Nursery Wall Art

I’m going to be an aunt! Actually both my sister and sister in law are pregnant (and both due within a month or so!) so Micah will have some cousins close in age.  I’m so excited!

I wanted to create some wall art for my nephew’s nursery and here’s what I can up with.

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I started with two 1×2’s 8 feet long and cut each of them 3 times so I had 8 equal lengths.  I trimmed these with my miter saw. TIP: for details on how to use a miter saw for beginners, check out this post!

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I used wood glue to attach them all together.  By the way, I use Gorilla wood glue and it’s my favorite I’ve found so far.

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Then I clamped it together and let it dry for a day or so.

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I printed out the initials, cut them out, then traced them on the boards.

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Using a jigsaw, we were able to cut the letters out.  It was easiest to use a spade bit to drill a hole big enough to get the jigsaw blade in place.

RELATED: For another rustic wall art idea, check out this Wooden Rustic Light Up Christmas Star.

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Somehow, in the midst of this project, this happened.  I have no explanation, nor will I attempt one.

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This picture speaks volumes to me.  It says “I shall murder you in your sleep”.  I think I’m going to put it on the mantle.

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Speaking of a praying mantis, kozi does a mighty fine impression of one, no?

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ANYWAYS, back to the project.  To give it a finished look, I created a border with 1×2’s and mitered the edges using a miter saw.

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I just purchased a nail gun and I have to say I love it.  It’s cordless so you don’t need an air compressor.  I highly recommend it. I was able to attach the frame in no time at all.

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I sanded the rough edges down and stained it. We stained it Dark walnut.

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jlb 14 My sister sent me these pictures of it up in her nursery:

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Can’t wait to meet my two new nephews!!


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