Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bathroom Wall Art

The Bean's bathroom, that she so graciously shares with guests, was painted a nice light blue when we moved in.  I had green rugs from our old kitchen and found inexpensive matching hand towels.  All I needed was some wall art.  

I chose to decorate the nursery in gender neutral colors so I wanted to go girly in the bathroom. Enter Pottery Barn Kids inspired collages.  All it took to make these puppies were two square canvases, acrylic paint, paper scraps, and Mod Podge.  I had everything on hand, other than the canvases.  This project was a great way to use up some paper scraps. 

First, I sketched the design, cut out the pieces and traced them on the different papers.  Next I placed them where I wanted them on the canvas and stuck them down with Mod Podge.  Lastly, I used a dry brush to add some darker blue around the flower canvas and my finger to paint clouds on the birdie canvas.  Tah dah!  

My original plan was to hang them next to each other, but I'm not a fan.  So, eventually  I will make another birdie collage and hang the flower collage above the toilet with a photo frame that I'm working on.