Sunday, August 21, 2011

a work in progress

I mentioned a few posts ago that I'm in the process of switching up kingston's nursery to his big boy room. I'm not doing a theme route this time, just filling it with DIY projects such as canvases above his crib, a chalkboard/white board easel and random items to make the room "his own."

I love making art, and I especially love to paint. I haven't figured out exactly what I want to do with the (3) canvases for king's room so in the meantime I painted a little something for sonya (my boss/amazing friend) for her 35th birthday this friday. I'm really out of practice and threw this painting together at 11pm last night. to be honest, I was just really excited to peel off the letters to see what it'd look like. I don't love it, but I think sonya will, so I guess that's what really matters.

1) cut out your letters to get a better idea of placement and how you want it to look
2) peel and stick the letters to your canvas (mine didn't stick as well as I had imagined)
3) paint and (optional) drink wine
4) peel the letters off and admire

since my letters didn't stick that well to the canvas some paint got under the letters, but I actually really like the effect that it gives. if you have the same problem, you could add a step 5 and fill in the letters with white paint if you want it to look cleaner, but I'm really liking this result.

kingston and I pretty much lived in hobby lobby every night last week to take full advantage of their 40% coupons and 50% off almost everything in the store. I scored big when I spotted a 2 pack of 16x20 canvas boards for $7.99 which I then took 40% off of. I ended up buying 3 packs because no way am I passing up a deal like that.


  1. I can't wait to see the whole thing!

  2. Awesome tutorial! I am so going to try something like this!


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