Sep 10, 2012

About the Sun

Yep.  I made the sun.
No silly not the real one.  Trust me.  If I was that good I am sure I would be doing much better for myself than I am...
I'm talking about the one hanging in Annie's room.
This was one thing I envisioned with my original nursery plan and still went with it.  I am so glad I did too because I LOVe it.  It could not of turned out any better.
I did a spin on this image but I wanted a piece that felt rustic and without the words.
So, what did I do?
 First, the Mr. put together some barn boards (real ones too from the family farm) and created a canvas for me to work on.
Using chalk I traced out the sun image.
I erased it many times too until I finally drew one I was very happy with.
I then painted in the sun with yellow paint I already had on hand.  I just used regular old enamel wall paint and it went on with no prob.
Wow, I did such a good job, didn't I?

 I LOVe how the wood shows thru the paint.  It adds to the charm!  And the imperfect edges.  Hmm I know.  A masterpiece :)
What do you think?  
Please, please, please let me know.  I miss hearing from you all!
Would you have done anything different?

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  1. I think the sun turned out amazing! It looks perfect in the nursery! I'm sure Annie will LOVe it for many years! :)

  2. I love the rustic look of weathered wood simple works nice job!

  3. It is the bomb diggity. Bravo. Visiting from Brenda's. Olive

  4. Your sun looks great. Nice nice barn boards, treasures indeed.

  5. I love this. I have a big piece of very weathered wood...and have been wanting to make a sun. For my chicken coop. Yep. read that right. I like your minimal sun.
    I am thinking a sun with a rooster silhouette...
    When i make it I'll link back here ...because, I'm so inspired!

    I love it. Pat via CLH

  6. Thanks Pat :) Go for it! I promise you will love yours too. Can't wait to see how it turns out!!!

  7. Loving this so much! What a great idea - and it's a perfect thing for a baby to see first thing every day!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the chance!

  8. So cute. Love your blog and know that I'm here!!! I just don't comment that much.

  9. Hi Jen: Thanks for finding me (you commented on one of my recent posts). I love the sunshine art you made. Great wood!

  10. I love this project - It looks great! What a lovely addition to a nursery.

  11. Great sunshine for Annie! It's perfect! Gotta love the old barn wood. Thanks, Angela

  12. This is pretty awesome....I love everything about it...thank you for inspiring...xo

  13. This looks great! Perfect for a nursery.

  14. I love the simplicity of this artwork. Barn boards + paint = awesome! Sometimes words aren't even necessary!

    Visiting from your Crafty Scrappy Happy feature :)

  15. Loving this!!! I want to try something like this now!!! Its only 9:30 that's not to late to start something right? Thanks for sharing!

  16. I really love that SUN, you have a new follower.

  17. This is gorgeous! Definitely my style. Plus how cute is a sun in a nursery. I would love it if you would stop by and share at Lines Across.
    I hope to see you soon,

  18. I'm so glad that I'm following you! I LOVE this sun. It turned out beautifully and has so much character. Thanks so much for sharing:)


  19. That is so cute! You have a bright and fun nursery going there.

  20. How adorable!! I love yours more than the image. I love origional art anyway. So much more sentimental and lovely. ;)

  21. I love it! I want to do some pallet art for my daughter's room too.


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