Hello, today I thought I’d share a simple project that I completed last week for my daughters new room. The room is still in progress, as I’m using a lot of what I have, or saved up for this past winter while we were in Mexico. We would still like to add a desk area when time allows. For now she is moved in, and is super stoked that she has her own space to care for.
I’ve been drooling over these stencils to create this black spots look. Even though my daughter loves cheetah print, this addiction will trail off so I’d rather not invest so heavily in it at this time. My philosophy is to provide good bones, but switch out the decor and colors as needed.
I saw this post from Censational Girl and knew instantly that this was my answer. I wasn’t about to take on quite the same project that she did, but I wanted just a hint of spots for her room. I think that’s why I love DIY for kids. You can create something together, they can be involved, and the end result doesn’t create wasted resources should you choose to start over one day.
Ok, this is how I created it. Please allow approx. one hour to take on this project.
- Poster board that fits exactly within your frame. White would be good.
- One frame. Any size.
- Paint of your choice.
- Kitchen sponge.
- Hair dryer, if you’re impatient like me.
- Craft paint brush.
Step one: I prepped the thicker paper I used for the frame by rolling white paint in the areas that I would eventually add spots to. Let dry. I was impatient and used my hair dryer. This is where using white poster board would be excellent to save this step.
Step 2. I used Censational girls concept and cut pieces of a kitchen foam in a few various sizes and shapes.
Step 3. Start by dipping the foam pieces in the paint. I started on the bottom and worked my way upwards and to the sides till the board was filled. Do keep in mind, this did take about 45 minutes.
Step 5. I went over some of the spots with a small paint brush. I found dabbing at a straight on angle worked the best.
Step 6. Let the art dry really well before you insert it under the mat that goes with your frame.
Done! I really was happy with the overall look, and cost me pennies to create since I already had the paint that I used for the walls. The best part, is that my daughter loved it.
Thanks for stopping by! I’ll show you the finished space after its done.