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Art…done & hung!

My painting project from last week finally made its way from my memory card to photoshop to my blog. Whew! I thought I would post a few more pictures of the final product. I really enjoyed doing it & am pleased with the results. Finally, art that looks just how i wanted it to look! I connected with decogirl on twitter who works for DecoArt and was very moved my their paints when deciding what to use for my piece. I uncapped about a dozen paint colors in the aisle of Michaels and was painting all over myself trying to find just the right shades. I did get a few silly glances but hey, it’s what we do for our art, right?!? So, I ended up using the Dazzling Metallics Elegant Finish line for the dots & embellishment and am still so impressed at the fine shimmer of the paint. I brushed the whole canvas with a sheer layer of the Pearlizing Medium and now it just glistens. The final color choices were Moss Pearl, Rich Espresso & Champagne Gold. I couldn’t be happier!

I had a hard time photographing my work because it is so shimmery that it catches light like crazy and bounces all sorts of different shades of color back, so the close up shots are most reflective of the work in person!

[you can see the difference in the lighting of the room in the pictures above. The walls in person are a soft charcoal gray, Behr Creek Bend, color matched in Ralph Lauren paint. It looks more true to real life in the picture on the above left. It is definitely NOT blue! Rusty is allowed up ONLY if his leopard print blanket is on the bed and somehow, he always wiggles his way off of it. Stinker! And yes, even the dog blanket was made to match the room. It absoultely should!]

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  • Shibahn - Love it!!! Where’d you get those pillows with the bow on them? I think they are absoutely adorable!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - thank you! i found them at steinmart…my secret weapon! i know, total faux pas having two of the same in different colors in different rooms but I am a total sucker for bows & I just LOVED them. They are designed by THRO, which i just love. i’m currently drooling over the “silk bow pillow” on their site.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - I am so proud of you for all the work you’ve done this last week and YOU ARE SO AHEAD OF THE GAME AFTER ONLY THREE MONTHS!!!! Way to go!! I had no idea that Steinmart was a great place to go. We have one but I never seemed to find anything and quit going – it’s right by our Tuesday Morning though so I’ll have to swing back through and check it out.ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - so kind, miss tori. yes, check it out! bypass the old lady clothes & head straight to the home dept though. they have great unique accessories.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Janke - Hi! Tania Nassar showed me to your blog, and it’s completely awesome in every way! Please, pretty please, take more pix of that beautiful charcoal wall and how you decorated around it (beautiful art and all). I’ve been wanting to do my bedroom like that for a while now but I’m not very creative. My husband and I love charcoal, greys, blues, and other natural colors and this hit me over the head with genius. Thanks for the fun read!!ReplyCancel

    • -shawna- - Thank you, Elizabeth!! I love a cozy modern bedroom! I bought my linens @ west elm & sought a lot of inspiration from their color palette. I don’t have any other pictures of the space to share right now. But thank you for the compliments!ReplyCancel

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