Thursday, September 22, 2011

Create Canvas

Do you pin?  I resisted Pinterest for a while, but curiosity eventually got the best of me.  I requested an invite and immediately started pinning.  I've gotten several ideas {recipes, party ideas, holidays, home, etc.} filed away and look forward to actually doing something with my pins.  One pin that I saw inspired me to be crafty.  Sooner than later.  I haven't made anything lately, and I wanted to finally do something.  Something that wouldn't frustrate me like organizing my scrapbook stuff can.

I have been keeping an eye out for some kind of sign or lettering or something with "create" on it without much luck.  After seeing these canvases, I thought it would be cool to do something along these lines.




I made a quick trip to the store for a canvas, foam brushes, letters & acrylic paint and got started.

Some sanding required...
I am planning to paint my office - that I'm stealing from Pete - a gray color.  I wanted to do something different than just white on white like I saw on Pinterest.  I chose a darker gray.  For a more weathered look, I used a brush & acrylic paint instead of spray paint.

Wall color will be Sherwin Williams Summit Gray
And I wanted my letters to pop.  3 coats of paint & more sanding, and they were ready to glue in place.




Now, back to de-cluttering and emptying the office so we can get it painted.  I'm looking forward to incorporating this into my new space.

So, do you pin?  Have you created anything fun lately?  You can follow me on Pinterest here.

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