Monkeying Around

So, if you want some inexpensive art for your kids' room and don't care that you aren't an artist check out this project.

Materials used:
3 Canvases (these are 16X20 that I got on sale for $2.50 each)
Acrylic paint
Some paintbrushes that didn't have too much dried paint on them


I just flat out found these two little guys on my baby's room quilt and used a pencil to sketch them on the canvas. Get a good eraser, you'll need it. I did two coats of each part of the monkeys so it was a more even look. It helped that they were very basic, cartoonlike. But, I also did canvases above my girls' bed which I copied from their bedding, too. You can kind of see them here.


The bedding has polka dots on the border and after the monkey's were done they needed a little something so I added the polka dots. Here is the crib and bedding, waiting for something on the wall above, maybe baby's name or hang the quilt. Waiting for some drapes.


So, the nursery's not done but the monkey pictures are. Baby steps.

Linking to blue cricket design, today's creative blog, domestically speaking, the girl creative and A Soft Place to Land.


  1. You did a great job. It matches perfectly. Thanks for joining the Power of Paint Party!

  2. Baby steps for sure - love the monkeys - perfect for a little baby (at least my little ones!)

  3. I'm a sucker for anything with a monkey and I don't even HAVE a nursery.

    (Did you hear that Kathryn? I don't HAVE a nursery. Because I'm ALL DONE having babies. You could be too if you'd kick Brandon out already.)

    (Just kidding Brandon - you know I love you. But enough is enough...keep your hands to yourself already.)

    p.s I just went to IKEA today ;)

  4. Rebecca- You make such cute kids and you too could go to High School open houses very pregnant and really embarass Siera. Just sayin' there are a few perks. :) I'm jealous about your IKEA trip, how far away is it?

  5. So cute! But where exactly does one find paint brushes that don't already have crusted paint on them? ;)

  6. I have a monkey obsessed 9 year old daughter who would love these. And SHE is the artist in our I think I'll just give her the canvases and let her have at it! Very cute project!

  7. The nursery looks so cute! Good job! The canvases that I got are still waiting for a fit of inspiration. . .


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