Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I guess I like sentimental art.

So I've been looking for a piece of art to put above the back of my stove for a while. I know most people just put like spices and such up there, but I'm at the stove a lot so just like my gallery wall, I wanted something pretty to look at. I haven't found anything I've loved that was the right proportions for the spot - until I saw this post on Pure and Lovely and was totally inspired. I love the meaningful way she separated the words, but as for font, I wanted something a little sweeter.

So I nervously attempted to make my version of it. This is my result:

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I used cradle board and acrylic paint. The font is "Lobster" from Google font preview which I traced and transferred onto the cradle board. I just free-handed the flowers. I also sprayed them with polyacrylic spray to protect them from all the food and yucky-ness that goes on around the stove. What do you think? I wish I had made the flower on the right hand side lower, but oh well. This is the first time I've ever attempted something like this, so you live and learn!

I've also been working on this desk. $40 from Craigslist and it's exactly what I'm looking for - antique but not too ornate or bulky because I'm going BOLD with it. Can't wait to share the final result!

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13 comments:

  1. love this! thanks for sharing your link! so glad you could use the idea ;)

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  2. I am your newest GFC follower.

    http://couponingfromfl2mi.blogspot.com/

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  3. Very cute! I love the font you chose and I really like the flowers. They add such a fun pop of color!

    Visiting from I ♥ Naptime!

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  4. I just found you from under the table and dreaming! I love this project! And I can't wait to see what you'll do with the desk!! So happy I found your blog!

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  5. Love those cute signs! Can't wait to see what you'll do with the desk!! I'm a new follower, so happy I found your great blog.
    ~Mary
    www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

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  6. saw these over at under the table and dreaming and had to come over to say how adorable they are!

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  7. I love your pictures. Great lettering and beautiful bright flowers. I can't wait to see what you do with the desk...it has great potential!

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  8. Those signs are darling! Love the splash of yellow, too.

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  9. They look great, thanks for sharing

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  10. They look so cute!

    I am your follower from Wednesday Blog Hop! I hope you can follow me back)

    Elena
    http://endles-s-summer.blogspot.com/

    xoxo

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  11. Adorable! Thanks for joining the DIY project parade! I'm going to include your project in my highlights later today. ;)

    TGIF! Enjoy the weekend!
    Roeshel

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  12. Have you finished your desk yet? I would love to see the pictures!!

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