For a tutorial on my book cover artwork, click here!
My 2-year old daughter Molly has two major areas of interest: one is reading and the other is nature – birds, trees, and being outdoors. When the time came to ditch the crib and move to a “big girl bed,” I designed her new room with her interests in mind. Everything came together piece by piece, slowly but surely. I spent hours pinning, surfing and tossing and turning. This was a labor of love and probably overly obsessed over…. Here’s out it turned out!
I found the bedding at Pottery Barn (not from the kids or teen stores). The tree decal on the wall is from Land of the Nod, as is the pink hanging lamp. Molly calls the chair her “princess chair” – the flower netting and oversized reading chair is from Pottery Barn Kids. The framed vintage board game on the wall is from my mother-in-law for Christmas, she got it at the Greenery Antique Shop in Hilton Head. In about 10 years, it will be over 100 years old and quite valuable. I thought it was an unexpected touch to the room that worked great!
She needed a good amount of shelving and storage. I was thrifty and repainted the furniture that was in the guest room a bright green. The long white book shelf is from the Land of the Nod. (My husband asked if we could always order from that store for furniture… it only took 45 minutes to put together and was super easy. Sure, Mike… Sure. I can order from there ALL the time.)
To capture Molly’s interest in reading, I had an idea for artwork on the walls. I took dozens of the paper book covers (they always fall off and are a nuisance, anyway) and laid them out on two 24x36” canvases, spray mounted them to adhere, and coated them 3 times with Mod Podge Gloss Finish. These are something I am particularly proud of! Do you recognize any of these great books?
Do you want a tutorial on how to create the book cover artwork? Head on to this post!
The artwork looks great in the room - I think it really ties everything together.
Molly is so happy to be in this new room – we didn’t tell her we were working on it and like little elves, we did it while she was sleeping. We had a big unveil two weeks ago – made a huge deal and surprise out of it. She just loves it! The look on her face was priceless.
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