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>> Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I have loved M.C. Esher ever since the fifth grade when I used to spend hours (when I was probably supposed to be studying something) staring at this piece in the Bellevue Library.

I have always wanted to do some sort of M.C. Esher inspired design and today I thought of a fun idea, again utilizing the ever available, always affordable, contact paper.
It would be SO easy! and for those of you who are not big on measuring, I think you could eyeball this one.

White contact paper on a chalkboard painted wall {bonus: you could write funny things the birds might be saying}

White walls could work with colored contact paper.


Or you could mix it up. If I hadn't just finished the chevron, I would totally be giving this one a shot. I think the whole wall behind my sofa would be cool.
Burt Reynolds thinks it's cool.
Burt Reynolds, I don't care if you have a mustache, you should not be smoking in my living room.
Here is a template. If you give it a shot, email me, I want to see!

13 comments:

LindsB February 9, 2010 at 9:19 PM  

hahahah, does Burt Reynolds come with the birds? I'll do it if he comes.

Des February 9, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

Escher was a brilliant artist. "Drawing Hands" and "Relativity" are two of my favorite drawings.

McCabe February 9, 2010 at 11:08 PM  

when i was in middle school the escher exhibit came to my city (winston salem, nc) and i went to see it so many times! i was fascinated and probably also felt cool that i knew where all the cool drawings were and could boss my friends around.

Andrea February 10, 2010 at 4:27 AM  

Wow. You do really have a thing for the mustache, eh?! Love the ideas - esp. the mixed up wall medium. I like the way your ideas move around in your head and spit out in cool randomness. Keep 'em comin'!

Rebecca February 10, 2010 at 4:40 AM  

This IS really cool! I must look into this contact paper - it must be available somewhere in the UK...

Lili February 10, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

Oh I like this. Might work for one wall of a baby's room too! =)

Ashley February 10, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

Steph- I don't blog much anymore but I check yours everyday...how about a post on shower curtains? I bought a plain white waffle shower curtain at target and I want to add some green and brown fabric from hancocks- ties at top? stripe at bottom? work some magic for us!

Michelle @ Sweet Something February 11, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

How dare he smoke in your living room! The gall!
*M.C. Fan

WendyLou February 11, 2010 at 1:21 PM  

Burt Reynold's?? Hahahahahahaha!! Did you ever see Norm MacDonald spoof him on SNL's Celebrity Jeopardy?? Cracks me up just thinking about that skit :)

Kate February 11, 2010 at 4:40 PM  

Funniest thing ever: I was working on funny things to put on our work calendar, and TODAY is Burt Reynold's birthday. How appropriate! Love the bird design, btw.

Cheryl February 12, 2010 at 11:39 AM  

Was anyone else able to download the template. Google Docs "said" file wasn't found. Hmph....

carlee February 12, 2010 at 4:06 PM  

I can't paint...but this might be really cool on a huge canvas. I like it...

Haven and Home February 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM  

Hilarious about Burt! Those are really cool, I am thinking about trying one...

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