Christopher’s Room: Framed Lulu DK

Hello again!

I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend. We took our family pictures today in the pumpkins and hopefully I can show you a preview of them tomorrow!

So you may have seen the post that I did Friday about the map that is now hanging in Christopher’s Room… Today I am going to show you some additional artwork that I have in the room.

You may also remember the post that I did on fabric designer Lulu DK and her fabulous Children’s line at Schumacher. I recently decided to frame a few of the fabrics and hang them above Christopher’s bed.

Here are the fabrics that I decided to use:

Lulu DK Skittles in Blueberry/Sky

Lulu DK Sailboat in Sky

Lulu DK Macaroni in Blueberry/Sky

I was able to obtain some small pieces of these fabrics and went to good ‘ole Walmart for some frames on one of my lunch breaks this week. I snagged some frames for $3.00 each and finally carved out some time to assemble them on Thursday night.

Obviously, the first step is to open the back of the frame and take out the less than desirable example photo.

Next, I cut the fabric pieces to be slightly larger than the opening of the mat…

Then taped them in place…

And put them back into the frames.

All that I really used were the scissors, tape and a few command hooks to hang them. It might have taken me a total of 15 minutes to pop the fabrics into the frames and Voila! fun artwork…

And here they are installed Christopher’s room:

Christopher admiring the new artwork in his PJs

This is a really great way to use a small piece of a fabric that you might like to feature in a child’s room or any other room for that matter. Maybe you can’t afford to make draperies or bedding in a statement fabric… Framing the fabric as artwork can be a great alternative that will still make a statement!

Have you framed a fabric to serve as artwork?

Upcoming Projects

Ok, so I said that I was going to get back to you all on September 12th, but today is the 21st… Perhaps I am dyslexic… Of course the more likely (and real answer) is that I am crazy busy right now!
Here is the scoop: We moved into the new place. Oh, what a difference double the square footage makes! We have almost gotten everything settled in and it is such a relief. There are several projects that need to be completed before everything is just right. Most of which, are currently in the works.

Dresser for Christopher’s Room

I am giving you all a sneak peak at the Dresser that we are refinishing for Christopher’s room. This piece has a great history in Geoff’s family and we are excited to have it in the little man’s room. We sanded everything down and did the initial staining last weekend. Hoping to finish up this weekend!

Here is the Before:

Family Dresser

Play Table for Christopher’s Room

My very talented sister-in-law, Jennifer (Photographer/Graphic Designer/Artist extraordinaire) gave us a Lack side table from Ikea for us to use in Christopher’s Room. It has been well used and had a fair amount of nicks and paint splatter from its previous life, but a new with a new coat of paint, I think it will be fantastic!

Table Before:

Ikea Lack Side Table

Artwork in Christopher’s Room

I showed you the Lulu DK collection in my post a few weeks ago and I will be framing a few of those fabrics for Christopher’s Room. This one just might be one of them.

Lulu DK – Sailboat in Sky

I also saw a fantastic US map on another blog that I follow, Shannon Berrey Design. Shannon featured this map that can be printed and applied to cardboard to make a jigsaw puzzle. It is a free printable and the first thing I thought when I saw it was, “Must.Have.For.Christopher’s.Room!” Check out her post here.

Map of the US – Mr. Printables

I am also planning to do a hanging alphabet on one wall, but can’t decide which printable alphabet set to use yet…. decisions, decisions!

Notice a theme here? Yes, I am now obsessed with decorating my child’s room! To my credit, he has not had his own room until now, so all of the Mommies out there will get what I mean.

What new projects do you have in the works?

Lulu DK – Child

My mind has been hung up lately on children’s decor. We have been looking at new places that would allow us to have a play space for Christopher and the wheels of my imagination have been turning…

Late last week, I was in the (oh, so beautiful) Schumacher showroom and the Lulu DK Child collection caught my eye:

How cute is this!

Lulu DK aka Lulu deKwaitkowski is a fabric designer who has done collections for many of the trade companies. Her fabrics are usually hand drawn and brightly colored with a whimsical touch. I think that her designs have such great artistry!

Here are some of my favorite fabrics in her collection:

Parade – Blueberry/ Ocean

Lollipop – Turquoise/Leaf

These animals are just precious!

Jungle Jubilee – Sky

Love – Sky

Embroidered paint splatter…

Skittles – Punch/Coral

and I love the embroidered shapes on this one.

Macaroni – Turquoise/Leaf

Star – Sunshine

Great for a nautical vibe.

Sailboat – Sky

Jelly Bean – Ocean

Being a mother of a boy, you can see I was drawn to the more masculine colors:

But all of the fabrics above are available in other color ways…

What do you think of Lulu DK’s Collection? Is there another children’s collection that you are crushing on?