As I mentioned a couple months ago, we recently moved Edie into Henry’s room and now have a shared space (which has been a real challenge for a 6 yr old boy and a 10 month old girl). A fun challenge though. There are a few DIY projects in the space that I’ll be sharing with you bit by bit. The first project was the DIY pom pom rug last month (which is still holding up pretty well, FYI).
Today I’m sharing a simple project. Really, more like a budget friendly tip. Creating this blown up image of them from a newborn shoot we did when Edie was just one week old with Rachel Thurston. It only cost us $12 to make, here’s how we did it…
Photography by Liz Stanley and Sara Albers. Assisted by Sarah Iveson
Not rocket science of a DIY but there are things called engineering prints, or an oversized poster you can print through your local FedEx or Kinkos. I’ve seen people print these before and was interested to try it out myself. I was really impressed with the quality, and only $12 for a black and white! I sent the image via their online service, specified the width (50 inches) and it was ready to pick up the next day.
It’s printed on a thin paper so it’s definitely not a permanent piece of art in their room. But that’s what I love about it. We can switch it up for a new image as often as we want. For $12, that’s a really inexpensive way to re-decorate a room and keep the photos on the wall current.
To hang it, again I wanted something simple and easy to replace. I love those old industrial binder clips and found a few I liked on etsy. They have holes through the middle which was perfect to put a large nail through.
A simple project, but one of my favorite parts about the kids room! (Well besides the two cuties that sleep in there…)