Tuesday, July 6, 2010

High Impact – Low Cost Wall Art (Deployment Projects #159 & 160)


I’ve been working hard on the kids rooms and I think I am finally ready to show you Charise’s!  I still have some details to finish up and I still need to add a few little “surprises.”  But all in all, it is finished.  I had the same policy with the kids rooms as I had with the guest room.  I didn’t want to buy anything for these rooms - - only use things that I had. 

Here’s what I came up with for one of Charise’s walls.


I had this picture hanging in our guestroom before I re-did it.   I knew I was not going to use this picture again – I’ve had it in three houses already - - it had served it’s purpose, but my style has moved on.


So I took the picture, matting and glass out of the frame…


I made sure that all the staples were removed, then gave it a coat of turquoise spray paint - - I used lot’s of this wonderful spray paint in her room!!


Next, I took a set of vinyl frames I had picked up months ago on clearance at TJ Maxx and put them on the wall inside the frame.


I let Charise pick out four of her favorite pictures and put those in the frames.


Did you notice that I just used straight pins to hold the pictures to the wall?


I also had some leftover vinyl birds from another project in her room, so I perched one of them on a frame.


A little sneak peek of the new picture frame on the wall!  Notice more of that turquoise spray paint?  I also gave her pink chandelier a coat of paint.


Now, for a second super quick super easy project.  We had these three hooks in her room before the re-do, but they were always falling off the wall and every time they moved, they left a black mark on the wall – not cool when you rent!  So, I took a board that we had in the garage.  It just happened to be this size, I didn’t cut it down or anything.   I gave it a coat of paint too - - then, with my white paint pen, I added a little white line detail.  I put screws in to keep the hooks on the board and voila!  I hung it on the wall, then added another one of the vinyl birds above the  hooks. 



Total money spent:  $0

Creativity Used:  just a little :)

Cute Girls Room:  Priceless!  Check back tomorrow when I share the entire room with you!


Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

That's a really cute idea! Love the frame that you painted and the hooks are so cute. I'm sure the whole room is adorable!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh I can't wait to see it all!What a darling frame and chandy! You come up with the most darling ideas!



Kelli said...

Wow, what creative ideas for the frame! I love it. And, the little birds are such a sweet touch! I love the chandy...I painted mine ORB, but am loving the color on yours! Thanks for the inspiration.

Katie said...

What a lucky girl, it's such a cute room! I love the hooks, do you remember your source for those? :D

Mom in High Heels said...

Adorable!!!! Makes me wish I had a little girl!

Joanna said...

First time commenter! Love your blog. You have some wonderful ideas and one day I hope to "copy" most all of them!

JAG said...

New to your blog and just absolutely love your creativity!

question: where are the bird decals from.... been looking for them everywhere.

Mary Ellen said...

Can you tell me the color and brand of the turquoise spray paint you used. I am having a hard time finding one I like.

Amy {Design Intervention} said...

Mary Ellen - - the spray paint is Valspar brand in high gloss and the color is #65089 Mediterranean Hope that helps!!

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