Tuesday, November 10, 2009

For the LOVE of Horses!

My daughter LOVES horses!
It's really amazing because she has been in love with them for as long as I remember. So as she becomes more of a preschooler and less of a toddler, I have been wanting to redo her bedroom to be less of a nursery
and more of a little girls room so we decided to incorporate horses into her decor. Luckily I was able to get some clearance "horse" wallpaper border for $1 at Lowes awhile back, but only enough to do one wall,
therefore I have been brainstorming other ways to add to the horse decor.

Since money is non existent in our household these days, this redo is of the free and cheap kind thanks to one of my FAVORITE blogs, This and That! She basically made Picture Frame boards using MDF and scrapbook paper! Check out her blog for lots of inspiration!
Angie's tutorial for this project was featured at favecrafts, another site I adore!

So here is my finished version using Angie's tutorial...

I was able to buy a small sheet of 1/2 inch MDF for around 8 dollars. I then cut 8 12"x12" boards from this MDF sheet with my jigsaw. I only needed 3 boards for my daughter's bedroom since her room is particularly small.

I found scrapbook paper on sale at AC Moore that would coordinate with my daughter's bedroom and used an old horse calendar for the pictures that I scored at a yardsale for FREE!

Gotta love a freebie!

All you need to do is modpodge the scrapbook paper to the board....I haven't modpodged since grammar school, and the odor brought back A LOT of great memories! Then I framed out the horse picture with a coordinating piece of scrapbook paper and attached with modpodge to the board.

The first board I did, I modpodged over the pic thinking it would protect it better, but after that one I didn't care for the glare on the picture since I only had glossy modpodge so I just left it unprotected. I think it is high enough that my daughter won't mess with them...but that remains to be seen!

While modpodging, I pulled out the white letters that spelled her name from her closet and updated them by modpodging them with some more of the same scrapbook paper.

I am linking this post to Kimba's blog, A Soft Place to Land as part of her Tuesday DIY Day! Check out her blog for tons of inspiration! I know I sure will! http://asoftplace.net/

Also next week I will be posting another project in Ally's room, which has been a big hit with her! Stay tuned to find out! (-:


Delightful Dwelling said...

They look great! Beautiful horse photos too.

Carrie said...

Those look great! And they are beautiful pictures of horses.

Samkay said...

oh that looks great!!!! I know she's gotta be happy about that! :)

KY said...

Wow, way to catch a deal at the yard sale - these look fabulous! We recently put out a free home decor eBook from Dow that has tons of wall decor ideas, if you're looking for more =)