I've been looking for inexpensive art that would be good in the kids' room above the dresser, but nothing has struck my fancy. I'd also like to finish this room, so I didn't want to drag on looking for months and months for the perfect piece. I gave myself a challenge to fashion some kind of art out of stuff we already had.
We had some bird prints, an inaccurate canvas painting of the solar system (goodbye, Pluto), a bunch of empty frames, and a couple of large mirrors. Since the kids aren't tall enough to see the top of their dressers, putting a large mirror up there seemed pointless. None of the other pieces were large enough to hold the space on their own.
Looking in the attic, I found some blank 11x14 canvases I had picked up at a two-for-one sale at Michaels, along with some red ribbon. Rummaging in the brown paper bag that holds my fabric stash I found the remnants of a really bright turquoise tablecloth with a quatrefoil pattern. I also had three bright green picture frames from Target. Voila, art.
I wrapped the canvas frames in the turquoise fabric, and stapled the back. I tapped a small nail into the inside top part of the canvas frame.
I threaded the ribbon in the back of the frame hanger.
I hung the picture on the canvas, looping the ribbon around the nail in the back of the canvas.
I picked some pictures from our recent vacation in Costa Rica. Here's Peter testing the waves:
Princess wearing Grandma's sunglasses:
Greg jumping the waves with Papa and Nonno:
I think the room is finally done. Big reveal tomorrow.