hey y’all

A couple days ago I was on a mission to mix up our built-in shelves in the kitchen, pictured here:

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Although I like the framed Arkansas I thought it’d be cool to switch that up and have something more simple.  I’m loving this print from Etsy, so I decided to do a DIY version.

First I did my best to sketch out the letters with pencil onto a piece of white cardstock.  I had some shiny gold paint that I began to paint with inside the letters, pictured here:

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But I realized quickly that it was going to be tricky and I wasn’t sure if I’d get the result I wanted.  So I used pen to outline the letters and painted over the entire page.

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The pen allowed me to see through the paint, so that once the paint dried I was able to cut out the letters.  Once that was complete I put them on a fresh piece of white cardstock.

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And then I used a glue stick to adhere them to the piece of paper.

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I also repainted the original frame white.  So it went from this:

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To this:

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It helped to simplify that area some and I thought it turned out pretty cute for a DIY!

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Easy peasy.  🙂

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diy art ideas

You don’t have to spend a bunch of money to have nice looking art in your home.  Here are some easy ideas for making your own diy art!

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Craftwarehouse.com – gold and color on canvas

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Source Unknown – frame some different maps and hang them in a set

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lizmarieblog.com – large chevron canvas

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topinspired.com – diy metallic art using painters tape

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thehandmadehome.net – diy watercolor art

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whimsy-love.com – pencil eraser painting

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houseofturquoise.com – frame fabrics in nice frames

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worthwhiledomicile.blogspot.com – paint samples cut and framed into art

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tatertotsandjello.com – mod podge silhouette canvas

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Source Unknown – frame maps of places you’ve been, cut out into cute shape

All of these ideas are cheap, easy, and look great!  I’m loving the map ones right now.  Happy crafting!