When we found out I was pregnant we immediately decided that regardless if we had a boy or girl we were going to decorate the nursery with Luke’s photographs. Luke was excited to have a project and I was excited to have our baby’s nursery decorated with such personalized one of a kind art.
After we found out that a girl was on the way we decided on a garden theme for her room. I use the word theme loosely since pictures of flowers is about the extent of the “garden” in Monkey’s room. We set off to the Denver Botanic Gardens and spent a day wandering (me) and taking pictures (Luke).
We had also planned that I would contribute something to Monkey’s walls. Well needless to say after hanging Luke’s photographs and the addition of a few other lovely pieces made by family members there wasn’t a lot of wall space left, not to mention I was big and pregnant and not all that motivated.
When Monkey was about 6 months old we became home owners and moved into our first home. We painted Monkey’s room in a lovely shade of yellow and hung all her pictures from her Daddy, her handmade quilt from her Nana and her handmade mosaic from her Papa. But I still hadn’t contributed anything to my babies walls.
Let me first say that I am in no way painter but it was fun. I started out with four blank 11×14 inch canvases and four main colors. Monkey’s curtains are yellow with light green, dark green, light pink, and darker pink plaid. I used those four colors as background colors on the four canvases. Then I painted different, colorful flowers on each one.
Once I finished up my paintings and we got them hung up to the side of Monkey’s bed we decided that the wall on the other side of her bed was looking bare. We decided that since both Luke and I had art hanging in Maddy’s room that it was only fair (and adorable) that she should too.
To get Monkey set up I lightly painted a background of yellow, orange and cream on a 18×24 inch canvas. Once the background colors were dry we handed over the canvas, the four main colors that I used (light pink, dark pink, light green, and dark green), and some paint brushes and let Monkey go to town.
Here is a bit of video of the little artist at work.
Have you made or created any of your decor? What is your medium of choice? I also have a few paintings hanging in our main bathroom, but Monkey’s room is the first time I have hung anything in a room outside of a bathroom. Funny, huh. I have plans, and canvases, to make something for my bedroom but I just haven’t had inspiration hit yet. Look at me talking like an artist, HA! Don’t let me fool you, I am no artist I just pretend that I am.