I must be getting into the 'nesting' phase of this pregnancy because I can't stop making things for the nursery.
After many hours spent perusing Pinterest, I was feeling inspired to be artsy. I am not a particularly artsy person, I don't even draw stick people well, so I had to keep my art inspiration realistic.
I wanted to put a bible verse up in the nursery somehow, and decided this would be the perfect way.
I chose 1 Samuel 1:27:
'I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted me what I asked of him'
This verse couldn't be more true for me and the hubby. We have been praying for this baby for nearly three years, and God answered our prayers - in his time. And for that I am thankful (what an understatement).
I started with a canvas from Michaels. It was a two pack for $12.99.
And alphabet letters. I bought three packs for on sale for $2.99 each.
First, I put one coat of white paint one the canvas to get a nice base for the lettering.
While the paint was drying, I cut out the letter stickers so I would be able to test out spacing before sticking them on the canvas. It was a good thing I bought three packs of the letters as I had to go into all three!
Then I drew pencil lines on the canvas so everything would be straight and threw everything down (in an extremely methodical way).
I borrowed one of the hubby's paint brushes and put two coats on the canvas.
To help the drying process along (because I am impatient), I brought out my hairdryer. It's multi-functional that way.
After peeling off the letters, here is the finished result:
There was a little bit of bleeding on some of the letters, and the edges aren't as crisp as I was expecting, but I kind of like how its not perfect.
I think it looks great in the nursery. I'm pretty sure that its home will be above the change table, but we'll have to see!