Day 6 of my challenge was just that… a challenge. I bought canvases some time ago with the intent to make inspirational/motivational wall art for our new fitness room (the recently vacated room of grown child #2).
1. It looked really easy on Pinterest, pinned from a blog post from the Brassy Apple… Adhere a vinyl quote onto a painted canvas (no problem)
2. Paint over the whole canvas with your main colour (at this point I'm thinking this project is a piece of cake!)
3. Peel off the letters and do some minor touch ups and you have a finished canvas wall quote! Um, not quite.
MINOR TOUCH UPS?? This thing was a mess!! So much for getting my project done in a day! It took me three coats of paint to turn this….
Believe me when I say this was not my finest crafting hour! It looks much better from a few feet away than it does close up. Thankfully, the fitness room is not one that I plan on inviting guests into.
Since Day 6 really took me a day and a half, I choose a much less involved project for Day 7.
I have very grand plans to eventually have a beautiful laundry room so I have lots of ideas pinned for what my perfect laundry room will look like. One of my save projects from The Painted Parsonage was for a glass jar for laundry soap. I think her labels were purchased but I used my Cricut Machine to cut my own vinyl labels to turn an Ikea jar from this:
No more plastic bag sitting on the counter! I’m light years away from a dream laundry room but it’s a start, right?
I’m giving myself an extra pat on the back for not tossing that canvas in the garbage in disgust. I can’t promise I won’t paint over the whole thing and try it again in the future but for now, I’ve got 23 more things to do off Pinterest, I don’t have time for “do overs”.
I think tomorrow I will move out of the craft room for a little break and into the kitchen! If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet but you want one, message me and I’ll send you an invite! I do not, however, accept any responsibility for hours you may lose once addicted.