DIY Playroom Art
In my opinion, photo galleries are the best solution for big spaces which is probably why I have about 4 different ones in my house. This one by far the biggest at 95 inches by 51 inches.
This project would have been a lot quicker had I not wanted pink frames but black just wouldn’t do! So, I grabbed some spare frames, some donated frames from a friend, some spray primer and craft paint and got painting.
I originally filled the frames with black and white photos but it came out too dreary for a fun playroom so instead I made some animal prints. I found free vector animal silhouettes online here and here and created different pattern backgrounds in Illustrator. All but four sizes could be printed on my home photo printer, and the bigger ones at Costco on poster paper that I trimmed down.
Quick Steps >>
1 – remove glass and cardboard from frames
2 – spray prime all frames
3 – paint frames with craft paint and brush. I used Americana Gloss Enamel in Razzle Berry which leaves a really shiny surface so I could skip the varnish step.
4 – print artwork
5 – layout frames on computer or on the floor
6 – hang and enjoy!
Download Zipped Folder (18.4MB) – 8.5 x 11 PDFs
Download Zipped Folder (18.3MB) – 5 x 7 PDFs
Download Zipped Folder (17MB) – 5 x 7 JPGs
The above links contain the animal pdfs or jpgs. If you have Adobe Illustrator you can resize or recolour! Let me know if you need help and I can try to guide you through it.