While browsing around the interwebs this week I came across a painting tutorial on Lil Blue Boo (she does a great job at explaining the process). I thought to myself, 'Self, you could do this technique.' And so I did. I'm trying to gather up all the stuff I need to tart up my upstairs hall bath (the only room in my house that hasn't been painted at least once!). Anywho, I have a totally awesome theme (does it help if I mention that it's my 16 year old son's bathroom?)...
Let's get started on the painting!
|1. I thinned down some Elmer's glue with water, and basically decoupaged torn telephone book pages onto a 12x12 canvas frame ($5.00). I'll never be able to call anyone whose last name starts with an 'l', but that's a small price to pay.|
|2. I covered the entire canvas and wrapped the paper around the edges. You might notice the canning jar rings...I didn't want to glue the frame to the counter, so that's what I use to give a little height to my project.|
|3. I painted the entire canvas True Blue.|
|4. I printed up my phrase on the computer (using a free downloaded font - from www.fontspace.com/category/Star+Wars), then cut the letters out and traced them with a pencil.|
|5. Two coats of white paint, then I dry brushed some Leaf Green paint on the bottom and part of the top.|
|6. Allow paint to dry, then take some sandpaper to it to give it a distressed appearance.|
|8. Do I stop now? I think I will...|
Total cost? Maybe $6.00.
Did I forget to mention the theme for the bathroom? Wait for it...wait. for. it....
The Empire Strikes Bath. (With special thanks for the idea from a blog of the same name.)