I wanted to add a little bit of personalization to the girls new room – throw some A’s & K’s up on the wall. That’s what their actual names start with, hehe. And so this is what I did….
I went to what I call “old people garage sales.” You know the ones you normally wouldn’t want to stop at because there’s no kids clothing, little tikes toys, or much that interests you. Well these are the garage sales where you will find old ornate picture frames. Once I had a selection of frames – most of which cost me 25 to 50 cents each – I removed the back and glass. There’s no reason to keep the glass so dispose of it as you wish. I also picked up some wooden letters and fabric from a local craft store.
I then painted the frames and wooden letters with a glossy white spray paint. This picture was after one light coat. Obviously I had to do numerous coats. If I was to do this over again I would spray a coat of primer on first so that I wouldn’t need so many coats of paint. But ya live and learn, right?
Next I grabbed the picture frame backs and cut pieces of fabric that were a few inches bigger around then each frame. I laid the fabric down with the back facing up and sprayed the front of the frame back with adhesive. I pressed the frame back down onto the fabric. Then I flipped it over and smoothed out any bubbles.
I then used the spray adhesive to secure the extra fabric to the back of the frame backing. Once it was dry I inserted it back into the frame and chose letters for each frame. I also used the spray adhesive to attach the wooden letters to the fabric. And here is the final product….
I’m still on the look out for a few more frames to add to the wall. I definitely want one more to go above the two oval “K” frames. I love how they turned out though – what do you think?
We also installed a new ceiling fan in the girls bedroom. I chose a simple white one at a local hardware store, but it didn’t stay that way for long! Before we installed it I had Dustin spray paint various pieces pink, orange, and gray. It turned out awesome and carried the color scheme all the way onto the ceiling.
These projects had very minimal cost, but added so much personality to the room!