A few months ago, when we found out baby number three was going to be a girl, we started making plans to convert my daughter’s room into a shared space for both girls. Earlier this month, our daughter Ruby was born and right before she came home, we finally (mostly) finished the room! My favorite part of the room is this DIY gallery wall. When Cut It Out contacted me about doing a project with their products, I knew their frames would be the perfect focal point for the room. I’m in love with these frames, especially the double stacked frames and the 20×30 oval frame we turned into a bulletin board. These cute curvy frames are perfect in a little girl’s room and because they come unfinished, they are completely customizable and budget-friendly! Cut It Out was kind enough to provide one lucky reader with a $100 store credit. Enough to make your own gallery wall! Keep reading to enter!
When I placed my frame order, I had a rough idea of how I wanted the gallery to lay out. We had already painted the stripes on the walls behind the bed and the crib. I had also purchased the large letters from Pottery Barn Kids to hang above the bed and the crib. I matched the aqua and lavendar paint to the letters and I’m just thrilled with how they came out.
The princess dress prints and map print are from a darling Etsy shop called Ritzy Reba Designs. I spotted The Little Mermaid print on Etsy and thought it was so pretty and clever. I love the dresses on the hanger and knew it would be the perfect way to incorporate my daughter’s favorite princesses into her room. If you love her designs as much as I do, you can order them with a special discount code for No. 2 Pencil readers. Enter “thanks2no2” at check out to get 25% off your prints!
When this 20×30 oval frame came, I was initially overwhelmed by the size. 20×30 in the size of the opening, and the thick chunky frame adds an additional 6-8 inches on each side. It’s really gorgeous in person and reminds me a little of the Queen’s magic mirror in Snow White. I decided to make it into a bulletin board, and it was so easy to do. Since I was 10 months pregnant at the time, I enlisted my husband’s help on this one. One thing I did not realize is that cork can be very expensive! Some sheets of good quality cork in this size were around one hundred dollars! This was definitely not in the budget, so I hit Target and found a large wood framed bulletin board for around ten dollars.
My husband pried off the frame, which turned out to be pressed paper and used a jigsaw to cut the cork down to size. The great thing about the oval frames from Cut It Out is that the openings in the back still fit a rectangle in the designated size, so it’s easy to pop your shape in. Since my girls are both so small, I didn’t want any loose tacks in the room just yet, so I’m using washi tape in the mean time to hold up pictures and art work. I still need to add some pictures of our sweet Ruby to the board!
This is one of the double stacked frames from Cut It Out. They come in two pieces, so you can paint then glue the front piece to the back and mount on the wall. I also asked Rebakah from Ritzy Reba designs if she would customize her map print by putting a small heart over our city. I just love how it turned out!
I let me daughter Sadie pick out the dress prints she liked. Her two favorite princesses right now are Elsa and The Little Mermaid. She’s planning on being Elsa for Halloween this year, so here is hoping I can find a real-life Elsa dress without having to pay an arm and a leg on Ebay!
This double stacked frame with The Little mermaid print is my favorite. After gluing the top down onto the back with liquid nails, I realized that I had actually placed the wrong shape on the frame. The white frame on the left is the matching topper to this double stack, but I think it’s a happy accident because I love the different shapes together. If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember that I posted this frame with a different print inside a few weeks ago. I still love that print, but once I saw these princess prints, I knew my daughter would love them!
Here is a peek at Miss Ruby’s side of the room. Right now we are keeping it pretty simple since she is still rooming with us. Side note: These frames and Pottery Barn letters aren’t super heavy, but since they are hanging above the crib and bed we secured them to the wall with screws and earthquake putty just to be safe.
Sadie loves her room and especially loves how it features her favorite colors and princesses! Ruby is too little to have an opinion, but I’m sure she’ll love her bright and colorful room too.
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