Thursday, July 12, 2012

Dream, Sparkle, Shine wall art

dream sparkle shine
Dream, Sparkle, Shine
I wanted something big to hang above baby girl's dresser, and this is what I came up with. I saw a similar idea on Pinterest, and knew I could re-create it pretty easily. 

I started with a 2'x2' piece of birch plywood, which I primed and painted white (using latex paint).  I used this tutorial from A Step in the Journey blog to create my chevron stripes.  After a couple hours of taping, I was ready to paint on the pink (I used acrylic paint for this part).  When that dried, I found an old 8x10 frame I had, and spray painted it pink as well.  I used photoshop to make a quick little typography print, and just printed it on my home computer.  I used two sawtooth hangers to hang the chevron board, and then used a nail to hang the frame on the board--making it easy to change out the frame, or the print when I decide too.  I bent back the back of the nail with a hammer so that it wasn't poking into the wall.  Total cost of this project was around $7, which was the board (I actually bought a 4'x2' board from my local DIY center, which was $14, and I was able to get two projects from that piece)

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1 comment:

  1. I like the pop of color. I tried this project with foam board instead of wood and it was a total fail. Since it was foam board, I couldn't use tape to make my chevron stripes. I free handed it. Maybe I'll try it again. Good job.