Saturday, May 21, 2011

Playroom Alphabet Bunting

I'm loving the different buntings I've been seeing all over the great blogs I frequent. I decided to make an alphabet version of my own for the boys' playroom. I just headed up to Michaels and found some patterned scrap booking paper and got to work. The scrapbook set actually included a page that had different font letters on it, so I just cut those right out. Then I layered the letters onto solid print cardstock, cut out my triangles, and glued it all together. The last step was to hole punch them and thread some ribbon through the holes. I love how it all came together.

I also repurposed the blue shelves we had in there originally and replaced them with IKEA expedit shelves. The blue shelves are now being used as storage in the playroom closet. I found the guitar art on major clearance at Michaels and framed it with an IKEA frame. It will eventually be hung on the wall, I just haven't gotten around to that yet.

I added a map you can see on the right. The boys enjoy finding where they live, where we've vacationed and of course California...the home of Lightning McQueen.

I also painted some MDF letters I found at Michaels to add some interest to their reading area. I have some matching yellow curtains to hang and I'm contemplating replacing their toy bins with a more industrial/locker look. One project at a time. I'm happy to report that the boys are enjoying their newly decorated space! Linking up to Tatertots and Jello for the weekend wrap up party and The Lettered Cottage for Home May'd.

The Lettered Cottage


Laura@Corner House said...

I love this idea. I have been wanting to do an alphabet wall in my "school" room but it always seemed like it was going to get too expensive. But this is just as cute.

Susan @ Busy Home Adventures said...

This is gorgeous. I love the bunting, the map, the reading nook...everything about it. The colors in the bunting are so pretty over the gray in the walls. Very beautiful!