Such a cute easy idea for nursery artwork – just paint an old frame and pop a cute print inside!
You may have forgotten since I haven’t mentioned it on the blog in a while, but we’ve been working on the nursery makeover!
It’s been a little slow going, and I’d definitely recommend getting a nursery done before the baby is born, but that wasn’t really an option for us!
Oh well. I’m pretty sure the baby doesn’t mind the lack of wall decor in her room! 🙂
But I do, which brings us to today’s project: cute nursery artwork!
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We got one of those adorable Cuddle + Kind dolls as a baby gift (in green and pink – one of my favorite color combos!), and it came with this cute artwork. (It’s the Charlotte doll if you’re wondering!)
I almost bought a frame, and then realized I basically have enough old frames in the basement to fill a shelf at a thrift store. Not sure how that happened…? Kalen does tell me I hoard things, haha.
So I found this old frame that was the perfect size:
And ironically, this frame was in my room as a little girl, so I think it’s really cool we can use it in our daughter’s room!
Today’s post is part of the Thrift Shop Challenge series I do with a few blogging friends. I shared my post on how to paint candlesticks in the fall and my post on a mini sled makeover back in January if you’re looking for more thrift store makeovers!
Be sure to hop around to the other Thrift Shop Challenge bloggers’ posts linked at the end of today’s post. They all have such fun projects!
Thrifted nursery artwork supply list:
- Old frame
- Drop cloth
- Paint – I used Sherwin Williams’ Believable Buff
- Paint brush
How to paint an old frame:
This is really so easy, it doesn’t really need a tutorial. But here we go!
1. Remove the backing.
My frame had the brown paper back all glued on, so I just ripped it off.
2. Paint the frame.
If you’re painting a light color over a dark frame, I’d do a coat of primer first.
I was doing tan over white, so I knew it would cover just fine.
I did one coat of paint, and then just touched up in a few spots. It didn’t look like it needed a second coat so I didn’t worry about it!
Feels good to cross another project off in here, even if it’s little!
As for those vases, one was a gift when our daughter was born, and the other was from the Target Dollar Spot. (Gets me every time – good thing I do most of my Target shopping online!)
And that flowered tray was a gift from my Grandmom to my daughter so we’ll treasure it forever! 🙂
You can see other bloggers’ Thrift Store Challenge makeovers here:
Love & Renovations – Faux marble-topped side table
Small Stuff Counts – How to paint wicker baskets
Green With Decor – Nursery artwork with a thrifted frame (you’re here!)
A Crafted Passion – Little girls’ dress up mirror
Love Create Celebrate – DIY hanging planter
By Brittany Goldwyn – DIY unicorn bookends
If you have a thrift shop makeover, we’d love to see it on Instagram! Just post with hashtag #thriftshopchallenge. Feel free to tag me (@greenwithdecor) so I don’t miss it!
And if you want to catch up on the other projects in our nursery, we’re slowly making progress! Here are all of the projects so far:
- Changing table makeover
- A gorgeous neutral glider
- How to paint a nursery with a paint sprayer
- An old TV stand turned book storage
Do you have any other fun nursery artwork ideas? We have some other walls to fill!
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