Saturday, February 12, 2011

so while you guys know about my new years resolution projects, you might not know about one big project i've got on the go right now.

We moved this summer, and our new bedroom is a bit bigger than our old one, and i decided it was time for a new look.

i was planning on aiming for a lush steampunk style, but changed my mind. now i'm working on a nature themed bedroom, and i am almost done!

i had a bunch of little projects, and now i only have 3 left.

the first thing i did was paint a tree in the corner and along the wall behind the bed. It goes from the floor to the ceiling, and three feet along one wall and then 4 and a half feet along the other wall. Its blue, because i love blue and wanted something calming. it turned out really well. i just love it.

then i painted two matching canvas's to go on one wall. one is black with white details, and the other is white with black details, and then the both of them have blue hearts.

my last project was really cool. I found a beautiful metal butterfly at the dollarama, meant to go into the garden. it was a dull bronze with some white distressing on it already. i added some green coppery highlights and some streaky gold patches to kick the aged look up a notch. I think it turned out fabulous.

now i have to frame the paintings, and hang everything.

But i still have a two projects left to do.

I found a beautful white acrylic screen at the dollarama (i love that store) with a pattern of flowers, vines and butterflies. I grabbed two, and all i want to do is paint them light blue and then hang them.

my last project is a bit more detailed. I grabbed a bunch of vases, votive holders and candlesticks. the plan is to glue the vases and votive holders on top of the candlesticks to make faux apothecary jars, which i will fill with random shiny things and flowers.

i'd love to have a tiny terrarium for in there at some point, and some large hanging paper flowers. but they'll won't happen for a while.

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