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.

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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)!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 😀

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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.

Love,

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