My good friend Carrie is expecting her second son in September and I am so excited for her and family. This baby has been dubbed “baby brother” throughout her pregnancy (her last baby was nicknamed “Kermie”) and she jokes that it should be his actual name.
Using scrap wood from my console table project, I made her a sign for her little one’s nursery using the nickname.
I pulled out a piece of wood that actually broke off where it was laminated/glued together to the other boards. (Hopefully that doesn’t happen to the larger sheets of wood I used for the tables). I sketched out “baby brother” and then immediately sanded it off because I didn’t like it.
I opted to freehand paint it instead.
I did “baby” in off-white and cursive.
Then, I painted “brother” in navy and a print handwriting.
I added a few dots of the opposite color to each word as a cute little accent.
Then, I drilled holes in the top two corners large enough to string rope through.
Before adding the rope, I stained the board with a light weathered gray stain.
This really helped the off-white paint pop.
I put the rope through each hole and knotted it so it wouldn’t pull back through, then hung the sign up to dry. Since it will just be hanging on a wall, I didn’t bother with poly.
I gave her the sign on Thursday and she loved it!
I can’t wait to see where she puts it in her nursery and I can’t wait to meet her little boy 🙂