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Quick, Easy & Beautiful (Nursery) Art!

In addition to getting everything together for the RSA install next week, I’ve been hard at work completing a nursery redesign for a client who is scheduled to be induced today (hi Alicia!!).  One of the hardest pieces has been finding art for above the cribI even tweeted a few weeks ago about looking for good books to be used as art in a baby’s nursery, but had trouble finding the perfect look.  Low and behold I found it last week at a thrift store in the form of a Little Golden Book (remember those??).

I wanted to use a book that had good art but few words–this Bunnies ABC’s was just the thing with it’s slightly yellowed pages and simple (but colorful) illustrations. 
I took 3 Ikea Ribba frames…
Three of my favorite pages…
Added a 12×16 mat from Michael’s…
Mounted the pages to the back of the fake photo from the mat insert (see above) using good ol’ Scotch tape…

And created some pretty beautiful art! I really love how the tint of the pages matches the outside mat and gives it a bit of a custom feel.
(don’t worry, images on the back on visible once the frames are on the wall!)
Here’s a sneak peak of the finished project…

                                                           Totally perf, if I do say so myself!

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17 Comments on Quick, Easy & Beautiful (Nursery) Art!

  1. Angela
    April 19, 2011 at 8:31 am (6 years ago)

    Totally cute!

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  2. Angela
    April 19, 2011 at 8:32 am (6 years ago)

    Totally cute!

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  3. Sharstin
    April 19, 2011 at 12:02 pm (6 years ago)

    so chic and gorgeous–what a great idea~

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  4. Mrs. Chic
    April 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm (6 years ago)

    so cute!!! I an’t wait to see more of her nursery and your ideas!!

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  5. Kelle Dame
    April 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm (6 years ago)

    Perf, indeed!! Love these! Hope you’ll show more of the nursery.

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  6. Sheila Zeller
    April 20, 2011 at 12:56 am (6 years ago)

    Really nice! I agree with you on the custom look… thank you for sharing such a great idea.

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  7. Lori @ Lori May Interiors
    April 20, 2011 at 5:59 am (6 years ago)

    It looks great Dayka! Love the way you put them in the frames, just perfect!

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  8. Sara
    April 21, 2011 at 1:31 pm (6 years ago)

    gorgeous!

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  9. SHERRY HART
    April 21, 2011 at 6:45 pm (6 years ago)

    Totally….bet she loved them! Smart girl 🙂

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  10. Amy Epperson
    April 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Love it!! I’m totally going to try this in Asher’s nursery!

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  11. Joi
    April 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm (6 years ago)

    This is a lovely idea!

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