Wednesday, March 13, 2013

and my upcycle project was ...


The turquoise statement pendant! Voting ended last night and we came in third place! A big thank you to those of you who voted!! Did anyone guess that this was our project??

I'll be sharing the tutorial through East Coast Creative on Saturday (the top three share over there every week) I won't be able to post here until the contest is over, due to sponsor arrangements.

So today I thought I would share about the DIY art for the gallery wall! This was one of the first things that I pinned on Pinterest. I fell love with the simplicity! And I finally got around to doing it last week!


I picked up a large framed canvas from Goodwill for $7, spray painted it white.


Picked up some vinyl letters for about $3 (next to to the poster board in wal-mart). Painted my primed canvas, with SW overjoy, SW ardent coral, and BM bali.


Rough cut the letters out and loosely placed them. Measured and held a ruler in place so that the letters were semi straight. Removed the sticky backing and placed. Super easy!

I then sprayed with white spray paint. Since the vinyl isn't super sticky, I sprayed light coats from directly above to avoid it going under the letters.

Once dry, I removed the letters, and that's it! It was so easy!

Total cost, about $10! ($7 frame, $3 letters)
Total time about 2-3 hrs (including drying time)


I'll be busy today working on next week's project, theme ... Knockoff! Wish me luck!


25 comments:

  1. I knew it! I thought that was yours. It was my favorite project!

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  2. I guessed it and voted for you! Your project was by far the most creative, good work!

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  3. I knew I had it right!! And it was my favorite to boot. Congrats on making it to the next round!!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I'm busy working on next week's project, love it so far! :)

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  4. I figured as much! Classically You! Love that canvas painting too. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I think that it's definitely "me" so glad that you were able to pick it out :)

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  5. First time comment here but just had to say I voted for this one and two others because they were my faves and because I thought they might be yours! Congrats! On to the next round!

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  6. I totally knew it and voted for you!
    That is an amazing project!

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    1. Thanks so much for voting Julia! I'm busy getting next week's project done :)

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  7. Beautiful job on the light fixture. I guessed and voted for yours. Can't wait to see what you do next!

    -Mara

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    1. Thanks so much Mara! I'm looking forward to the next project (I love it so far!)

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  8. Yes, knew it too :) Loved the light! Congrats on being in the top three, you totally deserve to be there. And I love this tutorial too! I'm putting together a small gallery wall in my daughter's bedroom and this is the perfect last piece to complete it. Great idea. Now to find just the right quote...

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I love the simplicity of this project (most of mine are pretty involved!)

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  9. Another beautiful project, Sarah! Love the pendant and the art-work diy - Great!

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  10. Love this print, and you did a fantastic job on the light fixture.

    Stacy

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  11. I love your style! Very creative reuse of materials for making the light fixture. Looking forward to your next project!

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  12. I can't wait to do this project. Such a cute and crafty idea. Just gotta figure out what quote to use...

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! I love hearing what you think! :)

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