Sunday, August 8, 2010

Birds, Frames and a Blank Wall

Take several of these...

And this published in 1941...

Which is filled with many pictures like this...


And turn this wall behind the TV into a focal wall.

And possibly make the TV blend in a little in the process.

That's what I am working on this week.  Stay tuned for the finished project.

What are you up to?

Welcome Home,
Penny

52 comments:

arkie said...

Beautiful book! I will love to see what your wall becomes!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Can't wait to see it done. I love those bird prints.

Beverly said...

Hurry, hurry. I can't wait to see.♥

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I love those colorful pictures. Can't wait to see them in place!
Brenda

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, what gorgeous pictures in that book! Your wall is gonna be beautiful just like everything else you do! You are always so busy. I'm impressed! :)
I take a vitamin but I sit too much I think!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

Absolutely stunning prints. Can't wait to see how that turns out. I think I asked you about this once...I can't decide what to do behind our big TV. Share your wisdom. :)

gena said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished products - knowing you it's going to look wonderful !

I'm working on organizing my craft room this week - YIKES ! And I'm starting the planning stages of redecorating our condo in the catskill mountains .

Have a great week !
gena
www.thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Snappy Di said...

There's a bird for every color scheme. Bet it turns out gorgeous!

Di

thepaintedgarden.net said...

Hi Penny,

Oh my goodness - what a beautiful book. Can't wait to see the prints framed in your lovely home - love - love your red.
Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Erin

PAT said...

Looking forward to seeing this, Penny. I know it will be gorgeous!

Jeralee said...

Ooh, I think I know where you are going with this! I can't wait to see how it turns out and glean some more inspiration.

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Oh that's just mean;)! I want to see now!

Everything in this room is beautiful! I am loving all of the red!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Janet said...

Yes Penny, of course I will come up to Stowe to party if you win. I will bring the homemade cinnamon rolls baked in maple syrup...decadently delicious (if I do say so myself).

I have some Audubon bird prints stuck away somewhere, maybe the dreaded attic. I should get them out and frame some.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh that book is really, really good Penny!
I love your ideas and can't wait to see this finished!
Those are super neat bird pics!
Hugs,
Cindy

Pondside said...

I can't wait to see the finished wall, Penny.
What am I working on? Well, I've had TGD out pacing the outline of a new shed (this will be #6)to be built as a nest for.....Yours Truly! Details to follow..........

Me said...

I hope you don't destroy the book...gads!

Brenda Leyland said...

Looking forward to see the finished project! Love the yellow and white walls with those gorgeous red chairs! Most of my house is yellow and white... lovely the bright and cheery feeling.

Vanessa said...

Oh!!! I can't wait to see the finished product! I have a slight obsession with bird prints and I just know these are going to look beautiful.
Vanessa
http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

Bella said...

I look forward to seeing it. I'm sure it will be wonderful. Have a great week!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Penny, those bird pictures will be so pretty on your wall. Can't wait to see how they turn out. You asked about my cousin's beach house. I'm sorry, but she does not rent it out. It is only for family. It is a beautiful place. Hope you have a nice week. Love & blessings from NC!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Penny, I can hardly wait to see the complete wall decor finished! With your talents, it will be stunning! You are settling in quite well!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what you are going to do with the pictures and the wall. I am also going to make your basil pesto this week. It sounds delicious.
I will also try freezing some in an ice cube tray. Love that idea.
It's been a crazy week and I'm just catching up on things now.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Shoot, Penny! that wall needs a gorgeous entertainment center..with places to put your lovely things...and the TV and there ya go! They have some gorgeous ones now...with finishes of your choice to die for. HOW I would love to have one...
(LOVE YOUR WALL COLOR!)
Hugs,
Mona

Kathleen Grace said...

I know they will be beautiful Penny! How do I know? Becasue I found that book at a yard sale for $1 several years ago and framed three of the prints (in yard sale frames of course!) for my living room! Can't wait to see yours:>)

see you there! said...

I'll bet your wall will look great. I think one of the most difficult things to decorate around is a tv. Do you notice the photo's in shelter magazines never show a tv unless it is in an ad? Like real homes just don't have one.

Darla

Vee said...

What a beautiful book! Okay, I'll be watching for the transformation knowing in advance that it'll be terrific. And if that tv blends in...well, that'll be a bonus. I'm always looking for ways to lose the tv.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Not up to much here. Waiting for a little cooler weather to start the work out in the yard. October is like our spring. I can't wait to see your wall grouping.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Can't wait to see your bird wall.

Donna said...

A great idea, Penny. Can't wait to see the wall!

Hugs,
Donna

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you'll turn it into a beautiful wall of art! I love the illustrations in the book! ♥

Vintage Sassy said...

Oh how I love a good project to work on. Don't make us wait too long:)

xo
LeAnn

Adrienne said...

Oh I can't wait to see what you do with those beautiful prints! I'm working on a 'framing' project myself - but not for my home. It's for my little cabin-on-wheels and will be revealed soon. Making it feel a bit like home when we're on the road!
~Adrienne~

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I can already picture how beautiful those prints will look on the wall, Penny! I love Audubon birds.

No project going on here right now -- I'm squeezing all the fun I can out if summer.

jayayceeblog said...

Can't wait to see your finished wall with those beautiful bird pictures. We, too, have a big blank wall around our flat screen. We redesigned our entertainment center to hold the flat screen and plan to mount several of the cut off shelves above and to the sides of the TV. Just haven't done it yet.

Sherri said...

Penny, can't wait to see the finished product! I'm sure it is going to look wonderful!

Penny said...

Penny, I did the same thing with Audubon exotic bird prints for the Florida house. We scanned the pictures and took them to Staples to have them enlarged to the size we wanted. I found beautiful black frames and a deal on mats online. I ended up with eight pictures for about $18.00 each. Your wall will look great!

Hugs,
Penny

Kim said...

OH Penny I can hardly wait to see it all finished! I love bird prints and the ones you showed are so colorful. I just know they are going to look perfect in that beautiful room!
xoxo,
Kim

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sounds like a great idea... can't wait to see it all done!
~ Jo :)

Mary said...

I think I can picture where you're going here Penny - know it will be fabulous! Anything that can camoflage a TV screen will work!

Did you get the recipe? Hope so.

I'm busy getting ready for Calif. so may not be checking in for a while.

Hugs - Mary

dobco said...

Can't wait to see the finished project!

Cottage Rose said...

Sounds like you have some wonderful ideas going on ... have fun with it and can't wait to see it.....

Hugs;
Alaura

Angie said...

I bought a bird book at a yard sale last year with the intention of framing some of the pictures. I can't wait to see how beautiful yours are going to look on that wall!

Manuela@TPOH said...

Can't wait to see this as I love the picture you showed and can just imagine what it will look like!

Oh, I have about eleventy billion things I'm working on!

Manuela

Sue said...

Can't wait to see the finished project...I got a catalog today from Garnet Hill....I thought of you. They now sell sheets with roosters and had some great new designed rooster rugs....

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
I can't wait to see what you have come up with!. You always amaze me with your creative designs.
Have a sweet day, big hugs~Elizabeth

bj said...

Oh, I can hardly wait to see this wall in all it's glory. I know, without a doubt, that it will be beautiful. Everything you touch turns to beauty!!

Thanks so much for adding my giveaway button. I do appreciate it.
Good good luck on winning..:)
xo bj

Rene said...

Ooooh. I love where this is going. Can't wait to see it all finished.

-Rene

Sarah said...

Penny, this wall is going to look fabulous. What a great idea! I'll be eager to see the finished project. ~ sarah

Terra said...

The paintings touch my heart, and your previous post is on homemade basil pesto, one of our favorite dishes, so I am now a follower. Nice to meet you here.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I know that wall is gonna be absolutely fabulous once you are finished with it! Look forward to the reveal. :) Tammy

Natasha Burns said...

looking forward to checking it out Penny! how are you going with it? i bet it will look fabulous :)

Heather said...

Penny,
If you don't mind me asking- where did you purchase this particular book? I have found one of Audubon's books but it had writing on the pages with the pictures.

Thanks!
Heather:)