Abstract Shapes DIY Nursery Wall Decor

A super easy and customizable DIY nursery wall decor idea for you to recreate as big or as small as you’d like! Plus, it’s the perfect gender-neutral idea.

As it turns out, I was basically made for nursery decor if you’re taking into account our brand color schemes, ha!

These DIY Nursery Wall Decor in abstract wooden shapes are no exception. And I LIVE for a good spray paint makeover.

I basically spray paint everything! I even spray-painted the drawers on a crib!

Abstract Shapes DIY Wall Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS

I’m not going to claim that Krylon® Brand should put “Sugar & Cloth” somewhere in the Ballet Slipper and Catalina Mist spray paint color names for my personal branding purposes. But I wouldn’t hate it.

We’ve partnered with them to bring a really fun accent wall idea and crib upcycle for the baby’s room that you can easily make into a custom color scheme, pattern, and even a temporary decor solution if you’re renting or just plain afraid of commitment.

This look is really gender-neutral and ageless so not only does it work in a nursery but it could be for a boy’s bedroom idea or an idea for a little girl’s bedroom.

DIY Nursery Wall Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS

Materials and Tools Needed to Make Abstract Shapes DIY Nursery Wall Decor

Craft wood squares, circles, and small rectangles

Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Satin Ballet Slipper

Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Satin Catalina Mist

Krylon Shimmer Metallic in Gold Shimmer

Painter’s tape

Small white nails or heavy-duty artwork adhesive

Nursery Wall Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS

DIY Nursery Wall Decor – How to Make an Abstract Shapes Wall Art

Step 1 — Start by taping off random edges of your wooden shapes. We chose to match all of the shapes but you can mix and
match as well!

Abstract Shapes DIY Spray Paint Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS

Step 2 — On a disposable surface, in a well-ventilated area, spray your shapes with the Krylon® Brand spray paint colors of your choice.

Before you start, read the label for safety and application instructions. We used 2 cans of spray paint.

We chose to go with a more cohesive look and color all of the pieces for each shape in the same color.

For this design, I opted to paint the circles in Catalina Mist, the squares in Ballet Slipper, and the rectangles in Gold Shimmer.

DIY Kids Wall Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS

Step 3 — Allow all of the shapes to dry. Once the shapes are dry repeat with one more coat of spray paint. To avoid peeling or chipping, the painter’s tape should be removed when the paint is dry to the touch.

Once you carefully remove the painter’s tape, you allow the shapes to fully dry. From start to finish this entire project took us about 2 hours.

Abstract DIY Spray Paint Wall Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS

Step 4 — Once the pieces are fully dry,  you’re ready to create a wall pattern by attaching your color block shapes to the wall!

DIY Nursery Wall Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS

Step 5 — The most secure way to attach the pieces to the wall is by using small nails in a discrete color like white, but if you can only have the temporary decor in your space, using something like heavy-duty adhesive artwork tape will suffice as well, just be sure to keep the shapes out of baby’s reach regardless.

For instance, the styled crib you see here has about a foot of space between the edge of the crib and the wall to be sure that no little hands can create a dangerous scenario.

For mid-century touch, while maintaining a light modern feel to your home, try this DIY Brass Ring Wall Decor.

Abstract Shapes Wall Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS

Optional | Accenting Your Crib

We decided it would be fun to do a color block storage accent on this crib.

So we used painter’s tape to tape off half of the cabinet front and handles to spray paint a blue/white and all pink pop of color onto the base of the crib.

I love the added colorful element, don’t you?!

We used the Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Satin Ballet Slipper and Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer Satin Catalina Mist to add a cohesive theme to the entire room. 

Abstract Shapes DIY Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS
Abstract Shapes DIY Nursery Wall Decor by Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar and Cloth -- #DIYBABYROOMDECOR #KRYLON #SPRAYPAINTPROJECT #NURSERYIDEAS
Thank you to Krylon® Brand for sponsoring this post! Sugar & Cloth donates 5% of all sponsored campaigns to charity, which you can read about right here!

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DIY nursery abstract wall decor

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5 from 1 vote
Add a little personality to your nursery with this easy and affordable DIY wall decor project.
Active Time1 hr
Drying time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course DIY

Equipment

  • Painter's tape
  • Small white nails or heavy-duty artwork adhesive

Materials

Notes

  • We chose to go with a more cohesive look and color all of the pieces for each shape in the same color. For this design, I opted to paint the circles in Catalina Mist, the squares in Ballet Slipper, and the rectangles in Gold Shimmer.

Instructions

  • Start by tapng off random edges of your wooden shapes. We chose to match all of the shapes but you can mix and match as well!
  • On a disposable surface, in a well-ventilated area, spray your shapes with the Krylon® Brand spray paint colors of your choice. Before you start, read the label for safety and application instructions. We used 2 cans of spray paint.
  • Allow all of the shapes to dry. Once the shapes are dry repeat with one more coat of spray paint. To avoid peeling or chipping, the painter’s tape should be removed when the paint is dry to the touch. Once you carefully remove the painter’s tape, you allow the shapes to fully dry. From start to finish this entire project took us about 2 hours.
  • Once the pieces are fully dry,  you’re ready to create a wall pattern by attaching your color block shapes to the wall!
  • The most secure way to attach the pieces to the wall is by using small nails in a discrete color like white, but if you can only have the temporary decor in your space, using something like heavy-duty adhesive artwork tape will suffice as well, just be sure to keep the shapes out of baby’s reach regardless.
    For instance, the styled crib you see here has about a foot of space between the edge of the crib and the wall to be sure that no little hands can create a dangerous scenario.
Cost: $25
KEYWORD: diy nursery wall decor

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13 thoughts on “Abstract Shapes DIY Nursery Wall Decor”

    • Thanks! Simple ideas are always the best! (Though sometimes something that looks simple can be hard to make… thankfully not this idea.) :)

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  1. I love the simplicity of the decor! It adds so much color to everything, and can be customized to match anything else. What a great idea!

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