There’s been more fun than just coloring and sticker craziness happening in Kate’s nursery-turned-playroom lately! The latest addition to the space is this personalized art and photo display wall. Read on for all the DIY details!
Like many good wall displays, this one got its start thanks to IKEA:
The top half of the wall features two long RIBBA picture ledges. On the left side there is a clock from Target (so we don’t lose track of time during all our playroom fun), a couple of books, and a cute little art print (also from IKEA):
On the upper right side I framed one of Kate’s paintings. Below that is the “K” I decoupaged for her first birthday party, and a personalized picture frame that G gave me when Kate was born, which holds one of our first photographs together.
Kate’s art display in the kitchen has been such a hit that I knew I needed to duplicate it in her playroom to hold even more paper creations! Once again I used IKEA’s Dignitet curtain wires and Riktig curtain clips, stringing two lines just below the shelves.
Kate loves making her own art creations, but she’s also equally obsessed with photographs! At any given time there is at least one photograph of her as a baby or a family picture of the three of us when she was little floating around in Kate’s backpack, her cubby at daycare, on her nightstand, or propped up in her dollhouse. It’s been quite a while since I’ve actually had pictures printed, so I decided to surprise Kate by getting a fresh batch of prints for her to enjoy! Lately most of our photos are taken with my iPhone and uploaded to Instagram, so instead of going with traditional 4×6″ prints, I decided to have some of our favorite Instagram pictures printed out onto 4×4″ cardstock by a company called Printstagram (read more about them in my latest “Things Loved” post).
This little collection of 4×4″ prints was the perfect finishing touch for this personalized display wall – and with the clips we can easily change them out to update them with new favorites whenever we like!
Kate’s upstairs playroom is still a work in progress, but so far this is what the right side of the room looks like (plus all sorts of stuff living in those upper cubbies at this point):
And here’s the left side:
Still lots more to come!