So way back in when I went thrifting with some other mid-Tennessee bloggers in March – I found the cutest little name plaque at Goodwill. Of course – it was a little girly – but I figured for $3.50 I could work with that! And it had the right number of letters for our Lil Man’s name – which was even better.
I had an idea of what I wanted to do with it – and the first step was to change out that mat from pink to a different color. Ever wondered if you can spray paint one of those? Well the answer is Yes!
I still had a little of my Bahama Sea Blue spray paint from Krylon and that blue went well with the other colors in the nursery. So I sprayed away and got a nice even color going on it! I think the blue looks much better than the pink!
Next I picked out some cardstock in my nursery colors from Hobby Lobby. I decided to use a base chocolate color and then “layer” on the bright colors on top of that. After I picked out a font I liked (Georgia if you are wondering), I cut the letters out with my Silhouette machine. Then I decoupaged them on to some plain white cardstock.
Once I got the base letter color on, I added the brighter color on top – creating a shadow look. I really like how it gives it a little depth.
Ha! Thought I was going to slip and revel our Lil Man’s name? Nope – I actually made a blog version and a “real” version! Sorry guys – but that one is going to stay private! I will just switch them out for when I post pics of the Lil Man’s room! :)
So anyways – here it is all together! I love the way it looks!
And yep we are using the crib for storage of clothes and blankets! That is cause hubby is working on getting that dresser refinished! Hoping to have that to show to you guys soon!
I am going to hang it back behind the crib! Should be the perfect addition for back there! Stay tuned for more updates soon! Did you work on anything fun this weekend? Lemme know!
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