Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DIY Name Art for Child's Room

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!
Thank you for reading each week, leave a comment and feel free to leave a link to where we might find your carefully crafted baby name art for your little bundles of joy!


  1. That is beautiful. I love the little details like the corners and colors in the background. I bet the girls really loved them. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love this idea...thanks for sharing! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series - "Create It Thursday." It's live now!

  3. Hi Steph. These signs are way more pretty than the mass produced ones you find in the store. Thanks for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays.

    Anne xx

  4. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!


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