Tuesday, March 26, 2013

DIY: "Andie" sign for her room

I am not very good with the DIY stuff... I have been trying really hard to do a few of my own little projects for Andie.  I wanted to have something with her name on it for a shelf in her room, so after looking around for some inspiration on pinterest... I figured out a way to make one.

I am not sure if any of you have tried to free-hand paint chevron stripes... but I knew my hand was not going to be steady enough to do that.  So I figured I would just make a stencil to paint with.

Here's how I did it.  The rest of the project was just a little painting & hot gluing.  I know it's nothing spectacular... but it was definitely one of the most creative things I have done this year. :)

 I did 1.5 inch by 1 inch - it was just a shot in the dark.
 Taped it down and painted
 It's not perfect... but it worked pretty well!
Painted her letters pink - used $2.00 martha stewart paint that I already had
The finished product... can't wait to get this up on the shelf (once we get those shelves hung!)

Hope you're having a great week!

26 comments:

Jamie Kulik said...

I love it! So pretty

Life With Lauren said...

That turned out great!

Life With Lauren said...

That turned out great!

Natasha said...

it looks AMAZING...i am just so impressed with your craftiness my friend!!! she is going to love her room

simone said...

That looks FABULOUS!!! Well done....I am terrible at DIY or anything remotely creative, so I think you are a genius for doing this!!!

Exciting!!

Hope you're well,
Simone XX

Allison said...

I love this so much! It's a perfect DIY and you did a gorgeous job with it :) Thanks for showing how to do it - I love all things chevron (and am also not a great DIYer).

Cassie said...

it looks great! nice work! i love the paint colors!

J and A said...

So it's so cute! I love the chevron, that's what I hope to have in our nursery.

Perfectly Jenn said...

You did an amazing job! Love it and live the colors

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

I am SO impressed - it looks professional! Nice job!

Alice said...

This is amazing! So simple, but looks so so effective. Go you!! x

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

This is so cute, I love the chevron! I can't wait to see her finished nursery, I'm sure it will be darling! xo

B said...

looks pretty darn cute to me! well done!

Lori said...

Look at you going all Martha on us! It is so cute Tracy!

Jodi said...

Very cute! You're so crafty!!!

The Nelson Happenings said...

Looks wonderful :)

Lauren said...

so cute! way more crafty than I got for Elyse's room...I left all the DIY to my mom!

Baby Mama said...

so pretty!

KRISTIN said...

soooo stinkin' cute! it turned out great!

Leslie Harris said...

Adorable and very crafty!
Leslie (Gwen Moss)

Meagan said...

So cute!

Sierra {Ocean Dreams} said...

Oh this is darling! I am so excited for you Tracy!! :)

Caley-Jade Rosenberg said...

Such a clever mommy - I LOVE this sign!! x

Hilary said...

Aww, I love it! So cute.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That turned out really cute!!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Love it! So cute!