First, I painted the sides of each letter an off white.
Next, I placed the scrapbook paper face down on the table and turned each letter backwards and upside down and traced out the letters. Then, cut out each letter.
Then, I applied (in small sections) mod podge on the paper mache letters and then placed the paper on top. Once the bottom layer was on, I applied a thin and even layer of mod podge over the top of the scrapbook paper to seal it and protect the paper. The mod podge dries clear and gives it a glossy coat.
Such a fun and colorful way to personalize a room. Especially for people that love typography as art like me!
One of my favorite projects was the DIY Pouf Ottoman. It’s heavy as an elephant, but so comfy on top and will be perfect for my tired feet when I’m rocking BK to sleep.
The rocking chair is a special piece – my Dad bought it for my Mom when she was prego with me! It’s rock solid and is actually really comfortable. So special to have a family heirloom piece in the room! My Mom sewed the cover for the rocking chair cushion – cushion and fabric both from IKEA.
So many great books – can’t go wrong with Dr. Seuss and Calvin and Hobbes (the hubby’s favorite). She’s also fully stocked with headbands… no one will ever doubt that she’s a girl! Ha!
Another special piece – the ballerina figurine was given to me by my Daddio. I used to be in dance up until 5th grade and after each recital he would get me a ballet figurine. I have a whole collection, but didn’t have enough room to display them all in the nursery. The wagon calendar was given to me by my Grandma at my baby shower and I DIY’d my anthropologie inspired book covers.
One of my favorite pieces is the yellow metal bike! It used to be my Mom’s and was a dark brown color. Since she knows I love bikes (even though I don’t even have one right now – what’s up with that?!) she spray painted it bright yellow for me and it looks so amazing up on the wall!
Are you still with me? 🙂 Here’s the other side of the room – not as exciting, but closet (I still get a kick out of all the miniature baby clothes – so cute!) and hamper. I made the garland out of felt I had leftover from the Hot Air Balloon Mobile (one of my other favorite projects!) and some white ribbon.
I do have one more DIY project I need to share, but not until after she’s born since it spells out her name. We picked out a name, but aren’t sharing with anyone yet (not even our families!). I’ll be sure to share when she gets here! 🙂 The crochet blanket on the crib was my baby blanket made by my Grandma.
I busted out this love pillow using the same technique I used for this pillow.
One of my thriftiest finds was the lamp I found at Target in the clearance section. Love it so much – almost as much as the 20 week ultrasound picture of my sweet baby girl! I also got the table runner at Target on clearance which matched perfectly with the dresser and will be great to keep the top from getting scratched up.
That’s it! I hope you like it as much as we love it! 🙂 Now we just need Little BK! Come on sweet girl!