Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Fun (&Cheap!) Wall Art Project

So, I've been wanting to add some art to this big blank wall in our living room & cover the less-than-stellar paint touch-ups & the giant-sized switchplate...

Originally, I had planned to make some more canvasses like these that I made for the hallway:

But, then I remembered that I had these cool typewriter key graphic decals, that I found at Marshall's last summer for cheap ($12 I think).

So, rather than adhere the decals to my walls, I opted to go with canvas so I could cover up that ginormous light/fireplace switch (I can just quickly take down & return the pic to use the switch, in case you were wondering).

So, I got myself 9 (nine!) 12 x 12 canvasses during a sale at Hobby Lobby, got out my trusty oil rubbed bronze spray paint, which can be seen on so many objects in our home, and I got to work, finding various boxes & lifts on which to spray paint. My youngest, Sam, had to make sure that the Bomb Pop box was indeed empty before I began... Forgot to snap a pic of the aftermath in total, but here's the aftermath with just 2 canvasses left to move. I sprayed the sides of each canvas, as well as bout 2 inches around the entire front of each canvas.

Then the canvasses looked like this:

Here's a sneak peek at how one turned out:

I dig it!

A pic of all nine, hung on the wall, is coming as soon as I get some more velcro picture hangers... Stay tuned.

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