Friday, November 11, 2011

Wood Canvas Art

So I made it to the next round in One Month to Win it people! Whoooo!! Super excited over here. The next round is styrofoam (which I had a hard time with, but it's part of the challenge right?!).

Are you wondering what project was mine? It was the Wood Canvas Art:

 I initially had a couple pallets that I was going to take apart and make a "canvas" out of. Have any of you actually tried to take one apart?!? Well lets say after 30 minutes of banging and maybe some curse words, I got nowhere and decided for plan B:
 My husband built me this out of a piece of board he picked up at Lowes. He gets bonus points for this one!
 I first took the staining medium and mixed it with the brown.
 I wiped it on and rubbed it in the board. I added a couple shades of brown.
 I then added a little bit of turquoise and silver to age it:
 I then drew on the silhouette of the chandelier:
 I then filled it in with a dark brown paint:
 On the bottom I added our wedding date in roman numerals:
 I then stenciled on this love quote I had pinned on pinterest:
 Finally I sanded her down a bit, paying close attention to the edges of the boards:

There she is all finished. I am going to hang this in our master bedroom over a dresser (that I am currently looking for).

Also, please forgive my lask of posting this week. Morning sickness and tiredness has taken over my life this week. Hopefully I willl feel up to doing more next week!


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Josie said...

Once again, I voted for YOU without even realizing it! Yay congrats! Oh btw, I know you're busy with all the competition but you know it's blogger LAW that you must update your fans with frequent & abundant pregnancy news/pictures! It's the law!

Robyn @ Robyn's Nest said...

This is a beautiful project. I'm not surprised you made it to the next round. Robyn

Heather said...

This looks great! I've had something similar in mind for awhile now and you're convincing me I need to get on it. I hope your morning sickness goes away soon!

Ginger said...

Great job! :) Congrats on making it to the next round! See ya next week! Styrofoam was a tough one!

Ginger @

shirley fachilla said...

Congratulations on making it to the styrofoam round. Love your use of turquoise to age the wood.
Hope you feel better soon.

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Oh that is soooo cute:) I love it!

Kei said...

That is such a lovely idea! It looks gorgeous :D Great job!

Chris said...

What an awesome project! You, of course, make it look so easy! Thanks for the tutorial!

Danielle said...

what an awesome quote! I love it! I'd love for you to link up to my linky party

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

This is a beautiful piece and I love the quote!

Ruth said...

I love this piece. I knew it was awesome the minute I laid eyes on it so I voted for it in One Month to Win It. Congratulations making it to the next round. Good luck with the styrofoam.


Lexi said...

I love this piece. Beautiful!


Mrs. Limestone said...

Love it!! Every married couple should have one.

Penny Mena said...

Great idea!I love it so much!