At the very beginning of the year, I decided it was time to redecorate the boys’ rooms. And then life happened… you know how it goes. I started slowly planning and buying things here and there, but didn’t make any actual changes until recently.
I really wanted to finish their bedrooms before the baby comes, and I am SO happy that the rooms are almost ready for their big reveal!
One of the changes is that this photo hanger in my 5-year-old’s room was removed.
But I still wanted to display photos on his wall, so this weekend I made him a new DIY photo memo board with these supplies:
- Large cork board ($13.99 – 40% coupon from the Hobby Lobby phone app = about $8.39)
- Small clothespins (I think about $3.99 at Hobby Lobby… can probably get them cheaper on sale or at a dollar store though)
- Jute rope (I got this for $1 in the Target dollar spot a while back)
I wanted to add a positive quote so add some personality to the board. Finally I came up with this: “Be Brave, Be Kind, Seek Adventure and Truth” – which I designed in PicMonkey and printed onto white cardstock, then spent forever cutting out. (I didn’t have any letter stencils I liked, or that would have been an easier option!)
I glued the words on with matte Mod Podge.
Then I flipped the board over, nailed on two sawtooth hangers and then stapled the jute rope as tightly as possible.
Finally I added the clips and painted some red on them to coordinate with the rest of the room. (I also painted a nightstand for him in this red, since it’s his favorite color.)
We hung it over his bed with a giant arrow from Hobby Lobby.
The room is almost finished… I can’t want to show you guys the rest of it!
My other son’s bedroom looks pretty awesome too, if I do say so. 😉
The reveals are coming soon! (and we don’t have a separate room for the baby yet, but I do have part of the boys’ playroom set up as a nursery, so I’ll be sharing that soon too.) And if you’re wondering, I’m still hanging in there – Baby Boy #3 should be here sometime this month (fingers crossed)!
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