The $20 project finish frenzy continues. This one cost me NOTHING because I already had everything just lying around waiting to actually be painted and put together. I'm not a big "theme" person, at least not, in your face theme, so when my daughter said that she wanted a "ballerina room" I didn't want it to be decked out in ballet, but rather something really girly and feminine that whispered ballet. And being that she's only two and her interests change almost weekly, it provides the ability to switch things out a little without having to completely overhaul. The gallery wall was the first step in actually making it a ballerina room. The idea for the twirl picture came from one of my favorite blogs and when I saw it, it was just the direction I needed. She did hers with watercolor though, and being that I'm not a great painter, this one came together with vintage sheet music from an antique store and a Sharpie. My cherished Eloise print has finally found a perfectly girly place on the wall among some thrift store and yard sale mirrors, and lest a little rustic be left out, I added an aged wood frame with a letter 'A', which used to hang above her crib, redone with some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge and a sign I made a while back and had never quite found a fitting home.
The most expensive thing on this wall is the pink mirror that I picked up at a yard sale for $5.00. The biggest frames were free and the sheet music was about $2 for four sheets. And don't forget to check your dollar store! It's where I got the small, gold mirror and I love it!