Church Nursery Remodel

One of the hats I wear at our church is nursery coordinator.  And our church nursery toddler room was WAAAAAAYYYY overdue for a remodel.  Here’s a close up look at our fresh redesign and how we implemented the design and remodel!

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Mural Wall

We painted 3 of the walls a gray (BEHR – galactic tint) that is used as the neutral color throughout our church.  We painted our focus/mural wall a sky blue color (BEHR – wind speed).

Then, we painted a yellow sun rising over grass.  For the sun, I just simply tied yarn around a piece of chalk and made the yarn the radius length of the sun.

Next, I held the yarn end of the string in the middle spot I marked on the wall with chalk and drew the outline of the sun with the chalk end of the string.  Chalk was much better than pencil because it wiped right off with a damp cloth!

My fabulous husband helped me measure out the sun rays.  His idea was genius and SOOOO much better than I could’ve done.  He drew the middle line of the ray with chalk.  Then, he measured 2 inches from each side and made a mark.  Next, he went up 12 inches and then measured 3 inches from the middle mark.  Then, using a straight edge, he connected those edges all the way from the bottom to the ceiling.  (You can change the measurements to fit the width and angles of the rays for your taste!)

After everything was marked, we taped the sun ray edges with frog tape.  It’s SUPER important to use this brand name of tape.  We used this with my son’s nursery at our house for his chevron feature wall and it was flawless!

Once it’s taped, DON’T PAINT YELLOW!

Paint the blue color first.  This will lock in any bleed over so that if paint accidentally blends under the tape, it will bleed blue and not yellow and will not be noticeable.

Then, paint yellow.

For the grass, I used a poster and drew out the grass.  Then, I taped it to the wall and painted in the relief of the stencil.  Sorry, I didn’t get pictures of that.

My goal for this mural was for it to look like silhouettes of the sun and grass.  I think that gave it the modern look I was going for and also made it super easy for me. (I’m not a talented artist for sure!)

Finally, my mother-in-law used her Silhouette machine to cut out the lyrics I designed for “This Little Light of Mine.”

Cloud Window Treatments

I knew I wanted something on the windows that reminded me of clouds, but I just couldn’t come up with anything that wouldn’t be cheesy.

Thank goodness for creative friends!  One of my friends suggested using wooden cloud cut outs for our windows and I think it turned out perfectly!

They go with my modern/silhouette look, too.  My husband used his CNC machine to design and cut these out.  (Yes, I know how lucky I am that he is so talented!)

He cut out 3 clouds…One larger and two smaller.  Then we attached them to a cornice board to install around the window.  It’s perfect!

Song Lyric Posters

To continue the bright and modern theme, I made these song lyric posters to hang on one of our walls.  We have 6 units we focus on during the year in our church nursery.  And each unit has a song we learn and sing together.  I used lyrics from these songs to make a poster for each unit.

I love how they all look together on this wall!

I’m super happy with how this remodel turned out.  I also love all of our nursery stations we made work with our small space.  But that’s worth it’s own blog post, so look for that post coming soon!

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  1. This looks fantastic! Thinking of possible ideas for our church nursery. Would it be ok if we used your same design??

    1. I believe the large one in the middle is about 30" wide and the two smaller ones are about 20" wide. I'm not completely sure though and not where I can measure them right now.

    1. I'm so sorry, I don't remember and I don't still have the paint can to look at. It was a BEHR color from Home Depot if that helps. Sorry! 🙁

  2. Great job! It looks fabulous. Where did you purchase the silver things to make a magnetic board? This is exactly what I have been looking for. Would you mind to share information about it, please?

    1. Hey, Crystal! Thank you so much! These are oil drip pans I got from Auto Zone, but you can also grab them here!

      I hope that helps!