Can you hear the birds?

This is what the girls room looked like back when it had no paint, and was just Addi's room.
To spice it up a bit, we added the brown strip and put up some vinyl circles. And have loved it.

Well, this is an idea of what it looks like now that the girls have slowly reached at and pulled down all the circles. I know, how could they reach that tall? Well, when you can stand on your tiptoes in your crib, you magically grow super tall, and when you get a new big girl bed, you instantly grow really super tall! So I have been stirring up ideas in my head of what to do now. And I have been wanting to freehand something for awhile. So I decided to give it a go, and if I hate it, I can just paint over it. So, after purchasing a few bottles of acrylic paint ($4) I have a fun new border! Addi LOVES the birds and the eggs in the nests. She got to pick out the color for the birds, and insisted they have blue feet. So since it is her room, I let her. Here is one of the during pictures. I should have took picture of each step, but my camera battery died. So here are the ending steps. As you can see, the branches were first painted white. Then I did a few different coats, of "glazing" with my own made up mixture, and it was 2 differnt mixtures, to give the branches depth and texture.It was definately scary and fun at the same time, since I was going off of NOTHING. Just going with the flow, and making it up as I went.
Here is my professional pallet!

Here is the finished project. I think I like it, but I will have to let it set in for awhile before I really make up my mind.


  1. oh my heck! You free handed this? Awesome! It looks so good!

  2. Wow, Elisa! That is so cute! You talented girl, you!