Archive for October, 2008
Dotty for Polka Dot Nursery decor
If you’re looking for Polka Dot Bedding and Decor for your child’s room or baby nursery then you’ll be totally spoilt for choice. Take a look at the Find.com . You’ll be seeing spots before your eyes! (Sorry, weak I know)
As you can see, Polka Dot themed bedding is very easy to find.
Now look what I found that would look fantastic to go with your poka dot room theme.
I just love these funky mobiles from the Wonderlandstudio that would look great in a polka dot nursery or child’s bedroom.
They come in all sorts of colours too.
This is what Wonderlandstudio says about her mobiles
Ok, lets look at How to Paint Polka Dots on the wall.
Again, it’s really not hard to find polka dot wall art when you search on Polka Dot stickers. There is no end of choice. Polka dot wall stickers can be simply stuck on the wall. Very easy.
Here’s some I found from Create-a-Mural.com
Theres lots more colours to choose from. Click on the image below to see the range.
How to paint Polka Dots on the wall
If you don’t want to go down the polka dot sticker route, then consider painting dots on your walls.
You will need
A selection of Plates, cups anything round you can draw around.
A light coloured pencil or chalk
Acrylic paints of your choice. Tester pots are good value.
How to do it.
Choose your paint colours to suit your bedding.
Take your biggest plate and press it against the wall drawing around it. Repeat in intervals over the wall.
Take your next biggest plate and do the same thing inbetween the first sets of circles. You can overlap dots if you wish.
Keep doing the same thing with your smaller plates until you have created a pleasing dotty arrangement. You can have them as close together or as far apart as you wish.
Next take your first paint colour and paint in some of the dots evenly across the wall. Use a small paint brush for the edges and fill in with a larger flat brush.
Don’t buy really cheap brushes, you’ll only end up with hairs sticking to the paint as the brush ‘sheds’ it’s bristles. Don’t get too worried if you wobble a bit, when all the dots are finished you won’t notice the odd wobble.
Do the same with your other colours until all the dots are painted.
If you overlap dots, paint the overlap area in a different colour
I would suggest to stick to 3 colours or tones of a colour unless you want a really colourful poka dot design.
There you have it.
A polka dot room theme. Really easy and very effective and cheerful.
Love Lives Here
Autumn has arrived. Winter on it’s way, and I really do not relish the winter.
Winter to me is splitting logs in the freezing wood shed, lighting fires in the chill of the morning then dragging in logs every evening with cold stinging fingers.
The romance of a wood burning fire soon wears off.
Feeling a bit gloomy I looked around our old house with a million things needing to be repared and decorated. The big picture isn’t pretty, but, Inspired by Decor8 blog I found the little things that are beautiful around my home and took some pictures you see in the montage above.
Browsing further afield – around Etsy.com in fact , I found inspiration in pcartercarpin’s shop
I guess that says it all. Time time to get things in perpective
“About seven years ago I started making a home
decor line of hand painted products under the name Serious Whimsey which I sold at art and craft shows around Virginia.
Three years ago I rediscovered an old textile portfolio with many beautiful hand made patterns from my former school days. I decided to use them to create the mixed media pieces you see here and am so grateful for the new inspiration. It just makes sense and I love combining some of my past sensibility with making Art for kids.
This collection has great meaning for me and I hope it will make you as happy and hopeful as it has made me.”
Yes it has, thank you!