Saturday, December 4, 2010

Craft Projects In The Break

Of course, no family get-together at our house would be complete without a craft project or two. Prior to the break, I had seen this Pottery Barn knock-off over on Paisley Pink Polka Dots, courtesy of Remodelaholic's blog. With Jana's love of numbers and fonts, I knew she would love this project and she immediately knew of the perfect place for it in her house. Here's the Pottery Barn Version:
Pottery Barn

After Thanksgiving, we made a trip to Hobby Lobby for the necessary supplies and then we set to work. Callie was there to help us as well. We crumpled up pages of a phone book and Mod-Podged them to the canvas to add texture (I still don't really know why we needed to use them vs. newspaper, but that's what Jennifer did and hers turned out great, so . . . ). At this point, Rob walked by and asked where I was going to hang it. He was trying to be supportive of one of my hair-brain ideas, so he wasn't quite sure what to say when I told him it was for their home! :-)

Jana and Callie painted on coats of cream and white.

Jana had figured out the fonts she liked and the sizes she liked best and we used them as a pattern that we traced onto contact paper. .

Jana spray painted the whole canvas navy blue and when it was dry, we carefully peeled off the letters. Jana sanded down the edges to age it a bit and, Voila'---the finished product.

Now, Jana, I want to see a picture of it hanging in your house!!
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