Genius. (and an excuse to use sharpies)

Once again, I've somehow managed to put myself in a technology rut.  I visited my sister earlier this week and came back home sans laptop.  My parents were kind enough to lend me an extra until Brooke can bring mine down, but I also managed to leave my camera's SD card in my laptop, so I'm essentially without a camera.  Like my mom always used to tell me, "if your head wasn't screwed on tight, you'd lose that, too"......

......Soooo, I thought I'd show you this fabulous, genius project I found recently via Full House:

Husband and wife team Joel and Erika of Rethink Design Studio needed a quick and inexpensive headboard solution for a home they were furnishing.  9 hours and just $22 later, they had this:

They designed and cut out a stencil, laid it out on the wall, and traced it using a gold sharpie marker.  The results are incredible.

I was so inspired by their creativity and ingenuity that I've stolen their idea and am in the process of creating my own sharpie design on my bathroom walls.  Hope they don't mind!

I obviously can't give you an actual sneak peek without my camera, but I will show you my other inspiration: Katie Ridder's Leaf paper:

Show you soon!
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alanna rose said... Best Blogger Tips

I cannot wait to see what you're doing...I'd love to do this on an accent wall in my entry - but I'm way too chicken :)

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

That has to be SO time-consuming, but the outcome looks so worth it!!


Brooke@SweetMintStudios said... Best Blogger Tips

Haha - I thought the sharpie was an original-Britt-idea! I didn't realize that you'd seen it done elsewhere. I really like the gold sharpie design and I LOVE your leaf pattern inspiration. I'm bringing your laptop tomorrow... hopefully you won't die of separation anxiety between now and then!

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mommara said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it. Can not wait to see what you came up with.

~~**sKySiE**~~ said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic idea! And way better than using mass produced stencils or wall papering. I am going to be suggesting to my husband, see what he thinks.. If he says no, ill show him your blog and let him see just how fantastic it looks :)

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Gina, that is amazing! I can't imagine how much time that took. Wow.

sara @ it's good to be queen said... Best Blogger Tips

i recently found your blog...don't know how. but I LOVE it! i've bookmarked it and can't wait to come back. I love your blog design, do you mind me asking who did it? thanks. blessings,

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful! i wish i had thought to use a sharpie while painstakingly painting a geometric design on my kitchen table! genius!

Victoria said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cool idea!

I agree with you that the chandelier makes the nursery! My line of thinking is that I thrift so I CAN splurge on the items I truly love. ;) For me it was a pottery barn rug for my nursery. I'm sure others thought it was crazy but I loved it and that's what mattered.

Love the piano too. Can't believe you got it for free!

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Tonia, the designers at Rethink made their own using CAD software. I freehanded mine onto an overhead transparency.....There are some great stencils out there now, though. Maybe try Cutting Edge Stencils.

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