Three Little Birds Art

March 16, 2010
“Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley is one of my all time favorite songs.  (I know, you’re probably thinking, “Now that’s an interesting fact, Carolyn.  Thank you for sharing??”) 

A few months back I saw some really cute art for a baby’s room.  It was basically the song lyrics printed out in pink and blue in a series of cute fonts.  I wish I could link to the source, but I can’t for the life of me find the blog.  If anyone has seen it, please let me know and I’ll edit this post to include the original inspiration for this project.  I decided to create my own version of “Three Little Birds” wall art to hang above the TV in our spare bedroom. 

Three Little Birds Art
I started with these two framed prints I used to have hanging in my bathroom.
old bathroom prints
After pulling about a million staples out of the back of these I finally removed the print and matting from both frames.  Unfortunately, the print was stuck down tightly to the matting.   
unframed print
So I just mixed up some craft paint and painted right over the print.   I didn’t paint all the way into the center of the print because you won’t be able to see it anyway and I’m kind of lazy like that.
I took some coppery craft paint and went around the edges of the matting to hide my messy painted edges.  I spray painted the frames Oil Rubbed Bronze. 

I printed out my song using some super cute free fonts from

Three Little Birds DIY Art

Total cost for my new artwork:  free! 
Value of a happy song in your heart: priceless!

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  1. this is so nice! I LOVE this song. It plays in the background of my digital picture frame. :) Now it will be stuck in my head all day and that's not so bad.

  2. What I great idea - I should do this our frist dance song and put it in my bedroom!

  3. Great idea, Carolyn! I love doing this to old prints, too, to get some updated decor. I like how the painting you did on the mat and print makes it look even more dimensional.

  4. Awe! These turned out great! I love this idea!

  5. Oh! I♥ this! That song is the greatest!

  6. What a cute idea! Now I've got to figure out which song I want to frame... Have a blessed week!

  7. Very nice! I like the song too.

  8. that is such a cute idea! I would love for you to link up to check me out saturdays

  9. These turned out cute - the fonts make it fun.

  10. I may have to copy you.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  11. Great transformation! Love the whimsical font and the cute little bird. The frame really sets it off! Beautiful job!


  12. You had me singing along! Really nice project!

    Found you through the linky party at Blue Cricket Desgin!

  13. That turned out wonderful, nice job!

  14. Gorgeous! My boys love that song thanks to Nick Jr.! I was actually humming it while reading your post! ;)

  15. I love this! I named my blog after that song! My daughter sings it and it makes me so happy! This was such a great idea! Hope you'll come visit me at Singing Three Little Birds!

  16. I love it, that song brings so many memories to mind and a smile to my face. I know what project you're talking about, but I have no idea where I saw it either!

    Great job, love it!
    -Ann Marie

  17. This is so cute! Turned out great!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life as Lori. Please join me next week for another great party!

  18. I like your frame redo.
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  19. these are so cute, great song too!

  20. Very cute! I love the idea of having such personal "artwork!" Found you through shabby chic cottage (yes, i'm just getting around to looking at everybody!) nice to meet you. -shaunna :)

  21. Soooo cute!!! Thanks for linking up for my "Show Us What You're Workin' With Wednesday" party. I definitely want to make something like this ... I just have to figure out what song to use :) I am featuring these, feel free to grab my button!!



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