Hi Friends,

Do you ever walk around your house and think to yourself, “what can I make with what I already have?” That is what I did today. So, I was shuffling through our outdoor storage room.


I came across a random piece of board that was previously painted. This is an example of a normal thing that you will find at my home. Random, and sometimes abandoned projects.


With spring and warm weather on my mind I got to painting.  Sometimes I plan out paintings, but today I just let it unfold.

First I painted a bright yellow background all over the board.  Then I started painting flowers.  I continued to paint flowers with bright colors.  I liked the retro vibe that was beginning to take shape.  By now, I figured out what I was going to do with this piece.  I love beautiful and pretty paintings, but snarky and sarcastic pieces really make me smile.


I traced the letters “W, A, L, and L” down the board.  This little painting was going named “wallflower”.


I think the final painting came out great. I love the contrast of the loud colors of the flowers with the idea of being a “wallflower”.

Just a thought  – the term wallflower is usually used to describe a loner or shy individual.  However, in my opinion these types of people are usually the most interesting.  What are your thoughts? Any wallflowers out there want to chime in?



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Thanks, Carmody



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13 Responses to Wallflower

  1. Tanmay Roy April 3, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    Great DIY project with step by step process. Your photos are also cool. Thumbs up!

    • carmody April 3, 2014 at 9:03 am #

      Thank you so much Tanmay! I appreciate you stopping by Paper & Fox and leaving a sweet comment.

  2. Heather Smith {Woods of Bell Trees} April 4, 2014 at 6:32 am #

    Girl you speak to my heart with snarky sarcastic pieces! :D I love how bright and fun this is!

    • carmody April 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

      I am glad you like them Heather.

  3. Ashley @ 3 Little Greenwoods April 6, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Love your “Wall Art” project! ;) Great job on the tutorial!

    I would love to see your Tips to Store Lettuce Longer linked up to my party – Show-Licious Crafts & Recipe Party! Hop over to join us!

    ~ Ashley

    • carmody April 6, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

      Thanks Ashley!

  4. Corey @ Tinysidekick April 9, 2014 at 12:38 am #

    This is really cute Carmody! I love the colors too and it is such a fun piece.

    • carmody April 11, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      Thanks Corey!

  5. Kathy April 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Featuring this on That’s Fresh Friday tonight! Thanks for linking up. Love it!

    • carmody April 11, 2014 at 9:46 am #

      Thanks Kathy!

  6. Natasha In Oz April 11, 2014 at 8:23 am #

    Thank you so much for joining in with the Say G’Day Saturday linky party! I’ve just shared this on Pinterest.

    Hope to see you again this Saturday!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    • carmody April 11, 2014 at 9:47 am #

      I am glad you liked my “Wallflower” Art.


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