Monday, October 13, 2008

Creative Juices

When I was pregnant with Brody, I knew that I didn't want his room to have a theme. At least not the kind where you go to Toys R Us and blow your budget buying a million matching pieces. I wanted his room to be decorated in photos (duh!) that I took of him and him with our family and friends.

When I found his bedding, I loved the colors because it was all different shades of blue with various textures and patterns. It did happen to have sailboats on it. (But they are cool Nautica sailboats) Still, we only bought the bedding and not all the accessories...I did not want it to look like the Nautica Sailboat Collection threw up in his room.

Well, when he was 2 months old, I found this AWESOME board for $10 at the Roundtop Antique Fair!!
I loved the distressed paint job and vintage feel it has. And the big crack in it just gave it even more character. So I snatched it up, thinking SURELY I have somewhere I can put this in his room. Well, when I got it home, I realized the only spot for it was the same wall above his dresser that I was saving for canvases of him. For 7 months, this awesome piece of art stood behind Brody's bedroom door, waiting for me to decide what to do with it. In the meantime, the wall above the dresser remained bare, waiting for a masterpiece of some kind to be hung upon it.
Well, the wait for both is over. A couple of months ago, I finally decided what I wanted to do. I found a way to use the sailboat board and still have photos on the wall. I FINALLY actually tackled the project yesterday! Check it out!

I bought a spool of twine at Lowes so it would look "boatish." Matt helped me use a big staple gun to attach the twine to the back and we made Xs across it. The vintage sailboat painting is a cute backdrop to a photo collage. And I'll be able to swap photos in and out as he grows and starts learning new people. I love the final result! What do you think?


  1. I love it. It is perfect for his room and you did not have to spend a fortune to make a neat looking photo board.

  2. It looks great Larra! Way to be know I love this kind of thing!


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