Monday, August 27, 2012

DIY #2

So I was told today that my belly really has changed since the last belly picture.  So I got Sour to do a pic when I got home from work this evening.  It is literally just a belly picture nothing more, but you can see some of the super cute dress I got this weekend while shopping with the MIL.
Sweet little guy is growing!  That is for sure.  And the wives tale is totally true that if you are carrying a little boy you carry low, because my belly starts so low compared to my friend Megan's belly with her little girl.

So here is the 2nd DIY that I did yesterday.  Here is the inspiration, they are from Pottery Barn Teen

I made my own version of these, put my own little spin to them.  Here are the starting tools/supplies:
Craft paint that works on any material, different size paint brushes, water, wood blocks, hot glue gun, and the plastic animals of your choice.  So basically you just pain the plastic animals whatever color that works for your color scheme or theme.  I choose good size animals with blocks that they would fit on and not topple over.  I wanted them to be heavy enough to use as bookends.  I also painted the wood blocks the same colors.  The animals took a couple of coats.  The green went on very thin, so it took about 3 coats of paint.
You can see here the spots coming through the green paint.
I also let the paint dry pretty throughly in between the coats so the paint wouldn't spread around too much (it tends to do that on plastic).  The wood blocks did well with one coat and just some touch ups.   I used the different sizes of brushes to get in all the nooks and crannies.  After getting all the coats on, I just hot glued the giraffes to the wood blocks.  And here is the finished product!
I am kind of in love them!  The colors are perfect and love the giraffes and just the right size.

We got the crib ordered today!  I think it was in stock so we can get it as soon as the room is painted!  I will share a picture of the crib tomorrow!


  1. The giraffes are so cute! I love it! Well done. :)

  2. Super cute idea! I can't wait to see the nursery all put together.

    1. Me either! It is getting super cute in my head! I can't wait to see it all together and the sweet baby in it!