Friday, March 23, 2012

Baby Lucy's Room- Part 1

It's Family Friday!!  For the next few weeks my sister will be sharing the progress of her new baby girl's adorable nursery.  I would love to take credit for this design but this was all Lucy's crafty mom.  *Fun Fact, Lucy is my 5th niece, I also have 5 nephews and 1 more nephew due very soon.  Since there are kiddos everywhere in my family I will be sharing lots of fun family projects.  

Part 1:  DIY Wall Monogram 

The background color is Behr "Anonymous" in eggshell.  To create the monogram she borrowed a movie projector from a friend, connected it to her laptop and created a word document with the letters in French Script font. She placed the projector across the room (on top of her changing table) and traced the projection with a pencil directly onto the wall.  The final step was just filling in the outline with a few coats of gloss acrylic craft paint from Michaels Craftsmart Brand in Pink/Rose using a small foam brush.  

Tip 1- Keep a little extra of the background color on hand for any touch ups.  
Tip 2- When lining up the monogram make sure to use a level or at least measure from a level point on both sides (up from the chair rail or baseboard) you will be kicking yourself if you finish the project and the entire thing is crooked. 

If you can't find a projector,v you could use a Cricut cutting machine, have the monogram printed in a large scale and use trace paper to transfer the outline onto the wall or if you are really talented draw the letters free hand.  
My sister also suggests having it printed at a copy center the exact size you want, color the back of the paper with a dark pencil then tape it to the wall (pencil facing wall).  Once in place, trace over the letters/design then when you take the paper off the outline will be on the wall (pencil transfers from the back of the paper to the wall).
There are also vinyl letter options that can be found on Etsy.  Vinyl letters are a great option for renters

Isn't it adorable!! I love her color selections!  They are girly but will coordinate well with other colors and patterns in the future and will grow with her throughout her childhood and teen years.  She also placed the monogram in the middle of the wall that will eventually be the bed wall when Lucy is older and made sure it was high enough that a standard head board would still fit underneath.  


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