When my oldest son was born 8 years ago (Sheesh! I can’t believe it’s been that long!), I decorated his room in a Noah’s Arc Theme, with a golden yellow and denim blue. It was adorable (if I do say so) and served him well in his wee days, but as he grew, and moved into a big boy bed, the room kind of became a mish-mosh of things added over time, including his younger brother. 🙂 I never had time or inclination for a redecorating. Then, about 2 years ago, I was expecting my first little girl, and I was excitedly decorating her new room with a pale butter cream yellow and spring green and a dragonfly theme. I REALLY got into it.
Along my new-baby decorating frenzy, the boys got a little jealous. They told me in no uncertain terms that they wanted a newly decorated “theme” room. Since they have a giant pine bunkbed, and we have a lot of the golden yellow and denim blue stuff left over from the Noah’s Arc nursery, a cowboy room seemed the logical choice. The boys were thrilled, so off I went redecorating their room. I’m sure I’ll show you more of the room at a later date, but I wanted to share with you an easy-peasy but really striking piece of art I created for the wall above their dresser. I had the frame from a Noah’s Arc painting that I did while I was pregnant with the eldest and planning the Noah’s Arc room, and I had the idea of doing a rustic, cowboy-style pop art in colors that matched those of the new room. The new color scheme was inspired by the great sheet sets I got at Target to go with their dark denim bead spreads.
I found a great website called Pop Art Machine that creates all different artistic renderings from your uploaded photos. They also have lots of images in their public galleries. This image was one from their blog, but worked perfectly for this application. I downloaded four of the color schemes that worked best with the colors in the room, printed them out on cardstock, cut them out and stuck them down on a board with glue stick, and voila! Free art:
Here it is with a little more of the context of the room.
There having a great giveaway for a Silhouette Craft Cutter (worth OVER $325) over at Tatertots and Jello, but stay away, ‘cause I want it!! 😉 (Apparently I’m not the only one, since there are over 2000 entries so far!! Wowee!!) Thrifty Decor Chick is also giving away a Silhouette Craft Cutter. I’ve never won a blog giveaway before, but this would be a fantastic week to start! 😉 Also trying for a Silhouette machine over at Southern Hospitality. This project is participating in the Wall Art Challenge at The CSI Project!