Second, I created my pinterest account when we moved into the new house. This house was (and is) a blank slate with more wall space than I know what to do with. I've spent most of my summer, when I get a few minutes to browse online when the boys are commatose in front of Phinneus and Ferb, looking at beautiful things I can do to decorate my home.
The problem with a site like pinterest is that a lot of what I see and think is lovely isn't something I have the time, know how, money or tools to do. That however hasn't stopped me and I've taken matters into my own hands for a couple of projects.
A few weeks ago I found on pinterest a beautiful piece of art. It was a blank canvas, with a quote on it in raised wooden letters, all painted white. I followed the pins through the links and found that it was a custom art shop in the UK that would make such art for you for about $250 dollars. I don't have that kind of money, but I have a hobby lobby close by so the boys and I ventured out.
I bought some blank canvas' (they were 2 in a pack for five bucks), and some wooden letters and set out to create my project. I knew that this project would go in my room, that I wanted some song lyrics to be my text and I wanted it moderately mushy. I settled on a section of the chorus to a Death Cab for Cutie song, "I will follow you into the dark." This is one of my favorite songs, and back when I was pregnant with Wyatt and a hormonal mess, it brought me to tears driving in my car on several ocassions when I'd hear it on the radio.
Enough said. My text took three canvas' and I had one left over. I also had some gold metallic craft paint left over from painting treasure boxes the week before so I settled on a really bad ombre effect on the final canvas to even out the installation. (I call it that, like it's real art, not a craft project in my garage.)
Anyway, the final product was hung today and I must say that I think it looks really great up on my wall.
Here's to decorating the blank slate house (and to my continuing love affair with pinterest.)
Stage One: Glue wooden letters onto canvas.
Stage Two: Spray paint each canvas/letter combination white.
Stage Three: Let dry, paint fourth canvas gold.
Stage Four: Hang on wall.
Stage Five: Admire handiwork.