Thursday, November 15, 2012

I did this!

When my girls moved into their new house - I gave them a hard time about not hanging stuff on the walls.  Now I understand. I painted the master bedroom this spast summer and when I painted,we took down everything and filled in the holes. We wanted to start over. It has taken months to do anything at all.
Recently, when I was at Papertrix, I found this wonderful sheet of Graphic 45. I'm sorry to say I don't think you can get this paper any longer. I thought it was beautiful and instantly thought I'm going to frame this and hang it in the master bedroom!
I went to Michael's and all I could find was an inexpensive brownish-black plastic 12x12 frame. (It does have glass.) I didn't like the dark frame but knew I could fix it. The fist thing I did was to use my all time favorite paint - Golden Acrylics Titan Buff and started applying with a brush.  Not covering completely with differing amounts of paint. I took some old t-shirt material and started rubing out the paint.  After the buff dried I took some Golden Fluid Acrylic Burnt Sienna and painted some on here and there.  Again, I rubbed with the cloth.  Then it looked too red to me.  I took some Golden Fluid Acrylic Titanium white and brushed over all here and there.  Again rubbing with the cloth. Finally, I achieved the look I desired. It doesn't even look like a plastic frame any longer.
 Long before I ever painted the room, I bought this decal at Target. There was only one bird in the tree originally and I added a few more. The birds are all separate and you just stick them where you want - which is fun.
This is all we've done so far.  Still lots of wall space but I haven't decided what I want to do.  Plenty of time...


Donna said...

Love the framed paper! What a great idea. And the decal. Those decals are genius. I wish I had thought of that regarding the guest room here with the multitude of nail hole issues. There is something about filling holes, painting and starting over that makes us want to go slow hanging things. I've made a lot of mistakes hanging random things in the past only to take them down and need still more random nails. A fresh start is valuable, and rare. You (and the girls) are making the most of it regarding walls.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Nice idea.
I am curious about the Her magazine that appears on you post. I cannot find out where to read copies.

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