I’m not typically one of those people who’s really inspired by or loves quotes. But when it came time to create some wall art for Hailey’s room and I was researching “nautical/ocean” themed nurseries, I kept seeing this one”count the waves” quote that seemed so sweet. Sure I could’ve just created the design and had it printed to frame and hang but I like the handmade look!
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I designed the quote digitally first so I’d had a reference of sizes/fonts when it was time to sketch it out. Derek primed a canvas that previously had a different design on it so I had a blank slate to dress it up for my little miss.
After I had a rough sketch ready, I got out my Deco Art Americana paints and got to work making this piece colorful. The white border just seemed TOO white to me so a few little dots were needed to keep it colorful.
After that was all dry, I took the same approach as the Octopus Wall Art and added some sparkly accents using crystal fine glitter.
I spent many days and nights sitting with my little miss in that comfy rocker under this handmade art.
Take a tour of this Under the Sea nursery, which includes more DIY crafts!
And here’s what this art looked like in our new home a few years later: