DIY Nursery Decorations – Nautical Wall Art
As soon as I found out I was having a boy, I began brainstorming nursery themes. You better believe I hit Pinterest like a pro and started adding a ton of “must-have’s” to my baby registry. I was fortunate to have a lot of hand me down items to help keep me within my (single-income) budget. The items I pulled were amazingly beautiful pieces, but they weren’t uniform to my color scheme, so they needed a bit of easy DIY fixes.
This is probably the simplest DIY you could possibly do, it requires only spray paint and your flea market finds.
For my DIY nautical nursery wall art, I used two wooden ship’s wheels from my late grandmother’s house in two different sizes. For those of you without a nautical-collecting grammy though, I found these for as low as $19 in a quick Google search. But if you’re a garage sale, antique store, thrifting junky, you can probably score one of these wooden boat’s steering wheels for much less.
The varying sized wheels add depth and dimension to your nursery decorations, while the uniform color keeps the appearance clean and cohesive.
DIY Nursery Decorations – Nautical Wall Art:
Step 1. Locate inexpensive wooden ship’s wheel.
Step 2. Wipe off any dust or loose debris with a dry rag.
Step 3. Lay on flat surface outdoors. I used pieces of carboard and went outside, because, spray paint fumes. ‘Nuff said.
Step 4. Spray paint with desired color choice. Follow the can’s directions for use. I’m no expert on the varying “How To Use” rules for spray paint, but I’m pretty sure you shake, point, spray. I could be wrong though.
Step 5. Let dry for 30 minutes – 1 hour depending on the type of spray paint you use. Touch an area with your finger. If it leaves a finger print mark, it’s not dry yet. Patience, young grasshopper.
Step 6. Flip them over and repeat Steps 4 and 5.
Step 7. Hang in desired location. It took me quite a few weeks (months?!) to find just the right set up for our ship’s wheels, so play around with your arrangement and don’t be afraid to include other theme related items to the mix as well.
Step 8. Enjoy!