HERE, and the bookshelf is a rain gutter just like I used in THE GIRL'S ROOM.
I did the mural myself.
It was based on a project I did several years ago in my apartment. It was the first time I used fabric starch to attach fabric to the wall.
(look how little my kids are!)
I found a picture online that I liked and copied. To make the mural, I drew a big circle on the wall, and traced the different parts, and just painted in the lines. Everyone talks about needed really good brushes to do something like this. But I pulled it off with a 10 cent sponge brush and one of my kid's watercolor brushes for the little stuff. You just have to be really patient and slow.
The starfish I found at a local store. But the life preserver just might be my very favorite thing in the whole room.
When looking for sailboat decor, I found several life preservers for $10-15. But they were just painted Styrofoam. I knew I could make it for much less.
So here's my supplies.
Pretty simple, huh. I knew the rope around the perimeter needed to be thicker, so I braided 4 strands of jute together, and made sure it was long enough to go clear around the wreath.
Then I painted the wreath, wrapped the rope and wreath with jute (in single thickness this time), and secured it with hot glue. I'm so happy with how it turned out!
Price list for this wall:
Wreath: $2.50 (40% off coupon)
Magnet board: $3
Rain gutter: free (left over from girls room)
Mural: free (left over paint)
Total cost this stage: $10.50
Total so far for room: 30.50