Wednesday, June 15, 2011

You are my SUNSHINE


I LOVE the song "You are my sunshine" & sing it to my kids often. My 4 year old used to make me sing it over & over & over whenever we were driving in the car.
  Both of my boys still love the song & I'm sure I will sing it to our new baby very soon!

From the minute I started seeing the lyrics pop up all over blogland, I knew I wanted to make something with the lyrics for our baby boy's nursery!


 Cellar Designs created this beautiful piece of art...



Love this one in a frame...

Oh, how about this one! I might need it for MY bedroom!

And there are SO MANY MORE, you can just search on Etsy or Pinterest & you will fall in LOVE.

I used Cellar Designs as my inspiration & then went to dig around for a piece of wood in the shed...
I found this cupboard door & decided it was the perfect size & loved how it would give it a "framed look"...
 It got a coat of light blue paint & then while it dried, I got on the computer & "designed" my wording how I wanted. I must have tried 30 different fonts & guess what I settled on?
Times New Roman.
I just liked the simplicity of it.
My cricut can cut 2 feet x 1 foot & this happened to be the exact size of the inner part of the cupboard door!
I think I did it about 11 inches x 22 inches, so I was able to cut it all at once!
 I cut it out of vinyl & then weeded out all of the letters, leaving a "stencil" that I then applied to the wood...
 then I took my brush and painted all of the "sunshines" with a pale yellow & the rest of the lyrics with white...
 after it dried, I pulled up the vinyl, leaving freshly painted letters & lightly sanded over the words & the edges of the door...
 I actually made that one to donate to an auction next week & chose to paint the one for the nursery all RED, since I'm working to bring more red in that room. Here they are, all finished!
I hung the red one in the nursery, but now I'm debating painting the "frame" part of the cupboard red so that it pops off the blue walls a bit more, 
but we will see...
The other one is not quite as bold, which will hopefully allow it to match someone else's decor easier, 
since it is being auctioned off at a family reunion...
the nursery is coming along!
Here is a sneak peak at one corner...
1. Used my same Brown, Tan & Blue Crib Bumper & Sheet that I had with my other boys
2. Made the Scalloped Blanket that I had been wanting to try!
3. Made a simple pendant banner for above his bed & will iron on his name in RED MATERIAL soon...we actually CHOSE A NAME!
4. Found red curtains on clearance last week at Walmart for $6
5.Covered his changing table in the same Dinosaur fabric that I made his scalloped blanket out of
6. The curtains came with red ties that I repurposed & sewed one around a pillow with a button in the center to make it a bit cuter!
7. And last but not least, hung his "Sunshine" board in the corner
All ready for our baby boy to arrive in a few weeks!!!







14 comments :

Brittany Marie Trevino said...

girl, you are so creative and awesome! I love all the decor for your new baby's room. Also, totally love the "you are my sunshine" boards..i want to make one! lol. i don't even know how a cricut works and how you did them, but they look super cute!

Kendra said...

I love the baby's room! It is SO cute. I want to win the board at the auction but I have a feeling I'll get outbid by those with more money. :)

Lyndsey said...

How cute is that!! I just made a sunshine sign too- it must be in the air :) The nursery looks super cute!!

Carrie Brown said...

His room is looking so cute! And I love the Sunshine board...super cute.

Marcia Francois said...

LOVE your baby's room.

Ashley said...

love the room! this is so darling:)
xoxo
ash
http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com

Jenn Christman said...

So cute!! You have been working hard! I sang and still sing that song to my kids (now 10, 5, and 4) all the time. What a great idea to paint it and hang it on the wall. Super adorable. I am with you on painting the "frame" part red. I think it would really give it a nice finished touch.

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Amy said...

I love that! I also LOVE the banner you made. So cute. His room looks perfect and all ready for him!

Mary said...

Love both signs so much! You did a fantastic job on them. I remember the first time I sang that song to my (adopted) daughter - I wish you could have seen the light that came into her eyes, the melting into love of her entire body language. Thanks for bringing back that great memory. Hmm, wonder if I could make one of these - might have to give it a try. Bet my daughter, now 15, would still love to have this for her room. Thanks for sharing at Gingersnaps.
Mary @ Redo 101

Janae said...

Did you do this with a cricut? I'm not even sure what that is. Is that how you made the stencil? Hmm. Off to google! (Wish I had your number, I'd just call ya! LOVE LOVE LOVE that!!)

Ryan and LeDawn said...

I keep seeing th everywhere too and it wasn't until the other morning when my baby smiled at me for the first time that it hit me, she is my sunshine! No matter how tired and grumpy she makes me happy. The nursery is adorable!!!! Loving all of it!

gail said...

your signs are too cute! I think the red one would look great with the border painted so it pops (like you said you're thinking about)
The nursery is going to be sooo cute!
gail

The Atomic Mom said...

you probably don't remember, because you were so young when Grandma died, but she used to sing this song all the time.

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