Monday, October 24, 2011

Stickable wall art as framed art

With my son having recently turned three, it was time to take down the baby photos on the wall in his room. Keeping in mind that little kids have fleeting interests, I wanted to do artwork that looked good yet was affordable enough to switch as his interests change.
I took wall art (the stickers that you peel and put on a wall) that I purchased at HomeGoods for $7.99 and framed it to create this new artwork catering to my son's love of robots!
To give it a clean, crisp look I took remnant wallpaper (from the Ralph Lauren wallcovering that I used below the chair rail) to affix the robots to and then framed it all together. 
I am a firm believer in it taking a lot of time, effort and energy to design spaces. I like to create spaces that grow with the child instead of the child growing out of the space. Over the years these frames will play host to my son's various interests making it the perfect transitional aspect to his room.

I think it is very important that a child's room have elements that allow one to believe that a child happily resides within. What are some ways that you incorporate your child's hobbies/interests into his/her room?


Anonymous said...

Love your son's room and the use of wallpaper was genius! Hope your week is off to a great start!! xo

The Zhush said...

Another brilliant one Lisa! I usually frame some of their artwork and hang it in their rooms, or tons of photos of my children with their friends. Reminds me I have some updating to do~

The enchanted home said...

This room is the navy. Very clever use of the wallpaper..its those small details that in my eyes make all the difference, very sweet!

Natalie said...

Great idea! That looks awesome! My son is turning two in February and I just framed some new prints to update his room too!

Cara said...

love tis idea!
Having a GIVEAWAY over at Lilac and Grey!

Luciane at said...

I'm wowed by his room. I agree 100% with you. I love seeing cute, sweet nurseries, but you have to keep in mind that babies grow and fast! I'm having my 3rd child in only 5 weeks and I'm feeling inspired by your little one's room. We're moving, so I didn't really designed his nursery yet. I'm waiting until we're on our new house.

Love your ideas. Thank you for sharing!

Have a Blessed Week!


Luciane at

Kerry said...

This is a great idea. I love it that you took it a step or two further than just sticking decals to the wall, which I am not a fan of. The wallpaper is a nice custom detail.
For my two year old's room I will be framing Barbie prints from my old Barbie calendar and a Vintage Vera scarf that has fabulous colors.

pretty pink tulips said...

You are SO smart!!! I love that the frames stay and just the pictures change. In the midst of doing a little updating for Ty's room --- at 7, it feels a little too baby for him.

I know your little fella has to be excited about his new robot display!!!

Here's to a happy week, Lisa!
xoxo Elizabeth

quintessence said...

What a clever good looking solution!! And I love how you will be able to switch it out whenever the new obsession rolls around!

About Last Weekend said...

My kids walls are a mess. I need to provide some sort of tidy way for them to put stuff up. Its just sellotaped everything. Very envious of your work!

The Buzz Blog said...

Another great idea, using what you have an updating it to today! I can just imagine what those frames will hold when your son is thirteen- baseball idols, sports cars, etc.

Chic Coastal Living said...

Wonderful idea! Love the look!

pve design said...

Clever! I recently found a site that photographs one's mementos and I am thinking of having one done of bunny and hanging it my daughter's room. The memory of certain toys and or keepsakes blown up in a photo look mod, graphic and would even be fun to take to college....well maybe. :) One always needs to think ahead!

Georgica Pond said...

Genius - what a great way to transition the room as your son grows up. Great tip.