Make a DIY Baseball Keepsake from your Kid’s Old Glove!



Baseball season is almost here! Suddenly my obsessing over baby Jack’s baseball nursery is starting to look a little less crazy, now isn’t it? I’m noticing all kinds of cute baseball themed clothing and decor in the stores right now, but the thing I’m going to share with you today was an almost free DIY project and it’s one of my favorite little things in the room.

We decided to take Kennedy’s old pink ball glove and turn it into a piece of art for the room, since we really had no use for it anymore and I love (love, LOVE) how it turned out.

We actually started working on this months ago, while I was still pregnant, but didn’t really get it finished until this week. I don’t know about your house, but that’s pretty much the way things work around these parts all the time!

I started out by getting Chris to spray paint the glove for me. I was tired of doing my usual routine of holding my breath and then running behind the garage between sprays so that I didn’t inhale any fumes while I was pregnant, so I just let him do it for me this time.

We used Rustoleum Fabric and Vinyl Paint in Gloss White, which we got from Online Fabric Store.

This paint covers really well and really had a nice thick, vinyl-like consistency.

Chris may have overdone it a bit, but the extra paint that dripped down was easily pinched off.

I love the way the fresh white looks on top of the leather.

Fast forward about 4 months, and I had Chris whip up this little stand for it.

It’s just a trimmed down 2×4 and a piece of the bat that we used to make our Baseball Lamp in the Fall.

I stained it using this 2 in 1 stain and polyurethane, the same one we used on our nursery floors.

It looks amazing and fancy and I love it.

Even if I hadn’t had Chris do most of this project for me, it would have still been a pretty easy project and one that makes you feel like you’ve really created a neat piece with very little effort.

As it was, the hardest part of the whole process was finding a few moments to snap some pictures so that I could share it with you!

Even that wasn’t too hard though. Little Jack usually seems pretty happy to spend some time playing in his room!

So there’s another piece of the baseball nursery puzzle in place! I still have a few more things to show you coming up soon, so if you like little boy rooms, keep an eye out for that!

A special thanks goes out to Online Fabric Store and Rustoleum for providing me with the products to complete this fun project!

Find more projects from Baby Jack’s nursery here!

 

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