This tutorial is a super easy way to make a wall display in a boy’s bedroom. Actually this is would work on any wall in your home that you wanted to add a decorative wall art.
As I continue the long road of decorating A’s bedroom, I’ve already completed his bed and 2 toned dresser (here), painted his fabric chair (here), and painted striped window treatments (here). I still have plans to makeover his desk, add a wall of shelves and then add all the accessories that go along with his room’s theme of “Awesomeness”. But first I wanted to add a decorative wall display.
I began my search on Pinterest, of course, for boy’s room wall art and boy’s room gallery art display and found so many great ideas. I knew I would be adding shelves to his room to display some bigger items, but I needed something for the small stuff like Lego figures. Then, one day at work, a co-worker brought in this HGTV magazine from October 2016. I immeditely fell in love with cover photo and knew I wanted to do something similar in A’s room.
Back to Pinterest, I began searching for wall cubes and box shelves, again a lot of great ideas on how to make them. I decided I didn’t want to take the time to make them because what I was looking for where small boxes. So I began searching my favorite stores like Micheal’s Crafts, Joann Fabrics and Hobby Lobby and finally found the size I was looking for at my local Target. Ahhh…Target you never let me down.
Unfortunately, Target only had 2 sets and I knew I needed 3. So I grabbed those 2 and bunch of other things that I didn’t come to get but now need in my life and then headed to the next closest store for 1 more set. The next Target had a Starbucks inside which was exactly what I needed after all the shopping I did at the first Target. Oh yeah, I also grabbed one my set of the wooden boxes.
THE HOW TO
This is the super easy part. I just painted the insides of all the boxes white. I used the creme wax because I wanted more of a white wash look so you can still see the wood. Honestly, I left the outsides of the box unfinished because I wasn’t quite sure what I color I wanted to paint them. I can always take them down and paint the outside because I hung them with the Command Strips.
It only took a few minutes for them to dry. I laid them on the floor in front of A’s bed to figure out the pattern I wanted. The photo is only shown with 2 sets of boxes but I ended up using the bigger to smaller, smaller to bigger pattern-if that makes sense. Then I attached the Command Strips and hung them on the wall. I let A- choose what he wanted to display in his boxes and DONE!
A- and I are very happy the way it turned out.
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