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12.8.11

19 Weekend Project: Paint by Number Wall - Camp Wandawega


This week's weekend project takes us to the most amazing place, Camp Wandawega. If you follow The Lettered Cottage at all you probably know all about this place, but if not, you most certainly have to check out their posts on Camp Wandawega (if you like camps). Owners David Hernandez and Tereasa Surratt bought a tumbledown lakefront resort in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, fixed it up, got married there and now have a baby girl. They've created a special place that includes four buildings ––a hotel, cabins, an archery range, a basketball court, shuffleboard courts, a garage, two piers, and some horseshoe pits. They've even since built an amazing treehouse with the help of their friends and tent hill, a collection of vintage, perfectly weathered, Boy Scout tents. So when expecting their little girl, they created this paint-by-number wall in her nursery (see post about it here). A great cottage nursery idea (or anywhere there are dreaming children I say).


Find an old paint-by-number (on ebay for instance) and give each of the colours a number, matching the numbers to selected paint chips. And once you've selected those, project the paint-by-number on the wall and trace it out using pencil and start painting!  

 

I couldn't help bring a few photo's of the rest of the camp here to show you, but it's a must visit to see them all at The Lettered Cottage here: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4.  And check out Camp Wandawega's site.  Lots of fun pictures, history to ponder.  Transport us! Have an awesome weekend!



(photo: Bob Coscarelli)

(Photos by Aimee Herring)

19 comments:

Michele said...

I completely agree with you and have been over to The Lettered Cottage so many times this week it is probably considered stalking. Thinking about doing a Herge (Belgian comic writer and artist) scene in our son's room.

xoxo michele

Claire Caudwell said...

What a lovely place and I love the idea of painting by numbers large scale!

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely tree painting! And that tree house is just amazing! Have a beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

KtShortcake said...

Excellent project. Deers are such a cute motif for the room. A little tip, if you use the Posterize function in Photoshop, you can make an original one from your own imagery. Lovely if there is a place that evokes special memories etc. Kt x

Vivi said...

this is so awEsOme!!! thanks for sharing!!! xx

Samantha said...

Love the painting by numbers wall art, I remember my Brother and I painting these as Kids, but not on walls. What a great idea.

the tree house looks like fun too!

Katie said...

What a fun idea, it looks great! xo

LolaDee said...

OH wow! So cute, I want to go there!

Aegean Dreams said...

What a wonderful idea! And I love; "The Lettered Cottage" and have added it to my list of Blogs to follow. Peoples endless creativity is just amazin. S.

Lettered Cottage said...

Thanks for the sweet shout out!!
Wandawega Week has been so much fun and we look forward to visting the camp in person this Fall!

Layla :-D

Jan | Poppytalk said...

Layla, thanks so much for the wonderful posts on the the camp. You did an amazing job - what a dreamy place. I woke up thinking about it this morning.

Brianna said...

I love paint by numbers! The paint by number mural is such a great, whimsical idea. I’m definitely bookmarking this for when I have a house of my own.

Handmade Artists' Forum said...

Love the painting! Can't let my kids see the tree house though, that would make way too much work LOL :D
Andrew
Handmade Artists' Shop

Gillian and Kirsty said...

The paint by numbers is a fantastic idea, so simple and effective. Absolutely love the wooden tree house, reminds me of the tree heights scaled when I was a child. Kirsty :)

Rebekka Seale said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing!

alejandra said...

What a great idea, love it!!

Frances said...

Also completely love that painting by numbers wall - so perfect for the setting (not sure it would look so good in my living room!)

Amy - Thank You Cards Shop said...

that paint by numbers mural is just so sweet! and thanks for the intro to camp wandawega, what a magical place :)

Illustratornette said...

The paint by number mural is genius! I'm mentally filling that away for when I have a home. Very clever!