8.05.2011

Lyric Wall Art

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I've been dying to blog about this for about a week now but couldn't because I was waiting to give it to Chris! I was inspired by this article, which was pinned on Pinterest. How's that for the Pinterest Challenge? (Via Younghouselove)


Step One: Staining The Wood
Because I was planning to paint lyrics on this piece of wood (a scrap I found in the garage) in white acrylic paint, I wanted the wood to be much darker so the words would be more visible. Enter the old jar of wood stain I found in the garage! Seriously, my parents' house is full of old-yet-usable tools. Wood here, stain there, canvas here, etc.







Mid-staining, I realized my fingers felt wet... go figure, somehow I'd rubbed off the fingers on my right glove. I found the rest of the glove sitting on the floor in my garage. How on earth did I rub my fingers off? Ahh! Brown fingers! 


During the staining process, my dog wouldn't stop barking unless she could watch me. Within the 30 minute staining timeframe, she went from strolling around to being passed out on the ground. Was it the fumes? And no, she is not dead. Just napping.


Step Two: Tape 
After the stain is completely dry (wait at least a few hours - I waited overnight), tape out guidelines.
I just had a sneaky feeling that, if I didn't tape myself some lines as guides, I was going to end up spending hours on a project that turned out crooked (you know, like when you're little and you write as though the words are falling down the page). They really don't need to be perfectly measured. I didn't have anything to measure with, so each of these lines are one iPhone width apart. Just eyeball it.


Step Three: Paint
This is the part that takes forever. I used acrylic paint (white) and a paintbrush that was a quarter of an inch thick. It was pretty poor quality, so it fanned out quite a bit.  I considered aligning all of the words to the left but, after getting input from my sister (because I was, for some reason, paralyzingly crippled with my decision making skills this day) ended up deciding to space it all out.



Step Four: Remove the Tape
Once the paint has dried, pull the tape off to see your finished product! 

Here's a photo with my lovely foot in the frame as a reference point.


And here it is standing up! I'll let you know where Chris decides to put it!



We're moving Chris into a new house this weekend and will be finding a place to put this up. We're looking for a wall spot for it to call "home," if you will (cheesy, anyone?). I'll be posting a photo to let you know when it finds its home!

P.S. Who else did the Pinterest challenge and made something based on inspiration from Pinterest?

21 comments:

  1. Great job! I'm so addicted to Pinterest and now I'm linking up and following you there, too!

    Thanks for stopping in last week for the Alexa Blog Hop. As promised and why Alexa works is that we actually visit those who stop in and leave a comment! I'm running a week behind but here to say HI and thanks for linking up. I'm your follower.

    Hope you have a great weekend and stop in weekly and link up!
    xoxo Susieqtpies

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  2. I have that pinned also and just waiting to get through my 1st several weeks of school to make it (I'm so busy!)

    I have a few pinned things that I've made at my site! Love Pinterest!! Great job on your project!

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  3. LOVE that!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is brilliant! Great job.

    I haven't made anything crafty on Pinterest but I have made heaps of the recipes I've pinned. Where would we be with out it!?

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  5. This turned out so wonderful! You did a fantastic job. I love the color you stained the wood.

    I have re-created a couple of items from pinterest

    -Meg
    http://thoughtfullysimple.blogspot.com/

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  6. That is awesome! I've been wanting to make something similar....I think I'll do a verse of some sort for a nursery...whenever that time comes! Ha!

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  7. Nice job!
    Love how creative you are!
    It looks amazing! :)

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  8. I love this idea! I can't wait to try- I'm pinning it now! :)

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  9. Love this- what a great idea!!Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  10. Glad you found my newbie party and joined in. Please add my link or button as well. This is fabulous, and I have been tempted to try this sometime.

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  11. What an great job! This is a wonderful reminder of home and the best thing is you made it. Love this idea.
    Visiting from Debbie's newbie party. Thanks for sharing

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  12. I love what you did with the inspiration and I have done quite a few projects because I am ADDICTED to Pinterest. I just followed you on GFC and on Pinterest. You can follow back if would like (I too try to blog about all of my inspirations) at http://mamalousgems.blogspot.com/

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  13. Love that! You did such a great job and the words looks fantastically straight! :-)
    Vanessa

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  14. I love that what a great project inspired by your pin, I'm off to follow you on your pins next.

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  15. Ooooh! I like this lyric wall art. I think I may have to try this one next :)

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