on netting above the bed. (We'll see how long that lasts!)

Apparently the resident DIVA likes it.

6 comments:

Linda B. said...

What a cool room! How old is your little Diva? I have to remember how you did the frames. They are so cute and so expensive to buy already done. Thanks for sharing!

Sheri said...

She is 5 going on 16!

Accidental Mommy said...

I love it. I wish I could do that with mine (my kids that is, not my room. lol). I had bought the now 9 year old some fairies that cling to the wall at the 99 cent store and she had been so thrilled but about a week later she had ripped the wings off of them *gasp* and pulled down the stars and hearts. :-( I don't know if it had more to do with her borderline personality disorder or her RAD, but I think she was angry.

I still have hope though, they have the Littlest Pet Shop Wall Clings and the boy has the Transformers one just waiting for them to mature enough to have them on the walls. I'm hoping this summer.

So for now I will vicariously enjoy McCartney's room and glee over having a girly room. If you don't mind. LOL!

Lisa said...

You are a clever, clever woman! Way cool. I'da never thunk of doing the frames. Gonna have to steal that!

Pegleg said...

Love it!! I want to live in her room. I'm painting my bedroom pink and Dan's going to love it no matter what!

Jo said...

So cute! So crafty clever! Way to go mama. Of course the diva is happy, it is beautiful.