Monday, August 13, 2012

Maia's Room Make Over - DIY Desk Station - Part 4

Today I'm going to share with you a project I made for my daughters room. Above her desk all there was, was a bare wall. You all know what happens when there is a bare wall behind a desk? Yes, you guessed it... scratches, dents, crayons, holes in the wall. Well that was my fear with having a 6 year old next to a freshly painted wall, lol! 

At first I thought I would just hang up an eraser or cork board up, but then I thought I would like to see something a bit prettier that I could coordinate with her room.  So this is what I created!  Pretty, right? Best thing is that it's so funtional!



Here is how I did it!


Supplies I used - Art canvas, picture frame (bought a while ago in the Micheal's clearance bin, knew it would come in handy one day!), acrylic paint, hot glue, batting, fabric, glass beads and ribbon.


I moved the hooks from the frame to where I needed them to be.


I needed to hang this picture frame on the wood pieces of the canvas so I had to figure out how to center it on the canvas.


Pretty easy to feel where the wood was through the canvas so found my center and placed nails on each side, for where the picture frame would hang.



It would have been way easier if I had just spray painted my frame, but I didn't have any on hand so scrylic paint it was! It took 3 coats. Thanks goodness it was a hot day, so it dried up pretty fast!


Then I layed the batting down on the canvas and just cut around it.


Did the same with the pink fabric.


I used hot glue to secured the edges to the frame. My staple gun just broke, this worked just as well!


Poke the nails through the fabric, so I knew where to hang my frame.


Put the picture frame back together, I used some ribbon to embellish it and just printed out a basic calender and another piece of paper that read Maia's Notes. The glass from picture frames make perfect dry erase boards!


Decorated the canvas with crisscrossing some ribbon, and then added some glass beads as buttons where the ribbon intersected. They look so cute!


And here it is again! My daughter loves this idea! She is always drawing on it and soon it will be filled up with her pictures and artwork! 

Hope you liked this post! 
Happy crafting :)