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August 22, 2011

Painting Lyrics...



My friend and former roomie Liz commissioned me to do a large painting for her new NYC apartment last year. We were inspired by the one we all know and love from Molly Sims' apartment in the Elle Decor archives. After long walks in Central Park to brainstorm songs for the canvas, we selected a little tune by David Byrne. We chose bold bright colors to match the Jonathan Adler decor of her Upper East Side stylish abode. Here is a peek that I shared a few months ago, looks like my art degree may come in handy now and then;) And after last week's 'A Few Things' post which showcased another DIY painting, I'm excited to get a project going for my dining room walls, now I just have to find the perfect lyrics. Any ideas?

11 comments:

katie Carlin said...

sarah, love it! looks great! i want to see more pics of your apartment...it must be cold in chicago!!

Danielle said...

gorgeous!!!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Wow, well done!

nadia said...

Beautiful! I love it!

xo Nadia

Audrey Marie said...

wow - that is really cool! lucky friend!

classiq said...

It's beautiful!

Raji said...

This is sensational!

Lara {simply irresistible blog} said...

I did a slightly different take on incorporating music lyrics into a DIY painting.. I printed off a bunch of sheet music from some of my favorite songs.. glued them on a large canvas, covered them with various colored tissue paper and then painted the music notes to the first line of "All you need is love", it came out awesome and is now hanging in our apartment! This painting is awesome too. Love the colors and the bold text.

JRuud said...

That is awesome; it's so different and a fresh feel to it!

Love the blog hun!! It's fabulous.

http://thewrittenword-jlr.blogspot.com/

Gloria said...

This is so cool! What a lucky friend you have :-)

Jenna said...

It turned out wonderfully, what technique did you use to create the brightly colored letters?