What do ya do when you can't decorate your house (because you don't have one)?
You decorate other people's houses! Or your church!
Here is a peek at a project I've been working on:
I saw these outdoor tiles in a Crate & Barrel catalogue and was smitten, but not willing to pay the price of $50 for the set. So, I decided to try my hand at painting and see what would happen! Hey, as long as I'm not trying to sell the imitations, it's alright, right?
Gee, I hope so.
I heart birdies in a big way! I would even own one, but would probably be disowned by my husband if I did. I even tamed a baby parakeet when I was younger!
Okay, back to the project.
I love the green used in the above set, but it just wouldn't do on a sage green wall (which is what I have to work with), so I opted for a purple tone (which is another color in the room).
Here are my pre-birdie canvases...
It's hard to see, but there is a rose glitter glaze over the top of the purple to mute it a bit.
And here are my canvases, all pretty like, with silver birdies!
Don't think I'm "all that" yet! I did have to look at the picture quite a bit and draw it with a pencil first. I was worried that my birds would look like mutants and my twigs like spaghetti.
Mister curious thinks he's helping.
I only spent $16 on the canvases and $4 on the paint. Overall, I like these better anyway. Shhh, don't tell Crate & Barrel.
Did I mention that I love birds?
I'll show y'all the finished room, well, when it's finished!