Monday, August 29, 2011

Vinyl + Wooden Letters + Paint = Make-over

My kids' rooms in our new house needed a little make-over. Paige's room was kind of dark blue. We tried to just live with it and brighten it up by using pretty, girlie, decorations, but it just didn't cut it. So we painted it a bright yellow (called Summer Sun), which is quite similar to the color of her old room.

I wanted to update more of her room, too. I knew I wanted to do something with the wooden letters that have made up her name since before she was born. I remember picking these letters out and painting them vibrant, primary colors while I was still pregnant. They've hung on both girls' walls ever since.

So, to update her name to match her room and her age a little better, I decided to paint them and make them pop a little by placing them within these "bubbles". At first I thought I'd trace out some circles and paint them in by hand. But then I had a light bulb moment:


Enter Marni, at Sassy Sites. I knew she sold vinyl letters, so I e-mailed her and asked her if she could cut just plain circles. She kindly said she could and even went out and got the colors I needed. Yay!! Look how it turned out:

I love the dimension that the wood-on-vinyl gives. I used blue tacky putty to adhere the wood to the vinyl. It's repositionable and holds well. In fact, that stuff has kept the letters hanging tight for 6 years.

I think this was a nice little update. Paige is happy with it, too. Now, on to Madison's!!

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