It ended up being a blessing in disguise, because I discovered something really cool in the process!
Since I was trying to match colors of a few painted objects in the room, I got to wondering if there are hex color codes for popular brands of spray paint.
There are! Oh, joy!
After discovering this little treasure at art-paints.com, I matched the Rust-o-leum Heirloom White color of my pedestal to use for the background of my print. Then I got the codes for Krylon Catalina Mist (my absolute favorite spray paint color!), Rust-o-leum Summer Squash, and Krylon Banner Red to match other pieces in the room.
The finished product:
If you're a beginner with Photoshop and don't know how to actually use a hex code once you have it, here are a few rudimentary screen shots to help you. (Note: I am definitely no pro. I apologize if any of my instructions make those who are cringe. :)
Once you find your paint color, highlight the 6-digit HTML# under "Paint Information" and copy it.
It will bring up a screen that looks like this.
On the bottom right where you see the # symbol, replace the code by pasting in the one you copied. It will change the color in the large square, and on the right you will see that new color on top and the previous color on the bottom. (If you want to alter it to make it darker, lighter, etc., you can drag the circle a bit.) Click OK.
To change the background and the bird (which was originally black), I used the paint bucket. This doesn't work for every kind of color change, but it's great for something solid when you have good contrast. First, click the foreground color on the bottom left (mine is currently yellow).
It will bring up the color picker screen as before. Paste your code next to the # symbol just like you did for the text color, and click OK. From the toolbar, choose the Paint Bucket Tool.
"Carry" the paint bucket to the area you want filled with a new color, and click on it. That's it!
If you'd like to print one just like mine (with an Heirloom White background), you can download a PDF by clicking the image below. It's a 5x7.
I also made one with a solid white background so that it can be trimmed to any size between 5x7 and 8.5 x 11 (full size sheet of paper), depending on your frame. Click on it to download the PDF.
Come back later this weekend for photos of our completed school room. I'll also be sharing our curriculum for anyone who is interested.
frame: Dollar Store
candlestick & finial for pedestal: Michaels
frame paint: Rust-o-leum Painters Touch in Satin Amber
pedestal paint: Rust-o-leum American Accents in Heirloom White