Sunday, January 23, 2011

Getting Crafty on a Budget


We have been working away in the baby's room lately. Tim spent many hours taping off the walls to make yellow and white stripes for me. The room was already painted yellow and he added the white stripes. It is amazing how much better the new painter's tape works for this kind of project. He peeled off the tape and it looked great. (If you are painting stripes don't skimp for the cheap tape) I went and bought canvases and attempted to make my own bird artwork. At times I think it looks like a third grade collage and at others I really like it. I mod podged a bunch of "white" backgrounds from the Pottery Barn magazine and then cut the bird and leaves out of the crib bedding. I think I will keep them. I just keep reminding myself that they are not too bad for the overall price of $11. (Gotta love Michael's coupons) The branch was found in the empty field behind our house. I am going to eventually resew the birds in the branch to match the crib fabric. Those are my trial birds. The angle that I took the picture makes the branch look really upright but it is more arching in the room over the corner. My only splurge was for the bird cage from Pottery Barn. I thought I could find a bird cage anywhere cheap, but those things are pricy! We have an old dresser to refinish next. I'll keep you posted.


6 comments:

Becky said...

The room is looking adorable! I love the bird theme and your mod podge creations look great. There's no way a 3rd grader could do that, and if they could, they would be a very talented artist!

Leener said...

Love the modge podge effects too. Great job, Debra!

The Schmidts said...

It looks so cute! Isn't nesting fun?

Trisha and Paul said...

Love it! I have been thinking about you a lot lately. I've been hoping for a prego pix to show up. Might have to sneak over to school and see you and your growing baby girl bump:)

The Szabos said...

I love, love, love it! You are so crafty Debra! You are inspiring!

Coalwell Family said...

Nice work! Its looking very cute...can't wait to see the finished product.