Monday, January 5, 2009

A Pinch of Wall Art

This is our boring back wall behind our bed. Needs something, right? I thought so too, so I decided to get a little crafty and bust out my artistic skills at the same time.


It started with an extra window panel from our bedroom set. I love this bedroom set, we got it from Macy's as a gift from my Mom. Thanks Mom!


I laid it over a canvas panel and got out my nifty staple gun and went to town. I brought in a throw pillow to match the design, only on a larger scale.


Before painting, I lightly sketched my design on the canvas. This was taken about 3-4 days in. It's not easy to paint when you have an 18 month old running around.


The finished product! Hand painted by me, thought of by me, hung by me and admired by many. :-) What do you think?


A close up!


Mission Completion!

I'm thinking about offering these on my website but on a smaller scale, like 12'' x 12''. Since this new law came up, I've been exploring ways to stay above water. We'll see what happens.



13 comments:

Nancarrow Photography said...

That came out really nice! I think you should definitely consider offering those!

Rachel said...

GORGEOUS!! Great job!
I am about to tackle, for the first time ever, an art project myself. I'll be sure to publish if I do! Thanks for further motivating me!

Lisa Lou Hoo said...

Ok- I'm a little jealous...you're wall art sure beats mine! :) I love it and have always admired your artistic ability!

Susie said...

It's a nightmare law. Congress can be so obtuse!! I mean, why don't they just regulate the harbors better? That's where the problem is. We make good things here in the US!

Great tackle BTW.

Maddy said...

Mission complete indeed. Well done you!

Karen said...

That is beautiful! You definitely should try to sell them.

Heather / Baketastic! said...

That looks amazing! Terrific job!! :)

Jeanette "Frogster" said...

I really love it! Those are our bedroom colors too! I was contemplating doing some art for above our bed, and now you've inspired me. Thanks!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Beautiful work. I am very impressed. This must have been a FUN tackle...the best kind!

2 Buckeyes In Cinci said...

I have the same bedroom set in our guest room! Right now we have some not so matching pictures above the bed but I LOVE your idea so much more! It looks beautiful!

Race Mom said...

Wow! It came out great. I'm redecorating my MB right now and your have totally inspired me.

cutiepiescustomcreations said...

Hi, that looks AMAZING! I love blue & Brown (and adore your bedding) to begin with, and I love how your wall art turned out. I hope you do decide to sell these.

Abbie H. said...

That looks great!! I love that pattern.

I had to paint the pictures for my room and make my duvet cover for my bed because at the time, red and brown were not popular colors. My duvet is red dupioni silk with another type of brown fabric on the top and bottom. Reminds me a lot of your bed.

BTW-you have a beautiful family!