Monday, May 6, 2013

Colorful Playroom Gallery Wall

 
This project has been a long time coming. I actually purchased the frames for this gallery wall last Black Friday and finally got around to putting the wall together. Whoops!
 
 
Initially I attempted to paint the frames with acrylic paint.
 
EPIC FAIL!!
 
They are black plastic frames from Target and it was a nightmare to coat them with thin layers of acrylic paint. Next, I smartened up and sprayed each one with a nice coat of white primer... but that didn't really help matters. So, I ended up spray painting them in bold primary colors (orange, red, yellow, purple and blue).
 

I love how they turned out! This just goes to show that you shouldn't stop when your plan fails miserably the first time around. Lesson learned. :)

The frames all contain different pictures of my boys. And two of them have artwork that Aidan made at the library and school. I'll switch it out as he brings home more creations. And the "N" is white for now, simply because I don't know what color I want to paint it yet. Any ideas?


It's hard to imagine that just a few months ago, this was Connor's nursery. They've been doing well (for the most part) at sharing a room together. I'm so glad, because they desperately needed to have their own little playroom in our home! I'm not sure how much longer I could've gone on with all of their toys in our living rom!


So far this room has come together so nicely... I'm so pleased with it and so are the boys! This week I'm working on the finishing touches of the room and then I'll finally be able to share it all with you!
 
Have you any project fails lately that turned out for the better in the end?
 
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14 comments:

  1. Very Cute PlayRoom !

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    1. Thanks, Amul! I can't wait to finish it up! :)

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  2. I love this!!! Pinning for my dream home :o) Turned out great! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

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  3. What a super fun little display!! Great job... I am a gallery wall obsessed nut!
    Krista

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    1. Ha ha! I love them, too. I can't wait to start working on one for our living room!

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  4. Love this Em, I think the N should be a bright Teal or something to make it really pop!! :0)

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    1. Ooh! I like the idea of teal. I'll have to see what colors I have stockpiled. :)

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  5. This is really cute! I would love for you to share this at my new linky party. http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    Thanks,
    Angela :)

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    1. Thanks for the invite, Angela. I'll head on over! :)

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  6. How fun! Thanks for sharing on Project Inspired!
    Nancy

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  7. This is adorable! I LOVE the paper chain! the perfect decoration for a play room :) I pinned this the other day but never got over to comment on it. Really love the colors. Great job Emily!

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  8. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. You are being featured at the weekends round up! Hope you can come over and check it out. I would LOVE for you to add a featured button to this post...

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