With only a few weeks to go unitil BabyD arrives, we’re working on the finishing touches for his room. We just finished up a couple craft projects tonight, so at this point, there’s some organization left to do and we’re waiting on his rocking chair to arrive.
I wanted to have his name on the wall, but wanted to try for something a little unique. This is what we ended up with:
I found each letter in a different style from Hobby Lobby. We used the wall colors – green, tan and orange – along with some brown we have left from Chloe’s room to paint and decorate the letters. The ‘D’ has a variety of buttons on it (cool side note – some of the buttons are probably 60+ years old, because they all came from a collection of buttons my Grammie saved over the years) and the ‘V’ has ribbon on it. In my completely unbiased opinion, I think the overall effect is a cool combination of colors and textures.
The other project we took on was making some artwork to flank the window. I think it turned out really well and it was a good combination of inspiration and leg work on my end and great finish work by DaddyMort.
We started with some 8×10 canvasses and painted them brown.
I printed out the animal shapes we wanted to use and cut them out. Then I traced around the shape on the canvas with a pencil.
The next step is to get your amazing, talented husband to paint them for you. (Or maybe you’re a more talented painter than I am, in which case you might not need to employ the services of a husband. I am not a good painter though, so I was happy that DaddyMort could help me actualize my vision!!) We used the orange paint from the walls and started painting.
It took 3 coats of paint, but they look fantastic. Again, just my unbiased opinion 😉