Now We Have Everything – A Nursery Sign

Out of all the projects I have done, this one has got to be one of my absolute favorites.  Recently I was tasked with this:

“I need something for a baby shower, something to decorate a nursery, but different than The Mother’s Love sign you made” (THANKS LAUREN!!!) – That’s when my wheels started turning.  The first thing I went to do is look through Pinterest at Baby Nurserys.  That is what I came across this gem:

Baby room wood wall

I LOVED the way it looked, very classy and simple.  The only thing is, how can I turn this into something for a baby?  That is when the quote “First we had each other, then we had you, now we have everything” popped into my head.  If I removed one of the picture frames and just had three, I could write a part of the saying under each of the frames!

 

  • Frame 1 – First we had each other – This would be a picture of just the parents of the baby
  • Frame 2 – Then we had you – Picture of JUST the baby
  • Frame 3 – Now  we have everything – Family Picture

DONE AND DONE – LOVE IT

This item is currently not for sale on my Etsy shop because it is rather large to ship, but if you are interested, please email me at thefancystanton@hotmail.com and I can see what I can do 🙂

Or – if you choose to make your own, here’s what I did:

First I took three pieces of wood that were 6 inches wide and 36 inches long. I attached all three together by using Gorilla wood glue and brackets in the back.

Baby Sign Part 1

I then added studs at the end of each piece of wood to give it more of a rustic feel. I also added nails to the middle piece of wood to hang the picture frames on.

Baby Sign Par t2

Once the board was set and the nails were in place, I used Minwax® Wood Finish™ in Dark Walnut to stain the wood.  I used a sponge brush as well as an old cloth to do the staining (don’t forget to wear work gloves to keep your fingers from staining!!)

Wood Finish 3

I cut the letters using the Cricut Machine and attached them using Matte Modge Podge.  The frames I got were from IKEA and at a really good price!

And there you have it – the finished product came out wonderful.  It took some time, but I was very happy with the result in the end.

Now We Have Everything Sign

BIG thanks to my Dad with helping on this one, this further proves that the only guy a girl can depend on, is her Daddy.

Stay Fancy

-Jess

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A Mother’s Love

Part of what I love the most about being a crafter is being tasked with new design challenges. Recently one of my friends on Facebook reached out to me regarding making a sign for her friend’s baby shower (thanks Lauren!) After some research we came up with a cute idea for a sign to be hung in a Baby’s nursery. Behold the “Mother’s Love” sign: Mother's Love Sign

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It took me a while to figure out how the heck I was going to do this. I usually free hand paint my signs but for this one the words were a bit smaller so I wanted to be more precise. I want to give my Dad a HUGE shout out on this one, we worked on many different techniques to make this sign come to life. I first designed the sign within Illustrator then mirrored the image so all of the words were backwards. We then printed on clear transfer paper to iron them on the painted sign=FAIL.

What I ended up doing was printing the image onto the clear transfer paper, coating the sign the mod podge, and while it was still wet, placed the transfer paper on top while rubbing the letters with a Popsicle stick.

It took some time, and patience, but I am happy with the result. I plan I putting these up to my Etsy Site soon – once I get back from my best friend’s Vegas Bachelorette of course.

Stay tuned for some fun bridal shower updates and some crazy pictures from Vegas (of course I have a few creative tricks up my sleeve for that trip)

Cheers!

-Jess