Sunday, September 25, 2011

DIY - Playroom Art Project

Steve and I wanted to give Anna something special for her birthday. Something that she would enjoy for a long time, and something that would create a lot of fun memories.

When Steve moved his office down to the basement, we decided that the empty room would become a playroom for Anna, and we committed to getting it finished in time for her birthday party as her present from us. Jake, Jackson, Carolyn, and Felicity gave it a test-run at the party and deemed it fun, and now Anna has a playroom to help keep her and all her little friends entertained!

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Although we came up with some very grand plans for decorating the playroom, we knew it would be a few years before she could really appreciate it. So, instead, I came up with a budget-friendly idea to help decorate the playroom, and the week of the party, Anna helped us bring it to life :-).

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Steve painted the playroom with "Hundred Acre Woods" paint by Disney. Then we went to Michael's and bought a few canvases. From Amazon, I bought non-toxic finger paints, and a slipcover for the couch. The shelves and the baskets all came from Target.

For the 2 small canvases, I plopped Anna in our master bathroom tub and let her go to town. I ended up having to climb in there with her though because she was sliding all around...needless to say, it was a massive mess. I highly recommend having a second set of hands there to help if you're going to attempt the bathtub! I am happy to report, however, that it appears that all the paint came out of my clothes, haha.

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For the larger canvas, Steve held her over it while she painted. This was done out on our driveway. She "signed" her large masterpiece with a handprint, and these beautiful works of art were ready to hang!

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2 comments:

Nicole said...

I love this!! What a great idea =)

Robin said...

This is a great idea! Eva also loves to finger paint but I haven't had her do it at home yet. She really gets into it at school though.