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Friday, January 7, 2011

Painting Dandelions on the Wall

It's Friday!!! But, it's not just any friday. No, no, no. This friday I'm headed to the beach with some other mom friends. No kids, no husbands, NO BOYS, just us 5 mommas! I can't wait.

But, I promised to show you the graphic I painted on our bedroom wall. I know, I teased you as long as I could.

Pretty Handsome Boys #1 & #2, can you please pull back the curtains for the final reveal?
Dandelion Seeds

Floating Away
Dandelion Head 

 The Pair

Gentle breeze picks up... 

 ...blowing in our bedroom suite. Peaceful restful. Ahhhh.

I painted the graphic in a few hours using a mixture of 1/3 of the wall color to 2/3 white ceiling paint. The tutorial is HERE. But, if you are hesitant to paint your own, check out Leen's graphic dandelions HERE.
Because I tortured you with anticipation, I'll give you a quick tour of our bedroom (a very quick tour because it is a very small bedroom).
 Our pottery barn sleigh bed (gifted to us by my sister) flanked by new curtains and blinds that I showed you how to hang this week.
Thank goodness for two closets! Peeking into Pretty Handsome Boy #1's room.
We painted a woodland mural in there. Some day I'll share it with you.
A photo I took of the London Eye when Pretty Handsome Guy and I had a romantic getaway. I uploaded the file to and gave it to my love for Christmas.

And on the opposing wall, is the dandelion mural blowing seeds over
the Craig's List Dresser I refinished.

Ultimately, I want to add a wall quote over the dresser. But, Pretty Handsome Guy and I are still not agreeing on compiling quotes. 

Here are a few quotes I like (notice how I said "I like".)
Remember your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows, live your todays.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...

Love is a flower, you got to let it – you got to let it grow. - John Lennon

Love does not consist of gazing in each other,
but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Good night, sweet friend: thy love ne'er alter, till thy sweet life end. - Shakespeare

Let your love fly like a bird on a wing.

Where there is love, there is life. - Ghandi

May the warm winds of heaven blow softly in this home.

Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.

I am all ears if anyone has any other suggestions. In other words:
Please, please help us find a quote we can agree on!

WhisperWood Cottage

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At January 7, 2011 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

You did that freehand?!?!?!? WOW!!! I love it! How about, "The answer, my friend is blowing in the wind"

At January 7, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE your graphic, you did a great job! My personal favorite of your quotes is this one: May the warm winds of heaven blow softly in this home.

I think it goes best with your room and your new graphic!

At January 7, 2011 at 5:38 PM , Blogger Denise said...

Beautiful work and PHB's room looks awesome from the peek! My 2 fav quotes are; Where there is love, there is life. - Ghandi, and Grow old along with me the best is yet to be. But I kinda like the Ghandi one best. I don't have one to add- but if I come up with one- I'll add it to the comments!

to be fair, you should post PHG's too. THen let your readers decide! ;)

At January 7, 2011 at 5:56 PM , Blogger - Brittany said...

Tru, yes, freehand, but I'm going to show you how to do it. I think you all should be able to handle it ;-).

Denise, well, Pretty Handy Guy hasn't come up with any suggestions ;-D.

At January 7, 2011 at 7:50 PM , Blogger Dawn said...

Love the dandelions, there so free and fresh. Very relaxing.
Cant wait for a tutorial.

At January 7, 2011 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

ooh! I like the looking outward quote!

So you painted those freehand? Pretty impressive!

At January 7, 2011 at 11:01 PM , Blogger Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Love the graphic! My granddaughter calls them "wish blossoms".

At January 8, 2011 at 5:35 PM , Blogger The Painted Cottage said...

LOVE your dandelions! Your room looks so relaxing!

As for quotes, hmmm... I think "Remember your yesterdays, dream your tomorrows, live your todays" is my favorite!

Can't wait to see what y'all decide on! And the tutorial on those dandelions! :)
- Lauren

At January 8, 2011 at 10:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is absolutely magical. I love it! This definitely needs to be featured in a magazine! It's amazing. Great job!

At January 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM , Blogger Nickie said...

That is gorgeous! I could only hope to be as talented with a brush. I love this quote:

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

At January 9, 2011 at 12:23 PM , Blogger Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I love this! I have painted murals on the walls of other people, but have always been afraid to commit to one myself. I want to do the dandelions so badly now! I love how the color is so subtle! That and I'm a little obsessed and plan to get a tattoo with a dandelion... :)

"God hears Amen wherever we are, and I love you" - Dixie Chicks

At January 10, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous CarolC said...

Since you can't agree on any of the ones you picked how about this one...Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. Good luck. Love the mural.

At January 17, 2011 at 11:45 PM , Blogger Jeannetta said...

I like "How do I love thee..." because of the multitude of seeds blowing away, BUT, my friend has "Kiss me goodnight" on her wall.
Love, love, love the dandelion!


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