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Update: The Nursery is finally finished!  Hop over and check out the full reveal!

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.

goodwill sign

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!

spray painted mat

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.

Word art 1

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.

Word art 2

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!

Nursery Art Final 2

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!

Nursery Art Final 1

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!

Linking this to

Metamorphosis Monday with Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch
Thrifty Treasures with Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
Get Your Craft On with Kim @ Today’s Creative Blog
Tip Me Tuesday with Laurie @ Tip Junkie
Show and Share Day with Chris @ Just a Girl
Tips and Tutorials with Beth @ Stories of A to Z
Creative Collage with Denise @ The Cottage Chick

Spray Paint Party with Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick

10 frugal friends said ...

Kim@Chattafabulous said... @ May 8, 2011 at 9:00 PM

Great project. My nephew and his wife are expecting their first in a few months!!

The Polka Dot Closet said... @ May 8, 2011 at 9:31 PM

To cute, bet it looks good in Lilmans room!, visiting from Between naps on the porch


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said... @ May 8, 2011 at 9:37 PM

This turned out really cute, Jess! I love the shadowing you did with the letters. And thanks for the tip on spray painting the mat. I have a frame I need to do that to!

Kath said... @ May 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM

wow that looks really cool. I'm sure it will look perfect in the nursery.

new follower!

Anonymous said... @ May 10, 2011 at 7:29 AM

Very cute idea!
I also won't reveal my Son's name or photo on my blog or Facebook. It kind of freaks me out. :)

abeachcottage said... @ May 11, 2011 at 6:07 AM

Really cute project. Staying tuned for the reveal of the dresser and your little man's name :)

Love My Country Home said... @ May 11, 2011 at 8:26 AM

I would never have thought about painting the mat - thanks for the idea. I love my Silhouette too!

Lisa @ MMT said... @ May 11, 2011 at 9:50 PM

This is really cute! I love the bright colors!

The Heart said... @ May 15, 2011 at 1:18 AM

So cute and so much better than the original! I love it!

gertie @ The Old Block House said... @ June 19, 2011 at 10:27 PM

Adorable! I'd love to find one of these at the thrift store to play with.

gertie @ www.theoldblockhouse.blogspot.com

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