Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bringing the beach home for Katy




Katy wanted to have the beach all year at home. She is a beach girl through and through! Who can blame her, the beautiful colors and the lovely sounds. But we live far from the beach so I am trying to capture the beach feeling for her and I hope she likes it.







I bought this a couple of years ago and it had been sitting in a closet. I figured you cannot get more beachy than dunes and a palm tree.




I had some issues applying it and there were cracks all over the place :o(


I am trying my hand at fixing it with some inexpensive acrylics from Joann's. I have never painted anything in my life so I am really nervous about this!



This is the trunk of the tree that was split in two. I need to do a little more color matching but...



From far away you cannot tell at all :o) I have so much more to do with the painting and her bathroom is being redone to match too.


Back to painting I go. I am looking forward to back to school and back to sewing!!!!!!


Kim :o)

6 comments:

Mindy said...

AWESOME JOB!!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is going to be so cool when you are finished Kim!

Teje said...

That's a beautiful palm and really great for your daughter's room! I love to paint - I hope you find it inspiring!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

Wow, what a great paint job! You're right, from here I can't even notice the difference! Oooo I'm so excited!!!

Sara said...

Thinking she will LOVE it ----you can't see the cracks. I like the wall color too:)

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Kim said...

Thank so much! I thought it would be a super quick switch but like many things it is taking longer than expected. I am really excited to see the final result :o)

Off to paint some more then back to school shopping!!!!!

Thank you all for the encouraging words xoxoxo!

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