Over two years ago I pinned an image from Pottery Barn Kids site of a painted frame on a wall. I knew that if I had the chance I would try it out in a kids room down the road. When we found out we were having twins I was searching through my pins and saw the pin I've shared at the bottom of this post. We came up with the following for the nursery for our boys:
We had a large wall to decorate where we wanted to place the two cribs. I knew that I did not have a budget for large scale artwork, was not in the mood to DIY a gallery wall and that Rob was not going to go for stenciling or wallpapering. Then I showed him the pin from PBK and he liked it.
We first put together one of the cribs to determine how large of a rectangle we would like to do above each of them. We then used painters tape, a tape measure and a level to create the rectangles. I picked up two colors from Valspar at Lowe's in the sample size containers in a navy and a darker gray.
This is what the wall looked like after we spent about twenty minutes or so taping out the shape we were happy with on the left. Then we applied two coats of the navy blue and one of the gray in the middle.
Here is what I found through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog a few years ago and pinned on Pinterest. I do not have a link to the original source as it is off their website now.
The total cost for this project was about $8. I already had the painters tape, but I factored in a portion of that to try and come up with a total. The samples ran a little over $6 at Lowe's.