Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Postively Presidential

One of the projects we have been working on around the house is the boys room. I am a big believer in kid room sharing, at least for my kids at this stage. I will not speak for how I will feel in 4 years when we have puberty explosions around here. But for now - and as far as I can see into the future- the boys share a room, a nice big room actually. The original "master bedroom." Even though we live in an old house we got pretty lucky in that most of the rooms are pretty big, especially for a house this age. Also we have huge windows. But that is another post.

So, back to the boys room. They decided that they wanted to take down the bunk beds and have their own single beds, so this required a complete shifting of the room. Also, we are trying to get all their toys out of their tiny closet so that we can hang another lower bar in there for clothes, so we needed to bring in more storage, which includes the shelves on either side of their dresser. Once we got all the furniture placed it was time to accessorize with all the bits and pieces I have been holding on to, anticipating this day.
First up were the President Silhouettes.

For those who don't know, my boys are history nuts. They watch the History Channel, put on historical re-enactments in the back yard and have been caught reading history textbooks in the bathroom. For fun. So when I came across these Presidential Cutouts at the Dollar Tree , I knew I would have to find a way to use them in their room.
This is what I came up with.

I used all Dollar Tree items and the cost of the total project was only $6 unless you count my stamps and ink.

Here is the breakdown:
1 Pack Presidential Cut-Outs $1
4 Plastic (i.e. unbreakable) Black Frames $4
1 Roll Brown Craft Paper $1

Underneath each silhouette I stamped the Presidents first name or nickname using little letter stamps.

I am very happy with how they turned out - especially with price! I wish I could get better pictures but the light in their room is less than fabulous since one window is covered by a porch. I have a little more tweaking to do and then I will show you the whole room, pinkie swear!


  1. You, my friend, rock.

  2. What a great idea! They turned out amazing!

  3. Love this! And love those metal shelves. What a great boy room.

    And Im with you on the room sharing thing. I shared a room with my sister until I was 13. I learned A LOT about life. :)

  4. Wow- that looks great. I love the colors and the impact of the 4 presidents.

  5. What a fabulous idea! You are such a clever girl!

  6. Those are adorable and love that your sons are history nuts...Great project.


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