The next step I had in the nursery is to make some rustic/explorative décor. The first project I started with was some picture frames. I went to Michaels and found a great deal on 12 x 12 plain wooden frames. They were about $5 and I looked up coupons on their website (Michaels always has great coupons and sales). I also bought some scrapbook paper from Michaels, the scrapbook paper comes in 12 x 12 so this worked perfectly for the background. Although, they do have some great scrapbook paper that would work well as pictures themselves, if you’d like to do that. Then I picked out some prints from Anderson Design Group online then started my DIY. This project was simple, but had a lot of wait time.
I started by using a dark wood stain on the picture frames to match the dresser and crib, I’ll post a picture below of the brand I used. This was some left over stain my parents had from staining their cabinets but I am sure you can get it at Home Depot. When you start staining I recommend laying down newspaper, wearing rubber gloves, and doing this project outside because of the aroma. After doing 2 continuous coats of stain, I let them dry outside overnight, then about two days inside in a room with a fan on. I checked them daily but they were not dry until the 2nd day in the room.
Then simply put the scrapbook paper as a background and taped the Anderson Design Group pictures to the scrapbook paper. As of now they have no glass covers, which I didn’t think about when buying the frames so that is something to consider, but I may end up adding them later. My final product is below and I love them!