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Topic: Gone to the Birds: Bedroom Walls with Bird Stencils / Wall Art  (Read 7668 times)
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« on: May 04, 2009 09:26:54 AM »

I finally settled on a theme for my bedroom!!!  So now the walls are complete, and I just need to spiff up my decor and have a flowing theme to the whole room.
As some of might recognize the first portion is a total rip off from some of the vinyl stencils you can buy online but I wanted bigger and cheaper! LOL! I made all the stencils myself and traced them all on the wall and painted them all in with acrylic paint, and the quote is taken from Stephen King's "The Dark Half". It took about two weeks working off and on a few hours in the evenings after the kids were in bed. I'm really happy with the results!
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009 09:33:38 AM »

That's awesome. Did you make your own stencils for the birds?
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009 09:38:22 AM »

Great work, you have a lot of patience.  I love the way you made the design go around the room.  I think this might give me nightmares, though. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009 09:41:20 AM »

Wonderful work!   How did you make the stencils?
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009 10:16:29 AM »

love it!! very nice job on the stenciling!  Grin

the quote is taken from Stephen King's "The Dark Half".

good book!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009 10:23:32 AM »

LOL! The whole idea for the birds was to have something that could creep you out but not be over the top and in your face, I love creepy/scary and the husband thinks it's all just sick and gross and I had to compromise since it's OUR bedroom LOL!
Some of the stencils were just googled bird silhouettes, only two I drew myself. I cut the pictures out and traced them on to cardboard (old diaper boxes LOL) and cut those out. I need something a little stiffer than regular paper. And the letters were a fun font I found online and I just cut those out of newspaper and taped them on the wall and traced....I'm not happy with how some of the letters are much thicker than the others but I didn't want to start screwing around too much and ruin the whole thing. It look fine in newspaper but all solid black changed the look a bit. Oh well live and learn!
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009 11:09:43 AM »

love the theme of your room ... great job!
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« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009 04:03:42 PM »

this is really awesome!! It is creepy without being too creepy, especially with the quote. I like that the letters aren't all the same actually, it gives it an extra touch of strangeness that makes you a bit uneasy I think. Reminds me of both Edgar Allen Poe and Alfred Hitchcock style horror (beside Stephen King). Really great job!
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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009 04:50:20 PM »

I gotta tell ya, birds scare the crap out of me.  My bedroom window screen doesn't go all the way down because of the flag pole holder, so I end up with the occassional stray bird in my bedroom.  Not my favorite way to wake up. 

So as a girl who loves Steven King and fears birds ... I gotta say your room is awesome. It gives me the shivers something terrible.  I love the font too. I don't think it matters at all that some letters are thicker or thinner. 

What do your kids think?  I'd hate to wake up from a nightmare, then come walking into that room in the dark.  Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009 07:09:21 PM »

I really like this, and I know you said the thicker letters make you unhappy but I don't really see anything wrong with it. I think it adds to the creepy effect Smiley
Wonderful job!
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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2009 08:46:05 PM »

I love this so much!
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009 02:46:36 AM »

wow i love it!!
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2009 06:49:47 AM »

I like it..  spooky nice.. and elegant.. not gonna scare kiddies.. but anyone who has read the book.. can still get creeped out.. .. definatly makes me think of the twice a year migration her in texas...
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2009 07:24:22 AM »

I may have to rip off this idea when I move into my new house LOL Tongue  It's really amazing - looove The Dark Half quote, my fave Stephen King book Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2009 07:38:37 AM »

Thanks everyone!
And my kids are both very little so their not scared at all. My oldest is 2 1/2 and everytime he comes in my room he asks me to read it to him, he knows it by heart now and says it along with me...he just hates that he's not tall enough to to touch them! LOL!
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2009 10:03:35 AM »

I love it! Good job.
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2009 11:13:21 AM »

This is really cool.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2009 11:35:43 AM »

Fantastical!  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2009 11:38:50 AM »

I love it!!! 
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2009 11:40:00 AM »

I don't know why everyone thinks this is "creepy"! I think it is beautiful. It would get me started up in the morning- spread my wings and fly.
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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2009 12:55:09 PM »

This is really well done, and I can see how awesome the room is going to be when you're done. I agree, it's very creepy, in a pretty way.
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2009 01:16:12 PM »

What a great idea!! The birds look awesome and I love the quote! Grin
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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2009 01:21:40 PM »

well i love the way the lettering turned out.  The varing thicknesses makes me think of a old worn out typewritter. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2009 03:04:08 PM »

oh wow, that's beautiful!!
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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2009 05:13:34 PM »

I REALLY like this! It seems like you had an idea and were totally committed to it, great work. Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2009 05:31:46 PM »

I think this is totally awesome! The various letter thicknesses makes me think of an old typewriter...just the instrument that Stephen King would write on. It makes it extra creepy. I LOVE the birds!!!
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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2009 05:44:08 PM »

ok so can I say how happy I am that you guys get that it is supposed to be an old typewriter font!!! And I'm exstatic that everyone can see the beauty in a creepy sorta way.....you have all made my day!
I thought the quote from the book would kinda tie in my modge podge cabinet that I finished and posted a few weeks ago.
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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2009 06:07:51 PM »

birds freak me out more than anything in the world, but I LOVE this!! That's amazing that you made the stencils yourself! I love the font you used for the writing! Bookmarked~!
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« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2009 07:06:05 PM »

oh so awesome. wow you are so clever. love it.
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« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2009 07:16:12 PM »

 I really like this!:D
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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2009 08:07:24 PM »

wow, that is so cool! i love the letters -- nice job.
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« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2009 09:12:50 AM »

i love the quote!   did you make the stencils?
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« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2009 01:28:11 PM »

thats freaking amazing.
its creepy, and really creative as well.
im seriously tempted to do something like that to my room next year, though I'm sure anything I tried wouldn't turn out half as amazing as yours.
Im very impressed.
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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2009 10:47:48 AM »

Gorgeous! I'm so jealous.
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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2009 11:08:21 AM »

bird decals are so cute. WOW!
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