Friday, March 06, 2009

Tiny Little Bird's Nest Painting


I had some little plastic frames with pictures printed on fabric within them. They didn't really "go" with my house (see small photo at left), so what to do with them? I decided to paint the frame and fabric pink, and then paint a little bird's nest on it. Then I took the word's "Bird's Nest" from a vintage book, and added them above the nest.

Blue sheer ribbon for hanging finished off the project.
(Karla gave a great tutorial for painting bird's nest, if you'd like to give it a try yourself! If not, this one's available in my Lollishops. :)

Thanks for all the lovely comments on our frou-frou bathroom. To answer your questions, yes hubby is allowed to use it!! He is really great about putting up with all my pretties. As for the robin's egg soap, I got that on our trip to CO last year ~ we were tight on space, so I was buying small things to bring back!
Some of you mentioned you'd just want to stay in that bathroom and relax ~ let me tell you a little secret...... If no one else is around, I can leave the bathroom door open, and you can see the bedroom fireplace from the bathtub ~ so you can have a bubble bath and enjoy the fireplace at the same time!! It is heavenly!!

19 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Yours turned out sweet! And what a pretty frame, I like the ribbon laced through the holes that way.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It is so cute. What a great frame redo and I LOVE the added text.

Lorri said...

This is a great idea. I have some things I need to paint.
Lorri

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I love your house with all the little extras you have really made it your own and it is just lovely!
Valerie

KatCollects said...

Very sweet picture. I love seeing people remake things into something they love.
Kathy

Amy said...

What a great job you did with the bird nest painting. I really like the frame too. What a difference a little paint makes! Amy

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

I love love your handpainted nest!!!! And I love that cute vintage pink bunny you found. Were you thinking of selling it in your etsy or lollishop? That is so adorable! Have a wonderful weekend. pink hugs, Ellen

vintagesue said...

love the refind nest idea. great!!! thanks for sharing....
sue

Marilyn said...

So cute... I did something similar by painting a frame but instead of painting a picture I framed a card of vintage pink buttons. It is so pretty!
To comment again... I love your bathroom!!
Marilyn
xxoo

English Cottage in Georgia said...

What a precious transformation on your pic...I love altered art.
I went from imagining taking a bubblebath in your tub looking at the fireplace ... to ...LOL at the idea of you in the tub with your camera taking a pic of your roaring fire in the fireplace for your fellow bloggers.

Lallee said...

It turned out beautifully!!!

Cheryl said...

Very good! You are so talented.

I gave you an award. You don't have to do anything if you have gotten it already.

Linda said...

What a pretty re-do...and the blue sheer ribbon is a perfect touch...hugs, Linda

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Love your little pictures. Of course, anything with a nest catches my eye! Very sweet!

Have a wonderful day,
Kitty

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

How neat that you painted the little bird's nest and eggs! It's very pretty! Good job!

Katherine

Alison Gibbs said...

Love your makeover of the little picture. Looks so sweet.
Sounds heavenly looking out to the fire from the bath.
Alison

Lee Laurie said...

I think that your painted frame is so pretty! Isn't it amazing the things that we can make pretty...things that we already have with just a little paint and imagination? Have a great day!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Just adorable!!!!!

xx
becky

Priscila said...

i love it! You did a wonderful job on the nest