Sunday, August 2, 2009

Butterflies in my Bathroom

This has been my bathroom wall for several years. I liked it, but have grown tired of the same old thing and wanted something with a bit more impact.


I decided to use prints of some butterflies I shot last summer. I chose to do 6 frames, 3 on top, 3 on bottom. And I like to do things cheep. I looked around for frames, but decided on $3 frames from Walmart. The only problem is, they were black, and I wanted white. So I'll just spray paint them. HaHaHa...Not so easy! I realized very quickly after a single coat of paint that this quick little project wasn't so quick and easy. I ended up brush painting all the frames with with acrylic as a primer - 3 coats! Then I spray painted them white - 3 coats! to get the gloss I wanted. A couple weeks later - I had this:

But my bigger plan was to use white vinyl and cut butterfly shapes with my Cricut to place on the wall around the frames.


I used the Storybook Cartridge and the variations on 2 cuts to get the different shapes.

And this was the result!

Some of the butterflies come from behind the frames...
And some just float around them.

It was a bit overwhelming at first because it's such a change from before. It takes up most of the wall, but now that it's been up for a week, I'm very happy with how it turned out.


A view looking into the mirror - the way I see it most of the time!

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13 comments:

  1. Love the butterflies! They add a lovely and whimsical touch to your picture vignette. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great week!

    Tina

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  2. I love what you did, You Go Girl !
    Hugs, Kammy

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  3. I LOVE it! Every detail is just wonderful. You did a great job.

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  4. What a great touch! I love it!
    ~Liz

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  5. So cute...love the butterfly cutouts on the wall.

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  6. This is darling and gives me such great ideas!
    Met Monday is such fun. Enjoying this.
    Posted for first time this week.
    Blessings to you from Kansas,
    d

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  7. A nice fluttering of butterflies. Sometimes simple projects turn out not to be -- sigh -- but glad that you kept at it -- the white frames "sing"!

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  8. It's stunning! And so nice that you used your own photographs. You should be proud. It's a work of art!
    Brenda

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  9. I think it's great to have art and fun in the bathroom. Your pictures are so colorful.

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  10. Looks great! Love the butterflies!

    Katherine

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  11. Your wall metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

    Have a blessed day!

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