Monday, May 2, 2011

Twinkle Twinkle little seahorse :)

I made some fabulous art for the bathroom out of pallet pieces!!

First, I butted them up together and glued them with wood glue.  I used boxes of tile as "clamps" and totally forgot to take a pic of this step! 

Then I stained it with some stain I had in the garage:

Remember my inspiration for the front bathroom?  I had this seahorse:

I copied it into the paint program and split it into quadrants to draw it.

Then took some chalk and outlined the seahorse on my pallet wood:
Then filled it in with white paint!
I love my seahorse :)

Plus it's total cost ZERO DOLLARS!!

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  1. Great job! Amazing how you thought to do that with the seahorse!
    I'm in the process of making some "art" out of pallets at my house, too! :-)

  2. What a great idea, it really stands out and is so rustic looking. Great job.

  3. Nice stencil!! I know a munchkin who *adores* seahorses. :-) I would love it if you would link this up to my party A Marvelous Mess....each week I pick one project to feature on my sidebar!! Here is the link:

  4. I love this! What a great seahorse picture and it looks great on wood! Nice work!

  5. You're so creative - it looks fabulous!! Well done :O)

  6. I love this! Nice work... It has a very PB feel to it.

    Jessica @
    Chapman Place

  7. um seriously, you crack me up! Thanks for the comments on my blog am stalking you now...Uh I mean following along!

  8. that's amazing! fantastic idea and end result!

  9. So cute and original! Perfect bathroom art :)
    I'd love it if you'd link it up to The AFTER Party @ 3 Meadow Lake Cottage...


  10. That's a cute seahorse. My girls will love it :) Thanks for linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  11. I love your seahorse too! So cute! And that's a brilliant idea to break the image up into quadrants so that you can trace it. I'll have to keep this in mind for the future.

  12. Wow, nicely done! I'm totally making one!!

  13. Such a creative idea! Love your seahorse!

  14. I've put together a round up of great beach themed projects on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here

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  15. I LOVE it!!!! So simple, but what a statement!

  16. Ohhh! I need to familiarize myself with the Paint program...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

  17. Awesome job Kari! I absolutely love this. i have a ton of pallet wood in my garage and I have been slowly using it and now I have a NEW project thanks to you!!!


  18. I love this!


  19. You did an awesome job on your bathroom.
    I love it!
    Also, I love the seahorse idea! :)
    Visiting from Inside-Out Design. :)

  20. Just love this, want to do it. Is there any way of getting a copy of the seahorse? I can't draw to save my life!! :D

  21. Zero dollars is my favorite price. I am so in love with this project. Thank you for letting me share it on my blog. And thanks for stopping by my place. I hope you don't mind me popping in every now and again either.
    Erika @

  22. Love the seahorse art! Where in the world did you find that big seahorse?


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