“E” is for Elephant

Kim from The Painted Poppy Studio is joining us today to share her first ever Country Chic Paint blog post! Keep reading to find out how she created this adorable elephant wall art.

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Hi everyone! My name is Kim Teasdale from The Painted Poppy Studio and today I’m bringing you some sweet nursery decor. I recently had a customer contact me with a photo of an adorable nursery sign that featured a baby and mother elephant on it and said “You are the best thing about me”. The text was split up among the elephants in various fonts and while she really loved the sign, she wanted to customize it for her baby. She was hoping that I would be able to recreate something similar but but wanted to add an additional elephant, reverse the order of the text to say “The best thing about us is you” and customize the colours to her nursery.

"E" is for Elephant #DIY #nursery #crafting #wallart #elephants #paintedsign #homedecor #samplejar - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I was thrilled to be able to create something that would work for her elephant themed nursery. The base of this wooden sign is 16″ x 36″ just to give you an idea of the size and she is going to hang is above her crib. Her nursery is done in unfinished wood accents with various shades of grey and light blue and she wanted her sign to coordinate, so I got a little mix crazy and custom tinted my Country Chic Paints to her preferences.

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The base of the sign was painted with a custom mix of Harmony with just a hint of Pebble Beach to keep with the grey tones. The baby elephant was painted with a mix of Lazy Linen and Simplicity to brighten it a little so it popped against the medium tone background and “Momma” elephant was painted with Pebble Beach with a little bit of Lazy Linen added. “Poppa” elephant was straight up Cobblestone and the text on him was Cobblestone darkened with a bit of black craft acrylic paint which mixed together beautifully. The text on the baby elephant is done with Icicle.

These colours all combined together to make a very soft and peaceful work of art for her new baby who is due to be arriving around February 22nd. She wanted to keep the painting simple so I avoided any distressing and went with the Natural wax finish to keep it protected for many years to come.

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Kim {The Painted Poppy Studio}

Hi there! My name is Kim Teasdale and I’m the owner of an itty bitty home business called The Painted Poppy Studio where I teach various crafting workshops and sell my upcycled creations. I’m a wife, mom, blogger and maker of all things, so please be sure to visit me over at my blog!

Make sure to follow Kim on her blog, The Painted Poppy Studio, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

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