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It All Began With a Post-It Note

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5 years ago we moved into a 5 year old house that had wallpaper in every room. Being we were moving from another state with time constraints we hired out for removal of all wallpaper and to re-paint each room. To save a little money I opted to keep the laundry room wallpaper. It wasn't hideous but after living with it for 5 years I wanted a little change.
So the other day I was writing down a few grocery items to pick up and the thought occurred to me that this may be the right size for a pot template. I quickly cut out a form of a pot.
I liked it but i thought that actually making a stamp out of something would make this a much faster project than actually painting inside a stencil or template.
I have an enlargement of a picture I took of beach houses in Australia in my laundry room along with the following picture.
This also hangs in my laundry room. The colors are similar so I decided to use these colors for my pots but I still need to figure out what to use for a stamp because I know I have no sponges. But I do have these....
I had 3 different sizes of foam paint brushes and even though they are smaller that my original plan with the size of the post-it note I decided to go ahead and cut each size into a pot stamp. The handles easily pull off and they are very easy to cut into leaving a plastic piece inside which makes an easy grip for each stamp.
Going with 5 of the predominant colors in the pictures, I began with one stamp in green and did every green pot I wanted to make all at once. Then I did all of the second color, and third, and re-used 2 of the stamps after washing them and letting them dry for the remaining 2 colors.
I did all 5 colors in random, not following any certain pattern and also leaving quite a few with no pots.
This is the completed room. I had to shut the blinds because of the glare but it's so nice and bright and colorful now. Everything you need in a laundry room,
because I had the paint and the foam brushes this was a no cost project Except for my time. I would guess each color took 20 minutes to do. I had to use a ladder to reach the top and over the cabinets.

Brighter picture!!!
  • LINDA
    LINDA Vista, CA

    This is an amusing "story"...the wallpaper is older, she wasn't crazy about it, but TALK ABOUT LEMONS TO LEMONADE!! Now we'd LOVE to know how to get this wall paper or at least a stamp to recreate it !! I do love what you did...so very smart and

    • Ann M
      Ann M Maumee, OH

      Thanks so much Linda. I have no idea where the previous owner got this wallpaper.

  • Lucy Marie Bernier

    That is too cute... 👍👍👍

  • Karolyn
    Karolyn Avon, NY

    Three thumbs up!! Very cute !!


    • Ann M
      Ann M Maumee, OH

      Hehe thanks Karolyn!

  • Edstewart8844

    Beautiful! Colorful and a pleasant design. Thank you for sharing.

  • Edstewart8844

    I like the design as it is clean, not cluttered. At this time I would not be able to attempt this project..

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