Creating A Beautiful Nursery On A Budget
One of the first things I got excited about when we found out we were expecting was the prospect of creating a beautiful nursery. We didn’t find out the baby’s gender until he was born, so I decided on a neutral palette. I love all white rooms with warm natural wood tones and high contrast. High contrasting colors can capture babies’ eyes very early on since contrast is one of the first things that they focus as their eyes are developing. I combined the contrasting white and black accent wall with a lot of thrifted and vintage wooden furniture, and then added a few touches of our favorite color – GREEN! Keeping our budget in mind, when I saw that my friend was giving away these canvas prints due to some water damage, I jumped at the chance to give them a new life. In the end, I was able to revive these pieces for less than $10. If you have old art work that could use a modern update, or if you find some at the thrift store, this is the perfect DIY project for you!
- Old artwork
- Painters Tape (buy here)
- Acrylic Paint (buy here)
- Paint brushes
- Drop cloth (or a work surface that you can get paint on)
Prep the artwork
Clean and dust the canvas to get rid of any dust or dirt that has built up on it. Examine it for any damaged areas that could be covered up as you update with paint.
Set up the workstation
Lay your drop cloth out or cover your table top with something that can get paint on it.
Tape the artwork
Use the tape to create a design. You can tape half of the picture off or make different angles with the tape.
Paint the artwork
Mix and match your paint however you want and paint the side of the tape that either needs to be covered due to damage, or whichever side you want to paint.
Let Dry, Remove Tape
Hang Your Newly Revamped Home Decor & Enjoy!
Visit Tiny Green Earthling to see Greyson’s Vintage Modern Gender-Neutral Nursery!
xoxo dolls & dudes,