I've made a few little changes to P's room but I've struggled to photograph them properly. No matter what time of day, or lens I use it continues to look blah. Thank God I don't make a living as an architectural photographer.
P is phasing out of being a baby/toddler and into being a little girl. I felt the art work in her room should reflect this. The entry to P's room use to look like this
and now it looks like the picture at the top. I got her the print from here. It's in French and says "Si tu savais combien je t'aime, tu t'évanouirais". Translation: "if you knew how much I love you, you'd faint". I couldn't express my love for her any better!
I love that the print has a "little girl" feel with the pink balloon and yet I can see this piece transitioning into her decor as a teen. Part of growing up is having a print properly framed as oppose to just hanging up a piece of paper so I got it properly framed. Now, I'm wishing I would have gotten the more expensive non-glare glass. Then again if the glass breaks with a flying doll, car or ball I won't have a heart attack because it wasn't so expensive. Yeah! Wise choice for me.
I also changed her magnet strip which use to hold her fun magnetic dolls for a set of hooks. The girl's not got bags and backpacks and all sorts of items to hang up. If we had more disposable income I would have chosen this set from Anthropology, but they are $20 a piece.
I know in a few years this room will go through another change and these might be too childish. So I opted for a strip with several hooks from Lowes for $10. Not as cool but truthfully it still looks good, goes with the vibe, does the job and I feel I made the wiser choice. Of course as I see these hooks again I'm still tempted to get them for another area of her room....and then again I'm proud of myself for making wiser financial choices these days.