Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Adventure Artwork - and a New Place!

SO.  If you follow me on instagram - you probably saw a little announcement I made earlier this week.  No...I am not pregnant! The big news is that we are once again packing up our belongings and moving to a new house in April. 39 short days...not that I am counting or anything.  There are really so many reasons we are moving - and it is a total God thing that we have been given the opportunity to make this adorable little place our own...
...Cute right?  It is a two bedroom house - so that means our little dudes will be sharing a room for the first time.  While I know that a lot of people think that having two kids share a room is not ideal - I am honestly very excited for them to share a space!

Of course I have already started decorating their room in my head - and I actually made a good start on a tangible decoration as well! One of the many things I want to teach my dudes is that this world is an amazing place - all they have to do is get out there and find some adventures.

I started with this vintage-looking world map poster that I got on Amazon for $.20.  Yep...that is CENTS people!
Next I played around with the 'adventure is out there' slogan from the movie up, and when I was happy with the fonts I ordered a poster sized engineer print from Staples for a little over $3. 
I layered the print over the map, and put them both on top of a towel that I spread on the dining room table.
 I then traced the outline of the letters - being careful enough to use enough pressure to mark the map, but not to tear through.  It's tough to see - but you can just seen the indentations that I traced in the picture below...
...see it? I filled in the outlines with white paint.  Now...you could do this with a paintbrush, but I happened to have a paint pen on hand, and I found that it worked really well.  Two coats later (give LOTS of drying time between coats - especially if you use a high gloss poster like I did), and it was finished...
 

I still need to find a frame of sorts...I have been playing with the idea of trying to build one...but I am very happy with the way it came out(for $4 no less!), and I'm looking forward to hanging it in their NEW ROOM!

11 comments:

  1. Ahhhh congratulations! That house is adorable! I am so looking forward to seeing what you guys do with all of the new spaces! :)

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    1. Thank you! We are excited to put our mark on it!

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  2. great job! they will love it ;)

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  3. Love it! Great message and delivered in a cute way. Can't wait to see more details on the house!

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  4. What a cute house! Love the map project.

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  5. Such a cute house! Are you buying or still renting?

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    1. Thanks! We are renting with an option to buy (which we intend to do barring any unforseen events!)

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  6. This is fantastic! I love how it turned out! :)

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