August 24, 2011

Striped Canvas Art

I'm trying not to mope around today
Thinking about it being the last day of summer vacation for me...
so instead we're going to focus on something fun :)

I did these canvases a while back-
back when it was warm and not pass-out-sweltering here.

And way before Pinterest hit the world...
so this quote wasn't completely overused then :)

But I needed something to fill some blank space in the master bedroom and I loved the quote "you have my whole heart for my whole life" that surfaced in the blogland during spring.

So I grabbed my two 16x20 canvases...
Am I the only weird one who loves blank canvases?
I like to stroll down the canvas aisle in Hobby Lobby because they're so full of potential :)
I'm an odd duck, I know.

I decided to try a different color than I was used to and used 'Nutmeg'.
It's a really pretty creamy copper brown.
I like it but it won't go everywhere in my house.
Luckily, it'll work perfectly in our master bedroom :)

I sprayed them with heirloom white first to give them a good base.
 Then I used painters tape to mark off stripes and painted the blank space Nutmeg.

And because I like to have company with me with I'm working, my kitties got right in on the action.
See the white smudge?
Total tail flick.
Oh and it was completely intentional.
And because I'm stubborn, I didn't fix it :)
So Ellie has officially helped out with her first project.

I used rub-ons that I had on hand for the words.
I love rub ons :)
These went on perfectly and I just off-centered them the way I wanted.
Easy peasy.

Apparantly, everyone wanted in on the action because little man totally plopped down and struck poses as I was taking pictures :)

I love the stripes with the words and I'm in love with the new color...

The perfect solution for blank wall space!!

And the worst picture in the world goes too...
this one.

But I wasn't about to move the TV to get a good one.
Sorry, guys.
It would seriously eat me.

And I'm not ashamed at all to have a TV in there...
when you're super tired and just want to cuddle,
you throw on Friends and all is good in life :)

And I adore my MadebyGirl print on the opposite side of the canvases.

One last time...

What do you think??
A fun, easy way to fill space?

I hope you guys have a great Wednesday and think of me tomorrow when I have to step into school-world again. Ick.

Happy crafting :)
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  1. Super awesome! Not hard and looks great! I love blank canvases too. Happy last day of summer!

  2. They look great! Love the color combo.

  3. Genius! I LOVE them! Definitely going to have to do this one! =) Thanks for the great idea!

  4. Very cute! I love spray paint and canvases! :)

  5. Adorable and love it! Good luck with back to school.

  6. Cute! I love blank canvases too...I know what you mean; I just love to look at them and buy them because they could become anything! Of course, once I get them home, I agonize over what to do with Saw you at Cure for the Common Monday. :)


  7. Oh my gosh! It's adorable! I'm stopping by from Craft-O-Manaic! =D

  8. Love this idea! It looks fabulous. I'd love for you to stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party at

  9. I DO love blank canvas as much as you and I LOVE this idea! I've been surfing the net looking for fun canvas ideas. Thank you for this one!!

  10. love this! it turned out great!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  11. These are perfect for a master bedroom! I love the nutmeg and the navy (the words are navy right?) color combo! they look great in the room too and I have a BIG armoire dedicated to our BIG tv in our room! So no judging here! thanks again for linking up to WWWW! Hope to see you again this week!

  12. Super awesome! I have been looking for something to do for our master bedroom and this looks great. Thanks for the step by step how to!


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