Friday, August 20, 2010

Adding Color

So here I am. Right in the middle of my disgust with my colorless living room when I come upon this piece from I am Momma, Hear Me Roar. A beautiful, CHEAP inexpensive piece that I can make in no time that will add some splendid color to my drab room. When I saw it, I was instantly inspired. I loved that I could pick the exact colors that I wanted to bring into the room. And the cost? Next to nothing. The plywood was hanging out in our garage (with a mouse nest behind it...ugh!...we're taking care of that today...) and I only had to buy a couple of the paint colors. Like Cheri, I used a washed out color as my base. It went on brilliantly. I tested it on the back side first to be sure it was washed out enough, but I did have to add a little more water. Then I printed out my "Be's" in different fonts and went to work free-handing the whole dang thing. I started yesterday afternoon at about about 4. Then I did dinner, put kids to bed, had ladies over for craft night (we learned how to draw portraits!), and picked it up again at 8:30 and finished by 10. It was dry and sitting on my mantle by 10:10. I love a quick project like this.

 **Do not be intimidated by the free handed painting! Really, I DON'T paint. In fact, it just plain scares me. I'm always so afraid of messing something up. But I could do this, which really means, anyone can. I used a really, really small angled brush and after trying out a few different brushes this is the one that got the best results for me.
 
So, the living room is coming along. I'll have to wait until next month to figure out curtains...you know, the whole money thing:) Tomorrow it's fun at the lake, so we'll catch up when the weekend is through!

4 comments:

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar said...

Katie - You ROCKED the freehand painting. Great work! I love it. Thank you SO much for sharing this with me. I'll be sure to include it in the next round of "You Roared." Way to go!!!

Morgan said...

I love it! I definitely want to make for my front room.

too Blessed to Stress said...

those are great colors! Love all the "be" sayings :)


~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Chelsie said...

That is SOOOO beautiful Katie! You completely inspire me. Thank you for sharing yourself with me and everyone who reads your blog. I, for one, am grateful!

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