Friday, January 14, 2011


This is the family room. Where we hang pretty much all day every day. As our basement remains in the "someday we'll finish it real nice" category, this room is IT.

It takes three boys, a Great Dane, a husband and all the tv watching, video game playing, and wrestling. Sometimes it even houses an 8' tee pee that Santa brought. Thanks a lot, Santa. I want pretty and fancy schmancy, but I've decided to save that for another room and go for comfortable and non-destructible in here. I needed to fill the space on either side of the fireplace until the built-ins budget kicks in.

I've been luh-ving silhouettes. Do you notice that when you really like something it seems to turn up everywhere? I'm sure that has nothing to do with trendiness. But whatever. Doesn't change the fact that I really wanted some.
They actually turned out pretty easy to make. There are a lot of tutorials out there. I read a few and then kind of improvised. I got the canvases at Hobby Lobby (can I get a woo hoo now there's finally, I mean finally, a Hobby Lobby around here?!) and took approximately 373 profile pics of the kids. I included hats and fauxhawks and bows. Hooked the projector up to the computer and traced the shadows onto the canvases, trying to keep everything centered and around the same size. Then I just filled in the tracing with acrylic paint.
And, I continue to love.

I'm linking to The Shabby Nest. Enjoy!


  1. This turned out really nice! I'm hoping to incorporate some silhouettes to our house too!

  2. I love these! I love your stripey walls, too. :)

  3. LOVE it!!! I ended up doing these of my boys all on one canvas.

    LOVE the separate ones!!!