It’s the END of the Decorating with Pictures series, and I’ve simply LOVED it! Have you??? If you haven’t had a chance to enter the giveaways, they all end on March 5th, so go now and enter every one of the amazing prizes from 56 shops!!!
I’m excited to share what I’ve been putting together! Are you ready for something criz-azy?!? Let my introduce you to my Colorful Playroom Wall Gallery! To hear the crazy story behind, and the treasure we found in the thrifted red dresser, READ HERE.
I’ve been planning a colorful playroom in my brain for years, and our paint fight family pictures last year was just the icing on the cake that I needed to kick-start this room.
I’ll admit, I look at this wall and BEAM with joy at the happy and bright colors all around. From the vinyl triangles, to the pictures of my kids, to the splattered canvas we created in our paint fight, red console table (from GOOD WILL, just wait for the stories around that baby), and Pottery Barn copycat paint set (how to coming).
I sent a preview picture to a few friends yesterday and I got a few awkward pauses (you know, via text, so that’s left to interpretation) but then an, “ummm, take off the triangles and I’d love it.” They were being honest, I asked, “Crazy or cool?” and they did what a good friend would do: Honest. I also heard, “It’s whimsical and fun, like you.” Good, I like to be whimsical. Quirky. Fun. I own it. This may not be for most people, but it’s for me and my kids. I shared on Instagram yesterday a picture of my boys’ faces as they walked up the stairs and saw the whole wall completed:
I love it. Love those boys. Their faces. Their Joy at my creation. It reminds me of my goal to make my home fun and happy and bright and cheery and not just for me…but for them. As with my original concept in the Decorating with Pictures series, the pictures hang for them. To realize how important they are, to remind them how much they are loved and important.
Want to see more pictures??? I’ve got a bunch!
Excited to also share this 24×36 GORGEOUS piece of our favorite family image made by Bumblejax. It’s made adhering photo paper to Acrylic. I wasn’t able to get a great side angle of the piece, but see more examples and angles HERE. They have many other cool print mounting options such as Bamboo, aluminum, or gatorfoam to print on as well. It sits across the room, I’m planning to fill in that wall space around the piece with more pictures from our fun day, look for that post in the future.
If you remember, they are sponsoring a giveaway this month, so make sure you ENTER, and also check out the gorgeous designs on their site.
Here are more images of the wall:
For the pictures, I printed 10×20 verticals, and had them mounted. There are lots of mounting options out there: board, gatorfoam, styrene, etc. They are frame-less, and I measured, made a paper mock-up, and stuck them to the wall with these. Love them. I had to do lots of measuring and level-ing to get it just right.
I originally made my paint brush out of yarn with mod podge. It made sense in my brain that it should work, but it didn’t. It looked like I mop. I could have just put a mop up there. I almost just kept it. But I thought I’d make a dash to a few stores looking for a good replacement, and I found just what I needed (more details to come in a further post) for my knock off Pottery Barn Paint set. Here I am “mopping” with my failed paint brush:
Showing off the (new) paint brush that I spray painted just an hour before this post went live. In my all white, it’s almost a floating head situation going on~~~I’m very happy with the look of the new paint brush.
Keeping it real, the rest of the room in dis-array.
my most adorable model, and daily sidekick wanted to be a part of the picture taking process
Lest you think the painted canvas in the middle is just decoration, it’s so much more….sneak peek:
If you love the idea of vinyl triangles (or any shape, any color) my friend Staci at Fussy Mussy Designs is selling them. They are SO easy to put up and re-positionable if you have to tweak them–I did.
Thrifted red dresser story and the mystery inside, HERE.
Our final giveaway for the month and series is from Jo Totes Camera bags. This is what they say: Our bags provide a fashionable and easy way for women to safely carry their camera bodies and lenses, along with regular purse items, every day. I’ve got one myself, and I LOVE it!
Did you have a favorite Decorating with Pictures post from the contributors? One that stuck out in your mind as unique, or something you really want to do?? Is this playroom up your alley, or am I crazy??? Please share! I’ve missed “talking” to you guys, and excited for all the fun things I have planned in the near future.