Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fancy Picture Frames

Well, at least I think they're fancy.

My little girl will be a big sister in about four months. From the beginning we always said we would have one nursery and the children would use it until they were either a.)too big or b.)the next baby came along and needed it.

We had a twin bed for my daughter for a long time knowing that whether another baby would ever come she would not sleep in a crib forever. A few weeks ago she forced us to put her in a 'big girl room'.

She won't sleep in a crib anymore :( I was not emotionally prepared and we certainly were NOT physically prepared for this.  Her room looks like a prison. The only thing in it is her bed and our printer/printer stand (looking for a new spot to put that one!). Most of our free time is now spent redecorating her big girl room.

I have been storing away ideas for this magical, sweet, youthful room and in all honesty most of the supplies have been in my basement for MONTHS. I just needed a good kick to get them started. Well, my daughter is growing up and that was the 'kick' I needed. But, it feels so good to be crafting anyways.

My husband is painting some furniture from my old bedroom at my parents house to put in C's room. I never thought I would end up with white furniture anywhere in my house but when I found her (white) bed for a STEAL at Salvation Army I couldn't pass it up. Until that is done, she will have no place to place things other than the floor but I will be ready.

On another visit to Salvation Army I found some picture frames and wooden candlesticks. The picture frames came to about $2 total (I had my mom with me and it was senior discout day-she was so happy to help!) and the candlesticks cost another $2 total.

We had wonderful weather this past week/weekend and while my husband sprayed the furniture with primer I got a can of pink spray paint and turned this:
And with the help of my handy-dandy glue gun I turned them into these:
As soon as she has a dresser in the room these will be on top. They both contain pictures of the three of us but as soon as the baby is born I plan on changing them out.

Easy, cheap and incrdibly cute. I like that combination.

I have more projects done for the room and will be adding them in the coming weeks and hopefully have one big final reveal :) It feels great to have this energy back!


Casa de Luna said...

I like the combo with the candle sticks. Great idea!

MrsSmith said...

Stopping by from Someday Crafts. That is too cute! I love putting things on candle sticks.

Athena Nagel said...

These are so cute. I am your newest follower. Please consider adding these and any other projects to my new Success U - Wednesday Linkup Party at

Lindsay said...

So cute! I think they turned out wonderfully! Great job! Thanks for sharing this @ Show & Share!

Chef in Training said...

these are so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more great projects!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

What a cool idea! I love these :)

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