One of the most exciting aspects of having a baby is preparing for the new arrival. Whether you decide to find out the sex or not, both Mom and Dad can have lots of fun buying clothes, toys and, of course, decorating the nursery. There are lots of boring and practical things that you need to make sure you have to keep your baby healthy and safe, but when it comes to the nursery furniture you can let your imagine fly and create your own furniture that is functional and fun.
Bespoke children's furniture is big business in the US, with pieces created by chain furniture stores or local designers costing hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Yet while Mom is off work waiting for baby to arrive she has lots of time on her hands; time that could be used to create your own bespoke furniture. And the best thing is that you don't even need to be artistically talented as there are dozens of templates you can buy, either online or in local art shops, that do all the hard work for you.
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When it comes to templates for decorating pieces of furniture, it can be a lot of fun to pick a theme. With so many template options to choose from you could easily decorate a room with dozens of different animals, cars or fairies. Before you start using the templates you have bought, make sure that the initial coats of paint are completely dry. Clean and dry the surface before fixing the template in place with a little tape to make sure it doesn't move in the middle of painting. Always measure a couple of time before you start applying the paint to make sure the image is exactly where you want it and that the template is fixed on straight.
After all that, applying the paint is the easy part. Paint smoothly, covering the whole area with an even amount. You can even use different colours for different parts of the template, if you're feeling adventurous. Using letter templates to paint the child's name is a great idea too -once you've decided on a name, of course. As your newborn grows into a toddler they will love their personalised room.