Because I knew we were likely moving either before or shortly after our baby girl was due to arrive in June, I had to hold off on the nursery planning. But once we'd moved into our new home in Portland (and baby girl finally had a name), I was free to finally decorate her room. For my first project, I chose to create her name in letters to hang on the nursery wall.
I picked up my supplies at Michael's:
Six wooden letters: $20.94
Six wooden shapes: $1.74
Detail brush: $0.00 (already had, $4.99 for four pack if purchasing new)
Five foam brushes: $0.50
Acrylic sealer (gloss): $5.99
To create your own nursery letters, begin by painting your letters. I used two coats of Martha Stewart acrylic satin paint with a foam brush:
J, E: Sweet Pea (lavender)
O: Couscous (pale yellow)
L: Ballet Slipper (pale pink)
E: Summer Haze (pale blue)
N: Artichoke (pale green)
Then, paint your shapes. For mine, I applied two coats of Martha Stewart acrylic satin paint with a detail brush:
Hearts: Camellia Pink (medium pink)
Flowers: Blue Sky (medium blue), Yellowjacket (medium yellow)
Tulip, Butterfly: Heliotrope (dark purple), Mint (medium green)
Then attach the shapes to the letters using a hot glue gun. Next, spray your letters and shapes with an acrylic sealer (I used gloss).
I hung the letters on the wall using Command medium picture hanging strips (three per letter).