Friday, January 20, 2012

more tp art

What do you do when you have two little girls that use about 10 times the amount of toilet paper that they should?  You make more TP art. 

It takes no time around here to collect enough to do more "art".  Even after today, I still have a bunch of rolls sitting around just waiting for their turn to be placed on the wall for everyone to look at.

I made 6 flowers to hang over the girls' bed.  They are rather small, so I might end up making more.  But, this time I didn't bother with spray paint.  I just used a brush and tempera paint.  I cut the rolls first, then painted the outside, let it dry, then painted the insides.  It worked out rather well.  After it all was dry, I glued them together.

Jorge painted the pink on two of the walls in the girls' room last night.  The other two walls are going to be blue.  When you have two girls sharing one room, it is understandable that they won't want the same color room.  So, we just let them each have the color they wanted.  Tonight the blue will be painted and Emily will be happy.

Here is a little sneak peak at the pink.  It wasn't exactly the color I was going for.  But, it is close enough.  Bella really likes it and that is what counts. (Isn't that non-painted wall gross!? And, if you were wondering, yes, that is a little, green drawing on the wall one of my "artists" did.  I think they were both to blame.)

I had found a color on Pinterest that I really liked.  It had a touch of coral in the pink.  Here was the color I was going for.

Click on picture to go to the page on Pinterest.

In these two photos, it looks pretty close.  But, in person, the pink is a bit more pink than coral.  But, I am sure it will look cute once the blue is painted and everything is back in the room.  And, I have those cute, FREE, flowers to hang up!


adomomof2 said...

I love the flowers. Such a cute idea!

rubireyes said...

My husband keeps asking why I am saving the TP rolls, but I won't tell him. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing it. And I love that color for the room.

Anonymous said...

I love the color, it looks just like my nailpolish. lol, i love it.Thanks for sharing. Beautiful crown moldings,it is such a pretty house.Erika 8) oh, and can't wait to see how you decorate the girls room!U inspire me !

julie said...

good choice on the color, and the flowers are so cool! i can't wait to see it when it's all finished. also, you have a pretty ceiling in there!