Saturday, May 7, 2011

More Safari Rooms!

An Okapi?  Really?  Yes! 

This boy's room was given an updated look by taking his nursery theme (jungle animals) and tweaking them so they are very realistic and more importantly, include his favorites!  The boy had a giraffe, hippo, lion, etc. painted by someone else on his wall for his nursery. After priming over the animals and painting the room blue, I came in and added the new look. 

The boy loves okapi's, so that gave me the opportunity to paint my first one!  I think he looks pretty velvety.

 A tiger guards the corner under a tree.  A different look then ones I've painted in the past (looking off to the side).

 An iguana hangs from a branch overlooking a spectacled caiman near the ground. 

 And on the adjacent wall, I've included a komodo dragon. Very unusual!

 So, the next time you are considering a jungle themed room, the possibilities go beyond the typical giraffe and elephant!

And while we are talking about animals....

I have to share that our pet bunny of 6 years died last week.  Pennington, our free bunny we picked up spontaneously at a garage sale (named Penny until we found out he was a boy).  He was so soft and loved bananas and dandelions.  We will miss you, Pennington!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wyoming Art Show

Well, another year of rain for the Madeira Art Show, but I'm holding out hope for my next one in Wyoming.  The Wyoming Art Show is a juried show filled with high quality artists and is held along a residential street with beautiful homes.  Stop out to see my work (below) and enjoy the day shopping, eating the food from local vendors, and being creative in the awesome Children's Tent.  The show is Sunday, May 15, 2011 from 11am-5pm.  My booth # is 102.  For more information, check our their website at  See you there!

Here are some before and after projects! 


 A unique telephone chair with a vintage look!

 A simple end table with a beach flair!

An antique children's chair jazzed up with the lyrics to "It's a Small World."

 This narrow dresser needed a lot of love (and glue and wood filler and sanding), but I knew it could be super cool!  It turned out really sharp and each crystal knob is unique!
 It would look great in any room!

And a simple bar stool with a charming lighthouse scene.

 Look for these items at the Wyoming Art Show or contact me if you're interested!
Have a great day!