I've been working on my older daughter's room for way too long now. Let's see, I started just before LAST Christmas! But I'm starting to see the pieces come together. I chose green paint for the walls, gray furniture, and turquoise bedding, and I was struggling a bit as to how to tie them together. Finally, a theme is emerging.
I started with the frame. I had originally bought this for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday celebration. I really didn't have in mind that I might use it anywhere else, but the dark silver seemed to want to be near the gray furniture. Seeing a chance to tie in the turquoise, I created a sign in Publisher using a turquoise background and had it printed at FedEx Kinko's to fit the frame. "Born to Fly" seems appropriate for both the butterflies and my daughter, who is a quite capable and independent young lady (and a daredevil to boot).
Next, inspired by Layla's mantle (below), I bought a butterfly punch for half off and went crazy with a couple of old magazines. I also found the larger paper butterflies on clearance at Hobby Lobby. I wasn't sure how I'd use them, but I bought them anyway and worked them in. A little hot glue and whole kaleidoscope was fluttering away. (Yep, I just glued them right to the wall.)
I love how all the colors in the butterflies pick up a hodgepodge of colors - the pink dollhouse, the purple mouse bedding, and all of Mary's books, pictures, and accessories - scattered around the room.
Soon I hope to finish my knockoff of Jessica's specimen art and a couple of capiz chandeliers. I'm working to have the reveal ready shortly after Christmas. Hopefully this Christmas!