Tuesday, November 15, 2011

"B" is for Baby

Handpainted baby stats wall art:

 A gift for a friend who just had baby #4.

Inspired by this project by April at A Kitchen Table for Two:

I handpainted my sign for a slightly different look.

Here's how I made the sign:

1. Cut 3/4" plywood to size.
Paint 2 coats Behr Lake Blue.
Print out text and arrange:

2. Trace text using a ballpoint pen to create indent in wood.
Remove paper and paint inside and on indent.
Work text by text, don't try to trace the entire sign at once.

3. All text painted:

4. Add straight lines to break up text and fill voids:
Distress with sandpaper very lightly, stain with Minwax Ipswich Pine.
Seal with clear acrylic.

5. Frame using 1/4" x 7/8" lattice:
Cut top and bottom pieces, attach with wood glue and 3/8" finish nails.
Then cut sides and attach.

6. Stain wood frame pieces:

7. Attach sawtooth hanger on back.

A unique, one-of-a-kind, piece of art for the prince of the family.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Tuesday Timeout @ Reasons to Skip the Housework


  1. Hi Jaime, what a great idea for a baby gift. I love it. You make it sound so easy to make a sign. Thanks for sharing.

  2. He will love it when he's a little bigger! Until then, his mom will love it for him:)

  3. I found your blog a few days ago and wonna tell you, how much I love it!
    Your ideas and realisations are wonderful!
    But most of all it´s really great, that you offer so much tutorials to your readers. Thank you very much!

    Best wishes,

  4. That is really cute! I'm so glad I found it today, my cousin's wife just had her baby today. Now I can get this gift right out to her.

  5. That would be such a fun addition to a nursery! Cute! I like the lines you added.

  6. Great tutorial. A real keeper for the lucky new family.

  7. I love it! These are on my project list to make for both of my kids. I am following your blog now.

  8. What an AWEOMSE idea! Simple and yet so precious. You always want to remember everything about the moment your baby was born. Love it!