DIY wallpaper

Sometimes I need to let things percolate for a long time.  Especially in my own house: I am here all the time, and sometimes one needs to step away for perspective.

Just this morning, I was sitting in my girls' room singing wake up songs and looking absent mindedly into their bathroom, and my mind wandered to the stripes I have been planning to paint in there, and for the first time maybe ever, I thought to myself, Stripes?  Stripes?  I don't know.

(As an aside, we went to a dinner Friday night with three families.  Out of the 6 grown ups and 6 children, only 3 people were NOT wearing stripes.  My family of four had at least 5 striped items--my 3 year old likes to layer stripe on stripe.)

I would like pattern in there.  I can't afford wallpaper.  I already used the block-printing on a different project in their room.  Trolling my own pinterest pages, I was reminded of this.

Isn't that rose wall just the cutest thing?  From a designsponge sneak peek.  These guys took a cell phone picture of a rose covered wallpaper at a Kate Spade store, printed it out a bunch of times, used a plain old glue stick to put them on the walls in a random pattern, and basically decoupaged over it with a diluted glue solution.

People are geniuses, I tell you.  Geniuses.

(Don't hold your breath that I'm doing this any time soon.  I'm just feeling inspired in the moment!)

Happy Tuesday.