My name is Erin and I’m the DIY wannabe behind How to Nest for Less!
for my Daughter’s Bedroom!
One of my favorite children’s books was a gift from my grandmother, a nursery rhyme hardcover illustrated by Maud Humphrey. As soon as we opened the pages, I knew I would have to purchase another copy and use the illustrations for a project.
If I ever have another baby, I might actually design the entire nursery around these drawings. But for now, a simple accessory will have to do!
I found this little tray on clearance at JoAnn Fabrics & Crafts for $5 and I thought I could put it to good use.
If you ever happen to stop by my blog, you’ll quickly find out I’m a sucker for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and use it on many furniture transformations! I gave the tray a coat of some Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and distressed the edges.
Next I cut out the nursery rhyme I wanted to feature. I chose Hush a Bye Baby. The colors were nice and earthy, plus it was one of my favorite songs to get my little angel to sleep!
I decided to tear the edges of the paper to keep with the vintage look and feel.
I used my Mod Podge to secure down the illustration and gave it a couple of top coats to seal it in. Don’t mind the Sesame Street paper plate. It’s all I had to work with!
… and voila! Isn’t it pretty cool? I love the subtle colors and light distressing.
I have some other great DIY projects that I added to her bedroom like a flowered lamp and embellished mirror, but you’ll have to come visit my blog to see more!
How to Nest for Less.
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