3.10.2015

Girl's Room: Art On The Walls And a Give Away!


First of all, thank you for all of your kind comments on the upholstered sofa. I feel like a proud mama of a blue
velvet couch! Ha! Today, I wanted to talk about art in children's rooms, namely my twin's room. Our girls
didn't have much on their walls and they were excited when we put up a gallery wall of pretty
art work for them. Squeals of delight!
Most pictures in their room are DIY,  thrift store art and a gorgeous print from Heatherlee Chan. You
don't need to spend a lot of money to get the look you want, but you do have to be willing to make
something. I hope you'll be inspired to make some art for your home. First, let me give you a tour of the
galleries:
On the dresser, my husband and I made this frame last year and I love the picture of our girls in there.
Above the large frame is this darling print, Sisters Art, I bought from Heatherlee Chan. Her art is
charming, whimsical and feminine- perfect for our little girls. They actually picked the print out, but I had a
hard time choosing just one. All her art is darling! I framed it in an Ikea frame and used a gold sharpie
to make some polka dots around the mat.
The flowers painting in the corner is one of my first attempts at oils in a long time. I had a great time
painting again and thought it would look good with the paint in their room (which is Benjamin Moore's
Love and Happiness). The ampersand and the silhouettes are also painted/cut by me. For the
ampersand, I sketched out the shape on fabric and cut it out. The key for this was to have thin material.
The 'Be Brave' banner was also cut pieces of fabric and adhered using Fabri-tac. The Degas' Dancers
print is from a thrift store and the calendar is from Rifle.

For my $5 thrift store chair I spray painted it white and used a gold sharpie to make the crest and vines. I
loved the chair when I saw it because I could see some kind of art or monogram going in the middle of it.
On the other side of the room, I had my two girls paint some watercolor art and I put them behind a
white mat. I can easily change out their art here if I want. They had a fun time making art for their room.
The map is from artist Judy Kaufmann. Love her work too!
After Christmas I spent a long time weeding through clothes and toys that were not used anymore. It felt
good to organize and simplify their toys. Putting their toys in plastic, labeled bins has been a HUGE
improvement from the catch-all baskets I had in here before. The girls now put their toys away and in
the right spot! Hallelujah!
These lamp bases are from Ikea and I used some Rub N'buff on them to give them a gold/brassy look.
I'll show you the rest of the room soon. We recently put their beds into bunk beds which makes
this room feel larger. The girls have a great area to play in now.
Heatherlee is kind enough to give one of you lucky ducks an art print. You get to pick which one 
you like/love. Her art will get you excited for Spring with so many floral prints and if you have a
 little child in your life it makes charming art for kid's rooms. 
Blog Give Away

To enter the Giveaway: First go to Heatherlee's Etsy store, Laddy Poppins to find your favorite print. Then, comment below and tell me what would be your favorite Lady Poppins print. One comment per entry. One winner will be chosen at random and will receive an art print. Make sure your comment is not a "non-reply" or else I won't be able to get in touch with you. 

For additional entries:
2. Follow me on Google Connect or Bloglovin
3. Follow me on Instagram
4. Like me and follow me on Facebook.
5. Subscribe to Heatherlee's mailing list
6. Like Heatherlee on Facebook.

The Give Away will close Friday, March 13th.

********** The Give Away is now closed. *****************

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22 comments:

  1. LOVE their room- what a sweet space! Love the special art and photos and the dream banner!

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  2. oops- that was supposed to say i follow on bloglovin, too. and i follow you on instagram! so that was 1 and this is 2... sorry!

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  3. Tracy, I love all the meaningful and beautiful pieces of art you've used in your girls' room! And that wall color - I love it - and the name! Thank you for the introduction to Heatherlee's work, she is so talented! I looked all through her Etsy shop and there are so many pieces I would love for my daughter or my little niece's room. But the one I love the most is watercolor of the beach landscape - so lovely - and has me dreaming of a place far away from snow!

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  4. I just visited and liked your FB page :)

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  6. I subscribed to Heatherlee's mailing list. :)

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  7. .....and I liked Heatherlee's Facebook page (I love some of the new pieces she shared on there - the quotes! Beautiful lettering.) Thank you for this chance Tracy!! What a fun giveaway!

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  8. I am such a fan of Heatherlee's art! I am so glad that this giveaway brought me to your lovely blog too! My poor husband has lost me for at least an hour while I scroll through all your beautiful posts. It's so tricky to choose, but my favourite paintings of hers are "Peony Watercolour" and the "It's a good day" with the typewriter. Just beautiful x

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  9. It's so difficult to choose, but I think Starry Night Sky and Girl is my favorite!

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  10. Their room looks lovely and perfect for two girls! I really like the tropical girl traveler watercolor.

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  11. I really like the Beach Painting - Sunset Landscape - Oil - Print 8x10. It would look so pretty in my new apartment.

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  12. I love the book lover with flowers print. That's me for sure! :) What a beautiful space you have created. I love the fresh colors. Thank you for such a generous giveaway as well!

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  13. "Book Lover with Flowers" she just looks so serene, and the colors are gorgeous!
    I'm so glad her post on Instagram led me to your Instagram and blog!
    The girls' room looks amazing! All the colors are so dreamy together!

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  14. I love Flowers in Mason Jar Painting - print. I am not sure that I am eligible to enter (living in EU) - but I follow both on FB (Lubka Kotmanikova), also on bloglovin and instagram (kotlubka) and I ve subscribed (lubaska at hotmail dot com), Thanks.

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  15. I love the sisters painting - just bought one of her other pieces. Beautiful work you both do!!

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  16. I loved looking over all the artwork - The Reader in blue, green, and yellow would be perfect for my little reader. :)

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  17. The Book Lover with Flowers is my favorite print by Heatherlee, though it was hard to choose just one!

    I have liked and followed you on Facebook (Katheryn Gallant) and followed you on Bloglovin. I subscribe to Heatherlee's mailing list and like her on Facebook.

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  18. Typewriter and Flowers is my favorite - her stuff is absolutely gorgeous! Your blog is adorable... glad I stumbled across it :-)

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  19. What a sweet room. I love how the art is so unique and has special meaning. How cute are your girls' creations?? Thanks for linking up with us again at BOTN, Tracy!

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