August 18, 2011

Art Center

The little prince has officially turned into a 'big boy' least that's what he keeps telling me (haha). Several months ago we took a trip to Ikea and he picked out his new big boy bed which he calls a ladder bed but most of us know it as a bunk bed (smile).

Ever since the bed arrived I've been saying that I was going to do some redecorating but I've been slacking - that is until now. The room isn't completely done but I did finish his art center and I'm feeling pretty good about the outcome.

My inspiration came from Jenn at Clean & Scentsible. She did a kids art display in her boys' room (here) that I instantly fell in love with and knew I had to recreate for my son's room. Check out my latest project:

ART letters - I found these great curly-q letters at Hobby Lobby for 50% off; great deal

The frame - also found at Hobby Lobby for the best deal ever...90% off in the clearance section

I also purchased matting at 50% off - now do you see why I love this place so much? (lol)

I spray painted the frame with a Krylon blue glossy paint

I used Elmer's wood glue to adhere the matting to the frame (hard to make a straight glue line when taking a

After measuring the frame and cutting the corkboard, I used my glue gun to secure the corkboard to the matting

A completed board

The ART letters painted and sprayed with clear acrylic

Voila ~ I LOVE it!

The big reveal (hehe)- my BEFORE AND AFTER

Stay tuned for pics of a completed room, but for now.....


Summer Jo said...

oh I love it!!
Where did you find the cork board? I'm totally going to do that for our playroom! I love how you hung the art in the before picture... how did you do that??

HI THERE! said...

It looks awesome!! Great deals on your purchases - we don't have a Hobby Lobby anywhere around here. Love the red and blue together and my boys thought the guitar on the wall was pretty cool! I'm sure your son loves it. Thanks so much for linking back to me!
Jenn :)

Angela said...

Thanks Summer Jo! I've had this corkboard for quite some time and I don't remember where I got it but I've seen it at both Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I made that line using picture hanging wire attached to the tacks used on the bottom of furniture to keep it from scuffing floors (don't remember what it's called) and mini binder clips - all of which I purchased at the dollar store.

Angela said...

Jenn, my little guys room is "music" themed - his favorite thing in the whole world...LOL! Thanks again for the inspiration!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful room!! I love the bulletin board you made. We just set up an art corner from my duaghter's birthday, and it has gone over so well with her. It has increased her level of art production and independent activity.

Angela said...

Thanks Rebekah! My son loves to paint and draw and though we have a playroom, I thought it would be nice to have a place where he can chose which piece of artwork is "special" enough to display in his room. He really loves the new space.

Theresa said...

This turned out lovely. I love the bulletin board & the shelf with hanging baskets. Awesome makeover.

Angela said...

Thanks Theresa! ;-)

connieJ said...

The art supply baskets are my favorite. Great idea! Fun room for a little guy.

Little Blue's Room said...

Thanks Connie! Those came from Hobby Lobby on clearance too (smile).

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