A few days back the hubby-to-be & I were talking about home decor & I was rambling on about how I can’t wait to move & finally decorate somewhere! The house we’ve been living in for the past nearly two years is rented & magnolia, everywhere. Classic rental property. I actually like having light walls, I love to give rooms a pop of colour with accessories & colour them that way…I find it much more fun. Plus I know if I change my mind in 6 months time, it’s easy to just swap out some wall art or cushion covers for new ones.
Anyway, I decided that even though we only probably have 6 months left here, I’d take the time to start adding a bit of colour, now the Christmas decorations have been put away, so that for the remaining time we’re here it won’t just feel like we’re still living out of boxes. Silly I know, because what’s the point, but I’m a woman & I’m weird, so that’s how it is. 😉
Back to the subject matter….I was looking at different print sizes / canvas’ online because I want to get some of my photos printed out & displayed, (I have so many backed up on the laptop not being used or looked at & it gets me down sometimes) & I saw a canvas that looked like someone had just taken a canvas, put a load of sellotape over the top of it in a random fashion & splatted paint on it. I looked at it & thought, you know what….I’ve got some small canvas’ laying around in a bag that I’ve had for about a year & not done anything with, so I thought I’d have a go, but toddler style!!
So, I set to work, cutting out shapes from sellotape to make a train, because our little man Theo loves trains. I finished the train with a bit of a gap at the bottom of the canvas & thought I’d put his name across the bottom to fill the space. We covered the floor like we normally do & put him in some old clothes & essentially let him go wild with paints. He had a great time, finger painting & painting with a brush, mixing all his colours & doing what he wanted. As soon as the first colours went onto the canvas it started to look really awesome & the more that went on & got smushed around the more excited I got to see the outcome.
And here it is: *don’t mind his girly ‘craft time’ cover all*
I really love it, I think it’s a great little way to get your toddler involved in decorating, it’s a win win situation really, because he loved it, I love the outcome & it’s something he can look at & know he did. I want to do one for the living room too, not a train I might add, but it’s a great, cheap way of adding a pop of colour to your walls & involving the little one as well. I’ll no doubt post pictures of any others I do, so keep an eye out for that.
So there we go, home decor, toddler style! – I hope you enjoyed it.
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