Okay, you have to have seen Bedtime Stories to read my post title correctly. Soooo, hubby bought himself a little present, a new BIG TV. What I like about it is it led to redecorating to find a home for the new beast. Hubster built these shelves next to our fireplace, which is what I always wanted anyway (and yes, they are dark wood after my previous post touted my disdain for dark wood and dust, but the children won't be eating on these and the top shelf is too high to see the dust).
I had fun decorating these on a budget, spent $30 on baskets and that was all I purchased. I wanted something to prop up on the top shelf to draw your eye up and away from the black monstrosity. I spied a window frame in my stack of windows-- the color was perfect. I cut a piece of thin plywood I had to fit the back and stained it a dark oak color. I then used my Cricut to cut out a bunch of this leafy design from white vinyl and stuck them down. I used a clear coat of poly over the whole thing at this point to seal the edges--not sure if I would do that again as some of the paint peeled up with it.
I then brushed blue, cream, green, and yellow paint over it all, using water to blend the paint.
After it dried I pulled off the vinyl. As I said, a little bit of paint came up with the vinyl, but you can't tell. I did use poly over all of it to keep the edges down. I attached the board to the window frame and put it in place--I love the blue color up there.