Back in January one of my friends, Stacey, announced she was pregnant with number 2! I was super excited for her….especially when she started talking nursery décor as I like to live vicariously through my friends who are decorating their nurseries. It’s so fun to brainstorm ideas with them, and Stacey had a theme in mind that was going to feature one of my favorite decorating colors, grey! She ended up choosing navy and green for her accents, and the combo was perfect.
While browsing pinterest one day I came across the cutest nursery, which had the cutest wall art! I was in love, but had no baby to share it with!
I wasn’t shocked to find out that this blogger made them herself, and I wanted to share the idea with my friend, because I thought she would love it too! She did love it, and I encouraged to make her something like that for her nursery….but as time went on, I told her I would just make it for her! I ended up finding the CUTEST fabric at Hobby Lobby and then she decided to incorporate it into her color scheme, and do a retro car theme in the nursery! Love! I didn’t take photos while making these canvases, but it’s not very difficult to explain or make.
I used 4 16 x 20 canvases. I found the fabric at Hobby Lobby, and covered the canvas, stapling it to secure it. As for the monogram, I found these cardboard letters at JoAnn’s, and then painted them. Originally I planned to paint them green, but then Stacey and I agreed that we liked them better in white. I used some Liquid Nails Glue to secure them. ‘Walker’ is painted on the green fabric, and this is the only one I had a lot of trouble with. We really wanted to replicate the font that was used in the inspiration above, but I didn’t have a Silhouette (fancy cutting machine), which would cut out the name for me. After trying several things, and failing, I finally reached out to one of my blogging friends, and she made a printable PDF for me!! Next, I had that printed onto cardstock. Then I used an exacto knife to cutout the name, and make a stencil. Then I painted it using craft paint.
I love the vintage car fabric. Last time I was at Hobby Lobby they still had it, too!
Do you love them as much as I do? It would be so easy to change up for whatever nursery theme!
Ok, now lets see what Stacey did with the rest of her nursery…..
Opposite of the crib she has a nice cozy rocking chair, and a bright window! She chose navy window treatments, and can you see that vintage car sign peeking out from the behind the chair?! Love it!
I absolutely love her grey matching dresser! It has slight distressing and goes perfectly in the nursery. She hung the canvases above the dresser and they look great! The dresser is doing double duty as a changing table, which is convenient and maximizes space. We did the same thing in our nursery a few years ago!
Anyway, I am just in love with this whole nursery! Wondering who is occupying this lovely space? My friend, Stacey had her beautiful baby boy, Walker on July 8th! He was 8lb 6oz and 22 inches long. Walker is lucky to have an awesome big brother, Braxton, who is 2.5! Congratulations to their lovely family!
Things you might need to make this DIY project (aff links):
- 4 16 x 20 canvases
- Liquid Nails Glue
- Silhouette or other stencil cutout machine
- acrylic paint
- cardboard letters
- exacto knife
- chevron fabric
- vintage car fabric
- navy dotted fabric
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