9.22.2010

Remember back when I showed you.....

.....this brilliant wall design created using sharpie markers?

And said I had something similar in the works using this Katie Ridder wallpaper as inspiration?

Well, it's finished!  After a few evenings tracing my design using an overhead projector, and using just a few black sharpies, I have this: 



Or at least it could be finished.  I'm trying to decide if I want to color in the outside border like the wallpaper that was my inspiration.  
Excuse the many imperfections.  Sometimes you just have to roll with it and admire from a distance.  :)
Thoughts?

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62 comments:

The Life of the Chous said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks absolutely amazing!!!!

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips

I think it looks great as is...marker lines tend to show a lot when you colour areas in, so I'd leave it. Good luck explaining to your future little ones why they can't be drawing on the wall like mama did!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so cool! You did a great job. I don't think I'd fill in the border. It looks finished the way it is.

AWESOME!

House of Smiths said... Best Blogger Tips

HOLY SHIZ!!!!!!!!! Are you serious!?!?!? A SHARPIE!????? Genius! :)
I'm TOTALLY impressed!!! Oh the possibilities! lol.
~Shelley

Emily & Garrett said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing!! Can you tell me where you got the overhead projector from? Can't find one anywhere!!

Jenna said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW!!

Sarah@AlpinePoppy said... Best Blogger Tips

HOLY WOW!!! Amazing!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing! You have the best ideas! How did you line up the design?

I am definitely on the look out for a an overhead projector!!!

Christi

Traci said... Best Blogger Tips

Genius!!!! I am in LOVE! Amazing job!!!

Lovely Little Nest said... Best Blogger Tips

Holy cow, that looks amazing!!! I say leave it the way it is, it's perfect! :)

Leanne said... Best Blogger Tips

That's amazing! It turned out so beautiful. How many sharpies did you use? Now I just need an overhead.

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Tanya, yeah, maybe I'll have to do a chalkboard wall so at least they can draw on the wall in an acceptable way! :)

My mom found the overhead at a yard sale for $5 after I had been trolling craigslist for months trying to find one.
I lined up the design by drawing several "leaves" on my transparency the same distance from each other. Then when I projected the design on the wall, I used the six leaves I had drawn to line everything up. Does that make sense???

The Presenter said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! You did such a great job! I even like your wall better then the wallpaper inspiration!

Rebekah said... Best Blogger Tips

This is AMAZING. The imperfections are perfect. I wish I had the guts to do it!

Elisa @ What the Vita said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW this is awesome! Love where you used it, too.. that is the perfect spot for it!

I think it looks perfect as is.. Again, wow!

vanessa said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so awesome. I would leave it as is. Random but why do you have 2 different faucets?

MrsSouthernBelle said... Best Blogger Tips

That looks great!!!

The Autocrat: Haley said... Best Blogger Tips

Very fabulous! Great job!

Kelsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness that is GORGEOUS!! Don't color it in...leave it...looks so amazing as is!

Susan Wassel said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi. I'm the PR and social media manager for Sharpie. OMG, this is amazing! I want this in my house. You have taken Sharpie into a whole new stratosphere. Who knew a little marker (along with a pretty amazing artist) could do such things. Really cool stuff. Thanks for letting us be a part of it!

jen said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely gorgeous!

tomiannie said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW.

Kendall said... Best Blogger Tips

A-MAZ-ING! This looks so good!

songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com

Brooke@SweetMintStudios said... Best Blogger Tips

SERIOUSLY??? The PR and social media manager for Sharpie wrote on your blog??? How cool are you?

Love the pics! They turned out great!

J+TMcLamb said... Best Blogger Tips

Love love love love love!!!! :) You are a genius and a trailblazer.

Erica @ Erica's Inspirations said... Best Blogger Tips

That is FABULOUS! How long did it take? I may have to do that in my 1/2 bath!
I'm going to have to post this amazing project of yours on my blog! Be sure to check it out ;)

Kennedy Wife said... Best Blogger Tips

You did a SUPURB JOB!!! What Patience you muct have. It looks so pretty!

jentmarie said... Best Blogger Tips

Incredible!!!

Aja said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This looks awesome!!

Patrick Landrum said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic! I love what you have done...any imperfections only add to the fabulous factor. No small feat, and it is beautiful! Well done!

Patrick Landrum
www.patricklandrumdesign.com

Storibook Designs said... Best Blogger Tips

I tweeted this (general and to Sharpie) as well as putting on my Facebook fan page and based on the number of times it has been retweeted in the last two days, I would not be surprised if you end up with about 100 comments. Bet your traffic numbers have jumped dramatically!!

Sarah (Storibook Designs)

lorts said... Best Blogger Tips

Just. Beyond. Gorgeous. I saw it on someone else's twitter and had to see how it turned out! I completely agree with Patrick that any imperfections show that its hand done and add to that "couture" quality. I am getting ready to redo my God daughter's bedroom and now I want to figure out how/where I can incorporate this idea!

Great job!
Jess@Lorts

bluehydrangea said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing!! I am so impressed!! Can you come to my house to play?

Sarah@StyleandCentsability said... Best Blogger Tips

You are a STAR! I am a Sharpie queen and I am attacking my closet this weekend!!

Thanks for the ideas!

http://styleandcentsability.wordpress.com/

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks everyone! Y'all are so supportive and sweet. I have the best readers ever:)

Adine said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely. and, yes, I vote for coloring in!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said... Best Blogger Tips

That is absolutely stunning. I would've never guessed you created it with a sharpie! I'm your latest follower! I'd leave it as is!

The Glam Lamb said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... you are good.

SHERRY HART said... Best Blogger Tips

Unflippingbelievable!!! I LOVE it!!!

Emily, Timeless Paper said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your stenciling! I just finished stenciling trellis onto my curtains:

http://www.timelesspaper.com/blog/?p=2169

MyLittleHappyPlace said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely brilliant, and VERY inspiring! So happy I found you!

A Perfect Gray said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful job!

The Keylors said... Best Blogger Tips

uhhhh...this is stinking amazing!
I thought it was the wallpaper!!!
You must have some serious patience girl!

~april said... Best Blogger Tips

this is awesome, awesome, aweseome! you hae inspired me. i want to do this to our bathroom now! i wonder how to get it pefectly straight, like you did though..

tanyahulbert said... Best Blogger Tips

I admire your daring approach to a new idea! Good for you! It turned out lovely!

Proud Parents-To-Be! said... Best Blogger Tips

I would leave it and not color it in. Looks awesome.

mandyface said... Best Blogger Tips

This is an awesome idea! It looks so chic! I shall have to try this!!

Tanya said... Best Blogger Tips

So did you leave it as is or fill in the border? Inquiring minds and all...


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Shelley @ Green Eggs & Hamlet said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this is awesome! Ridiculously impressive. I love your whole bathroom. (I'm new to your blog - was tipped off by Jones Design Company but am loving what I see so far.) I'd vote for keeping it as-is. I think the not-filled-in border looks lovely.

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

ummm WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW. This is brilliant. I am soooo loving this idea. Okay, I am so Loving all your ideas!! Your skills are impressive. Sweet!

Brandi said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing! Wow! Unbelievable!

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

Tanya - I did leave it as-is :)

Stephanie Sabbe said... Best Blogger Tips

this look amazing!

Stephanie Sabbe said... Best Blogger Tips

I meant to type looks:)

KLJS said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW. Speechless. How did you even make the first mark?!?

Came here via Jones Design Co. I'll be back!

Kacey
Shes.No.Martha

silly eagle books said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful idea! I love how it turned out.

nouveaustitch said... Best Blogger Tips

Totally cool! Thanks so much for having the guts to show us this can be done! Very, very inspiring!

Ellen

Inspire Me Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Just beautiful! I linked this to my stenciling project post too so you'll have lot's more visitors coming here for a look. Well done!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG OMG!! You're on Apartment Therapy Re-Nest!!! http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/diy/go-paperless-transform-your-walls-with-a-sharpie-gus-and-lula-141941

Patcholi said... Best Blogger Tips

To Emily Garrett,

I bought my overhead projector at an art supply store. I paid $80 (Mine enlarges...) They start around $35 and go as high as your budget will allow.

Have fun.

jpaigeart.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, you are very talented! I love this...a sharpie?! WHoda thought, what a great idea, I may just have to copy you :) great job!

indiekitten said... Best Blogger Tips

tutorial please!

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