Cottage Living, Idea House 2008. I see this room with the white glossy spray-painted trophies and think it is quirky, but it sticks in my brain 2 years later (which is a FEAT considering I can't remember my gym locker combination after a 45-minute spinning class).
See the trophies?
Flash Forward, Winter 2010. Nearly every day, I look at my son's shelves and determine something is NOT right with the miscellaneous crap thrown up there including a lot of baby blue items given to us post-birth. Something was missing. Something needed to be red. Cue: Cottage Living image. Enter: 9 trophies for $5 (via my want ads at work).
Slap on some red spray-paint and...Voila:
Now, there is an entire back story to this...the kid loves trophies. I give out invisible trophies all the time to the kids for inducing various behaviours (and they FALL for it!).
$5 spray painted trophies-cum-art. Who knew?