Monday, June 20, 2011

Project Nursery: Nursery Artwork

I think artwork really helps a room come together and feel more complete. For the nursery I wanted the artwork to be modern with a but of whimsy. After searching high and low for artwork, I couldn't find exactly what I wanted so I decided to DIY artwork for the nursery. Here's a reminder of how the nursery looked like before adding artwork.


Here's the nursery so far, I think the artwork made a huge impact on the room. Above the crib we decided three prints would give a nice balance in the room. The first print is a mom giraffe and baby giraffe silhouette, next ABC print and lastly bunting flag artwork.




On sliding glass door wall, I framed a stencil 'A' for Avery and Ribbon Dot art.





Here's how I created the artwork for our little guy's nursery - we affectionately call Avery the 'little guy'  For the Momma & Baby Giraffe artwork, I Googled Mom and baby giraffe. When I found the silhouette I like I printed the picture and then enlarged it by 115%. Next I cut out the mom and baby giraffe then traced the cut out on to card stock paper I found at Micheal's. I bought to large textured Art Paper for the background on all the artwork at Micheal's. After tracing the artwork on the card stock I cut out the giraffes again and place then on the white background. I really love the simplicity of the giraffe silhouette.


I created the ABC art print and letter 'A' art print using Microsoft Publisher. The ABC artwork was simple to create and decided on the layout and used a color scheme that went well with Avery's room.


The letter 'A' was easy to create, I used a Stencil font and made the letter white and placed a orange circle around it. I framed those four pieces of art using Ikea Ribba frames. The Ribba frames have got to be my favorite frames EVER, so cleaned lined and simple. I think those frames help give a more modern look to the nursery.


For the bunting flag artwork, I used the printed out the PDF template from Aubrey & Lindsey's Blog. I printed out the PDF flags along with cutting out flags in various shades of paper that related to colors already in the nursery. Then I placed the flags on the paper in a banner style. I really love how the mini flag artwork turned out!


I made the Ribbon Dot Artwork using the ribbon dot garland I made for my baby shower decoration. I loved how the garland turned out and thought it would be cute to reuse it in the nursery. I bought three frames from Micheal's for 3 bucks each thanks to a coupon for 20% Off. The frames were perfect, but the wrong color. I love the a few coats for spray paint is the perfect solution.

I placed the garland on white textured paper and framed. I like how the shades dark blue dots pop next to the lighter dots and the subtle shine of the ribbon.




Here's a picture I took a few days ago of our sleeping cutie, he loves being wrapped like a burrito and sleeps so well in his cradle!

I had so much fun creating simple modern nursery artwork for our sons room! We have a only a few more projects to complete for the nursery!

Have you created any DIY artwork for your home?

Follow Along: As we create a nursery for our baby boy due in June 2011 (He arrived early 6/3/11) From the beginning; Nursery Bare Bones, Paint Makes the Difference, Bye Bye Boob Light &Hemming & Hawing, Crib Notes, To Rock or Not To Rock?

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22 comments:

  1. Love your choices of artwork! :) You did a great job... and how sweet is your little man! What a cutie!

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  2. Such a great space.
    He is so precious!
    Head full of hair!!!!


    Rashon
    www.ilovethrifting.com

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  3. Looking good girl! Oh and the newest member to the CLH is just sooooo cute! I don't think I'll ever get tired of seeing a picture of him in a post:)

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  4. He is beautiful and the nursery looks great!

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  5. Your son is adorbs! Love the nursery it looks so tranquil.

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  6. First and foremost, what a darling! Just beautiful.
    And the room is so soft and serene, I really love it.

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  7. Oh, this room is so fresh. The colors are just perfect! And he's so sweet!

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  8. Love all the DIY ideas for artwork, they are giving me great ideas!

    Cutest baby ever!

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  9. The artwork is a wonderful touch, very chic and ties in so well with the colors and feel you wanted for the room. The "Little Guy" is just adorable!

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  10. I love all the artwork, and how cool that you created all of it yourself! It looks great, and your little guy is precious!

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  11. The nursery is sweet and the burrito is even better! ADORABLE!!!!

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  12. Love the artwork - especially the giraffes (I am a sucker for animal silhouettes lately...)

    Your little guy is so adorable!!

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  13. Love the room and Avery is precious!!!!

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  14. Sooo cute that precious little bundle you got there! Congrats to you and hubs on a beautiful nursery and baby boy!

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  15. First can I say how absolutely beautiful your little man is?!!! The artwork is perfect, you're so creative.

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  16. Ahhh baby is so cute!! Just perfect :) I really love your nursery , so calming and serene. You guys did such a great job on the artwork!

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  17. Wow, that looks wonderful! Straight out of Apartment Therapy...great job!

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  18. that is the most peaceful nursery ever! and lovely picture of the beautiful babe!

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  19. Love the artwork! It is really coming together...especially with the cutest little accessory of all! Hope things are going well and can't wait to see it all come together!

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  20. Such a handsome little guy! So glad you included a photo of the main peiece of art! ;)

    I'm esp. loving the bunting art. Super cute all around!

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  21. I love your style! Great artwork and great home.
    kelly@refresheddesigns.com

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  22. He's adorable!! The art is FAB! Don't know how I missed the baby announcement, but congrats Mr. & Mrs. CLH!!!
    xo,
    Shannon

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