Above is the space in question. As you can see, it isn't totally blank. When we first moved in, I painted the stripes over dainty rose wallpaper (which I loved, but Louie did not). Overall, it is a bright, happy room, but it just needed something above the bed. My good friend Julie Jordan arrived with a poster that was absolutely perfect in terms of color and educational value. All we needed to make it work was a huge frame.
So off to IKEA we went! The camera was able to come along thanks to my rectangular Boxy Bag. Julie scored a prototype, and it held her phone, wallet, brush, and other purse stuff nicely.
In keeping with the geometric theme, I made Julie a Sis Boom Meghan Peasant using Kimberly fabric from the Dance with Me line. Julie is of Scandinavian descent, so she looks right at home in front of this mural in the cafeteria.
After a successful shopping adventure, a great lunch, and a little playtime, we headed home to hang the poster.
We couldn't find a frame that fit the poster exactly, so we went a bit bigger. We covered the included mat with a colorful checkerboard fabric and placed the poster over the fabric. After a little bit of fussing with tabs and wires, we were ready to hang.
Perfect! I'm hoping Lou will learn the names of all of the convex polyhedra with regular polygonal faces by the time he goes off to college. If not, he can take this with him.
I can't blog about a visit with Julie without including some of the wonderful vegetarian cuisine we ate while she was here. Louie and Julie collaborated on the guacamole...
...while Del worked on the homemade tortillas for cheese and roasted red pepper quesadillas.
YUM! Thank you Julie for the awesome poster, great food, and your wonderful friendship!