DIY

RROAAW This eyecatcher of your bedroom or bathroom is something you can easily make yourself! The only thing you need for this DIY animal hanger is a wooden rail, plastic animal toys, screws and a touch of paint.

Saw your rail to the desired length. Paint it in your favourite colour. Measure it, and divide by the number of hooks you want + 1. For example if you want 4 hooks, divide by 5. Indicate this number at each distance on the rail. This is where the hooks will be attached.

Choose the animals you like, e.g. from Hema. The ones that are filled completely are the best, otherwise you will have to fill them up with silicone. Saw them in half in the middle of the body, and figure out which part works out best as a hanger, could be e.g. the lion’s tail. (Spray) paint them in another colour or leave them as they are, if you like that better.

Screw the helixes in the back of the rail where the equal distances are indicated. Go as deep as the helixes are just visible at the front; then hold the animal firmly against the surface (or ask for help), and screw further into the animal’s body; don’t let the helix be visible.

Secure the rail on the wall, and hang your favourite pj’s on your favourite animal. GRRRRR!

 

 

DIY

Although we moved already 2 years ago, the renovation of our house was so big that we hadn’t had the time to paint the kids’ rooms yet. I was in doubt which colours to choose, until I bought this stunning poster at IKEA. The birds gave me so much inspiration 🙂

I know it sounds strange, but I really went to the paint store with these birds in my mind: pink and pale olive green for Emilia, and for Lucie the same pale green combined with mint blue-green. I painted both colours in their rooms and kept the other 2 white.  But since they are kids, I found that suddenly too simple and clean… So decided to make templates.

Starting from cardboard, I cut out triangles for Lucie and lozenges for Emilia.You need to draw around them on the wall with a pencil, and then tape around the pencil. Don’t try to do it elsewise, trust me I tried and it becomes messy. I used several colours that matched the 2 coloured walls plus some extra gold, as a gold lover 🙂

This is the result in both rooms.

I just placed them without a  pattern like I wished, but of course you could also work with a fixed pattern. And as you can see, I also made matching curtains with the fantastic organic fabric from FairyTailors; both with fabulous gold paint.

This is how the rooms look further more.

Now I am planning on making their lighting! To be continued…

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