Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nursery Artwork

After we found out that we were having a boy, I found some vintage storybooks at an antique store in town.  I immediately was inspired to create a room around the pages in these books.  I loved the bright colors and whimsical nature of them.  When it came down to it, I found two side by side pages titled "When You Grow Up", and decided that those would need to be framed.

After looking through blog after blog, inspiration board after inspiration board - I knew that I needed to create a gallery of artwork over the crib.  I'm not gonna lie - galleries scare me a little.  You could end up with holes in the wall that don't need to be there, and then have to stop everything you're doing to patch and repaint.  Not fun.  I decided to go for it anyway.

So, last weekend, I ventured out to Walmart and Hobby Lobby on the hunt for frames.  They had to all be sleek lines, but I knew I wanted a mix of colors.  I found what I needed and returned home to figure out what I was going to design to go in them!

I have been looking for an excuse to make some "Keep Calm" artwork, so that was kind of a given.  I decided on "Keep Calm and Dream On" since it was going over the crib.

In keeping with the color palette of the storybook pages, I then decided to make an alphabet print.

I have a lot of yellow and aqua in the room, but wanted to draw some more attention to some of the other colors as well.  I wanted something simple, and more on the modern side to balance out the vintage I had going on in the room.  This is what I came up with.

Hubby did most of the hanging (I am not very skilled in this area), and I just love the final result.  Here she is:

Not sure if you've noticed - but I am only giving sneak peaks at some of the projects in the room.  Until it's complete - I don't want to reveal too much.  Soon though!!  I can't wait myself!!



  1. Gallery walls are fun love how you choose a few different frames.

  2. I love the gallery wall. I think I am going to find some children's book prints to hang in our nursery too! Are you sharing the ABC print somewhere?

  3. Stopping by from the Whipperberry party. I love all the prints - such a sweet collection. Great job!

    -sara @

  4. So cute! Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello!

  5. Oh my goodness, those book pages make me so happy! Fabulous job!