Thursday, July 26, 2012

Drift Wood Decor - Painted Birds

A couple years ago, Bass and his brother took a trip to a family cottage in Northern Maine. It was where they had spent summers as kids and where they have lots of great family memories. They spent time hanging out, canoeing and boating on the lake, and enjoying some down time. On one of their canoe outings, Bass found this piece of wood and ended up bringing it home. It sat in the garage for ever since neither of us had any specific ideas for it. Then it came to me. It would be perfect in the kitchen above the sink.

I'm not really much of a artist so I found some clip art online that I liked and then I used that as a guide to sort of free-hand the design onto the board with pencil. Once I got it the way I liked it, I painted it in with black acrylic craft paint. Then it just sat and sat in my decor closet until we finally painted the kitchen this spring. I was right---it does work perfectly above the sink.

You can even see a sneak peek of the new kitchen color scheme. Reveal coming soon! Until then, here's one more shot of our Maine board birds. :)

Linking up to these great blog parties:
Sunday: Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming; Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife;
Tuesday: One Project at a Time at A Bowl Full of Lemons; Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia;
Wednesday: Wicked Awesome Wednesday at Handy Man, Crafty Woman; It's Overflowing at Overflowing with Creativity; Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts;
Home Decor & Organizing at Organize and Decorate Everything;
Thursday: Delightfully Inspiring Thursday at Delightful Order; Thrifty Thursday at Thrifty and Fabuless;  Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage;
Friday: Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest; Flaunt it Friday at Chic on a Shoestring;


  1. I like your new piece and your free hand painting turned out good and it really does fit nicely above your sink.


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