Huge Wall Art for the Nursery (Nursery Project #5)

Hey everyone,

This week has been a crazy clash of starting home school for this year,

switching to Word Press, and my husband being in TX for work!…um, notice what has taken the back burner (the blog), I haven’t even figured out how to change my fonts in WP!

That and my house looks like a bomb went off!

All I can say is TGIF!

So let me tell you about the next nursery project. It’s a project I’m really excited about.

The other day, Pam, at Simple Details, asked her readers if they liked large statement pieces.

I started thinking about how I LOVE large statement pieces. (I may love them too much!)

One of my favorite things is taking  ”junk” and making it into a large statement piece in a room, for next to nothing. Seriously, it’s a weird passion of mine.

So when we were in Denver a couple weeks ago, working on my sister’s nursery, and I stumbled upon a pile of free old windows casings at a neighbor’s house, I knew we would be making something out of them!

Why?

Because….they were BIG and FREE!

My sister Holly and I had talked about what to put above the crib before I found this. We knew it would have to be basically free to stay within the budget we were shooting for. We had even considered building a frame similar to this out of pallet wood, and then padding, upholstering it and tufting it, or stenciling inside….maybe adding wood of some sort.

So when I found this frame, I knew it was meant to be!

I had my brother-in-law paint it a deep turquoise blue. The same color they were painting the dresser.

Then he hung it on the wall for us, using a stud finder to make it hang securely.

Huge huh?

Next, I needed to find out what to put inside.

And in the Joann’s dollar section bins, there it was…

The answer to what should go inside the huge empty frame….

These dollar cards.

I brought 4 bags of them home ($1 each) and ironed them flat. Then I used glue-stick to adhere them to the wall.

I was excited about how they turned out!

They made the best geometric pattern, and I had to add one random orange one in for some interest…..and color.

Here’s a peak at what we worked on the next day (pillows and crib bedding).

….and a picture of how fun it looked with the Color Blocked Curtains.

Not bad for a couple hours of work and around $4!

See other nursery projects:

       

1. Creating a Mood Board  2. DIY Geometric Wall Art   3. Color Blocked Curtains   4. Making Piping out of Yarn

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Comments

  1. I love how something so simple gives the room tons of interest! I love the pattern created with the cards!

  2. Such an awesome project!! I, too, heart a big statement piece. And for $4, LOVE it. :)

  3. What a huge impact. This project turned out really well.

  4. Love the colors

  5. What a unique idea! I think it looks great and it is so eye-catching! I would have to attach them to a board of some kind since I rent but that would still work.

  6. I’m a huge, big, fat, fan of statement art too! Just a glue stick? Are they still staying on the wall? Love how you got so creative using the cards, nice work!
    Stacia@http://feathersandsunshine.blogspot.com

    • Thanks Stacia,
      I’ve used glue stick to put printed words on the walls before (looks like vinyl lettering, but done on the printer…much cheaper), and the words stayed on great for about a year, then the corners needed to be touched up with glue stick again.

      I tried to pry one of the cards off, because I stuck something to it, pulled it off and then there was a white mark, where I’d pulled the grey off :( I had to literally get a wet wash cloth to get it all off, because it was stuck on there so well, so yup! They stay :)

  7. now see, that is super smart and totally one of a kind. i like it!

  8. Love ,love the big statement pieces! And glue sticking a wall? You are just too cool for school with that trick:)

    • Thanks Jessica,
      Ya, that trick worked pretty well. I tired to take one of them off and it was STUCK! I had to use a cloth and water to get it all off the wall. lol

  9. that worked really well – love it!

  10. Wow, so simple! I love your ideas, I always find inspiration when I come to your blog.

  11. Love this!! I’d love for you to link this project up to Do Something Crafty Friday: http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/09/do-something-crafty-57/

  12. So creative. I never would have thought of doing this. And I love the pop of orange!

  13. Wow, awesome project! Such an impact for so little cash–that’s hard to do. Love the overall look. I kind of get an Atari/Space Invaders vibe from it, which I think is unique and cool (and subtle). Well done!

    • That is so funny! It does give an Atari vibe….usually that would worry me, but for this couple, that is actually perfect :)

      Thanks for stopping by Erin!
      –Katie

  14. Katie the nursery room is coming along so wonderfully. I am so excited for your sister and you! :)

  15. That is uniquely cool. I love how it brings out all the fun colors!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  16. That is brilliant, the geometric reminds me of little cribs :) was this your intention?

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