After what felt like endless years of apartment living, my family and I have finally moved into a house! Technically, we’re still renting, but it is amazing not to have neighbors upstairs or downstairs. Of course, there are some (tiny) downsides. You remember that beautiful shared nursery we created for baby Juliza and her big sister?
Well, it is no more.
Each girl has her own room now, which means that I have to rework the nursery. I still LOVE the crib and bedding and color scheme, so I have no intention of changing that. Still, I thought we’d commemorate the fact that Juliza now has her own room.
When Walmart challenged me to share a craft project, I remembered the awesome wooden letters in their craft section, and I knew I wanted to put Juliza’s name on the wall.
We already have a huge wooden J. You might remember it from this shot, over the door:
The largest letters at Walmart were 8″ tall at $1.97 apiece. That worked out really well, because the J is considerably larger and would therefore stand out as the first letter.
The rest was easy. I chose craft paint colors based on the existing color scheme in the room: shades of pink, yellow and orange.
Because I’m random like that, I painted each letter a different color.
But now, how to hang them? The letters are flat in front and back, so we picked up some simple sawtooth picture hangers to add to the back.
We hung the J first, then centered the others vertically on it. We thought about hanging them in an offset pattern, but decided that a straight line looked best.
What do you think?
In the middle of the wall there, they look a bit — I don’t know — lonely? But here’s a shot to better show you their context in the room.
Make sense now?
Down the road, I think I’ll eventually add all the other letters for a full alphabet wall. I think I’ll buy the smaller letters, though, so that the letters in her name will stand out.
I still have a way to go before I’ll call her room “finished”, but this isn’t bad for a project that cost about little bit of time. By the way i read these baby picture tips yesterday so you might want to check that out.
Disclosure: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links have been used.