Thursday, January 17, 2013

Changing it Up … The Evolution of a Little Boys Room {Memo Wall}


As I mentioned here I am on a mission to finish up Mason’s bedroom. Mason is 8 and he is a bit of a collector. He loves to display his stuff around his room and does so by either pinning or taping said “stuff” to his wall. When I noticed this happening more frequently I knew it was time for an area to be designated just for that. I came up with a cheap and simple solution … meet Mason’s memo wall!



It started out as a boring, empty wall that was just that! Boring and empty!



I knew that I wanted the wall filled up but didn’t want to spend much on the project so I shopped my collection of old frames and came up with a few different sizes to fill the space. In order to see how they would fit in the space, I laid them out on the floor in front of the wall and tried a few arrangements until deciding on this one below.



If you have been following NBLane for awhile you may (or may not) remember this post where I spray painted a few thrift store finds. The framed puzzle on the right is now the bright red frame being used for the memo wall and the display shelf on the left got a fresh coat of white and will be finding it’s way into the room soon!DSC02775


As for the other frames I just left the two big ones as is, removed the glass, cut a piece of cardboard to fit in each frame and covered the cardboard with some leftover blanket filler and some fabric scraps I had laying around. It was easy peasy. And they are just duck taped on the back to hold everything together. Told ya … easy!



Can you see the red line that is stitched across the red and white striped fabric? That fabric is actually an old pillow case from Mason’s room when he was a baby. I like how the stitching tells a story and love reusing something from his old room!

The two small square frames are old Ikea mirrors that I took the mirror out of and covered with burlap. I love the texture that the burlap brings to the wall.

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Mason is loving having a designated wall to showcase all his drawings and memo’s. He has put it to good use and I haven’t seen any tape lurking on the walls so I think it was a win!



It feels good to have something crossed off the list and I think it’s just what I needed to get the ball rolling!

Oh, and by the way … it’s almost the weekend! Now if I could just get everyone healthy around here so we can enjoy it!


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  1. I LOVE all of it! I love the patterns and colors and how you mixed the burlap in! Way to go! Can't wait to see what you come up with next for his room!! :)

    1. Thanks Shelly! I've been a little afraid of pattern in the past but I'm stepping out of my box and loving it! Hopefully I won't go to crazy with this newfound obsession ;) ...