Friday, January 9, 2009

Making *small* progress on the nursery... my attempt at DIY artwork

Once you find out the sex of your baby... the next obvious question is... how will you decorate the nursery? What theme will you have? And with a boy - its pretty limited. Sports. Trains/Autos. Jungle. And that's about it. There were many, many cute bedding sets with these themes, but none that Brandyn and I could seem to agree on.

So, we went with something a little more neutral. An alphabet themed decor.
Our thoughts were to use this basic bedding set... and "spice" up the room with a little wall decor of our own. I was inspired by some very pricey pieces of artwork - thank Pottery Barn Kids - framed images of popular children's books/stories (Dr. Suess, Curious George, etc.).


So after thinking about it, and canvasing my friends, I decided that I could MAKE the artwork for much less than I could buy it.

And so I did. I think it came out pretty well, if I do say so myself! ;) The finished product. I spent about as much in total, as the cost of 1 and a half of the pieces featured above.


16 comments:

carmeng said...

I love this!! what a great idea! Did you get the pictures from the books or were you able to find them online?

Meg said...

OH, I love it! They really turned out great. :)

Zoe said...

They turned out great! I've always wanted to do the same thing with Little Golden Books...you know, the Pokey Little Puppy, etc. I love the finished product!

Shelly C. said...

Wow, Alison! I think when Alex moves to his "big" bedroom, I'm going to hire you to decorate. I would have never thought of that, but it's perfect!

Hats off to you...

Stefanie K. said...

That's a great idea! Did you tear the photos out of the books? How'd you do it?

Jamers said...

SO cute! I wondered if you were still planning to use this idea. I love it! Also, I hope you realize how appropriate the ABC theme is for you. :o)

Rachel said...

They look awesome! What a great idea! :)

Shannon said...

So cute. I do this with scrapbook paper too. It's the cheapest artwork.

Korndog said...

Great job and I love that idea.

Harris said...

Looks great!

Amber said...

See?? You ARE a Crafty Bitch!!

Those turned out fantastic! Such a great idea!!!

BabyD said...

Those turned out GREAT! Love em.

c said...

So cool! I love the idea and think it's funny you picked an alphabet theme when you are ABC. :)

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, these are SO fabulous!!! I love the idea and they turned out amazing!! I especially love the Curious George one with him under the hats. Well done!!

Sandra said...

great job. Those look awesome.

Heather said...

OMG, those turned out great!! Way to be crafty!