Cheap nursery art

Happy Wednesday! I’m pleased to report I have finally made some real progress on our son’s nursery. And, yes, if you’re keeping track, our little man is nearly two months old and I am still working on his room. What can I say? Total slacker. Can I get an amen from the rest of you who are with me in the “not-enough-energy-or-hours-in-the-day-to-get-stuff-done” club?  

I did manage to get one of the art projects for the room finished and photographed, so I’ll share that with you today.

I picked up this framed print at my local thrift store for $6.99.

I took out the print and painted the cardboard backing in the same color as the nursery wall.

Tip: Make sure you paint over the cardboard and not the actual print, to prevent bubbling (ask me how I know :)).

Then I primed and painted the frame white.

Finally, I put the cardboard backing in the repainted frame, then added some vinyl lettering that I printed out from my Silhouette electronic cutting tool.

What do you think?

I’m linking this up to House of HepworthsSomewhat SimpleFireflies and JellybeansThe Shabby NestChic on a Shoestring DecoratingFinding FabulousMy Repurposed Life and My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.

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15 Responses

  1. Louise says:

    I love the Bible verse and the way you have presented. Your baby is so fortunate to have a Christ follower for his mother.

  2. Jaima says:

    LOVE it! What a great job, and such a nice clean look!

  3. Cindy Stone says:

    Which Silhouette do you have?

    • Susan says:

      I have the Silhouette SD. It is a model that came out a few years ago. The new version, the Cameo, is wider, so it’s probably better. I’ve also heard good things about the Cricut machines.

  4. Denise says:

    Love it! Can I ask what is the color of the paint you used on the walls?

  5. Vicki says:

    Perfect Scripture for your little guy to have hanging over his bed. My youngest son had a Scripture over his crib, finger painted by his 2 yr. old sister and me on an old scrap of paper. Not nearly as lovely as yours but priceless in its own way. After having it read to him every night, he could recite it before he outgrew his crib. Your son will soon learn his verse too! Enjoy your sweet family and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. 🙂

  6. I Play Outside The Box says:

    I love this idea….thanks for sharing over at Gail’s MRL…that’s where I saw it!

  7. gail says:

    I love the verse, and how the wall color shows through the glass.
    catching you!

  8. Beautiful decor for your son’s room!

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