Friday, November 27, 2015

Project Challenge: Bead Board

 Hello there loves, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. 
Guess what? It's time for our monthly DIY blogger challenge again. 
Each month we have a different project challenge to come up with. 
This month we had to make something using Bead Board.

So please do enjoy our "November Bead Board Challenge" 
where 7 of us bloggers are making pretty things.

(links to projects in collage provided at bottom of post)

Here is my bead board project, I've always wanted 
to make my own deer wall art, so this was my chance. 

I love the color combination of the gray & white, 
it reminds me of a Scandinavian Christmas.

I had fun playing on the back deck, setting up a photo
prop for my little deer, and look who came & harassed
me & messed with all my pretty stuff? Yup, that would be 
our BUGSY!!! Just look at those cute little stomper 
feeties on tippie toes

AND to top it all off, he ate my pretty cabbage plant? 
But that's o.k., cuz when you're that cute you can do that!

Here is a quick & easy "HOW TO" 
on the "Bead Board Deer Art"
I went to Home Depot and purchased an already cut 
piece of bead board for $6 and some change 

I wanted a gray base color and I still had a 50/50 mixture of half Annie Sloan
"FRENCH LINEN" and half Annie Sloan "GRAPHITE' paint left over from a recent

I used 2 coats of paint

I searched Google for a deer head image
I liked, this was the one for me

I printed the image on 12x12 ledger paper, but I had to print it in 3 sections,
since I needed a large deer. As you can see in this picture, I just
taped the 3 pages together

I cut out the deer and taped it on my bead board

Traced around it with a pencil

And colored it in with Annie Sloan "PURE WHITE". After it was all dry I rubbed
Annie Sloan 'SOFT WAX" onto the board to seal and protect it

So what do you think?

As always I hope you enjoyed my post, please check
out more awesome Bead Board projects
from my blogging friends
Click On the photo images
 below to visit each post!!!

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  1. I've loved these signs with the silhouette of a reindeer for so long. I love how big yours is and unique since it's on beadboard. I've gotta make me one!! ;)

  2. I love the texture and interest the beadboard adds to this deer silhouette.

  3. Love it! That deer silhouette is on of my fav too. And I love that large size you created this - and the colors are so awesome - works for any decor!

  4. Yeah, I love it!♥
    Have a nice weekend,

  5. looks great Christine! We have a whole lot of bead board scraps here since we just did the backsplash and walls in the kitchen...thanks for this inspiration...might make a great gift for someone on my list!!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  6. It looks awesome in white and grey! Very Scandinavian like you said. ;o) And I love how you styled it! The comments about your bunny made me chuckle! Have a great weekend! ;o)

  7. I just love it! I am excited to find out you didn't use a cricut machine or anything like that! Super cute and I love the color combo you used!

  8. Christine. I love your artwork on the beadboard!! Its simple and yet it has huge impact!! Great work - and great e-mail ;)

  9. Your deer looks awesome on this bead board! Such a great idea, and I just love how you have displayed it in your final pics. Gorgeous!! :)

  10. So nice to know not many are as digitally challenged as I am. Not sure would be able to do what you did to get deer head blown up enuf to use as you did, great job. Love how this looks and wish I knew how to increase size as you did, would love to do this. Next year maybe. Your version of bead board project is wonderful, you all made something fantastic. I am so lucky to be able to see what you blogger ladies do in your challenges. I'd be sitting there with blank look on my face, duh, wondering what to do with bead board.
    Only have one week to do whatever am going to do before Dec. 7th. when will be having right shoulder replaced, yeah the whole shooting match. Driving me nutso (more so) that I don't have time to make things I keep seeing, so much want to do.
    I love your bunny. Wonder if bunnies and chickens get along. On top of it will have to trust hubs to do holiday decorating with my direction, hopefully. Not sure yet how I"ll be able to get up off couch. Really loved your deer
    Happy weekend

    1. As always thanks so much for all of your visits and sweet comments you leave me. I can never reply to your comments and never know if you come back here and check for replies???

  11. I love that sign! You did a great job. It looks so professionally done! Your littlle bunny is precious on his tippy toes too.

  12. Love the gray and white beadboard back drop. The whole vignette you created is so warm and all the textures you included, especially the furry base.
    Mary Alice

  13. What a great idea, Christine!!! The white is a beautiful contrast against the grey! You are so creative, girl!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season! xo
    Kendra @

  14. Oh my goodness!! I have tons of beadboard left over from various projects around the house. What a FANTASTIC idea...I'm totally going to try this myself! I'm visiting from the "Your Home Decor and More" link party and I love what I see here!

    Jessica @

  15. I love the idea of using bead board! This is such a fun project idea! Thank you for sharing it with us at Brag About It! Pinning to share :)
    Have a great week Christine!

  16. This this a beautiful project! Love the way you styled everything!

  17. Great project. Also, good to know I can buy bead board so cheaply. I just need a small piece like you.


    Hello Christine,
    Looks great!
    I also have a sign painted with a reindeer.
    If you have time and inclination, it look here : Reindeer
    many greetings and a great Christmas
    wish Uwe

  19. Hi Christine, how does your bunny do with chewing wires? My bun loves chewing phone charger cords, and lamp cord. We watch him like a hawk. Thanks, Jennie

    1. Hi Jennie, I found you on Google Plus and send you a reply. I hope you will get it. I tried to reply directly to your comment but you come up as a non reply blogger.

    2. Hi Jennie, thanks for leaving me your email. I had send the other message through Google Plus. So, YES all bunnies seem to love always make sure to have them off the ground and tucked away when he comes inside. But you can bunny proof yourr wires as well. You can order covers for your wires that are chew proof , here is a link.

      And here is a good article to read:

      Thanks for following my blog and good luck with your little trouble maker!!!

  20. Looks awesome Christine!!! That bunny if yours is too cute:). Your outdoor Christmas vignette looks great too. Pinning and sharing, thanks so much for sharing your bead board project @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. Have a wonderful weekend and take care, Tara

  21. Love very much Christine! And the bunny too! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou! Love Mimi xxx

  22. The beadboard art is very nice. I can see you leaving it up after Christmas to enjoy. And your model is so sweet.

  23. This is so pretty! I love the beadboard idea! It doesn't look too difficult or expensive, either!

  24. I love it Christine! I am wanting to draw a deer on my chalkboard this year. Hoping to try it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  25. Hi christine. I can not find your message on my google account. Can you send a reply about my buun chewing wires, to my regular email acct. Thanks so much

  26. Love how you used beadboard for this! Turned out great. Thanks for sharing your projects with us at Create - Share - Inspire Link party! Hope to see more!

  27. I want one! Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

  28. Christine, he's fabulous! What a great project...and it turned out beautifully! But, little bunny stole my heart. What a sweetie. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash. Hope you are having a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  29. I LOVE your deer! I really am into the rustic look and I must try something like this down the road.

  30. Bbugsy is so adorable, this cute and fluffy four leg friend is amazing! And pictures with him on them are really the best! Your project looks very good, I like very much the grey and white combination!
    Happy holidays,
    End of tenancy cleaning Kensington

  31. Fabulous art piece!! So festive and rustic. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Your Home Decor and More. Ill be including your art piece in a round up of Christmas/Holiday themed wall decor. Pinning!

  32. Love it. Have been looking for something like this. Just didn't think about making my own. Now I will.

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