9.19.2012

Boy's Room Wall Art with Chargers

Nearly every time I shop at Wal-mart I make sure to go check out the clearance section in the home goods section.  Most of the time I don't see anything that I need/want, but a few months ago I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found a stack of 14" solid wood dinner plate chargers for only $2 each!  They were originally priced at $6.96.  Yesterday I felt like making something crafty and ended up turning three chargers into some fun wall art for my son's room for only $6!


I bought ten of them knowing that there are several things that I could make with them.  I have an idea for a Christmas gift and will tell you about it when/if I figure out all of the little details.


Because I might want to use the chargers for something else down the road I didn't want to paint over the wood.  I didn't have enough white vinyl on hand to cut the images out either so I took a chance and used everyday white contact paper, which I had plenty of.  (You can read more about cutting and using contact paper for stenciling here.)  If it starts to peel I'll come back and update this post and let you know--hopefully it won't.


My son picked the images he wanted and chose a tractor, an airplane, and a monster truck.  I found the images online and in Microsoft office, uploaded them into the Silhouette program, and then converted them into images that could be cut with the Silhouette.  If you aren't sure how to do this, there is a great tutorial at Sew Dang Cute Crafts.




This is the dresser in my son's room.  It's amazing how closely the chargers match it!  It's rare that I find something on clearance that doesn't need to be spray painted!

Command strips are my new favorite way to hang pictures and wall art.  These things really work!  I used one strip for each of the chargers which should be enough, but I might still go back and add another one since they are hanging above my son's bed, just to make sure they won't fall on him.


I had so much fun making this wall art, probably because it was so easy to put together and didn't involve making a huge mess! 


Two Years

I also wanted to mention that last Sunday marked two years of sharing my 'fabulous finds' here on this blog, it's crazy!  When I published my first post two years ago, I knew that there were craft blogs and that people commented on them, but I had no idea that these commenters were part of a whole blogging community of women (and a few men) that lift and support each other and inspire each other's creativity.  The blogging community has made the world we live in just a little bit smaller and I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed being a part of it.  Thank you for stopping by to read about my little projects, for your support, and for your friendship!

Today's Fabulous Find...$6 Boys Room Wall Art




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12 comments:

Irene said...

These are fantastic. My brain is spinning with possibilities for Christmas. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.

Karen said...

Such a cute idea Janet! I love the vinyl images you chose and they look great with the chargers! So cheap and easy- awesome!!

Susan said...

So so cute!! I can't believe they match the dresser, that's awesome! I love your blog, thank you for the free printables!

Bobi Jensen said...

Those are awesome! They look so good!

Bobi
http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com

Amy @Fair and Fickle said...

These are awesome! Even without finding the chargers, I'm totally going to do something similar now in my son's room! Thanks! :)

Mariel said...

Those are such a cute variation on the typical vinyl signs. I love it! I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' over at the link up at 'Or so she says...', going on right now. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Love this Janet! The images are perfect and the colours are really striking! Happy Fall! Angie xo

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Congrats on your two-year anniversary! And I just love, love that charger art ... I think my fave is the airplane!

Thanks for the fabulous find and fabulous inspiration!

:)

Linda

Tracy - {CraftJunkieToo} said...

Hi Janet -- thanks so much for sharing this fabulous crafty tutorial over at Craft Junkie Too. It's part of our Featured Favorites for this week's link party...so I hope you can stop by and maybe grab the featured me button for your blog.
Have a great week-end!
xo,
Tracy
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Angela Alvin said...

Those are such a cute variation on the typical vinyl signs. I love it! I would love to have you come share 'Your Great Idea' over at the link up at 'Or so she says...', going on right now.
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mike ribeiro said...

nice craft you have made, it is really fun making wall art, if you have hanged theme carefully so that is possible it will not fall from there or you should try other thing for hanging it properly.

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lynn said...

such an awesome project for boys, janet! big congrats on your 2 yr mark, and the great ideas that you share with us:)

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