I got inspired this weekend to be crafty, so I decided to go ahead and tackle the wall letters. These are the letters I saw on Etsy and loved, but I refused to pay $20 PER letter when I knew I could do it myself.
I went to Michael’s and got all the goods to do it for $30. I couldn’t find basic circles to use, so I got circular plaques with a beveled edge and just used the back. I painted each circle the background color, first. Then, I freehanded the letters on paper and made myself stencils so I wouldn’t get pencil all over the circles. Then, I started with painting the letter and added in details. I did one letter at a time. Then, I put a clear topcoat on each one to prevent scuffs or nicks and hot glued the ribbon to the back. Voila! Wall Art! Here is the finished product:
We really like how they turned out! It took about three hours to do the actual painting, and only about 15 minutes to attach the ribbon.
We also went browsing for baby furniture this weekend, and MAN are there WAY too many choices!! We got stuck between about three. Of course my favorite is the most expensive, but that’s always the case. It was espresso and had lots of pretty details. Trevor fells in love with a big, chunky crib (which was awesome) but the finish was antique black, and it didn’t go with the idea I had for the room. It didn’t come in espresso, either. Boo. I think we’ll have to go back again so we can make a final decision!