you are the best thing DIY art

October 25th, 2012   |   DecorStyle

When it comes to art for my home, I am all about making it when possible. It saves money and gives me the exact look and scale I’m going for. Though I definitely have a knack for coming up with new ideas, I don’t take on super complicated projects.

A few of my projects for past apartments can be found here on my Nate Show segment last year.

And my most recent project is hung directly across from the bed in my new bedroom. As a surprise gift for Mr. Lively, I took our song’s title and turned it into a piece of art to wake up to each morning.

But really, this is the third life that this canvas has had. It first looked like this from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Not too bad, but I definitely tired of it.

So I painted it with gold paint and hung it in my next apartment’s living room.

And now it’s black with white letters. To make the letters, I simply traced around cut out letters from my printer and filled them in with white paint.

A $10 project which just required printer paper, an old makeup brush (I didn’t have the correct painting brush so I simply used an old makeup brush to get the crisp lines), and some black and white paint.

In other bedroom art news, I framed a photo of our shoes from our wedding above the dresser. I love the pop of blue and the subtle reference to the wedding. (Please don’t mind the floral wallpaper reflections on the frame’s glass.)

The bedroom is almost complete. Next on the list are curtains and a new light fixture!

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  • http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=25803151 Beth Crouser

    Nicely done! And I really love the shoe picture. :)

  • http://reinventingerin.com Erin

    The room is looking great. I’ve never thought of using printed letters and tracing them. Great idea.

  • http://www.ColorHug.com Lauren M.

    Your room is coming together beautifully! I love that you blew up that wedding pic…perfect choice! Can’t wait to see the reveal!

  • http://spryonthewall.blogspot.com Jenny

    Looks fantastic! I adore the shoe picture, so perfect!

  • http://www.jostwrite.com AdeOla

    I love your creativity. It is inspiring.

  • http://www.sweetsweat.wordpress.com erin

    love this idea! and, that shoe pic… perfect :)

  • Jess

    Thanks ladies! I can’t wait to share the space too!