Saturday, August 4, 2012

School Nook: Inspired by Cost Plus's Kingdom Animalia Collection

You guys - my baby big girl starts KINDERGARTEN in less than three weeks and I am so sad about it!! She is my sidekick and I'm going to miss that girl to pieces. Fortunately her school is right across the street, so I'm going to have to figure out when the kindergarten recess is, and happen to be taking the dogs for a walk everyday at that exact time.

Even though I'm sad, Leila is stoked. She can't contain her excitement, and has been talking about a new backpack all. summer. long. We finally got her amazing, glittery backpack but then Leila had a new concern - where are we going to put it when she's home from school?!?!? Um - I don't know, in your room? Was my response, but Leila decided it needed it's own dedicated spot. So, off to Pinterest I went! I found THIS image and loved it, especially since there's a fairly wide open spot on one of our walls. I headed to Cost Plus and found the perfect frames!! (The entire Kingdom Animalia Collection is gorgeous - lots of rustic wood pieces, faux animal busts, vintage-inspired globes and tons more!)

Here are some of my favorites from the new collection:

I bought the frames in the 11 x 14 size and lined the wooden backing with cork. Inspired by the Kingdom Animalia "TRAVEL" art I mod podged an "L" for Leila and a "G" for Gianna with California maps.

I love that each girl has her own "information station" that we can pin birthday party invitations, school info, etc. to - so helpful to have it all in one place!

I then hung the frames and some hooks up on the wall and our school nook was born.

See that cute chalkboard arrow?? Another fun find from the Kingdom Animalia collection, and only $12.99!

I also picked up a few new throw pillows to change up the living room decor just a bit:

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Unknown said...

So cute! I love the hooks for backpacks. They wont get lost that way :)

My daughter, Layla, is starting kindergarten on Tuesday... sob!!

lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

OMG! Is that a SKippy John JOnes Backpack? Where oh where did you get that? I NEED it! I LOVE SJJ in this house and Eli loves the books, he starts kindergarten in just a few weeks as well and would love that backpack!!

Unknown said...

Ahh the backpacks are too cute I can't stand it! And love the print of that pillow xo

Jamers said...

So cute! Looks like a fun store. I should stop in some time! ;) Seriously though, it's good to see you when you shop and fun to see what you created with your new finds! I love the school nook & that Leila is so excites for Kindergarten!

Jamers said...

So cute! Looks like a fun store. I should stop in some time! ;) Seriously though, it's good to see you when you shop and fun to see what you created with your new finds!

Denissa said...

So cute!! Love the frames :) I need those towels, love them!
My baby starts kinder who is totally my sidekick too! It's going to be so weird without him :(
I'm not going to have any boys home with me for the first time in 10yrs!! Time is a jerk..

joen said...

Wow what a great idea! Love it! The glitter back pack FABLOUS! I just bought my daughter a new backpack she is going back to school to be a surgical tech and is 23!LOL I believe her kindergarten backpack was hot pink too...

Jessie said...

Oh my gosh!! What a adorable idea & super inexpensive. Double bonus. Love!!

Miranda said...

This is such a great idea! I love it and might need to create some for my kiddos! Lovin your blog. Found it thanks to Angela @ Hairspray and High heels :)

Anonymous said...

Love the Skippy Jon Jones backpack! And that set up is brilliant I must recreate it! Conrad just got his first backpack for preschool and I'm with you on being sad, he'll be going 3 days a week. But Conrad is so proud that he can put the back pack on and off on his own, so if I created a special place for it he'd love it even more!
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Rags to Stitches Blog said...

I love Skippy Jon Jones!!! Love this nook you created for your kids, it's adorable!!


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