Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New canvas for bedroom

I've been in the process of making over our bedroom (photos coming soon!), but with any new colour change it requires a few new decorating pieces. The cushions are done as in a previous post, one of our sons is making 2 wall mounted coat hook racks and I've finished painting a canvas for above our bed.

I started off with a white canvas and mixed some dark brown Jo Sonya's paint into the paint I used for the wall to ensure that the tonings were the same. I took a sponge and cut pieces out of it and started dabbing.

Once on the wall I wasn't sure if it was too bland or whether less is more. So I lived with it for a week and then decided that it needed some more guts to it, so got out the paints again and created a band of reversed colours and dabs  I'm happy with it now.

You will see how the colours tie in when I show the finished room at a later date.

On Sunday for Mother's Day we had a lovely lunch down the local hotel with the boys and their partners. We're catching up with our parents this weekend as they live a distance away. I was spoilt and received these candle holders that match in so well with my other decor.
We live in a regional area and mice are quite a problem at the moment. The supermarkets keep running out of traps and bait as everyone tries to keep on top of the little nuisances.
We've had our share inside and out. While watering my plants last week, something caught my eye and there was a mouse eating away at a large candle that I had sitting on the BBQ bench. He and probably others had eaten their way through this large candle!!!
Hope you are enjoying your week.


Anonymous said... Reply to comment

Whow Annette your canvas looks great,well done

Pip at Rest is not idleness said... Reply to comment

Not much nourishment in a candle, but I suppose when you are a mouse anything will do. Your canvas reminds me a bit of a Monet and a lavender garden.

Bayside Rose said... Reply to comment

Love the canvas and your candle holders.

Those mice will eat anything won't they?

Pam x

Naturally Carol said... Reply to comment

The mice must be desperate for food at the moment. A friend of mine who lived in the country growing up said her mother used to feed them icing sugar mixed with cement to kill them..I don't know whether that is a good idea or not! I really like your new candle holders especially when the candles are lit and glowing.

Lorraine said... Reply to comment

the mice haven't come to visit here yet...and I hope they stay away....pesky....smelly little critters! The canvas looks great!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said... Reply to comment

Oh my! Never knew mice would eat a candle!
Your canvas is lovely. Can't wait to see your completed bedroom!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said... Reply to comment

That naughty mouse! Imagine! I think those little critters will eat anything! Your canvas is wonderful. Can't wait to see the rest! Thanks for your visit today and have a lovely week.


Bev C said... Reply to comment

Hello Annette,

I do love your artwork,can't wait to see it all together. You have mice we have ants visiting each day. Isn't nature wonderful,well when it is outside in its right place.
Hope you enjoy your visit to your parents.
happy days.

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