Happy Monday everyone! Who did something fun this weekend? Anyone? I had great plans of organizing all of my closets and cupboards getting ready for the big move next week but instead my lack of sleep decided to catch up to me and I got a nasty cold Friday afternoon. My Saturday was spent mostly with this view:
Shawn and Gus are fabulous companions when your head is feeling fuzzy. Do you know what isn’t a good companion? Cream of mushroom soup. Yuck. I was dying for soup but that was the only thing in my cupboards (my fridge looks like a college guys fridge…condiments and beer…I’m working on that…). I only had a few bites before deciding I would brave the elements and get some real food.
Before I did that I got really ambitious for about 15 minutes and got a little crafty. I had found a DIY on pinterest where you put sticker letters on an already painted canvas and paint over it. The full tutorial is from Elsie over at A Beautiful Mess (which by the way is a super cool blog so you should check it out). She is the master mind behind this art and she has tons of other cool things as well!
Here’s the tutorial if you’re feeling too lazy to click over. I know, it happens, we’ll get through it. :) First up, find an already painted canvas. I had this beauty that Katie got for me at a thrift store. The back story is I used to live by a bar in Duluth called the Cozy. It was a
high class bar where only the finest gentlemanly scholars visited dive bar which was known for the town drunks hung out. You never knew what you would find walking by the Cozy.
Isn’t it just beautiful? I know you’re sitting there thinking, Jen, why in the world would you cover up such a masterpiece? I know, I know, it was dumb of me but sometimes other art is just more exceedingly beautiful. Or something.
Next up. Cut out letters of what you want on your art. I went with “It is well” because that is my favorite song. (I want it sung at my funeral. Morbid? Probably. But now there will be no arguing about whether or not I wanted it…).
After you have it how you want it, stick the stickers onto the canvas (making sure the sides are sticking well…mine flapped up a few times). Then begin spray painting. Elsie used regular paint when she did it but noticed it leaked under the stickers so she recommended spray paint. Lucky for me I bought a can of white paint at a garage sale this summer. Best dollar I ever spent.
Those are the kind of stickers I used and the kind of spray paint. I bought my stickers from Michael’s and the big 6″ ones were a bit expensive but with my 40% coupon I think they were around $12. There are a ton of stickers in there so it should last me through a ton of art projects. And here’s the final product.
What do you think?