Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Padded Bulletin Board

Here's a pic of a bulletin board I just finish in Sunshine's "Fancy Nancy" bedroom. I don't think you can tell from the pics, but the bulletin board has extra padding (batting, actually...2 layers) and is "puffy".
I found this old, gold, plastic-framed mirror at the thrift store. I removed the mirror and spray painted the frame pink. Using the mirror as my "pattern", I cut a piece of foam board the same size as the mirror. I added to layers of batting and then fabric. I actually used duct tape to secure the fabric to the back of the foamboard.

Because the bulletin board is "puffy", regular tacks wouldn't stay in place, so I used corsage pins as tacks. They are extra "fancy" because they have a pearl tip. The corsage pins can be found in the wedding section of your local craft store.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

DIY "Silhouett-ish" Art

I have been working on hard on my "soon-to-be-6" year old's room. She wanted a "big girl" room, but she wanted a Fancy Nancy room. Hmmmm. So I decided to do a "sophisticated" Fancy Nancy room. I started with this D-I-Y Eiffel Tower Silhouette that was super easy, very quick, and really cheap to do! I headed to Hobby Lobby and purchased a large canvas that was half-off. I painted it my base color (aqua blue).
I applied the Eiffel Tower vinyl decal (also half price at HL) on top of the dried base-coat paint.

Then I painted the entire surface pink.

After the paint dried, I removed the vinyl decal and...tah dah.....

Ooh la la!!
Sunshine likes it because it reminds her of Fancy Nancy and I like it because it was easy, quick, and cheap! Stay tuned for more projects from her room!

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