Before I tell you about the project that I completed today and you are super impressed, you need to know that I actually started it when I had a day off due to a snow day…when I was 7 1/2 months pregnant. Yes, that was January 2011 and yes Baby Cakes is now 16 months old. You don’t need to do any more math than you already did, thanks!
Baby Cakes was due in early March. Like any good elementary school teacher, I know that early March means Read Across America Day, also known as the time we celebrate the great Dr. Seuss. I just knew that my little man was going to be a book lover like his mama, thus, the Dr. Seuss nursery was born. I, however, am not a lover of “themey” rooms. I was not envisioning themed sheets/blankets/ catinthehateverything. I had great plans for a cute room, but underplayed the Dr. Seussishness just a little too much. As of yesterday, these two items, from Etsy sellers It is Written in Vinyl and The Funky Monkey were the only theme-related decor in Baby Cakes’ nursery.
I decided to change that. I had a project just
waiting calling out to me to finish. Back when we were decorating, we had already spent so much money getting ready for Baby Cakes’ arrival, so I was looking for something very inexpensive. I found $5 Dr. Seuss books at my local HomeGoods store. I bought two copies of Green Eggs and Ham (in case I needed both sides of a page). I also purchased a dark wood collage frame for $7.99. I spent the afternoon ripping out pages, cutting out phrases, and making my own Green Eggs and Ham collage. I thought it was perfect, until I realized the color of the frame looked horrible in the nursery. To the garage it went, only to be saved today. I don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner, and I’m not going to make excuses, but 16 months flew by. All this little picture needed was some fresh white paint and voila! It works perfectly. I used white acrylic craft paint and a sponge brush. Easy and cheap! Baby Cakes loves it too. Ever since I read it to him, he’s been pointing to it saying “Hhhom”. Now to get it hung on the wall…
Easy enough, right? Now that the nursery is almost done, maybe I should finish his baby book?