Glory’s Whale

If you’ve been following along, then you know we are decorating Glory’s nursery in an ocean theme. I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to devote to nursery prep, but little by little it’s getting done and that makes me so happy.

A couple of weeks ago I completed a little DIY project which I enjoyed doing so much, and which actually turned out so cute—a whale painting for Glory’s wall.


Nate made me a cool wooden canvas made from rustic boards, so all I had to do was draw a whale and then paint it. I used to draw a lot when I was younger, but alas I haven’t kept up with it very well, so I was a bit apprehensive about how this would turn out. With a little bit of practice and a stencil I made, the whale turned out so cute (Definitely not professional or anything, but oh so cute for our little baby girl’s room)!


Sorry the pictures of the actual process aren’t that good. I kind of decided to do it last minute before I headed off to work, so I was in a rush.

First, I wiped the board down to get rid of any extra sawdust/dirt.


Then I scribbled on some scrap paper for a while until I found the whale drawing I liked best. From there I cut it out and centered it on the board.


I lightly traced it with a pencil, and to my delight I discovered a knot in the wood that was perfect for the whale’s eye.


After that I carefully painted it white, and then finally I took a sharpie pen and traced the outline of the whale, to add more definition.


Overall, it was such a fun process! I didn’t mean to go for the whole Moby Dick-white whale theme, but it kind of resembles that. Haha, so I added a smile to make this whale friendlier. 😀


I think this piece will be part of a gallery wall above Glory’s crib; at least that’s the plan for now.

I’m excited to show you more progress on the nursery as it happens.




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