Another Pinterest pin has resulted in an actual DIY, thanks to the motivation of the Spring Pinterest Challenge and these lovely ladies!
Emily from Sparkle meets Pop
Katie from Bower Power
Renee from Red Bird Blue
Sherry from Young House Love
Join the challenge with me! Full details here.
I’m on a freakin Pin to reality roll here!
I’m planning on doing a gallery wall for the nursery, so I’m always on the hunt for cute and original ideas for decor. Here is the pin I used for inspiration for this project.
Pin Source: Original Source
And now my spin!
This is all you need for the DIY!
I got a package of letters from Michaels for $3.99. They were the perfect fit for this project too.
First lay the letters out on your canvas, to make sure they fit. You’ll notice here that every line gets 5 letters, except for the second since the “I” is super narrow. This works out perfectly for 5 even rows.
If you don’t want to eyeball it, you can draw some faint grid lines in pencil. Just an FYI – pencil is hard to erase on canvas.
Next, start painting! Yup, I went with poop brown
Here is where I DIY failed. I orininally though I’d keep the canvas white, but it looked unfishined, so I went with gray. Well jokes on me because the gray not only looked horrible, but with the brown letters on top, it was pretty dreary.
Fortunately I had another canvas that I went all “artsy” on a few years ago, so I decided to use that one as a backgrop instead. Basically I funktified this project due to a painting failure
Oh, and forgot to take a pic of the painted canvas alone. My bad.
Now it’s time to glue down the letters!
I painted on the Elmers glue so it wouldn’t be too thick.
Note: The O/Heart letter spot was a big debate in this family. I wanted to just put a heart in (you know, I LOVE YOU) and forgo the “O” but Tony said it might confused our child and wanted the O so the alphabet was legit! HA!
But then it would say I O U! Not the message I’m going for, honey.
So we compromised with both and “O” and a heart.
While the canvas is a bit busy, I’m still pretty happy with the turnout.
Yes, that is that artsy canvas I made years ago over a glass of wine. I’m not sure yet if I love it or hate it, but going with it for now.
Shout out to my BFF’s Mom Lee Aven, who wrote and gave me a signed copy of the Love Me This Way book (see photo above)!
Check it out here!
Like so many other things in the soon-to-be nursery, I have yet to hang this piece… but for now it will reside with my baby chucks and books and await it’s final resting space on the wall.
Thanks Pinterest Challenge for the motivation!!!