Monday, January 25, 2010

Copycat Decorating 101

Ok, so I don't claim to be an expert in the least bit on decorating, however I am pretty good at doing cute stuff on a tight budget.

I do admit, I snag ideas here and there, however I'm not using these for resale or for profit in any way, so ethically it's fine.  I just find something I like and copycat it.

My daughter wanted a music theme room.  I found some ideas for wall decor and did my own copycats of them.

First I did a wall mural.  I found the photo on Google that I liked and replicated it on her wall.

Here is the original image:

Here is my copycat of it.

Not too shabby, and it only cost me the paint  (which I all ready had on hand), and about an hour of my time.  I LOVE doing this kind of stuff.  It's fun for me.  So yesterday I was sick and stuck at home.  So I decided to take a stab at another idea I saw I liked.

Here is the original image:

And here is my copycat version of it;

Just had hubby find some extra plywood he had in the garage and he cut me 8x8 sections and sanded it down.  I painted the sides black, then the tops of two white and the other tops of two black, then after it dried I reversed the colors and used while paint was still drying I scratched it to reveal the opposite color underneath.  Voila!  And it didn't cost me anything because I had it lying around, and it was TOTALLY fun to do.

I'm working on one last piece for her room, but this one is an original, and I'm not quite done with it yet, but I'll give you a sample....

1 comment:

  1. WOW!! Great job Julie! These look great!! You are so talented!


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