Saturday, April 20, 2013

It's A Small World Kids Room Disney DIY

Next week marks the 44th anniversary of the premier of It's A Small World at the 1964 World's Fair. I thought it fitting that I share with your the recent conversion of our guest room to our kids' Small World room.

With a recent new addition to our cottage family, we had to do some shuffling of space. This meant I had the opportunity to redecorate our guest room and make it a kids room. And since we now have a boy and a girl sharing the space, I wanted something playful, yet gender neutral. My inspiration was Mary Blair, the concept artist for many Disney movies, and the signature style behind It's A Small World. I'll spend several posts showing you what I did to create this happy space. But here are some photos of the finished projects.

Completed Mural

Our It's A Small World Book Collection
Subway Art
Bunting & Calendar Art
Room with Furniture

This was certainly a budget friendly redo! Here's the cost breakdown:

  • Paint: $30
  • Subway Art: $9 (with coupon to shutterfly)
  • Subway Art Frame: $26
  • Bird Mobile: $10 (Zulily)
  • Together Art: gift
  • Fabric for Bunting: $7
  • Small World Books: $36
  • Small World Calendar: $12
  • Frames for Calendar Art: $150
Grand Total for the room: $280. Not bad for such a cheerful and comprehensive update. I almost wish it was my room! Next post I'll share with you how the mural came together. Until then, may all your days be filled with fairy dust!


  1. I'm dying to know how you did the mural! Please share :)

  2. Please share as well. I totally want to know how

    1. cheek out the very next post: for all the details on how I completed the mural!