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
- 1/4” plywood
- Kreg Jig
- Krylon Black Spray Paint
- Cream paint
- tape measure
- 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.
Step 1 – Plywood
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.
Step 2 – Pieces
I then cut two pieces of 1” x 3” to 45” and two to 16”.
Step 3 – Sanding
Then I sanded and spray primed and painted those Krylon Black.
Step 4 – Vinyl
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.
Step 5 – Hanging
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.
They are perfect for any playroom!