Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Home Wall Art....a DIY Project

Happy Saturday everyone!

I wanted to share a project I worked on yesterday.....


This was such a fun project to do....the best part was it cost nothing at all for me to make!



I may very well be the only person in the world that could find the inner beauty in this piece of wood that used to have a home under our old washing machine (who knows why it was under there, but when we replaced our washer I knew I would save this for something)



I used this free sample of paint I got from Glidden in the mail to paint it up



I realize it looks like I don't know how to paint at all, but I wanted the wood to shine thru where ever it wanted since that was the look I was going for in the end


I decided on the wording I wanted to use and cut card stock stencils using my Cricut. I used a Chocolate Brown acrylic paint for the words





I am so happy with the way it turned out and I am so proud to say that everything this wall art says is personalized for our home. How blessed we are to have such a happy home!

Thanks for taking a look and while you are here, I hope you can take a little time to follow my blog!


Linked to:
I heart nap time. The Sunday Scoop
Sister's of the Wild West
A Little Tipsy, DIY under $5
Dittle Dattle
Sassy Sites
Tip Junkie
Running With Glitter
Hope Studios, Teach Me Tuesday
At Home With K
The Stories of A to Z
At the Picket Fence, Inspiration Friday
The Lettered Cottage
Someday Crafts
Stuff and Nonsense
Under the Table and Dreaming
Rustic Crafts

37 comments:

  1. Luv u, luv u'r family, luv u'r ideas! Thanx.

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  2. Oh, Julie...we love you too! I am so happy you are enjoying the blog! I'm sure one of these days I'll run out of ideas, until then, I'm just going to keep having fun with it!

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  3. Love this! I'm going to have to get me a Cricuit! I've seen so many neat projects done with them...I'm beginning to feel left out! haha!

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  4. Angie...it seems everyone has moved on to the Silhouette, but I still love my Cricut! Best gift I ever got!

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  5. thanks for linking up. i love the saying. it turned out awesome.
    Amy

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  6. Love this! Have been wanting to paint a distressed sign for my kitchen, I'm inspired:)

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  7. Cute saying! Love it that it cost you nothing! I need a Cricut or Silhouette. I am sure my husband won't let me.:( Your newest follower...hope you can visit me sometime soon!

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  8. I love that you looked past the the ugly wood and made it into something beautiful. Love the saying and the distressing of the piece. Great job!

    I have a linky party every Tuesday where you link up your project $10 or under. I would love for you to join sometime!

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  9. I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOVE THIS!!!! Anyway I can do this without a Cricut??? Looks like you paid big money for it - you are so like me, hey don't throw that scrap away I might need it someday! haha

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  10. Love this! New follower! laura

    http://imnotatrophywife.com

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  12. Thank you all for the kind words! They are the best encouragement in the world :)

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  13. This is beautiful! I so want a cricut, even more now.

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  14. These are so cute!! I am your newest follower!!!! Come check out my blog and follow me so we can stay in touch with each other!!!!

    http://jaderbombs.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh my, this is simple yet gorgeous,,,,love it!!

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  16. This is beautiful! I need to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. I featured your great wall art on my blog today! Come grab and I'm featured button!

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  18. I absolutely LOVE this! The words are perfect!!! I might have to steal this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  19. We are featuring your sign at our Weekend Features and Sister Sunday Link Party! Thanks again for linking up. LOVE IT!
    Amy
    www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  20. That is lovely art! I love words for art!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  21. What a beautiful saying! Love your wall art. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured' button.

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  22. This is really pretty! I love that you found a use for that old board.

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  23. Love, love, love! I think I shall be copying and adapting to our home. Thanks for the inspiration!
    ~Gay~
    itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

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  24. Awesome job!

    Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

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  25. just a note to tell you that i featured this sign on fridays unfolded this week...have a wonderful day!

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  26. Saw your sign on another blog and had to come over! I love it!

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  27. I saw your sign on a different blog...LOVE IT! I just might have to break down and buy a Cricut...I keep seeing so many wonderful ideas that people do with it...
    Jane (Artfully graced)

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  28. Carmella - I love what you have done with this sign - looks right from a catalog. Great idea using the cardstock for stencils - it turned out fabulous! Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase Party - I greatly appreciate it. I have featured this Sunday. Have a wonderful week.
    ~ Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  29. Found this via Tip Junkie and I have to say it is BRILLIANT!!
    Absolutely love this idea!!

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  30. I think it's time for me to get back to my Cricut! I so love this idea for my home. Thanks for sharing. I found you through Tip Junkie.

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  31. I love this! Now I want a Cricut too :) I would love for you to share this post on my brand new Shabby Shares Saturday link party at http://rustic-crafts.com

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  32. I love that! Turned out beautifully!
    I have a piece of wood in my kitchen that I took from the site when they were building our house...I thought it would be neat to make have a piece of art from left over pieces of our home.

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