The theme of the nursery was a little harder to decide. Before we knew whether we were having a boy or a girl, I really wanted to do an animal theme. But after we found out the gender and picked the pink, gold, and white colors, I got hooked on a princess theme. Naturally, I decided to just combine them. Who says you have to have one solid theme for a nursery? If anyone insists on a name for my theme, I will just go with "Queen of the Jungle". Done and done.
As for the nursery projects, the list is long. We bought a crib, and I'm going to turn my old childhood desk into a changing table, and I am attempting a closet makeover. Those are all projects that will take time, and I have plenty of it. But I wanted to start on something that I would be able to post about now - not three months from now. So I decided to hit the thrift stores for some animal and princess related items. And let me tell you, there is definitely no shortage of animal items at any thrift store. I came home with a few exciting prospects.
After my successful thrift store shopping spree, I wanted to get started on my projects right away. I didn't even have anywhere in the nursery to put them yet, but I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I started by finding a few shoe boxes. I like to use cardboard boxes when I use spray paint so I can contain the mist as much as possible. I placed my items in the boxes.
- Thrift store items
- Rust-Oleum Universal Bonding Primer
- Rust-Oleum American Accents 2X Ultra Coverage Spray Paint
- Make sure surface of items are clean and free of debris
- Place thrift items in a cardboard box outside
- Spray the items with primer until covered
- Wait approximately 20 minutes then turn items over
- Spray again with primer until covered
- Wait until the items are dry
- Spray all sides, drying in between, with selected spray paint color
- Embellish and display!