Monday, June 07, 2010

Canvas Art for Kids Rooms

We welcomed our daughter into our lives & home earlier this year. Just before she arrived, we decided to transition our son up to our office, which is a slightly larger room than the one he was in. When my son upgraded to his big boy room, I wanted to make the transition really special for him. We got new flooring installed & I wanted his first night in his new room & big boy bed to be something he'd be proud of & excited to call his space.

I had originally planned on making his bedding, but with time constraints and after talking with him about it, eventually decided that I might have better luck purchasing something. So the search began.
I found some great bedding at Kohl's just in time.  It was on sale and it was exactly what I was looking for. Fun safari-theme, but with a comforter that could easily grow up with my little guy.  I've been really happy with our choice so far, and he's been using it for a about 8 months now.

After getting his room set up, his walls were looking VERY bare. I wanted to give him something fun to look at, while adding some colors his bedding didn't have. 

Here's what we ended up with. I simply used his bedding to sketch an image onto a canvas, then I painted it in using greater detail than the sheets provided, and colors of my choice. He loves it & I was happy to be able to give him something that I made just for him.

He's been on a twin bed for a while, but his mattresses have been on the floor until yesterday! He's happy as a clam in his new bed now!
 

7 comments:

CraftyMummy said...

Great idea! Now you have one of a kind art for him, and it came up so well :)

Just popped over from All Thingz Related...

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Ohh those are so great. I love both of them, but my favorite it the little lion. Love his mane. :)

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

so cute!! i love the lion!
did you free hand it? i'm an awful drawerer? is that a word? haha.

anyways great job!!

Sachiko said...

I love the lion, he is so cute!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

very cute and you make it seem so easy! come on over and link up to MMM!

Mandy @ mintnclandycreate said...

Thanks! My favorite is the Lion too. It's the first one I did, but thankfully my little man loves them both!