is almost all you need for this project.
i mentioned last week that i’d been painting stuff. mike and i both have been painting a l o t of stuff. mostly mike.. like the w h o l e ceiling he’s trying to brush and roll before the carpet goes in (no sprayer in our arsenal unfortunately). but i have been painting very different sorts of stuff in effort to actually decorate the huge blank canvas that will soon be our *finished* basement.
so here’s a project from a few weeks ago. i made it with the new bedroom in mind.,,
mike helped. he’s the best. here is the print i found on pinterest that i
and here is how this really quick, cheap, easy project went down:
i got this big random board at home depot. it was cheap and i liked the partical-ly texture.
i’m not sure what its called, but maybe this will help(?)
so i scrapped the stain and went over the whole thing with the antiquing glaze concoction that i mentioned a couple posts ago. i made the antiquing glaze for the bedroom’s wooden ledge. i wanted it to look a bit reclaimed/rustic. i followed these directions more or less to make it.
you brush it on, then rub off the excess with a rag. easy.
the next night we started taping it up, following the look of the inspiration print above. we crunched some numbers and broke out a ruler, but in the end we eye-balled it. as i have mentioned many times, i am the queen of eye-balling. an imperfect result was more than ok with me.
once the taping phase was complete, it looked like this:
now the hard part is done and this sucker was covered with.. you guessed it.. white dove.
the peeling was the fun part. i was so worried about bleeding, but it came out awesome and me & mike jumped up and down together hugging!… no that’s not true, i jumped up and down alone.
you may notice i painted one of the arrows green on a whim which i totally regret. leaving well enough alone is not my strong suit. but i’m so proud of my creation & i can’t wait to have photos of it when its actually living in the finished bedroom!