If Walls Could Talk

23 May

You know that sinking feeling you get every time you walk into an Urban Outfitters, notice the oversized prints section, pick out the perfect piece for your bedroom and then notice the price tag? Yep, we have felt your pain and decided to do something about it! This weeks DIY project is the perfect cure to those ‘I want but am way too smart to spend my money on an overprinted, everyone has it, trendy screen print.’

What you will need

1. A large canvas, we wait until our local art store has a sale and scoop up a bunch at super low prices. Thin pieces of wood also work well for this, just make sure you have the proper hanging equipment.

2. A can of spray paint, variety of acrylic paints, brushes

3. The perfect quote

The process couldn’t be easier, we spray painted the base color, did a brown wash over the whole thing, and then simply used acrylics to write out the quote. You can do some measuring to guarantee everything comes out evenly or use stencils for a more precise lettering.

And there you go! Your very own, very unique art piece, for very little money.


3 Responses to “If Walls Could Talk”

  1. melindalsparks May 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    Did you primer or jesso the canvas first or just spray paint on the bare canvas? I like this idea-I think I want to do something similar in the room where you two stayed to kind of funk it up a little bit.


    • the vision wall May 26, 2011 at 11:13 am #

      Ooh! That would be perfect for that room since it is so big. This time we did a primer coat because we were covering up the ‘money can’t buy me love’ one, but if it’s a white canvas the spray white will stick!

    • the vision wall May 26, 2011 at 11:16 am #

      Ooh! That would be perfect since the room is so big! If it is a white canvas the spray paint will stick perfectly! When we did the ‘money can’t buy me love’ one, we painted the background with acrylics and then stenciled the letters on with spray paint. Either way works!

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