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Monday, February 6, 2012

Annelise's Big Girl Room, Part 1

I've just about finished my 2 year old's new big girl room. There are still a few finishing touches to complete, but I have a first glimpse for you today.

Okay, so the wall in the before picture looks peach, but I promise, it's the same soft yellow as the after picture. The best part of her room redo was NOT having to repaint the walls! The paint is called Bellissima and we got it from Walmart (Kilz paint). I'm not sure they carry it anymore though. I did repaint several furniture items - including the bench seen here - in Gum Drop from Krylon (spray paint in gloss finish).

My main craft project for this room redo was some bow holders. Since Annelise has 8 letters, and I didn't want to take up that much wall space, I opted to use her initials. Here's how I made the bow holders:
All supplies are from Hobby Lobby. The chipboard letters are $1.77 each and are about 10" tall. The papers are from My Mind's Eye Penny Lane (single sheets at HL). The crochet flowers were from the scrapbook embellishment aisle, and the ribbon from the fabric area. (I originally planned to use the stamps and ink pad pictured here, but didn't use them in the end.)

 I don't have any step-by-step photos, but the process was pretty simple. I painted the letter edges with 2 coats of white craft paint. Then I traced the letters (upside down on the back of the scrapbook papers) and cut them out of the paper, adding some torn-edge pieces to each letter. I mod-podged the papers to each letter and sealed with a couple coats on top. Then I hot-glued the crochet flowers on top and the ribbon strips (about 2 feet each) on the back.
 I also hammered in some picture hanging brackets (also from HL). I had no idea if this would work, but they went in very easily and are holding up fine so far!

 Here are close-ups of each initial:

 I hope you enjoyed this first look at our toddler's big girl room. I hope to have some more to show you soon. Of course, baby #2 is due a week from today, so all our current plans have to be very flexible right now!

Happy crafting,


  1. I love those! I've wanted to Get some letters for my kiddos room but couldn't afford them. This is an affordable, and more personalized, version! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Julie-- these turned out so super cute. Love those chipboard worked wonders for them! And I love the new color of the bench. Very Creative! Thank you bunches for linking up with up last week for Mop It Up Mondays at i should be mopping the floor! Hope you can join us again tomorrow! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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