Lighting is important in every decorating project even the nursery. When baby wakes up in the middle of the night, low wattage lamp light is necessary.
I found a shabby chic lamp that will work for a girls or boys room. The basic barrel shaped shade was only $.99 at Goodwill.
Then I looked for early reading books with color pictures and simple sentences. Cut out pages that work the decorating scheme for the nursery or the gender of the baby. I used an X-Acto knife and metal ruler for straight edges, but scissors work, too.
Arrange the pictures on the shade and hold in place with paper clips. Use Mod Podge and a foam paint brush to adhere to the shade.
I filled in the open spaces with sentences and little pictures.Tip: When the pages are clipped to the shade, put it on the lamp and turn it on. If the pages are thin and “other” side shows through, make color copies for a nice clean look.