Sunday, August 05, 2012

artsy-fartsy

 We never really had a "theme" to Baby's room, other than girl stuff hand-me-overs and hand-me-downs.  This bothered many of our friends, but not us.  We wanted to wait to see what Baby was into to give her some say in decor.

We've decided to put Runt and Baby in a bedroom together.  It'll take a little moving around, but we are hopeful that it will work out.  We've also decided it's time  to consult Baby for ideas for a theme... and we've all agreed on female super heroes.

The Hater is a comic book nerd and couldn't be happier.  I'm excited that it's empowering.  Baby is picking up on our excitement but really doesn't get it yet.

The problem is that official super hero wall art is out of our budget range, so we're having to be creative.  I'm super excited with what we've come up with so far:



Baby painted these by herself.  I still lack sealing them - and I've not decided if I want to go over the letters with glow-in-the-dark paint or not.  The part of me who lived with a theater major for several years in college keeps whispering, "Less is more!", but it's met with the part of me who thinks glow in the dark paint would make it awesome.

I have one more canvas, but haven't thought of what I want it to say.  Plus I have a big piece of foam core that I plan on using to actually incorporate the super heroes.

This is pre-nesting.  My parents will bring the crib and baby sundries in September.  And I'm not in the mood to start washing Baby's things in the baby detergent for Runt yet.  So here we are.

Another exciting weekend at home.  There is no paint on the kitchen table, qualifying this as a great success.  On the other hand we do have a little bit of glitter everywhere...

11 comments:

bill said...

That's quite creative regardless who painted it. I don't remember all that preparation around our house, ever. Had it been so, somebody with my name would surely have been president by now.

genderist said...

Ha! I hope my girls aspire for more than a mere Presidency.

bill said...

Like What? In my day that was the crowning achievement.

genderist said...

I'd rather them aspire for something that doesn't require them to be a sell-out.

Kelly said...

I am in love with this and someday am soooo doing this with the kids! Can't wait to see how the superhero room all comes together. Where did you get your letters?

genderist said...

I found 2" letter stencils at Hobby Lobby. Traced them onto some old contact paper, cut out, placed directly onto canvas. I painted the first coat because the letters were a little slippery. Once that dried I let Baby paint two colors at a time.

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bill said...

Okay, chalk one up for you. My crowning achievement falls short.

The Michelle Show said...

Thats a great theme, I hope they grow up empowered by it!