The start of school is creeping close and some I know have started school! If you need help with ideas for sprucing up your kid’s playroom or if you are a homeschooler and want to create an inviting school space, take a look below. My sister-in-law actually wanted me to make her the oversized Pottery Barn Kids vintage flashcards for her playroom. I love the clean look and how large they are – which covers a lot of wall on the cheap.
1×3” for the frames
Krylon Black Spray Paint
Flashcard vinyl – available from Say it on the Wall
This was a super simple project especially when you buy the pre-cut vinyl from Laura at Say it on the Wall. I built frames like the PBK ones but you could always just get wood cut to size and add the vinyl and it would still look awesome.
1. I used leftover plywood from the cabinets I built in my studio and they were already 18” wide. So I cut three of them down to 18” x 42” (slightly smaller than the PBK ones). I then sanded, primed and painted them the same cream color as the trim in the room.
3. Then I sanded and spray primed and painted those Krylon Black.
4. The hardest part was lining up the vinyl perfectly. I recruited my hubby to help with that part. And then we just removed the transfer paper for perfect placement.
5. I used small screws to attach the luan to the frames on the back. Doing it this way will make it stick out 1/4” from the wall. One could router the frame to make it flush but that is more work and I am okay with the 1/4” gap. I then attached a sawtooth hanger on the back and hung.
Easy peasy and a large statement for a playroom or kid’s bedroom wall.
If you would like to see another Pottery Barn Kids inspired project, check out the Utility Board project I built. They are perfect for any playroom!