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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cute & Affordable Children's Room Art, Part 2

Okay, I think we've spent enough time talking about travel and it's time to get back to some project posts! We had a ball in Paris, Brugges and Brussels, but I am itching to get my hands dirty (with something other than sugar!)

In March, I ran a post entitled Cute & Affordable Children's Room Art, Part 1. And from that, you probably assumed there'd be a Part 2! Oops. Well today I'll get to it! I'm assembling art to create a Gallery Wall in Babygirl's Room, and of course I'm doing it on the cheap creatively frugal!

So far I've framed these cute Suzy Ultman prints and Air France posters from a calendar, and made Nailhead Trim art out of Ikea frames and thumbtacks. It doesn't get much more frugal than that! Well I trumped it with this project...how's $1 sound?! All it takes is a picture frame from the Dollar Store, and a fabulous magazine ad!

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I love pretty much every rug and fabric Madeline Weinrib creates, but unless I'm willing to forgo food, we won't be adding her designs to Babygirl's Room any time soon.


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 But I was determined to use her prints in the room somehow, so I turned her fabulous ads in the glossy shelter publications in to art!


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I simply scanned the ad, then using Picnik (a free online photo site) I covered up the existing text and replaced it with my own. Then I printed on regular copy paper and inserted in an 8x10 picture frame from the Dollar Store that I spraypainted white.

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I could have gone with another Ikea Ribba frame, but I wanted something thin to mix with the heavier frames on the Gallery Wall. These Dollar Store frames even have actual glass fronts!

This pink tied in great with the radish in her Bed and Monogrammed Pelmet. And the patterns are so fun!

pink alphabet art

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I created this next one using an image of Madeline's infamous chevron rug I found online!

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Since they are just paper prints, I'll be able to switch out the text for no cost as she gets older!

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I'm filling in the gaps of the Gallery Wall with other items she already had in her room, along with random stuff I've found around the house. I can't wait to show you!

And PS -- since I'm not claiming these designs as my own and selling them, I'm not infringing on any copyrights. I think. I'm living dangerous, I guess!

28 comments:

  1. Who doesn't LOVE Madeline Weinrib?!

    These are fantastic Cassie!! Great job!



    p.s. I have an AWESOME dress giveaway going on! C'mon and enter!

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  2. those look wonderful, cassie! i can't wait to get my mac soon.. this computer is on its way out and i don't do too much on it anymore because it goes so slow. looking forward to a computer where i can mess with graphics. :)

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  3. Adorable! And that sounds about right on the copyright matter. Hey, I'll defend you in court if you're sued for infringement... with all of my real estate law experience....

    PS. Do you really have a label called "Happiness in a Can" ? How is it that I love you a little more each day?

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  4. Love them! I need to create some artwork for my new office (if my desk would hurry up and get here alreayd!!), and this would be perfect. I could change them out easily once I get bored with them (which happens quite often in our house).

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  5. Super cute, Cassie! I can't wait to see Baby Girl's big girl room all finished. :) It's going to be spectacular!

    Printables are always the way to go. So affordable...and customizable.

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  6. Dying. First of all . . .genius. Second of all . . .that is my song with Riley . . the one on chevron. I must do something like that. Oh, yay!!! Way to go, Cassie girl.

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  7. Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. Love Madeline and ergo, LOVE this idea...I really don't know how you come up with so much creativity, but keep it comin'!!!

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  8. you are living on the edge sister :) can i hire you do some photo editing for me?

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  9. I'd call this affordable chic :) Love it! Can't wait to see the entire wall!

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  10. Cassie you are the best. I love Weinrab's designs and this is a great ways to feature them in a print!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my New Giveaway from Serena & Lily! You will love it!

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  11. I love the last one.... so cute. I have the matching rug, and might need to make one. Is it weird to do it for myself? :)

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  12. Fantastically thrifty!!! Love them! The chevron might be my fav!

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  13. You are a freakin' genius!! Those are amazing, I really really love them. Hey - Hayden has that same Paris memo board in her room too :)
    Great idea cassie, seriously awesome!

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  14. Those patterns are incredible! Nice work, Cassie!

    Have we seen this part of the room yet? This room is starting to feel HUGE will all the different nooks I've seen separately!

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  15. This is adorable. I love the colors and patterns. Great idea.

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  16. wow! im so copying you!!!
    thanks for sharing!

    www.moddybee.blogspot.com

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  17. Wow! How adorable and chic at the same time! Love this.

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  18. I love it, Cassie! It looks fantastic! You are one creative woman!

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  19. Oh my goodness, this just inspired me so much! I have been clipping photos of her rugs for ages!

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  20. I wish I could bottle up even 10% of your creativity! Love the idea!

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  21. these look awesome! i love this idea. I can't wait till I have kids so I can have things like that on the walls for them. i really want a contemporary nursery! love your blog, i hopped over from BCD today!

    thestyleprojects.blogspot.com

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  22. GENIUS! Will have to file this idea away for sure.

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  23. Um, this is adorable. Im definitely filing this in my 'crafts to do' bucket. The possibilities are flying in my head right now!

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  24. I love how you made it your own before printing it! Clever!

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  25. Your home is lovely! Nice nice nice! :)

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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