If you haven’t noticed yet, I love colourful walls. Calgary’s landscape boasts two colours all year: either brown or white. So I love searching for new places to take colourful photos. Since YYC does not have a flamingo wall, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own! Here is the DIY of how I made this wall to go with this stunning maxi dress from Pink Blush.
First let’s talk about this dress! Whenever I am on the hunt for a new dress, I always check online at Pink Blush first! The clothes are always great quality and the shipping is quick. I know you all loved my last dress from there so I knew you would adore this one too. It’s off-the shoulder with ruffles, which is still a major trend. It also has straps so I wore it two different ways for photos to show you some versatility! The material is light, flowing and really comfortable. And the best part is that it also has pockets!!!! I can’t wait to wear it in Hawaii in November.
DIY: Flamingo Wall
I might be a creative person, but I’m not an artistic one. Thankfully, I’ve got my bestie, Chelsea, to help me with that. She is an amazing artist, you may have seen her drawings in my previous post about trampoline chalk drawings.
I had an old, white blackout blind in my garage that I was going to get rid of. We decided that it probably wasn’t a great idea to paint the side of my house so we used this instead as our canvas. I bought some acrylic paint from the dollar store and we set to work. Chelsea drew the flamingo in pencil and then we painted it with different shades of pink to give it a feathered look. It turned out so cute!!
The challenging part was trying to hang up on the side of my house. My neighbours must think I am crazy when they drive by and see me posing in from of a giant flamingo! I love setting up little photo shoots outside my house because it’s so convenient and the shaded lighting is perfect. I used some clamp clips and secure the curtain between a ladder and the corner of my house. Voilà! My very own flamingo wall.
For more lessons in photography check out my previous DIY posts:
“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons.”