I've been staring at a blank wall while I drink my morning coffee. The Captain brings coffee to me in bed - surely one of life's special luxuries! I haven't been able to find anything to hang between the windows until I saw beach-y scenes painted on pallet boards all over Pinterest.
I've had my eye on an old pallet leaning against the neighbor's garage that I thought I could use, but then on a recent trip to Hobby Lobby*, I found these:
The Captain hooked the two together to make the perfect size for my beach.
Here are the paints I used. I watered them down to just make a wash of color and mixed things up as I went along. The goal isn't full coverage, just a wash so the wood underneath shows through.
A watery mix of tan and white made the sand at the bottom.
And then washes of light-to-dark blue for water.
A very light blue for the sky with some pounces of diluted white to suggest clouds, a bit of brown along the edges and my beach art was done.
This is my new morning coffee view, and I love it.
* I don't usually go to Hobby Lobby because, as Snoopy's brother Spike said about his girlfriend, "We have religious differences". I like religion and shopping widely separated and employees not subject to employer's idea of what kind of health care should be covered - not the case for either at HL.