As I have been decorating my daughters room, I have found that I am very picky when it comes to art. I like signs, things with words, meaningful words. And for a little girl you can’t always put up Barbie (although I did), princesses and ballerinas. I want my daughter to grow up feeling confident and being classy. She isn’t in to sports, so the usual “girl power” stuff won’t work. (Sorry, Nike!) She is a dancer and an artist, a true performer in all ways. And, of course, a girly girl. Only dresses and skirts – every day! She even wears faux pearls with her school uniform!
I started off with spray paint in the colors of her room. Just the accent colors though, because her room is PURPLE! I got some pre-cut mats and white frames from Hobby Lobby.
I found some quotes that I liked and some cute girly silhouettes and made my own art using Microsoft Word. All the clip art was free.
Here are the quotes –
“Keep your head, heels and standards high!”
“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous!” – Coco Chanel
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Winnie the Pooh
Then I sprayed the frames and mats in varying colors. Once they were dry, I set up shop at the kitchen table and just using scotch tape, I stuck my MS Word art to the back of the mats.
I placed them in the frame and hung them up. Viola! I think the total project cost me $50 and took about 90 minutes (not including drying time).
I will share my daughters room in its totality when I’m done. I have some other tricks up my sleeve!