I have been collecting the items needed for a little art space in Immy’s playroom for some months now. The table, storage drawers, stools came together easily with our wooden easel but I really wanted to have a special area for displaying Immy’s artwork. Originally I planned to paint the wall with magnetic paint but then found that they don’t sell it in Australia any more. Then I thought I might paint a frame or a series of frames on the wall (I seem to like that idea as you can see here in Immy’s bedroom) but I was a bit worried that my painting ability might fail me. Then I saw this gorgeous nursery wall over at Hanna Mac (found via Li’l Magoolie) and I thought, “Why not just do it, you can always paint over it!”
I sent Dad 101 off for a sample pot of bright yellow paint, grabbed a pencil, ruler and artist’s paintbrush and set to work. It took a couple of hours but I am so pleased with the results. Now if you are really worried about your ability to paint straight on the walls then I am sure that these DIY removable fabric decal frames would work just as well.
I also wanted to add a space where Immy could hang her own pieces which came together as a display wire with pegs. Plus I loved the yellow so much that our easel also saw a little painting action.
I know we are blessed to have space for a playroom but I cannot tell you how great this little art space is. Immy spends time everyday drawing, cutting and pasting in her little nook!
- Vika Alex Drawer Unit, Ikea
- Sansad Children’s Table, Ikea
- Mammut Children’s Stools, Ikea
- Grundtal Rail, Ikea (unfortunately the hanging containers shown no longer appear to be available here)
- Deka Curtain Wire, Ikea
- Spring Peg Set, The Toy Bug
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