Artwork on Alex's Walls – Katerina Buscemi
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Artwork on Alex's Walls

I've been so absorbed with creating make-believe gallery walls lately that I've completely neglected to finish up the actual walls in our home. I ordered these Animal Print Shop Prints ages ago, and have yet to decide where to hang them up.

This ^^ is Alex's bedroom currently (see the fabulous neon yellow blanket I found at Marshall's, of all places!) Sad, bare walls.

I initially thought of doing something like this below. The trouble is, I don't want to hang anything over his bed that could fall on his head.

I've mocked up how the framed photographs would appear above his bed. I just don't feel comfortable with a double row though. If I pull the bed away from the wall slightly, I could do a single row of frames. This way, if one were to fall, it would hit the floor. But then there would be a large open wall space above.

Before my computer died, I was working on a tutorial for a flag garland wall decal, which I thought was a good compromise between aesthetics and safety. I'm really paranoid about strings and garlands in kids' rooms, even for older children, so I was looking for a way to achieve the same look as the Ferm Living or Oeuf flag garlands below.

[caption id="attachment_286" align="alignnone" width="640"]flaggarlandSparrow_Trundle_ Oeuf Knitted Flag Garland[/caption] [caption id="attachment_285" align="alignnone" width="640"]ferm-living-garland-happy-flags-olive-knitted-acry Ferm Living Happy Flags Knitted Garland[/caption]

I drew up a garland design on AutoCAD (because everything gets drawn in AutoCAD) and set to work cutting out the flag shapes from a Cricut adhesive vinyl multi pack ($12 right now at Joann Fabrics), using colours very similar to the Ferm Living design. Unfortunately, I haven't retrieved the backup images I created of the flag design but I'm hoping it will look something like this when I've finished.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Alex's wall mocked up with flag garland and Animal Print Shop Prints[/caption]

I hope to get this wall done soon and then post the tutorial.

I've really been wanting to get Alex's room "tour ready" but that child takes after his mother in the tidiness department and, most of the time, his room looks like some variation of "Hoarders."

You can see below that the colour scheme is starting to come together, if I could only get it tidy enough for a photograph!

[caption id="attachment_289" align="alignnone" width="640"]This is why I have yet to do a room tour! This is why I have yet to do a room tour![/caption]
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