Yay! First printable on the site!
My son’s room has been a work in progress for many months. We got the basics (paint, curtains, furniture) done in plenty of time for him to move into his “big boy room” before his sister arrived, but decorations have made slow progress.
I really wanted to put something over his bed that he would enjoy, since he will see it every night as he goes to sleep. For a while now he’s loved all things construction but just recently has become enamored with fire trucks, airplanes, and rockets. He decided he would rather have a fire truck above his bed than a “digger” (excavator), which totally surprised me!
You might be wondering if these are public domain images or if I drew them. The answer is: both. They are my own sketches made from public domain images which were classified as suitable for modification and sharing. I then dressed them up with some text and voila!
I love the calm simplicity of these prints.
A couple months ago I found these two frames at our church’s rummage sale for $0.50 apiece. I wasn’t exactly sure where I was going to use them (haha, story of my decorating life!), but I figured I’d find a spot!
They weren’t in the best shape, so I didn’t feel too guilty painting them. I gave them two coats of Rustoleum American Accents Ultra Matte in True Navy – it’s less than $4 at Walmart (not an affiliate link – just showing you! 😉 ).
I had the pictures printed at my local Office Depot on regular paper, and I backed the frames with some white foam board from Hobby Lobby (it’s about $3 for a 20x30in. sheet).
And because I’m really classy, I just used masking tape to hold the foam board on the back. It’s definitely not going to fall out, and I wanted it to be really easy to change out in the future, so I didn’t want to mess with staples or nails. Obviously, there is no glass on the front of these frames – otherwise, I would TOTALLY secure it with tacks or something to make sure it is not a safety hazard. Actually, I would probably use shatter-proof plastic frame inserts, not glass (they sell those at Hobby Lobby too), but this is just paper and foam board.
My frames were a really odd size – 10×14. I’ve included that size in the download options just in case any of you happen to have that size frame. Hey, I already had it made, so why not share it too, right? 🙂 In addition, you’ll see several other standard print sizes. I’ve tailored the artwork to appropriately fit each size print. If you need a different size, please leave a comment and I’ll see what I can do.
I’m planning to make a few more of these in the future (probably not the whole alphabet, but you never know…), so if you have a particular letter/vehicle you’d like to see, leave me a comment and I’ll take it into consideration the next time I make one! 🙂
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