I recently shared a coat rack that I made for our daughter’s room. This month, I’m sharing a few projects I’ve worked on for our son’s nursery. He should be joining us at the end of this month.
These handmade nursery projects were made with much love, but only took a little time.
Skateboard Hat Rack
After deciding on the theme (modern) and colors (red and blue) for the nursery, I ordered a skate deck (which I’ve learned is just the board of a skateboard without the wheels). I spray-painted it graffiti-style and, once dry, added adhesive wall hooks that complement the overall theme. Conveniently, the skate deck has holes in it, meant for inserting the hardware for the wheels, that work perfectly as a place to hang the board from the wall.
I purchased little cars in the room’s colors from the dollar bins at the grocery store and hot-glued them to a lamp we weren’t using. It took less than 10 minutes and looks so cool.
While I didn’t hand-letter any song lyrics, I did find pictures from a Google search and overlaid them with lyrics from songs. I ordered them from Shutterfly, and they are framed and hanging over the rocking chair.
Every kid needs to know how to spin records, right? Well, maybe not, but my next project was creating his name with vintage records. I bought them cheap, painted the labels with the nursery colors and stuck vinyl letters on each record. To hang them, I hot-glued hanging tools to the back and centered them over the crib.
Truth be told, I had as much fun creating these things for our new son as I did for my daughter, and it took half the time. Chalk that up to the wisdom that comes from having one kid already. (Who am I kidding, it’s more like a complete lack of time with a dash of experience.) See you soon, my little dude!
By Claire Frost, contributing writer. www.housefrost.com