I'm just going to throw it out there...I have a girl crush on ...love Maegan. I wish I could remember how I first stumbled upon her wonderful posts, but I can't so I can just tell you they are great and that you should read them. She has a variety of DIY projects and amazing hair tutorials, not to mention some pretty outstanding daily outfits. Sadly, not all of our hair is as perfect as hers nor our closets as big. Go check out her site, you'll see what I mean.
One day this summer I stumbled upon this Home DIY. She included templates and everything--what more could you ask for?! Thanks Maegan! She put them up in her dining room.
I loved what I saw and decided to put a little spin of my own on the project. Don't get me wrong, I still used her fabulous template, but I added the word Drink into the mix and got smaller square canvases (I used 12"x 12").
I'm the type of person who loses patience after awhile so I did parts of the project over a span of several days. If you're the type of person who can sit down for several hours and be fine, by all means go for it, and then teach me your ways. For some reason, my double sided tape was not working very well so I had to get resourceful and make regular tape work. I also was not expecting my letters to be as crisp as Maegan's, and I was okay with that so I was not too concerned about the fact my letters were not taped down too tightly.
I chose a more neutral spray paint color since I had no clue what else we would be decorating our apartment with at the time. Although I do not have pictures of my a step by step process (who would've thought I would be blogging about one day?? Not this girl), here is my final product. And yes I realize I should have staggered them in my picture so don't get all sarcastic on me and say, "Carly, why did you write Eat and be Drink Merry." Because I didn't. If you really feel like you need to say it and get it off your chest, fine, go ahead. After all, I'm only here to make you happy.
I love the texture the thumb tacks add to the canvases. And I like that the letters aren't perfectly bright white.
Here they are hanging in our cozy apartment. I personally love how they turned out, and it's honestly pretty cool to look at something you made and are pleasantly surprised with how well they turned out.
Do you have any DIY projects you're working on? My roommate J just accomplished a pretty great one if I do say so myself, but I'll have to wait awhile to post about it as it's a present for some pretty cool people.
(Image via one)