Monday, August 11, 2008

Scrapbook Paper Art and Look What we Started...

This weekend I did the scrapbook paper on the foam board project that so many of you have already done. I had a hard time getting the foam board cut so this project was hard to me. I will try it again though. I also put ribbon around the edges of the smaller two boards...don't like it. It does look alright in the spot it is in though, so for the time being, it will stay. The black frame is the one from Hobby Lobby (shown in a previous post) that had a couple of dings in it and I got it for $4.99 from $49.99. I also flanked it with the candle holders that I painted black. This was over my couch but we got new furniture this weekend and I will show you later this week.
This is the other project that was started this weekend. Lexi is now 9 and do you see what was still up around the top of her walls?? Yep, her baby wallpaper....(long past) time for that to go!!!

Now it is ready to paint.......actually we have painted the walls in a color called Straw Hat (but I forgot to take a picture at this point), still have to work on all the trim and baseboards.....all going to be white. We did get her bed put together and in the room and some of her things back in it, but I want to wait to show you her room when we are through. That could be a month, or two or you will just have to stay
She also needs new furniture and some sort of mistreatments so we still have a long way to go.


Dawn said...

The art work you did is very nice. I have a friend who makes beautiful scrapbook art in her house. I'm still too chicken to try it.

Your picture of Lexi scraping the border made me smile. My son will be 10 next month and he is STILL not ready for me to take down the cars, truck, buses and trains that are on his wall. I've offered to paint it. He wants it all just the way it is! I don't think he's a boy that likes change!

Have fun redoing Lexi's room.

take care,

Nancy said...

Morning Darlene, I like your scrapbook paper project, I thinks it looks great. I can't wait to see your new furn. and Lexi's room. Have fun!! Nancy

Marie said...

I love the paper you used!! I think it the artwork is great! I have a plan of my own brewing in my head to use scrapbook paper...I bought a piece of that foam board at Target on Saturday. Let's see if I ever use it. :o)

Can't wait to see what you do to Lexi's room!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
Your project turned out great! My daughter and I are doing one using styromfoam board.

It is not as easy as it looks. I think if we do another we'll use a picture frame.

Lisa Ann said...

Love it! Great job. I bought new furniture this weekend to. Can't wait to see your's.

ForeverMe said...

Hi Darlene, I love the scrapbook art! Lexi is so cute working on her room! Don't you just love Hobby Lobby? The picture frame you got is beautiful! I love that black leather look! I think I'd like to try scrapbooking but don't know where I'd fit it with all my other hobbies!!

chelle's winks said...

I love how your project came a post on it...I'd like to try...

Good luck with Lexi's room...can't wait to see it and your new funiture...lucky you!

The Berry's Patch said...


I just love that scrapbook paper board. It looks great! You are so talented girl.

I have so many rooms I want to post too but they are not completed. It takes time. Great thing about blogging is that I tend to get things done quicker so I can post about them. Otherwise it could take months, maybe years.

Have a wonderful Monday!


~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Darlene,
Your paper art is great~ AND way to shop and get a good price-I love doing that-It just makes you feel so warm and fuzzy inside~

I'm so glad Lexi is getting an updated room~ Too cute! I bet she is just really excited to get out of the "baby" mode.

Have fun with the room-I can't wait to see what it all looks like when you are done!

3CHEERS4MOM said...

I love the art work with scrapbook paper, want to try this myself for my daughters room. Cheers, Amy

Bella said...

lol, I am up to my neck in scrapbook paper projects right now myself...and this is my first it's a learning experience, that is for sure!

I love your artwork, it's really pretty! I am having issues with the edges of one of the projects I am working on, too...not sure what to do, I might just use paint.

Thanks for sharing your art with us, I love to see what everyone is up I can copy it, lol ;)

Your dd is so cute!


Joy said...

What a beautiful little girl! My "baby" is eleven too. It's such a great age. It looks like the two of you have quite a job ahead of you. Removing wallpaper is one of my least favorite home improvements. Lucky for you it's just a border.
I like the way your paper art project turned out. And I can't wait to see the photos of the new furniture.

Mrs.H said...

Thank you for stopping by! I have been wanting to try this project. Where did you by your backing for the scrapbook paper?

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Love your take on the scrapbook project. I completely know the feeling of changing the daughter's room around. I just painted the first wall today in my girls' room(in 11 years..uhg). Who knows when the other three will get done. For now, it's the "accent wall." hee hee

Christina said...


What a great project. It looks fantastic.

Look forward to seeing your daughter's room.

Kim's Treasures said...

Great project! Love the papers you used! Lexi looked like she enjoyed helping with her room! Can't wait to see more pics!
Have a great night!

B J's Corner said...

Hi darlene,
Thanks for dropping in today. I'm just learning all of this with my daughters help. Your blog is great.

Shannon said...

Your project looks so great!! Can't wait to see how Lexi's room turns out!

Victoria said...


Glad I'm not the only one that takes a month or so to get a project like a bedroom finished!!! I can't wait to see the finished project.

Love the foam board project as well. I might just try that in the playroom.