You knew the pristine nursery — with its white walls and Scandinavian furniture — would eventually give way to something more colorful.
But Junior’s mixed-media masterpiece (a hunk of clay, a dash of permanent marker, and several splats of paint on the wall) isn’t exactly what you had in mind.
Reclaim the space with whimsical artwork by Stephanie Friedman.
Her materials, a mix of fabric, decorative stitching, and buttons, might have you thinking about Grandma’s sewing projects. But the bright graphic shapes and exposed stitching give her applique artwork a distinctly modern flair — perfect for brightening any nursery or kid’s corner.
Original pieces start at just $55, or nab a print for less.
A small price to pay for a good cover-up.
Available online at etsy.com.
What: Up to 60 percent off faves like Splendid, Flowers by Zoe, and Kingsley for tykes.
Why: Bargain binge.
When: ’Til it’s gone.
Where: 5959 Royal Ln. (214-987-1606).
Smashing Times Kid’s Camps
What: Future Gaudis (ages 4 and up) create mosaic masterpieces at weeklong camps.
Why: Break it down.
When: Thru Aug. 28. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon & 1-4 p.m.
Where: 308 Preston Royal Shopping Center (214-363-2088).
What: Register for a fall session of silly songs, rhymes, and rhythms. All new DailyCandy Kids families will get $10 off registration, plus a free instrument.
Why: Don’t miss a beat.
When: Right now.
Where: Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Rd. (214-706-0000). To register and see additional locations, go to musictogetherdallas.com.