Category Archives: Paintings

Hootie Hoo and a Tweetie Tweet

Remember this precious little owl table???

Well, it now belongs to a sweet little lady. Her mom loved the table so much she decided to decorate her new room around it. Whoa…do I feel honored! That is so cool! Mom picked out a cute Pottery Barn bedding set to tie in the owl and it’s array of colors. Lovely, isn’t it???

Switching things up a bit this week I have been working on a pair of canvases to add to the fun girly decor in her new room.
We decided on large 20 x 20 square canvases…love em’. I painted a soft chevron pattern for the background in my trusty Muslin White and Seashore Bud. The pattern doesn’t show up great in my pics but it definitely adds some interest to the background. Miss Owl and the Tweeties were next. I love the quilt for her bedding and all the different patterned fabrics. I wanted to replicate that somehow on the canvas so I pulled out my paper stash and found the perfect papers. I cut out leaves from my paper and adorned my tree branches with them. I am pleased with them and hope Little Miss Laurel will be too!

For all my workshop girls, I am working, working, working trying to get our event together. You can go ahead and mark your calendars for October 22nd though!

Wishing you all a blessed day!

I’m baaaaaack…did ya miss me???

This Summer vacation hit with a bang the end of May with a fun family beach trip to Editso. Here we are the middle of July and finally I am getting back to work….well furniture bloggy work…because trust me there is no lacking for work over here even if the furniture is on hold. I have enjoyed the kids being home and all of our little adventures. I have bittersweet emotions about the upcoming school year as both the eldest are headed to the “big” school. They, however, couldn’t be more excited!

I thought as I am getting back into the swing I would share with you one of my most favorite rooms in the house, Cate’s nursery. One of my favorite things to do while I am pregnant is dream and create the nursery. With Cate we chose not to find out the sex before she was born so I knew I needed a gender neutral palette…that was a tough one believe me. I searched and searched and searched a little more before I found the right fabric. My lovely seamstress…AKA Nonnie, Mama, or Rachel…made the beautiful crib bedding you see below:

I painted this little aqua nightstand and added the sleek drawer pulls to go beside the full size bed in the room. As for now this room doubles as our guest room when we have company. The lamp was a fun yard sale find I just covered the shade in one of the coordinating fabrics.
I created a fabric circle collage above the bed using fabric scraps, glue, and varying size embroidery hoops. This rocker I had used in Maggie’s nursery. When I bought it I fell in love with it because the shape of the back made me think of Alice in Wonderland. Maybe it’s just me but I like it. I painted it brown to go in Cate’s nursery and my seamstress made a cute little cushion.
Next up, one of my favorite things about this old house is the BIG windows. Love them! This is what you see walking into the room. 12 x 12 canvases spelling her name painted by yours truly. My homemade sunbursts are made from tinker toys glued together, painted, and finally adhered the circle mirrors. Another easy and fun project.
Finally, Cate’s very own tree with a few blue birds to keep her company. There is one painted to look as if it is sitting on her crib. I walked in a month or so ago after she was waking up from a nap and she is pointing at it saying…”duuu….duuu…” That is “duck” for any of you who do not fluently speak Catenese and I am hoping she wasn’t picking on my skills because I was so going for a blue bird.
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And that is Little Bits nursery. She is growing so fast it does make me a little teary to think that is the last nursery in the Huskey house but not THAT teary if you know what I mean.
This week I have a couple fun projects to show off so stay tuned! Have a great week!

Mural Mural On the Wall

I recently met a couple, Michael and Deidre, who are getting ready to welcome their first baby into the family. They are expecting a sweet baby girl! They have picked out a fabulous name might I add. Baby Claire will be making her entrance in August. They have done an amazing job getting everything ready for lil miss.

Can’t we all remember how it was with the first? The moment we found out boy or girl registries had been made, crib was in place, clothes washed in Dreft (no less would do), curtains hung, diapers neatly stacked and waiting. Ahhh the luxuries of the first time parents. Enjoy every moment first timers ’cause life may never look the same.

Truly, Deidre has picked out some super cute not over the top babyish bedding for Claire. Here you are for your viewing pleasure…

Deidre and I met through a mutual friend. She wanted a tree with a few whimsical birds for Claire’s nursery. I put some ideas together and we came up with a plan and it went a little something like this…

The blank canvas
Sketched and paint is going up
Color blocked in…this is about the moment I was feeling a little batty with all the leaves.
And finally it was all worth it…

Here’s to hoping Baby Claire has many nights of peaceful sleep under her tree.

Just me, a paintbrush, and a canvas…ok well some paints too

This is where it all started…a nice clean white canvas. I have been creating and selling my paintings for many years now and this remains one of my favorite things to do. I am not a trained artist but I do what I do and I enjoy it. As I embark on this blogging journey I sure wish I would have kept pictures of my work but alas I have not done a good job of that. Nevertheless, I am going to take a minute to show off a few of my paintings.
This little lady was created while my first girlie girl was still a cookin’. Ladybugs have just been a thing for me ever since I can remember. It started out as a nickname and then as a girl I collected all things ladybug so I thought it right lil miss have a ladybug room of her own. You can see a bit of her curtain to the right that I was coordinating with. Ohhh and the wall words…I love love love them! If you have been in my house you know this already. You can get them all over now but all mine came from Uppercase Living. They are super easy to use!
These babies were an order from a friend. She gave me a sample of her curtain fabric you see to coordinate with. I am sure this is much more lovely hanging on her wall than my craft table but you get the gist. This is actualy one flower painted over three canvases. Lots o fun!
My favorite room in my house…maybe because it’s chocolate brown and I do have a thing for chocolate. As my husband and I were painting this room in a delirious state of home remodeling gone mad we both swore it was actually chocolate pudding. I don’t know but those days of our major home overhaul were quite intense so I am not sure I can be completely held responsible for my actions. Sheeesh! So glad that is all behind us! I painted these canvases for our dining room to coordinate with our curtain fabric. The bright flowers against the deep brown make me happy!
Ahhh…the best for last because this was made with sweet lil baby Piper in mind. She is quite a beauty! Mama Sloan picked out an adorable tulip crib set by Dwell Studio and I went to work. Love this verse from James and perfectly fitting for such a sweet gift of a new baby girl.
Have something you would like painted for your home? I would love to help! Email me at monkeydoodles@att.net.
Until then…happy creating!