I finished a project! I finished a project! I finished a project!
Sorry, I’m kind of excited to be making progress. :)
Last night you might have noticed the big striped object on my dining room table.
That large object is a 20×30 canvas that I had previously covered in fabric and hung on my foyer wall as art.
Here’s the “before”, which was actually the “after” on the day I shot it. Yikes. Fickle much? In my defense, this was taken 3 years ago.
Isn’t it funny how our tastes change over time?
Here’s the same spot now.
Wanna know what I did to the canvas?
Day one, I removed the fabric, and gave the entire canvas a quick coat of BM’s Linen White (the wall color in our kitchen and family room.
Day two, I measured 3 inch stripes, taped them off and painted every other one with Americana Craft paint in Indian Turquoise.
Day three, I sanded the entire surface with fine grit sandpaper, and dry-brushed on some RL glaze in Smoke.
I am liking the weathered effect.
And the tulips.
Now that I look at the whole set up, I’m realizing I need to paint that shelf. It’s a sickness.
Since I’m such a lover of typography, I’m considering stenciling or stamping a single springy and summery word on the right edge of one of the lower white stripes. A word that embodies spring 2014.
These are my choices:
finally. ( this one doesn’t exactly convey the happy, positive message I want, but it does accurately describe my feelings)
winter sucks. (that would be slightly inappropriate… cuz it’s two words)
Maybe I should leave well enough alone. Do you have any suggestions?
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