since luca has few constant favorites when it comes to colors, animals, or toys, we had a difficult time deciding what artwork to make for the wall over his bed. then the idea of a skyline came to mind. it was one of those mini-brilliant moments. you see, luca loves being in a city. when we drive into one - big or small - he grins and stretches his little neck up to look at buildings. sidewalks full of people make him happy. even the traffic is a highlight -all of the cars and buses zooming by. he loves the entire atmosphere.
i thought i would share how we made his city art (as seen in the room tour).
(using supplies from the stash = no cost. my favorite kind of project.)
blue craft paint and paint brush
2 canvas boards old road maps
first luca painted the canvas boards with two coats of the blue craft paint.. while they were drying, he cut varying sized rectangles from old maps on which he drew windows and doors. there was a lot of creative license here - many buildings have oddly shaped windows and are oddly proportionate. but this is what gives the art his personal touch.
we then glued the rectangles onto the boards with mod podge. pretty self-explanatory, right?
we initally planned on one layer of buildings, but decided a second row was needed. i love the staggered heights and different widths.
when it dried, we screwed the boards to his bedroom wall.
low enough that he can play attack of the giant squirrel of course.
this piece really completes luca's corner. i love the pop of blue on the wall.
i should mention that we began working on the city art last winter. it shouldn't have taken this long to complete, but we just kept putting it to the side. so getting this finished and hung was cause for major happiness at casa hart.
and this is proof, once again, that you don't need to spend lots of money and that you can let the littles do it themselves.