If you give a decorating A.D.D. blogger a new bed…
she is going to want new bedding.
And if you get her new bedding…
she will want new paint on the walls.
If she gets new paint on the walls…
she is going to need new wall art!
You all have read “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” right?
So, the little man is almost 2 (tear) and is getting ready to make the leap from crib to bed. Really, leap – he started climbing out of his crib at 14 months. Luckily we have this contraption called a Crib Tent that has held him in there (saving him from many a concussion, I’m sure) so far, but the sneaky guy is trying to stage a jail break. He keeps ripping a bigger and bigger hole in the netting in an effort to unzip himself…
So, back to the bed situation – he is going to get his big sister’s day bed and I’m currently on the hunt for a new one for the little diva.
(You can check out her current room here)
Well, if I get her a new bed, she needs new bedding and so on and so forth…
She already picked out the bedding she wants from PB teen. We got the catalog in the mail and she loves to look thru it. My heart constricts a little at the thought of ordering her “teen bedding” at the ripe old age of 4 (I’m also trying to convince her Bert and Ernie are where it’s at, instead of Justin Beiber…) but it still looks pretty girly to me :)
I started out with this “beautiful” 70′s paneling that I got at Lowes for $12 bucks. I had them cut it into all different sized rectangles for me.
These were my inspiration from PB teen.
I painted the 70′s paneling white and used pencil to sketch out the words. Then filled them in with regular old craft paints. I kept these pics on my Ipad for reference. This isn’t as hard as it seems because the inspirations sign already has a homemade/hand painted look.
Here they are in her room now, I have plans to hang them above her bed mixed in with her colorful frames (minus the little bugs and flowers – “too babyish” she has announced)
She has also decided she is over the pink (yay!) so excited to change it up in here, I’m thinking a fun light teal color?
Oh and I had to change the “salt water” to Lake Water being on the lake :)
I had so much fun with these signs – I can’t wait to get started on the rest of the room!
Although, I can wait for the whole switching little man to a bed thing, ugh!
UPDATE: I just found out that the amazing artist Katie Daisy, who originally painted these for Pottery Barn has an awesome Etsy shop called The Wheatfield check it out here. She is so talented, I’m just a lousy copy cat :)
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