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. SHOP Merge 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). CREATE 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). SIGN UP Music Together 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.