Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Guest Blogger - 1st Lady of the House - Embroidery Hoop Wall Decor

Hey there Someday Crafts readers.

My name is Camilla and I blog at

I'm way happy to be sharing my nursery update with you.

My nursery is on child #2 at this point and I haven't done anything with it since I was pregnant with my first baby. I decide it was time for some updating.

I saw the cute fabric in embroidery hoops all over the blog-o-sphere and Pinterest and I thought it would be a cute and cheap way to spruce up the place.

I wanted my baby's name to be included in the collage so I bought wood letters from Hobby Lobby.

I started collecting embroidery hoops from thrift stores and what I couldn't get there I bought from the Hob Lob as well. I bought fabric from various places.

OK, I primed and spray painted my letters. White Spray Primer, Then a Blue'ish Green'ish color (because I wanted it to come through in the distressing stage) then White Spray paint.

Then I distressed with my electric hand sander (which I bought and this was my first project to use it on! Love it!)

I then hung picture hangers on the back. This process may or may not have made me swear a few times. The nails were teeny tiny itsy bitsy, so stabilizing the nail was close to impossible.

Then this occurred...

Not once but TWICE!

Got out the E6000 and jimmy-rigged the thing because there was no way I was going to get a new letter.

OK, Then to the funnest part...

This was way easy! Put the hoop on the fabric of choice and then trim around the back.

So here is the before picture:

As my baby was growing out of clothes, I would just pile it on top of the dresser to put into the correct bins. The bin you see on the right is the clothes that she was growing into, toys spread around, every single piece of furniture is a different color (not in a good way).

More casualties: I was moving the changing table out and the leg busted off, kinda glad because now I can buy a new one when I ever have another baby (Something to match).

This is the inside of the lamp shade...That is not suppose to be bent like that...Off to Target to get a lamp shade!

Hung the collage! Love it!

I want to take done the alphabet letters. I just didn't have a ladder handy.

Rearranged the furniture around, took out the outdated rug, no more changing table, took down some pictures, cleaned up the massive mess...I'm left with this!

and again here is the before

I have collected tea sets since I was a small child.

With all the disasters that happened with this project, I have to mention one more that I didn't take pictures of.

I was all done fixing the room up and the baby was whining, so I put her down for her nap in her new updated room. Ten minutes later she starts crying, I go in and she had thrown up all over in her crib, so I had to tear apart her crib sheets and padding, get out the towels and draped everything else in towels as to not get soiled. So the room lasted for 10 minutes looking like that! Happy Day. Life of a Mother, Right?

Thanks for reading along. I hope you stop on by my blog,


and check out some of my other projects like Butterfly Specimen Art, Side Table Re-do, and my Pottery Barn Moss Monogram.

THANKS, Camilla for sharing your cute nursery! I love the fabric you found! That wall just "pops" now!

Head over to 1st Lady of the House to see more awesome projects!!!


  1. What a darling nursery and the embroidery hoops with the fabric are just so cute and colorful.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Love the embroidery hoop idea! So easy & awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    Chrissy visiting from formamas.blogspot.com

  3. The hoops look great! I have to do that! Thanks for sharing your realities--the room does look amazing still!

  4. What a cute room and I love the name Esther---I am due this month and will be naming my little one Ruth.

  5. I'm in love with Esther's room! I love the colors you chose for the hoops. Great eye!

  6. Looks great! (We have that same crib) And I totally know how it is to have furniture all different colors as we have 2 babies in our room, each crib a diff color plus our bedroom suit is another color & then our latest ikea bookcase is another color..lol one day I will get it to blend =D I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things party! It's going on all week,
    & be sure to check out my giveaway too!


  7. That is a really great room! Love the collage!

  8. Love all your designs but so love her name. That is my favorite name and Bible story.

  9. I LOVE this. So much so that I highlighted it over on my monthly "cool stuff on the web" post.

    (you can find the link here if you're interested:)

  10. I love this embroidery hoop wall art!! It looks amazing. I hope you don't mind I've featured it in my embroidery hoop wall art round-up hub which you can see here:


    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!


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