If you read about “vomit gate” last week then you knew this post was coming! Finally my bedding has recovered from poor Buddy’s late night sickness and I’m ready to share my DIY Watercolor Wall Art.
I’m not reinventing the wheel here, there have been lots of other bloggers who have played with the cool Waterlogue App (I think it’s only available for iPhone and iPads, sorry android users), but this is the first time I’ve ever actually had them printed off. It definitely won’t be the last time, I love how they turned out!
This one on my side of the bed is a shot I took of the lake out back this summer and it is especially nice to look at while the lake is frozen over and covered with 2 feet of snow.
If you remember the mirrors that were here before (you can see how to make them here) they were one of my very first blog posts (the photos make me cringe and if you need a laugh go check them out) and it still remains a really popular one! I do still love them and they actually found a new home in the playroom, but they have been hanging in here for 3 years and I was ready for a switch.
You’ll notice I kept the dock cleats and rope that the mirrors were”hung” with. They aren’t actually holding anything up, the art is hung up on a nail and the rope is just tucked behind the photo. Such an easy way to add a little detail.
Here’s another easy trick, see the large square frames? I didn’t spend zillions to have these prints custom framed. I bought some really ugly prints on clearance for about $10. Then I just used a knife to open up the back, removed the ugly prints, popped my own print in and duct taped the whole thing back together.
This photo is from our family Mexico trip this past December. We stayed at an all inclusive resort and my kids discovered the joy of ordering fruity frozen drinks whenever they wanted. This shot was taken at their “favorite bar” – it has swings instead of bar stools (because if you are under 6 and have a favorite bar, it should have swings and superman drinks) and obviously the view isn’t bad either!
Little man keeps asking me if we can get a swim up bar in the lake this summer ha! Not a bad idea actually :)
If you haven’t heard of the Waterlogue app before, all you do is upload any photo into it and it turns it into you very own watercolor painting. You can play around with it a bit and change the tones and colors as well, but here I’ll show you the original photo so you can see what I mean –
and here’s what it looks like printed out! It cost me about $5 to print these off from snapfish when they had a half off special, so all in all it cost me about $15. I love that they look great and I can sit in my room with a fruity drink and pretend I’m in Mexico…
minus the sunshine…
and not to mention the bartender :)
What about you? Have you ever tried Waterlogue? Warning you will become obsessed!
PS I’m WAY behind on email and comment responses. We have had a few snow days and I’ve been busy sledding with my kiddos, but I promise I will catch up soon!