Design Inspirations: 04/16/2012

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A nail and string letters DIY tutorial, an idea for taming paper clutter, inspiration for creating your own nursery art canvases, a kids’ artwork gallery wall idea, and a cardboard castle DIY that only costs $4 to make!

A few weeks back, we featured a modern toddler boy’s room with an alphabet wall decor idea using nails and string. And now, thanks to the power of Pinterest, I came across this nail and string letters tutorial via JK JK. If you’re bold enough to nail lots of holes into your wall, you’ve got to check it out!

The amount of paper in my home has multiplied beyond belief since we became a family of three (and I started this blog) —and it sometimes feels like it’s taking over. Between bills, art projects, coupons and magazines, my kitchen table always covered in paper. This super organized wall from is exactly what I need in my life!

These darling bird canvases are great inspiration for a mama-to-be who wants to add a personal piece of art to the nursery walls. Using bird stencils she found online and some inexpensive canvases and ribbon, this expectant mom made these unique pieces for her bird-themed nursery (via Baby Lifestyles).

And speaking of artwork… I’m always looking for great ideas on how to creatively display my toddler’s artwork —because my fridge can only fold so much!— and I was delighted to discover this kids’ artwork gallery door using vinyl frame decals on The R House.

My 4-year old daughter loves to play Princess —and I just know that I would attempt to make this cardboard castle (via The Busy Budget Mama) for her in a heartbeat if we had space in our apartment. I love a good cardboard project, don’t you?


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About Nicole @ Chic & Cheap Nursery

Nicole is the founder/editor of and mom of a 6-year-old princess. She has a B.A. in Architecture and a passion for design—nursery design to be precise!

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