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!