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.
 
Inspiration? 
 
 
 
 
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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23 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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. ...you 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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  13. This looks great! Perfect for a nursery.

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  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 :)

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  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!

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

    http://marinainblue.blogspot.com.es/

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  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,
    Rachel
    http://www.linesacross.com/2012/09/the-cure-for-common-monday-55.html

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  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:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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

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

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

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