Sunday, September 9, 2012

Dragonflies on your Walls

Have you ever finished a room and loved it all but just thought it needed something else?  Several years ago, I redid my Living Room and Hall.  I painted it a light tan color (can't even remember the color in my own house) and used white for all of the woodwork.  I took the color down my hall because there was not a stopping point.  I felt it just needed something else.
So, I ragged my hall (that's putting on a lighter color with a glaze and then rolling up a soft rag and rolling it up the wall which takes some of the paint off) and still wanted more.
I love dragonflies and had this old stencil.  I decided to do 2-3 of the dragonflies on the hall.  I just scattered them in no particular order and not in a pattern.  Some up, some down, some just floating around.  (I rhyme!!) 
I did them in soft colors so they really didn't pop out at you when you walked down the hall.  Then I decided to add a brass upholstery tack to the head.  It's amazing what one little tack can add. 
I love the dragonflies and they will definitely be there for a long while.
Till next time, Judy


  1. Very pretty, Judy. I have a friend who loves dragonflies, and they seek her out all the time, too.

    I can't seem to access Brenda's blog. Getting a message that Google Chrome and Google search can't find it? xo

  2. What a pretty affect. I love dragonflies and am wondering where I can add them in my home.

  3. I love dragonflies and painted some on a bathroom wall once! It was so fun!

  4. Love the ragged walls and the dragonflies are so cute.....

  5. Unique. Didn't even notice the dragonfly had a brass head until the end of your post. Love it.

  6. The dragonflies look so sweet, what a pretty idea!
    Helen x

  7. I love your dragonflies, Judy.. What a perfect idea for a little extra added attraction. Adding the tacks is a great idea..

    Have a great week.

  8. Love this idea Judy! Would also be a good way to hide a flaw on the wall.

  9. I love dragonflies and this would be perfect in my guest bath!
    Just an FYI, I tried to click on one of your comments over at Mockingbird Hill Cottage to get here, but it won't work. It looks like your address is incomplete. I finally found you, so I'm going to try to add an icon on my iPhone for easy visiting!

  10. That is very clever! I would love to try something like this with seashells when I finally get around to painting my bathroom!



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