Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Speedy Kids' Room Wall Art

I've always been a mom that discouraged posters of any kind on the kids' walls. They always tear, get drawn on or bent. And then they look ugly.
We've lived in this house for over four years now, and there has never been anything on the wall of my little boys' room, and the void was irritating me. Not only the void, but the amount of cash it would take to cover the big space. I thought about it a lot.

Then, one day, I pulled up allposters.com. And genius struck me.  My little boys love Star Wars, Harry Potter and Narnia all equally.  Why not give in on my strict "no poster" rule and make both little boys really happy?

I scanned the posters, trying to find the most characters included in each poster.  Then, I tried to figure out the most aesthetically pleasing arrangement, one that would minimize the fact that yes, indeed, they are posters.

When I got the posters, I took them to Michael's, spread them out on the floor of the store, then chose matching poster frames.  Here's the wall now:
Micah and Hyrum had no idea that I'd ordered these, so it was really fun to surprise them one night after dinner and tell them we were going to hang stuff on their wall (finally).  They are so proud of it that they make everyone who stops by come up and look at their wall.

Total cost:
$15 for all three posters (free shipping code!)
$35 for frames

For fifty bucks I was able to make my little boys uber happy, and when they tire of these, the frames are easy to update.

Why didn't I allow posters before?

Oh yeah.  I remember.

I still won't allow kid-choice posters.

Once a control freak, always a control freak.


  1. They'll remember those posters forever - and that you surprised them.

  2. Those ARE really cool. If posters in frames = happy boys, I may have to try it myself :)

  3. That's funny.

    Great waslls, I bet the boys are thrilled.

  4. I used to let them hang posters, but yes...I did have to approve them first.


  5. I feel the exact same way. I HATE posters on the wall, just for the sake of having posters. BUT, when you put them in a frame, it's much better. Glad your boys are happy and your space is filled. How did I miss THAT stop on my room tour today?