Thursday, June 14, 2012

"N" is for Nursery

Paint: nursery sign

The perfect decorative addition for a new baby girl.

A friend requested this sign for another friend as a new baby gift:

She saw the sign below in a gift shop and asked if I could recreate it:

I used Janda Quirkygirl font in 110 and 80 point:

Then added white grosgrain ribbon to hang the sign:

Here's how I made the nursery sign:

1. Cut 3/4" plywood 9" x 6 1/2".
Prime and paint two coats pink:

2. Use a cup and trace circles with white pencil:

3. Paint circles inside white pencil marks:

4. Print out words:
(I used Janda Quirkygirl font in 110 and 80 point.)

5. Line up words on painted board and trace letters with ballpoint pen:
The pressure of the pen will leave an indent in the wood.

6. Paint on and inside the indent left behind by the pen:
(I used dark brown acrylic.)

7. Drill holes for ribbon:

8. Seal with clear semi-gloss acrylic spray.
Thread ribbon through holes, tie knot and apply fray-chek to cut ends:

Ready for the nursery.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Monday @ Skip to My Lou
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework


  1. I think your version looks a lot better than the original!

  2. Super cute! I haven't heard this phrase before either. Feels so true in the midst of it all.

  3. Very cute! I think it's adorable and such a smart idea for naptime so the doorbell doesn't get rung and someone needs to be killed because they woke the baby!