Tuesday, July 28, 2009

From A to ......K......::painting the church nursery::

To have such a large blank canvas! So fun! It took me a few weeks to get an idea- then it is the matter of taking the first stroke- you cannot have any fear! There were so many things that could have gone wrong- you don't know how many times I have had to start a new canvas at home because of a spelling mistake. But praise the Lord- there have been no spelling mistakes on the wall yet! Your mind does funny tricks on you too-- when I painted the big blue "J" on the wall I panicked and thought it was backwards.

Eventually the whole alphabet will be up there- please help me think of a good picture for "M". I do not want to paint a Mouse- (although Micky Mouse would be kinda cute). Each letter has a verse that starts with that letter.

Here are the ideas for the rest of the letters:
L- lolly pop
N- Nest
O- octopus, (or OBE as our 7 yr old suggested- "what's that?? An instrument!- Oh! The oboe?!)
P- pig, or pie?
Q- quilt
R- Rainbow
S- strawberry
T- tree
U- umbrella
V- violet???
W- watermelon
X- xylophone
Y- yellow?
Z- zebra, or zipper (I don't do well painting zebras)

Any ideas you have would be great! As you can tell, I like painting any kind of food or candy- bugs are good; any thing that would make a small child happy.


kptc4 said...

I love the painting you are doing in the nursery!!!!!!!!!!!!
M for M&M's :)
M for milk

Jennifer said...

M for M & M's...P for Pig!!!

Jennifer said...

or m for monkey!

traci said...

Monkey. That's my vote. You have done such a beautiful job. I have painted on walls before and it's taking that first stroke. I have only done my own walls - I would be so nervous to do other's walls, but you have done sooooooo well.

Garth and Becky said...

You are so creative...I just love reading your blog each day. For M, I suggest monkey or music!

Chrissie Grace said...

M for monkey too!

Amie Kirk said...

Great Job on the painting!
I like Monkey or Moon for M!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog too!!

lori vliegen said...

what an absolutely precious nursery this is!! everyone, young and old, will be happy, happy in this room!! i love all of the other "m" suggestions....i think that moon is my favorite, though! you're doing a super job, sara! :)

So blessed! said...

OH Sara! That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Could you come paint all that in my classroom! LOL...
I vote, monkey.

Rebekah said...

Monkey for M and Pig for P. I love what you have done!!! Very creative!! I also like the zipper for z. What about van for v or violin? Yo-yo could go for y too! Or even a yellow yo yo! :-)

Sarah said...

M for monkey
P for pig
V for violin
Y for yarn

I LOVE how that nursery has turned out so far. I just love it. Keep up the good work!!

Stephanie said...

M- I love moon
P- popscicle, puddle, poodle, porcupine
V- volkswagon bug
y- yoyo, yarn, yak
z- you can paint a sign that says zoo and then just paint little animals around it

Love it so far!!!!

gailsgarden said...


Barb said...

How about moose for "M". Looks great!


Sue said...

I vote for moon or monkey - both of which my boys love.

Jen said...

My son would love something with a motor for M!

This is going to be a FUN room when you are done! Just beautiful!

heather said...

you're inspiring me at just the right time, again! i'm trying to pull together ideas for the baby's nursery! and i had already planned on putting up vintage looking alphabet cards i picked up last year at michaels!
my vote:
m: monkey or mommy
v: violin...we always think of that one!
it looks awesome!

Jenn A said...

I love the ABC walls! Could you sometime post which verses you used for each letter? I'd love to know that. Everyone else made the same suggestions that I thought of, so I don't have any new ideas to add except that P could be pumpkin if you wanted.

Jen B said...

The nursery looks wonderful, so happy & fun! I was also thinking M for monkey. I have monkeys on the brain, working on a monkey themed bathroom for my kids :D
Can't wait to see more pics!

Crystal said...

Cute, cute. I love the fried eggs on the E. And all of the scriptures. You are an amazingly talented woman.

Good luck with the rest.

Sun-Kissed Savages said...

M-- so many good ideas here! I love monkey, moon, and moose. And there's also man, married, mom, money (so many good verses for that, like the lost coin)...

P for paddle, pond, pearls (inside an opening oyster...seems like such a biblical analogy,) present

V- vase (you are great at flowers!)


Z- zzzz's (yeah, sleeping!)

Jessica said...

okay, silly... of course you will paint MUSIC for M !!! lol

Lacy said...

AMAZING!!!! The children will love it!!!

The Queen said...

It looks SOOO cute!!! What about mountain for M, and paint or pirate for p. For v, you could do a vase of violets or a valentine or a vest. Can't wait to see a picture of the completed project :)

Dawn said...

My first thought was---MONKEY!
Obviously, others had that same thought.
It would go with the other things you have painted, yes?
Looking good, so far!!

Donette said...

How about "mushroom" for "M"? It could be very colorful like Alice in Wonderland. Just an idea, the other ones are great, too.

ByHISgoodGrace said...

Ah, you're amazing to do this!
Can you come to my house?
M for moose; M for melon; M for mother; M for marshmallow
P for pie

Shelly said...

Ok, My votes are for:
Y- Yo-Yo

Too Cute. We have a half wall in the nursery at our church to seperate the babies from the toddlers and it has been painted like "under the sea" theme. I will have to take a pic and send it to you.

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

M- moon, monkey,mushroom
V- vase, vine, valentine, violin

I can't wait to see this. Can you finish before I leave?:)

Tess said...

Hi, I like moon or M & M's for the M. This room is just adorable already. Fantastic job!

Mrs. E said...

Just stumbled upon your blog. Beautiful! Wonderful art too!

Meg said...

How about Mushroom, A big happy one with red polka dots??? I also like monkey!
Love your work! Meg

Sara said...

M- I vote for monkey, too!
P- Ellie loves piggies!
V- violin
Y- yo-yo, yak,

It's so cute, Sara!

Jill said...

Oh! I have to say Monkey too!! yours would be SO cute!! LOVE the wall so far...what a happy place!

mysteryhistorymom said...

M is for..... Mouse! With cute little whiskers and a long tail!:) I LOVE what you have done and you are going to make some little ones so HAPPY!:) I am giddy just looking at your pictures!! Lori
Thanks so much for your sweet comments!:)

mrs.pabody said...

How about M is for Muffin?

I love you and miss you. The nursery looks MARVELOUS! :)

Tammy said...

It's beautiful!

I was thinking:
M - mouse too...you know, a little "church mouse"
P - pray/prayer (since it's for the church nursery!)

ko said...

that might be the cutest thing I have ever seen........Can you please fly to texas and do that to our nursery!!!!!!!! :) YOU are just TOooooo TALENTED!!!

Chastity Gomez said...

SO absolutely adorable- and M for monkey is my vote! And I also LOVE P for pie!

Laura D said...

Love this idea! I have to say my first thought for M was an M & M. That was before I read all the comments and saw it was already suggested.

Connie said...

m = mittens

I would love to do the nurseries at our church, but not sure how to approach it yet.

Love everything you do.
Connie at thingswithwings

Dana D said...

Can you come paint my whole house when you're finished? Those colors just make me happy!

Here are a few ideas for the alphabet:
M for Moon, Man, or Monkey.
P for Popcicle or Paint.
V??? that's a hard one ;) All I can think of is Volkswagon, and I don't think kids in a nursey will get that! haha!
Y for YoYo, maybe a Yellow YoYo!

Ruth said...

What a great job. I think monkey would be good for m-it's probably been mentioned already. I always loved Curious George.


bec4 said...

Oh I love these! I had to show the whole family.

Keri said...

Whoa - ton of comments on this one. I thought monkey before I saw the rest, and it seems to be a popular suggestion. I do think it would be really cute.

And I love the nursery. What a bright cheerful place for the little ones. Beautiful!

Priscilla said...

Sara, you are so talented! I am not surprised that you could come up with something so wonderful but I am so inspired by your fearlessness (of course, it would help if I could paint as well as you). Did you use the Bible Memory Association Bible verses for each letter? I still have the book that I used with Becca, Hollie, and Kelly to memorize a verse for each letter of the alphabet. We are starting to use it with Henry! Love you lots!

Priscilla said...

Sara, you are so talented! I am not surprised that you could come up with something so wonderful but I am so inspired by your fearlessness (of course, it would help if I could paint as well as you). Did you use the Bible Memory Association Bible verses for each letter? I still have the book that I used with Becca, Hollie, and Kelly to memorize a verse for each letter of the alphabet. We are starting to use it with Henry! Love you lots!

BlueCastle said...

Oh my goodness! This is just beautiful!

Ok, how about "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord" and make the "M" stand for Music? :)

Jen said...

love what you've done!! How about milk?? a cute little carton...

y is for yo-yo?

Carrie said...

Love the nursery! You are so talented! We are looking for ideas at our church...this is very cute!!!

Kidz Quiltz said...

We like "M" for music or mushroom. Thanks for your blog.

Julie Durocher said...

so awesome! I had no idea the letters were so big when I first saw the first pictures...I love how big they are and that you are including verses that start with that letter!
What a great look for the church nursery...so fun!