O.k. Here's the background story. Somewhere around 8 months pregnant with our oldest child, I realized that we'd gotten furniture and bedding for her room but no wall art...what does a mommy do? We go to work! I found a blank canvas that my husband had lying around. He's a bit of an artist. I took the canvas and some of his acrylic paints and made this.
Well about two and a half years later after giving birth to daughter number 2 I realized that I HAD NOT done name art for her. Well, this time, I went into mommy freak out mode because heaven forbid I don't treat the second child JUST LIKE the first.
My husband was literally laughing at me as I scrounged around the house looking for a canvas, a sheet of paper, anything to create some name art for baby #2. I was serious.
Lo and behold, I did find a canvas but it wasn't the right size. Oh well, she's here now and I just have to get it up before she's able to pull up on the crib to a standing position and see that there's nothing on her side of the wall!!!!!
You guys understand this right? I had to or else her future and mine as a mother hung in the balance...I literally thought this to some degree back then. LOL!
So as you can see, I got the art on the wall. And although she was a whole 2 days old when I finally got it up, she doesn't hold it against me in the least. :)
A few parting thoughts:
- If you are a new mommy...relish every waking and sleeping moment...they're only this size once.
- If you're having baby #2 (specifically), calm down...everything wont be the same for both kids and that's a good thing. Love them both and EVERYTHING will be just fine
- As for the DIY part of this, it's probably not the BEST job ever but every stroke was gently and carefully crafted by mommy's hand...and that's pretty much the point!