10.24.2011

White Paint Frenzy

I've been on a white paint frenzy lately. I've painted fake pumpkins white, our bookshelves white, all of our frames in the living room white, and probably just about anything that got in my way last week—white. Non-VOC paint has changed my pregnant life. It's non-toxic and for some reason I feel like I need to take advantage and go crazy with it. Like I've never painted before. I honestly don't think we will buy anything other than non-VOC from here on out. It seriously has no odor. And this coming from someone who already has super-sonic smelling abilities combined with pregnant super-super sonic smelling abilities. I'm a fan.

Anyways, my first small project to tackle was to imitate something I found on Pinterest (shock). If you follow me, you can find it under "Home". A very simple project—white letters adhered to a white canvas. I bought an 18x18 inch canvas at Joann's as well as 3 very important numbers to us—927 for our anniversary of September 2, 2007. The truth is, I wanted to spell out something using our names or initials as it was shown in my Pinterest photo, but I was not very satisfied with the fonts available in wooden letters. If I ever come across some that I like, I can always add them on.

First, I painted 3 coats of white paint over the numbers. I considered painting the canvas white but realized the white paint matched up pretty perfectly with the canvas as it was. Once the numbers were dry, I laid them out on the canvas and fired up the ol' glue gun. One by one, I lifted up a number and quickly applied the hot glue. Hot glue dries fast, so I tried to get the numbers on there immediately. After I stuck each number down, I reached around to the back of canvas and pressed the numbers against the surface to make sure they were on there good. So far, they are still up there. Here's the finished piece. I still can't decide where I want to put it though.

I am definitely going to be keeping an eye out for wooden letters that I like. I think it needs something more. But, it was a good project to get me back into the swing of being creative again. More to come!

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