Saturday, March 13, 2010

I'm an artist....

Ok, first I want to let you all know that I'm an aunt again....YAY! My niece B was born about two hours after my last post. She is a cutie! We took the twins to visit her, I thought they would look like triplets but they look nothing alike...lol. She has tons of light brown hair, my girls are bald...ok SR has a mohawk but SM is definitely bald. Anyhow I'm hoping to visit them tomorrow, I'll take my camera so I can snap a pic of her to post for your enjoyment.

Now on to my new career...I'm going to start painting murals, ok that's funny. But really I actually painted a mural on the girls bedroom wall. First I had to paint the room since it was totally boy blue. Can't have that...so I painted two walls brown, it's called Antiqued Earth and the other two walls were painted Porcelain. Then I went online and found this



I love everything about this room. I even love the wall color but G's room is a green/blue and if you remember I just redid my dinning room and the color is a blue/green. I can't have every room painted the same color...so I had to switch things up a bit.

Here is the room before I painted....and from when K and T were living here obviously they didn't like to clean. Anyhow you can see the blue walls...not the greatest picture but you get the idea.



This is the Antique Earth...



This is the Porcelain...




And this is my masterpiece...lol. I should have taken more pics from the beginning but you can still see the transformation.



Everything is done except the bird on the third branch. A is going to finish that...I would probably make it look like a frog or a monkey. ;)





If you are wondering how I did this...it was easy....kinda. A is an artist, so he made a drawing of the branch on a piece of copy paper (real fancy) then he put in it his trusty old projector and projected it onto the wall. I was the lucky one who got to trace it and basically painted by number...does this make me an artist???
My mom and dad asked me what I'm going to paint on G's wall....oh goodness, here we go again.

7 comments:

Jodi said...

Okay, first of all, how did I miss that you were fostering twin girls? I must have been hiding in a hole somewhere!

Secondly, congrats Auntie!!! :)

Third, you ARE an artist! That mural looks fabulous! Wanna come paint my future nursery??? I can't even draw a stick figure!

Lisa said...

Looks GREAT!!!

Jennifer said...

It is beautiful!

Priscilla said...

OK D I'm savin my money...I need you to start practicing drawing lil girls so you can hook my kids rooms up..lol..looks perfect!

Laura said...

Hey, Dee - I truly believe you are an artist by trade and now you're branching out (ha-pun intended)!! The mural is beautiful and if we lived closer, I'd hire you in a second to paint K's room.

Hope all is well!

~Laura

P.S. Congrats on being an auntie!!!!

E said...

Congrats on the birth of your niece! Hope everyone is doing well.

The mural is awesome! You did a great job. Looks great with the bedding.

Eliza said...

wow that looks great!!!