Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blue Bird of Happiness

 I saw this idea on Pinterest (I'd love to give credit, but couldn't trace it back) and thought it would make a great addition to my little bird's room.  I just made a stencil out of contact paper and busted out some blue paint that matches her room.  It makes me happy for so many reasons.

 Tip: I removed the light cover so I could line up the little bird legs across the bottom.

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If you don't have flat walls. Here's some tips:
1. Press the contact paper down really hard
2. Use barely any paint and don't paint in strokes, but kind of dab it up and down. I get a little paint on my brush and then dab most it off on a piece of paper and then on the stencil.
3. Or you can first paint a layer of the original wall color on top of the stencil. This way the original wall color will bleed under the edges and seal them up. Then paint your stencil color top. 
4.  Even doing all those steps, I sometimes have to go back and touch up.
Good Luck!


  1. Adorable! I think I saw this on Pinterest, too. I may have to try this... :)

  2. Super cute. Do you have any tips about using contact paper as a stencil? I did it for awhile in my boys room, but it bled a lot. Is it the texture of the wall?

  3. Thanks for the tips!

    I'm painting the digits of pi around their wall, and it definetly has a sponge paint look around the edges.

  4. That is so cute! I bet she loves it.