Thursday, September 8, 2011

DIY Nursery Letters

It's official! Having a kid makes the "do- it- yourselfer" in me ecstatic.

I wanted to try my hand at the wood nursery letters and it was easier than I thought! Here's what I came up with (and also Baby Hare's name, love it or hate it- it ain't changing)

Pardon the ridiculously dark dinner table- not the best backdrop

If you know me, you know I can't draw a straight line, so hand painting designs on the letters was out of the question. Thank goodness for ultra fun scrapbook papers, mod podge, and an x-acto knife! The best part is that I got to pick papers and designs that will compliment Brooklyn's nursery bedding.


 The wood letters came from woodlandmanufacturing.com where you get to pick the size, thickness and font of your letters. I needed a thinner font since there are so many letters in her name. The regular block style letters they carry at Michael's would have taken up an entire wall. I also didn't want all caps for that same reason. They come unpainted (you can purchase them already painted) so I had to put a few coats of white paint on them before decorating.

 
 After deciding what papers would go where and lots of cutting, gluing, and trimming I added a few embellishments and that's that.
 

We still have 4-6 weeks until the furniture arrives so once that's in and all up I'll post pics of the letters on the wall.


4 comments:

  1. looks great! love the name. ;)

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  2. I love it! So cute and the name is precious. Anyone who has a bad comment to say about a name that cute needs to be knock in the mouth...and you can do that cause you are pregnant and they can't hit back :)

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  3. what font did you choose??

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    1. I got the unpainted baltic birch letters in "Whimsical" and 1/2 inch thickness and 8 inch height (remember if you don't do all caps not all the letters will be 8 inches for ex: only the "B" "l" and "y" were 8 inches.) I also didn't pay extra for the mounting hardware I just used double sided mounting strips that cost me $2 total instead of the $2 or $3 per letter they charge for their hardware.

      You can see what it looks like in the nursery in this post (http://31flavorsblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/40-weeks-waiting-game.html)or this one (http://31flavorsblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/friends-roman-shades-nurseries-lend-me.html) to give you a feel of what the 8 inch letters look like (we have 9 foot ceilings)

      Hope that helps!

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