Is it just me, or is there nothing quite as fun after having a baby as decorating their bedroom? (Just me? Okay I thought so!).
Before Starfish was born, I spent way more time than I should have daydreaming about what his room would look like – what theme would we choose, what colours would go inside, etc.
I’ll admit that initially I wanted a car/truck or nautical theme for Starfish’s bedroom – not a dinosaur theme! But when you have a daddy who is in love with Jurassic Park, it’s a bit hard to go any other way!
So off I went in search of dinosaur-themed things to populate our baby’s bedroom. Did you know it’s surprisingly difficult to find dinosaur cot sheets? We instead settled on dinosaur decals along the walls, and a gorgeous crochet dinosaur rug, but I always felt like something was missing. Until we got the best kids decor item for Starfish’s bedroom!
I have a gorgeous friend named Natalie who is a professional artist by trade. I first had the privilege of seeing her tremendous talent when she and her husband created a stunning toy box for their daughter. Natalie covered the toy box in Disney characters that looked like printed decals – that’s how realistic her paintings were!
Natalie offered to paint something for Starfish for his bedroom – and to say I was excited is an understatement! She asked what I was looking for, so we decided to choose a picture of Arlo from the Good Dinosaur to match Starfish’s dinosaur theme. Natalie sent through a few images for me to choose from and then went away to work her magic.
Natalie works in a range of mediums and offers anything from paper artworks to canvases, and even directly onto furniture or walls. We decided to go with a canvas as I love the ‘art’ feel of a canvas, and it allowed for movement if Starfish ever needed to change bedrooms.
As you can see, the result is nothing short of a masterpiece! My husband and I can’t get over the amazing detail and remarkable likeness to the original picture. We have been going around showing all our friends and family how great an artist Natalie is!
And the best thing is Natalie offers her services to everyone! If you’re looking for that extra piece to brighten up your child’s bedroom, why not contact Natalie through her Facebook page and see if she can bring it to life!
(I received this artwork in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own).