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

    Have a great week!


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

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

  4. What a great touch! I love it!

  5. Wow I love it!



  6. So the butterfly cutouts on the wall.

  7. 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,

  8. 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"!

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

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

  11. Looks great! Love the butterflies!


  12. Your wall metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

    Have a blessed day!


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