My childhood bedroom was straight out of a movie, complete with pink bedding, a frilly canopy and curio cabinets full of not-to-be touched dolls and figurines. It was lovely but not the playful, whimsical space I longed for. Oh, to be a kid now. You wouldn’t be able to extract me from that uber-cute play area with drum set. And Brian Patrick Flynn’s photo wall mural project is awesome!
Fast Fix Kids’ Rooms features 12 fabulous, fun projects perfect for toddler to teen spaces that you can knock out in a weekend…easy. (I’m going to do a twist on the dresser for my bedroom.)
Here are my favorites:
Brian Patrick Flynn makes it easy to turn any photograph into an joyous piece of art. Simply take a high-resolution photo of your child’s favorite toys (he suggests picking easily identifiable objects such as cars, stuffed animals or dolls), have the image printed onto vinyl and attach the print to a handmade box frame. Voila!
Give me something to draw on, and I’m one happy camper. That’s why I love this colorful chalkboard dresser. Paint your child’s dresser with bold chalkboard paint, and help keep him or her organized by labeling each drawer with its contents. Or let them create their own artwork.
Every child needs a place to do homework, so why not make them a colorful desk of their own. All you need are wooden posts, plywood and paint to create this pint-size piece. Resting on two legs, this chunky desk delivers a modern edge to any space.
Ready to learn how to turn a crib mattress into a daybed, construct a play kitchen, customize chalkboard lamps, make a photo wall mural and so much more? Click here for pictures and step-by-step instructions. Also, check out these delightful, one-of-a-kind designs for nurseries, playrooms and kids’ bedrooms. Have fun!