So our baby is almost 4 months old and we're still posting about his nursery updates from before he was born. Umm, yes...we call this, embarrassing. But better late than never and we actually are really smitten with our affordable and fun wall art choice for Nash's set of 6 white IKEA frames. We honestly had no idea what we were going to showcase in these frames and we threw out numerous different ideas.
Finally we were shopping nine days before Nash was born on South Congress in Austin and stumbled into one of our favorite stores, Uncommon Objects. I showed Walt some of the hilarious cards they had on display that I was contemplating framing for Nash's nursery. He immediately loved the idea so we picked out six together. Seriously, if someone would've told me this would be one of my last excursions with just my husband, I would've laughed...as we all know, Nash had other plans (more on that HERE.)
Keep reading for the easy DIY tutorial on how we added personalized wall art to Nash's room from a dictionary and printed greeting cards.
How the frames remained in his nursery for months. Hung, but nothing was in them! I actually loathe doing that...but we just couldn't make a decision on what we wanted!
Then I stumbled upon this massive dictionary at Savers (thrift store) and knew we were going to do something creative with the pages. Walt is a huge reader and looks forward to reading both TO and WITH Nash in the future. Yes we already read him books and he's hilarious cute and tries his best to pay attention...but I do hope Nash gets the obsessive reading gene from Walt, because I'm just not a huge reader like he is.
Frames removed from the wall so we could fill 'em up!
Ripped out Dictionary pages and using our straight edge cutter to remove the frayed edges.
We created a four page backdrop behind each mat. We overlapped the pages and even loved the tiny pictures that were highlighted on most pages too. Walt was searching for the best pictures to showcase. He had fun doing that.
Then we cut that back off the antique looking greeting cards and taped them on top of our Dictionary page collage and voila, instant baby wall art that's interesting and focuses on learning.
The man was hard at work...only days before Nash's arrival. Little did he know how close he was to being a Daddy!
Showing off the 'cup cake' finished product...LOVE IT!
Deciding where to put them on Nash's wall.
Done and done!
He surely is our little love bug!
So we have up there, starting on the upper left and moving clockwise; sweetie pie, love bug, teddy bear, cup cake, puppy love and monkey boy! LOVE THESE SO MUCH!