Friday, January 6, 2012

The elephant in the room...

...Or at least on the wall.

My little guy is 17 months old, but when I was pregnant and finished his nursery, I was so proud! The room was already painted a light green, so we kept the colour and added some brown and elephant accents. We kept things VERY simple.

However, since I am an avid crafter and DIY-er, I painted an elephant picture that is now hanging by his crib. I painted the picture myself to match the bedding.

Here's how it turned out.

Hanging on the wall.
(There are more things hanging on his wall by his crib now, this picture is from before that so it looks really plain!).

If you're looking to do a similar activity, the supplies I used are just from the dollar store (including the canvas), so it only cost me about $6 to do this picture. I found it really easy to just draw directly on the canvas with pencil (since you can erase very easily). I then painted the elephants and then background last.

I even enjoyed doing this picture so much that I also painted a picture for my friend's nursery for her little guy that was born about 5 months after my son was born. She had an owl themed room for her son, so here is how that painting turned out.

I'm just starting to plan for his 'big boy' bedroom, which will be much more spectacular than this. He's a bit older now so it needs to be a little more than 'simple'. Once that is completed, I will be sure to post about it.


1 comment:

  1. WOW! I'm impressed :) I enjoy crafting but my procrastination hangs me up :(