All of the bead board, chair rail, and baseboards are done, all of the shelves are hung, and all of the furniture is in place. So I wanted to share some pictures of a few of the details of the room.
|The plate was signed by guests at one of my showers|
|A portion of our cloth diaper stash|
The lamp used to be a mauve-y pink color with a plain white shade. So I spray painted the base white, and then put a coat of Mod Podge Spray clear coat on it to give it a shiny finish. Then I took the shade and cut up some regular old maps (the kind you get from AAA). I used Mod Podge for Paper and a foam brush. And basically ended up with a patchwork feel. Then I used Mod Podge Matte-Antique to brush over the top to give it a little bit more of an antique feel rather than the bright white.
I also did something similar with some wooden letters. The only difference with the letters was that I used whole pieces of map to cover the letter instead of cutting up smaller pieces. But you could really do either way. I purchased some white wood 9" letters from Hobby Lobby. I Mod Podged the map to the letter, let it dry, and then used an exacto knife to trim off the excess paper. Then, again I coated the top with the antique finish. Since we are not revealing the little guy's name yet, I took some ambiguous letter pictures :)