Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Grace's Room Revisited

A few months ago I undertook the MAJOR task of turning our "sports" themed office into a sweet nursery for our baby girl.  You can see the whole transformation here.  I LOVED the outcome...however because I loved it so much I just couldn't bring myself to put just anything up on the walls.  So they stayed blank.  For a LONG time. It seemed like a long time anyway. 

Then, last month, I made a canvas for her room.  I have known since way back when I was pregnant and we decided to name her Grace that I wanted the lyrics to this song on her wall somewhere. 

I used the Scrap-Tastic January kit, Holiday Hangover, for this project, as well as bits and pieces from my stash.

(the ribbon and way too cute pin are from my friend Jennie.)

To the left of the photo I used a lot of rub ons, most of them I rubbed on rather haphazardly, tearing them and then adding the rest somewhere else, and I used the tiny letters in the kit for most of the lyrics, just changing it up a bit to add more emphasis to certain words.

Even after I got the canvas done I just couldn't hang it up... it looked so small and lonely on that big, blank, white wall.  So it sat on the floor in her room for a month while I decided what to do.

Finally...with the help of my SIL's Cricut (thanks Sam!) I used the Storybook cartridge and cut out a TON of butterflies in different sizes, inked the edges (you knew that was coming didn't you?!  lol) and then added them to the wall too.  Here's what we've finally ended up with:

It doesn't look so lonely with all those butterflies.


(oh, and the pink on the canvas...spray paint.  Watermelon spray paint.)


Joni Kix said...

Gina, it's beautiful! I love how all those butterflies compliment the canvas!

Rebecca said...

So pretty! The trail of butterflies really is the perfect touch.

Carol A said...

Oh Gina! That is beautiful! I wanted to see it the other night when we were there, but she was sleeping! Oh well, next time maybe!