Little Boy’s room is sad. His furniture is a hodge podge of hand-me-downs and an old bunk bed reassembled in a ‘creative‘ way.
We are working on new furniture for him but until then the least I can do is give the poor baby some art work. A few pieces of abstract art was added from our Make Your Summer Happy: Week 4. But he needs something else to fill up the wall.
A shiny new Pottery Barn catalog arrived last week with all sorts of Back to School goodies and decorating ideas. This catalog page really caught my eye. See those big letters on the wall? Those are Pottery Barn’s Harper Painted Letters.
I love them! But… I knew I could make my own knock version for next to nothing.
Okay. I know my capital J doesn’t look much like PB’s letters. But it made Little Boy very happy. And me too. This whole project only cost me $3 worth of twine from Lowe’s. Everything else was gathered from around the house.
Back when I only had one little greenwood, I loved to scrapbook. I’ve still got tons of papers and stickers.Solid and patterned paper was used to create layers then stickers and a photograph add texture and interest.
Unless you have a very sharp knife, use a good pair of scissors to trim the excess paper from your cardboard form. I thought my utility knife was sharp but it left ragged edges along the edges of the paper. The scissors worked much better.
To cover up those jagged edges I used a $3 ball of twine from Lowe’s. Being the
frugal cheap girl I am I bought the thinnest, smallest ball of twine Lowe’s had. That meant I had to make my own thicker rope by twisting several lengths of twine together.
Slowly but surely I am giving Little Boy art for this blank walls. It still looks a little bare to me. Wonder what else I can add? Maybe a shelf to go beside his abstract art project?
So what has Pottery Barn inspired you to do lately?
Leave me a message and a link this the comments section.I’d love to hear about it!
I love to share my projects with these fabulous blogs:
Rain On a Tin Roof, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, Atta Girl Says, Crystal and Co. with The Mommy Club: Share Your Resources and Solutions , The Chic and Crafty Linky Party with The Frugal Girls & Share Your Creativity Saturdays with Aimee at It’s Overflowing