Jul 4, 2010

Weekend Project - Tweet Tweet

Wall words are pretty popular these days and I have to admit, I've got some in my house too - just above a family photo in the hallway (minus Oscar, but if you look REAL close, that's not bloat - he's in there).

The saying "All you need is Love" is inspired by the Beatles (I do not take responsibility for this song running through your head night and day now)...
I'm truly not an artist.. Ya, I can come up with creative ideas and skate by to get a good prototype, but for the most part I leave the true work and details to my very talented artists.  However, I was pleasantly surprised at the masterpiece I was able to create on my own in Rose's room.  We decorated her room in pink and brown for her birthday last year and when I saw these adorable little birds and bird cage, I couldn't resist.  BUT - I could resist the $60 price tag that came with the cute little vinyl stickers!  So I decided I could paint these myself...and I did. I figured if I messed up the walls that bad I could paint over it, right?

Here's my sneaky little secret...tracing paper! Yep!  I printed out the image that I liked, blew it up and used tracing paper to transfer it to the wall.  Found some colors I liked (who doesn't LOVE pink little birdies??) in acrylic paints and voila - after a few coats of paint it looked fabulous!

The part I love the most is its "tweet" little imperfections.













 
Final Result...

I surprised Rose with the finished product - she adored it!  What project in your house are you most proud of?  Share a link with me...

PS - don't think you can attempt this project yourself?  You can purchase those cute little birdies online here

6 comments:

rajean said...

I actually like your version better! But it's fun being inspired. I did the same with my daughter's nursery (and then reused for my son's nursery). I fell in love with a Wendy Belissimo pattern (bumble bee's) because when I was pregnant the last two times, our last name begins with a "B". So we called babies, 'baby b'). My very artistic daughter did her own version of Wendy's $145 prints, I framed them in wonderful clear backed black frames from Walmart. Voila! Actually love our version MUCH better (partly because my 12 yr old daughter signed them :-) I'll have to snap some pics.

rajean said...

Oh, I SHOULD add, I did purchase some Wendy Belissimo accessories :-) The nursery wasn't a complete rip-off :-0

monkey-toes said...

ohhh, Rajean - I wanna see!!!! Send me a link for sure :)

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

so so cute! i can't wait till i get my own home so i can try and prob fail at decorating the walls :)

@deharza on twitter said...

I absolutely love wall words...very cute

PaperFlora2 said...

very sweet, those birds look adorable. I am in the process of putting up a chandelier on our living room wall.
Wish me luck!!

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