Saturday, October 1, 2011

Crafty Girl

As sad as it may be I'm just now starting to finish decorating Milo's Baby Room.
When David and I first moved into our apartment I set his room up but I never finished decorating the walls and such.  A couple reasons being, 1) We didn't have the money to go crazy and make it perfect.  2) After I had him I lost all motivation.
I still don't have my mojo back but I'm so tired of looking in there and seeing boxes and crap everywhere and I really just want it to be perfect for him.  Especially before he's up crawling around and playing in there.  (Before we start taking pictures of him in there.)
It's very popular when decorating a nursery to spell your babies name in wooden letters from a craft store and paint them the themed colors of the baby room.  I knew I definitely wanted Milo's name above his crib but I wanted to do something a little different with the letters.  Instead of just painting them the themed room colors I figured I would get some scrapbook paper and cover the front face of the letters to match his room.  So I Did It! :)
I did paint the edges of all the letters so you wouldn't just see the wood and paper.  The paint softens the look and brings the whole idea together.  You can't really tell in the photo but if you were looking at them in hand you would see what I mean.  I have yet to hang them on the wall (obviously) because I need to find little hangers to put onto the backs of the letters.  I'm so happy with the way that they turned out!  My first initial thought was to wait to post pictures of it until I had the room all done but I can't wait, I'm too excited to show them off and I later on figured I could just blog about my progress.  How fun!  :)