21 March 2011
What can I say?...cardboard is free. After we painted the boys' room, I wanted to do something fun to decorate and personalize the space. So, I made simple mongrams for each boy. All I used was a cereal box, some craft foam I had on hand to give it some dimension, and spray paint left from a previous project.
After sketching out my design on the cereal box, I cut out the letter shapes with my exacto knife.
Then I traced the letter onto the foam, and cut it out, smaller than the tracing.
Tacky glue is my friend. I glued the foam and cardboard together.
Then added some weight until the glue dried. I may or may not have sat on that pile of books.
I laid out the letters and sprayed 3 coats of paint. The letter placement was completely coincidental. After the letters dried and aired out for a day, they were hung with poster tack.
And just to show off how nicely the boys' room has come together:
Photo of the Bountiful LDS Temple where Mr. Pickup and I wed 11.5 years ago. Puppy picture a $1 find at goodwill. Robots and reading pillow by me. Quilts by my mama.
John Deere calendar from Grandma Pickup, robot and reading pillow by me, quilt by my mama.
Santa made those bookshelves 3 years ago, and I love having books accessible for our kids.
One more parting shot. The stripe really looks great, and hides the remnants of the wall paper border perfectly. The teddy lamp was a gift to my firstborn for his nursery...and I just can't part with it.
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